TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY ARES MEMBERS (OFFICIAL)
ALL ARES AND NON-ARES AMATEURS ANYWHERE (INFORMATION)
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM ARRL DISTRICT 3 EMERGENCY COORDINATOR
WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INC.
WOOD COUNTY BULLETIN NR 17.13 DATE: March 26, 2017
SUBJECT: GET IT FOR DOLLAR
They may be cheap, but a lot of the things you buy for a dollar or two are just as good as the expensive items. What I'm talking about is items that you can put in your Emergency Go Kit or Jump Bag.
You can buy flashlights, batteries, campfire lighters, rope, knives, and a whole lot more. Most of the items you put in your Go Kit or Jump Bag isn't going to be used very often, so don't waste money buying the expensive items that may sit for long periods of time. Some things like batteries may have a shelf life and should be exchanged from time-to-time and used for other events.
Flashlights, First Aid Kits, rope, knives, and other cheap tools will last a long time in your Go Kit or Jump Bag, and may be almost as good as the more expensive tools, when you need them. Little plastic waterproof containers will come in handy for items you don't want to get wet.
So when you start packing you Go Kit or Jump Bag, go around to the dollar stores and see what they have. You will surprized of the ideas that you can come up with, and get ready for your next emergency incident.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV