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Remember, the "disaster" can be as "simple" as a significant thunderstorm that knocks out your power for several hours or a day or two. If you have an adequate kit, and emergency preparedness plan, you will be ready for a situation like that or, worse, something a little more significant.
The below article is from our friends at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Some great tips on creating a budget friendly supply kit. We encourage you to take a look and take action once you are done!
Have a SAFE weekend!
Disaster Supply Kits: Budget-Friendly and Fun
Do you think preparing for disasters is too expensive and boring? Think again! Being prepared doesn't have to break the bank. You can create a budget-friendly basic disaster supply kit using items you may already have at home. You can also make preparedness enjoyable for the entire family!
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Preparedness on a Shoestring activity guide suggests organizing a family scavenger hunt to locate items around your home such as first aid supplies and food. After you’ve built your kit, there are several ways to maintain its low-cost quality. For example:
- Purchase items from your local dollar store or discount retailer;
- Take advantage of “Buy One, Get One” deals at your local supermarket; and
- Trade extra supplies with family and friends.