THIS LIST IS A PRODUCT OF MANY OTHER LISTS- Ideas have been stolen from everyone, everywhere...thanks!
This list was developed to give a starting point that the user can develop his or her own list if items from. TWO THOUGHTS...
First-You can not be of any help to anyone if you are not well prepared and in reasonable health. Be sure to have what you need to sustain yourself (food, water, medicine, etc.) so others will not have to take care of you.
Second- You need to have your equipment and supplies in readiness ahead of time at specific location. If there is an item that you need elsewhere that is part of your kit, place a note (easily seen) on the outside of the kit so you or another you can retrieve it. Keep an inventory inside the container itself.
Finally..Consider the containers you use for your supplies, can you carry them? Can you put wheels on them? Iis it waterproof or resistant? Is it clearly marked? Can you sit on it when it is empty?. Can you mount the equipment into it or on it? Should you build a shelf-like framework that fits inside the container? Would your antenna fit inside large PVC Pipe with removable end caps? Where is your Duct Tape? Do you have light to see at night? Can you provide battery power to others while not disabling your set-up? How do you plan to recharge your batteries? Did you hide some of your favorite candy, gum, healthbar, snack,etc. inside one of your equipment boxes in addition to your food supply? Do you have a plastic tarp to cover you and the equipment? Is your equipment and supplies marked with your name? Good Luck!
OTHER EQUIPMENT TO BE CONSIDERED
Consider your own simulation, take your equipment to another location, and set up your station, and see what you do not have... and write it down. Participate in Drills and Simulations if you can, and Join an Emergency Communications Group if you can (RACES, ARES, REACT, MARS ETC)
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E-MAIL WB6FZH, Greg
First Draft: April 12, 1999
Last Updated: November 20, 2004
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