Tag Archive: emergency preparedness

Jan 10

Emergency Kits – Hand Sanitizer

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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 …

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Nov 29

Emergency Kit – Ponchos

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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 …

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Nov 22

Emergency Kits – Emergency Blankets

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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 …

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Nov 15

72-hour Kits – Comfort Me

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This week we are going to be focusing on gathering for our emergency kits:   Comfort Food/Items   Now that we’ve got many of our most basic needs in our kits (first aid items, food/water, personal hygiene, etc) it’s time to start thinking about some of the things we may not see as a necessity, …

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Nov 08

Emergency Kits – Dust Masks

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This week for our emergency kits, we’re going to focus on   Dust Masks   The one pictured above has all positive ratings on Amazon.com, and can be bought in packs of 10 for $13.99 currently. You can also purchase simpler masks from the Dollar Store, and although they are thinner and more flimsy, they …

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Nov 01

Emergency Kits – Need a Knife??

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Welcome to another edition of our “72-Hour Kit” Series.  Each week I will share ideas for items to add to your emergency/72-hour kit(s).  The hope is that by taking small steps every week, we will become better prepared without spending a fortune.   This week we are focusing on KNIVES.   Why is it important …

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Oct 25

72-Hour Kits – Matches…Waterproof Matches

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Welcome to another edition of our “72-Hour Kit” Series.  Each week I will share ideas for items to add to your emergency/72-hour kit(s).  The hope is that by taking small steps every week, we will become better prepared without spending a fortune.   This week we are focusing on matches…waterproof matches, that is.  Now we …

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Oct 20

Emergency Kits/72 Hour Kits – Batteries

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Hello!   It’s been a little while since I’ve updated my emergency kit, and I apologize for not posting either.  I’m back on track…   This week we are going to stock up on one thing: BATTERIES   (photo)   If money is tight, then you can buy different-sized batteries at the dollar store.  If …

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Aug 23

Emergency Kits – It’s Not About the Money, Money, Money

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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 money.  Ideally, you can put a bunch away, but realistically, probably not.  So, let’s focus on putting a little away each week, or each month.  Ya got …

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Jul 27

Building/Updating Emergency Kits – 4

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So, how are the emergency kits coming?  If you have not yet joined us in building/rebuilding yours, you can catch up here.     This week we’re going to focus on: (photo) FIRST AID   It’s SO important to have first-aid stuff in our kits.  So far we’ve got food and water, the basics like …

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