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Create a 72-Hour Emergency Kit With Dollar Store Items

Are you prepared for the unexpected? Our friends at SafeWise show you how to create a 72-hour emergency kit on the cheap with items from the dollar store.

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I did not watch the video.  Being a single male posting my info for emergency fund/kit only. What I have on hand.

My credit cards and cash and an SUV that works well enough to get me to the airport and on a plane to anywhere in this world. 

@redcatcec Could be anything these days, especially after what the world experienced in 2020!

@Polly- Here's the emergency kit list from the video (a little over $60 total):

  • 3 gallons of water (12 1-liter bottles)
  • 9 meals (canned soup and tuna)
  • 1 bag of cat food
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (AA and AAA)
  • First aid kit (plus bandages, pain reliever, ointment, eye drops)
  • Hand sanitizer and masks
  • Scissors
  • Travel hygiene kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Garbage bags
  • Plastic zip bags
  • Wrench or pliers
  • Manual can opener
  • Cellphone charging cable
  • Lighter and matches

More emergency kit info from SafeWise

  • 3 gallons of water (12 1-liter bottles)
  • 9 meals (canned soup and tuna)
  • First aid kit (plus bandages, pain reliever, ointment, eye drops)
  • Hand sanitizer and masks
  • Travel hygiene kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Lighter and matches

I might get these items from the dollar store. As for the others, you get what you pay for. I have found dollar store tools, garbage bags, zip bags, and batteries to be flimsy and do not last. In case of an emergency, you need to have items you can rely on - not those that would break down at the worst time.

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