The Mountain House Meal Kit is $49.99.
4. Hurricane Safety Light
Crank operation means you never run out of batteries. A 50,000-hour LED bulb means you’ll never go dark unless that’s one long storm. The light floats and is waterproof to 30 feet. It can be used as a flashing emergency light, too.
“This was a surprise seller for us, but it’s so common sense,” Saver said. “If you grab something on the night stand and the battery is corroded, here you crank it and turn it on and the room is very bright, which is nice.”
The Hurricane Safety Light is $12.99.
5. SaverKits™ MedSaver™ Emergency Medical Kit
Saver was an EMT in the late 1970s so medical kits are near and dear. These include a stethoscope, hemostatic gauze, bandage scissors, burn dressing, resuscitation masks and splints, housed in a nylon case. t There’s room for your personal medications. The kit also adds The American College of Emergency Physicians First Aid Manual with instructions and photos.
The MedSaver Emergency Medical Kit is $119.99.
6. WaterSafe Heavy-Duty - 55 Gallon Stand-Alone Model
Fill the bladder with up to 55 gallons of potable water. Attach the screw-on pump to dispense for drinking, bathing, flushing. Store on a shelf or sock away in a tub or shower while you ride out the storm. Note: water weighs about eight pounds per gallon so a filled 55-gallon bladder will weigh 440 pounds.
The WaterSafe bladder is $39.99.
7. Cyalume® 6-inch Green 12-hour Light Stick 10-pack
Light sticks can be handy post-storm since they can generate as much light as a candle, without the danger of fire. Wind also doesn’t snuff out the light, which lasts about 12 hours. Cyalume Light Stick packs are $16.99.
8. Eton® Raptor
This solar charger will let you keep your cellphones juiced, which can mean more time on Facebook and Twitter to let everyone know you’re OK. The device is also a digital compass, altimeter, barometer, chronograph, AM/FM radio with NOAA weather alerts, digital clock and alarm, and, why not, a bottle opener.
The Raptor solar charger is $114.99.
9. Coleman® Colossus™ 2-Person Boat With Oars
Noah had his ark. You can have your Colossus.
The Coleman Colossus Inflatable Boat with Oars allows two people (or three in a larger version) to get through flooded waters and streets. Constructed of 15-gauge PVC, this inflatable is 82 inches by 40 inches.The Colossus is $49.99 for its two-person model, $69.99 for three.
10. P.O.G.O. Pry-Off, Gas-Off Bar
House go rockin’?
You might have to shut the gas line if it’s damaged. Use the notches to shut off most gas lines. The 15-inch tool also works as a prying device to deal with debris and jammed doors and could come in handy on search and rescue missions.
The P.O.G.O. Bar is $7.99.
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