20. Emergency Kit on a Budget

Throughout the month of September, which is National Preparedness Month, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency Facebook page has been running a series of articles entitled Building a Kit $1 at a Time – Building an Emergency Preparedness Kit on a Budget.

Many ARES members, including yours truly, now have fixed incomes, so this series has some validity for us. Actually, some of the advice given is valid for everyone, so if you have access to Facebook take a look at the Ohio EMA page entries for September. You might even consider liking their page to receive future notices from them.

(Update: These articles are also available on the OEMA website:

Week 1 (Sept. 1-7) Hygiene
Week 2 (Sept. 8-14) Nutrition
Week 3 (Sept. 15-21) Emergency/Communications Planning
Week 4 (Sept. 22-28) All-Hazards Preparedness

The linked articles are downloadable PDF files)

On a related note, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will present an EPIC webinar on the 2019 National Preparedness Month. It is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1 PM EDT. For more information, go to https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/

By the way, if you can’t join the webinar live, it is generally available on the EPIC site roughly one week later.

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV