Five tips on how to prepare for a disaster on a budget 

Crossposted from Public Health Insider 

Whenever I think about emergency preparedness, it sounds like a lot of work and a lot of money. When money is tight, it’s hard to make emergency preparedness a priority. Since it is National Preparedness Month, I decided to find ways to help save money while preparing for an emergency. Here are a few tips to make emergency preparedness kit less expensive. 

Tip #1: Start with Things at Home In my home, I have a lot of stuff. I started building my kit by taking things from my house that I already have, such as flashlights, batteries, bandages, moist towelettes, spare clothes, old blankets, and antiseptics. Small supplies like these can be in a centralized location and, if needed, I can use them in non-emergency situations and replenish the supplies afterwards. 

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