Woot.com is currently selling a Sandisk Sansa M240 1GB MP3 Player with FM Tuner for $9.99 with $5 shipping. Please note that the mp3 player is a refurb.It would make a good emergency FM radio for a disaster kit.
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Single Ma did a post last week on emergency planning. She asked her readers if they were prepared for an emergency. I thought I was prepared. I mean I am of course a Floridian and I have been through many hurricanes. I have had my own hurricane/emergency kit since I came to Orlando for college. My kit consisted of batteries, a number of flashlights, cans of food, can opener, an first-aid kit I purchased from a store, lighters, scissors, $10 in cash (all ones) and a pen (with no paper...lol). But after reading her posts and checking out the resources she gave and what they suggested for an emergency kit, I realized that I was way off.
So I took some time out yesterday to go through my kit again and check it against Red Cross' Emergency kit list. I already have an extra mp3 player that I don't use that much so I added it in my kit. I am going to pick some things up today at the dollar store (poncho, regional map, whistle). I'll exchange out the $10 in ones for $10 in quarters. Many of the items on the list is stuff you can find in your home (or at least I found in mine) or create yourself:
- -list of phone number
- -space blanket (I just used a spare blanket I had)
- -one change of clothing for me and sweet pea (including socks and underwear)
- -toiletries (mini deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion, soap)
- -plastic spoons
- -deck of cards
- -copies of important documents (e.g. license, birth certificate, SS card, passport)
- -safety pins
- -rubbing alcohol
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY?
Red Cross Emergency Kit List
SFF.net Emergency Kit Lists