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We've put together a list of
things to include in your "jump kit". Of course you can
customize the contents to suit your own needs and requirements.
The list is by no means all inclusive so you should give plenty
of thought to putting the kit together. Much of what you pack
will depend on how long you anticipate being in the field. The
below items will give you a good start.
Small Hard Shell Cases are often used to house radios.
* At least one dual band HT with a
The area you are going into will likely be without power, heat, telephone service and water. Most businesses will not be open due to the emergency. So pack up and be READY!* Bible, witnessing material
* Your Disaster Relief ID and your Drivers License
* Repeater Directory
* Street Maps
* Cell Phone with extra batteries and charger (A telephone calling card would be good)
* All Prescribed Medications
* Over-the-counter pain relievers; aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, allergy, antacids
* Insect repellant
* Matches or lighter
* CASH- If power is indeed out, ATM machines may not work
* Bottled Water (fill large water containers before you head out)
* Back Pack or Fanny Pack
* High Energy Snacks
* A battery powered light that is designed to mount on your cap. (extra batteries)
* A good flashlight (such as MAG-LITE) with extra batteries
* Pens and pencils (bring plenty of extras, they tend to grow legs and walk away)
* A good Multi-Tool such as Leatherman, Gerber, etc.
* Any special tools you radio uses such as small screwdrivers etc.
* An orange day-glow vest
* Battery powered AM/FM radio (extra batteries)
* A Hardhat (This may be required at your site)
* Automotive Jumper Cables
* A good first aid kit
* Wet Wipes and anti-bacterial wipes
* Small towels/rags
* Folding type lawn chair
* An umbrella and/or rain suite
* Good leather work gloves
* Toilet paper
* Change of clothing including extra socks (try to anticipate how long you will be in the field)
* Work boots for outdoor work, comfortable shoes for indoor work
* Baseball type cap
* Personal items such as shave cream, soap, toothbrush and paste, shampoo, eyeglasses
* Bath cloth/towels
* Cot, air mattress or hammock
* Sleeping bag
* A Coleman type propane camp lantern with extra mantles
* Propane canisters for the lantern
* Wind up alarm clock
* 50-ft extension cord
* Multi-outlet power strip
* Cooking gear and eating utensils (if needed)
NOTE: Dried foods are easy to prepare, do not require refrigeration and will store for long periods. MRE's are an excellent recommendation and inexpensive.
Amateur Radio Operators are masters of IMPROVISATION. Be sure to have things such as insulators, wire, small parts and of course, duct tape - DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!