emergency kits


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*I received the product mentioned free of charge for the purposes of this review.  The opinions are mine alone.  I will NEVER recommend something I don’t truly believe in.     Affiliate links support Better on a Budget.  Thank you!   Most of you know that I am into emergency preparedness.  I don’t go as far as to worry about living in tent cities or storing items I don’t use for barter, but I do like to have items around […]

Personal Water Filters – Emergency Preparedness


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How are you doing getting some money into your emergency kits?  What kind of containers are you using?  How are you saving money so that you can afford to put some in?   (photo)     So why do you need cash in your emergency kit?  If tragedy strikes, banks and other electronic payment systems may be down and if that happens, cash is king whether for food, water or gasoline.  This month we’re aiming to add at least $20 […]

Emergency Kits – Money!



This week let’s add some HAND SANITIZER to our emergency/72-hour kits.   via   Hand sanitizers can help prevent the spread of disease and germs almost as well as soap and water…and in emergency situations where you may not have a lot of water to spare, it can come in very handy.  Of course, if water IS available, then washing the traditional way is always best.   You can buy hand sanitizer just about anywhere.  I usually buy mine at […]

Emergency Kits – Hand Sanitizer


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This week let’s work on making sure we have plenty of feminine hygiene products on hand in case of an emergency.     (photo)   Not a whole lot to say about it….it’s pretty self explanatory!  I will say that I personally subscribe to an Amazon.com Subscribe and Save service  and I get my products from that.  I don’t like being a brand snob, but I’ve had enough unpleasant experiences in this area that I’ve become pretty loyal to Always […]

Emergency Kits – Feminine Hygiene



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Let’s get stocked up on some non-prescription medication(s) for our kits this week.   (photo)   Life is stressful, even during the best of times.  In an emergency, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is a headache on top of everything else….or allergies, or insomnia.  Feeling at least decent physically will go a long way in helping you to keep your sanity in times of struggle. So…browse through your local ads.  See what’s on sale and buy an […]

Emergency Kits – Non Prescription Medication(s)


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This week let’s get some garbage bags for our emergency kits. photo   Besides being handy for keeping things put away, clean and sanitary, they can be used in a lot of emergency situations.  Let me share just a few with you: Did you know you can build an individual, temporary emergency shelter from the elements?  Use a garbage bag as a poncho if you don’t have one, or to keep yourself and/or items dry. Garbage bags are obviously great for […]

Emergency Kits – Garbage Bags




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“Emergency preparedness is a team sport,” Eric Whitaker   “Assessing, developing, attaining and sustaining needed emergency preparedness, response and recovery capabilities is a difficult task that requires sustained leadership …. There is a no silver bullet, no easy formula.” William Jenkins   This week, our focus is going to be on GLOVES…two types:   Latex via and Work via   I think the reasons behind needing gloves are probably pretty obvious.  Latex gloves are so useful in unsanitary conditions to […]

Emergency Kits – Gloves