Hurry — It’s Emergency Preparedness Weekend in Texas!


Hurry — It’s Emergency Preparedness Weekend in Texas!

Our editor in chief discovered today that April 22-24 is Emergency Preparedness Weekend in Texas. Sweet!

Texans can capitalize on this by purchasing many different items right up until 11:59 PM this Monday without paying the “if it please the crown” fee, a.k.a. sales tax.

This includes the following goods and services:

  • Portable generators priced less than $3,000
  • Less than $300 Emergency ladders
  • Hurricane shutters
  • Less than $75 Axes
  • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volts or 9 volts)
  • Can openers – nonelectric
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Coolers and ice chests for food storage – nonelectric
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kits
  • Fuel containers
  • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
  • Hatchets
  • Ice products – reusable and artificial
  • Light sources – portable self-powered (including battery operated) – Examples of items include: candles, flashlights, and lanterns
  • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
  • Radios – portable self-powered (including battery operated) – includes two-way and weather band radios
  • Smoke detectors
  • Tarps and other plastic sheeting
  • These supplies do not qualify for tax exemption:
  • Batteries for automobiles, boats, and other motorized vehicles
  • Camping stoves
  • Camping supplies
  • Chainsaws
  • Plywood
  • Extension ladders
  • Stepladders
  • Tents
  • Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
  • Services performed on or related to, emergency preparation supplies

What’s not to like about that? Heck, Jon even bought tie-downs for his truck and they weren’t taxed. And reportedly, this can be extended to Amazon if you email them the right link.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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