- Four cases of bottled water at our local grocery store.
- 10 cans of soup (that's ten meals!).
- A smoke detector (it will literally save your life during a fire).
- 10 N95 face masks (particularly valuable during wildfires and dust storms).
- Matches and candles at the dollar store.
- A flashlight and batteries.
- A cheap AM/FM radio to keep you informed when the power goes out.
- A tarp and rope at the dollar store.
- A big container or two of sanitizing hand wipes.
- A basic first aid kit.
- Warm clothing on discount day at the Goodwill.
- Spare batteries for electronic devices.
- An AC/DC/USB outlet for your vehicle (to charge your phone/laptop during a power outage).
- Ziploc bags in assorted sizes.
- Garbage bags in assorted sizes.
- Several gallons of bleach (for cleaning and purifying water).
- Food from the dollar store (oatmeal, snacks, beef jerky, etc).
- Emergency stuff like a compass, a whistle, etc.
- A back up charger for your cell phone (under $10 at Ross).
- A roll of quarters (for vending machines, a phone call if you can find a pay phone, for emergency cash needs, etc).
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
20 $10 Disaster Preps
Watching the California wildfires disaster unfold on TV makes me think that everyone can be a little more prepared for a disaster, even if they don't have a whole lot of money to throw at preparedness. For just $10 a week, you can stock up on items that will be really useful during a disaster. $10 will buy...