emergency preparedness

Add money to your emergency kits - a little at a time adds up quickly!
Y’all like that song, Price Tag? It’s a goody.  Well, it’s not true.  🙂  Kind of.  This week’s emergency kit focus is going to be on the need to add money to your emergency kits….which means we can’t say it’s NOT about the  money, money, money (although it’s still fun to sing).   Affiliate links support Better on a Budget.  Thank you!   Ideally, you can put a bunch of cash away immediately, but realistically, probably not.  So, let’s focus […]

Add Money to Your Emergency Kits

*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

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 we’re going to focus on purchasing ponchos. The best price I found on Amazon.com was for the above pictured 4-pack of emergency ponchos for $7.58.   I also found a 3-pack of children’s emergency ponchos for $3.99. Ponchos are such a great item to add to your kit for a few reasons.  They don’t take up much space at all, they are easy to use, and they not only can keep you dry, but they can help keep […]

Emergency Kit – Ponchos

Since we talked about comfort items last week, today we’re going to be going back to some of the basics.  Last week it was suggested that we look for items of comfort; i.e., stuffed animals, soft and small blankets, comfort food, etc.  Today we’re going to focus on blankets of another sort.   Emergency Blankets   The pack of 10 pictured above can be purchased at Amazon.com. Many times you can find these on sale at hardware stores and grocery […]

Emergency Kits – Emergency Blankets