Expect the unexpected. Events such as emergencies and natural disasters can happen at any second, which is why it is so valuable to have an emergency kit on hand in your home. Emergency kits can be expensive though, but don’t let high costs prevent you from having the necessary tools to be safe in an emergency. To learn how to make an emergency home kit for less, just continue reading this blog post.
When preparing your emergency kit, there are several items that you must have. These items include one gallon of water, water purification tablets, a manual can opener, a three day supply of non perishable food (such as canned food, dehydrated food, or energy bars), utensils, a flashlight and radio with batteries, cash and change, clothes, blankets, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, a whistle, duct tape, candles, lighters, and matches, a pocket knife, and basic tools.
Even though this list may be long, it is possible to purchase all of these products for $150 or less. Many of these items are likely already in your home. Search drawers and cabinets for items that you don’t use that would be perfect for your kit. Stay prepared without breaking the bank by following this tip. Shoppers can also browse Amazon, the dollar store, or their local shops for affordable products.
Once you put your kit together, be sure to store it in a safe place that will be accessible in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Store the kit in an attic or basement, depending on the layout of your home. You can also create multiple kits and store them throughout the house to be prepared for a variety of emergencies or disastrous events.
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