From shattering earthquakes, violent hurricanes to white-out snow storms, mother nature isn’t always a nurturing parent to humankind. While it’s impossible to avoid natural disasters and other catastrophes, it is possible to be better prepared for them. We’ve compiled a list of 10 items to keep in your house for when emergency strikes.
In an emergency, securing access to clean and drinkable water is one of the most important things you can do. The LifeStraw Universal is a water filter that can remove waterborne bacteria and protozoa from up to 1,000 liters of water, and can screw right on to your favorite water bottle.
Mountain House Just In Case… 14 Day Emergency Food Supply
For obvious reasons, food is a necessity whether it’s an emergency or not. Mountain House’s Just In Case… 14 Day Emergency Food Supply includes 43 packets of freeze dried food that will satisfy the caloric needs of one person for two weeks. Menu items include meals like breakfast skillets, beef stew, and rice and chicken.
MSR Pocket Rocket 2
Freeze dried or canned food only gets you so far without a stove. The MSR Pocket Rocket 2, a popular item for backpackers, can boil a liter of water in just 3.5 minutes, and can be used for emergency cooking needs.
Goal Zero Lighthouse Micro Charge USB Rechargeable Lantern
Storms and natural disasters can often lead to a power outage. The Goal Zero Lighthouse Micro Charge USB Rechargeable Lantern can provide light for up to 170 hours off of one charge.
Goal Zero Yeti 3000 Lithium Portable Power Station
It’s not just lights that are affected when there’s a power outage. Keep radios, phones, and even microwaves and fridges working with the Goal Zero Yeti 3000 Lithium Portable Power Station. This gasoline free and portable power station can be used as emergency power or as an emergency solar backup.
The Selk’Bag 5G Original
You may think you look silly, but you’ll be the one getting the last laugh when your “bed” can follow you wherever you go. The Selk’ Bag 5G Original is a sleeping bag that that can be worn and is designed for mobility and comfort. With a temperature rating of 37 F, it can also keep you warm in near freezing weather.
Zippo Windproof Lighter
Fire can be used in many ways during an emergency, like cooking, boiling water and even for warmth. The Zippo Windproof lighter is refillable and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Gerber Diesel Multi-plier
Whether you need a saw, wire cutter or bottle opener, the Gerber Diesel Multi-plier is your one stop shop for it all. It includes 15 different stainless steel tools that can be opened with a flick of the wrist. Each tool also locks into place for safety and security.
MFASCO First Aid Kit for Home
It’s always a good idea to have a First Aid Kit in the case of an emergency. The MFASCO First Aid Kit for Home is compact enough to transport, while still including many necessities to treat injuries.
Alert Works EAR-10 Emergency Alert Weather Radio
The best way to be prepared for emergencies is to have an idea of what kind of disasters could be heading your way. The Alert Works Ear-10 Emergency Alert Weather Radio will warn you before natural or civil emergencies hit.