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Build a Kit on a Budget
Building an emergency preparedness kit doesn't have to be expensive. Get tips for putting together a basic kit on a budget in this 3-minute video.

Build a Kit on a Budget Checklist

  • Bags or container for kit
  • Water - 3 gallons - one gallon per person per day
  • Food - enough for 3 days
  • Battery ¬≠ powered or hand¬≠crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit - also include applicable prescription medications
  • Whistle - to signal for help
  • Filter mask
  • Moist towelettes
  • Wrench or pliers
  • Manual can opener
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Garbage bags
  • Flashlight
  • Unique family needs - entertainment, rain gear, blanket

Download the "Build a Kit on a Budget" checklist (pdf)

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