The Big One Hurricane Survival List

A Listmania! list by Kwan L. Lowe "DigitalHermit" (Florida, USA)
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The list author says: "Every couple years another hurricane rolls around. It will knock off a few tiles, maybe loosen a few branches and destroy an awning or too. After a few of these, people get complacent. They forget how bad a hurricane can be. This is a short of equipment to get past those first few days without electricity, water and food. It assumes that you still have the routine household supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, water kettle, utensils, etc..) but may not have power. You may still be able to sleep in your bed, but all the other routines will be disrupted."
Fujifilm Quicksnap Flash 400 Single-Use Camera With Flash (2 Pack)
1.  Fujifilm Quicksnap Flash 400 Single-Use Camera With Flash (2 Pack) by Fujifilm
The list author says:
  "Most insurance companies are usually decent in the aftermath of a storm. Some aren't. It's up to you to document the damage so that there aren't any surprises in a couple months."
$24.45   Used & New from: $14.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Stove
2.  Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Stove by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Even if you have a grill, a propane stone is still quite useful for boiling water and other cooking. Even a single burner stove is better than trying to boil a kettle over a campfire (maybe not quite as fun, but definitely faster). Make sure you use outdoors only!"
Out of stock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-41576 Gator Machete with Sheath
3.  Gerber 22-41576 Gator Machete with Sheath by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "For clearing the inevitable load of branches that will fall all around your house."
$27.60   Used & New from: $18.95
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
4.  Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Rope is extremely useful for creating make-do shelters with tarps, making simple repairs, and is even useful in debris removal."
$3.99 - $36.18
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,291 customer reviews)

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Windmill Delta Stormproof Lighter
5.  Windmill Delta Stormproof Lighter by Windmill
The list author says:
  "Easiest way to light a fire. Matches are cheaper though and just as effective."
$29.95 - $109.25
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

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Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70% USP 16 fl oz (1 PT) 473ml
6.  Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70% USP 16 fl oz (1 PT) 473ml by Preferred Plus
The list author says:
  "Useful as a disinfecting agent and can even be used as fuel in a hobo cooker."
$9.48   Used & New from: $8.68
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Gray (Duct) Tape - 2in. x 55 Yard Length(Made in U.S.A)
7.  Gray (Duct) Tape - 2in. x 55 Yard Length(Made in U.S.A) by Polyken
The list author says:
  "Duct tape can help with many temporary repairs (and even some permanent ones)."
$2.71
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy Survival Knife
8.  Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy Survival Knife by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "A good knife is just useful everywhere from cutting rope to trimming branches for firewood. To be realistic, if it came down to having to make a shelter then most people would end up staying at relatives or hopping in the car and heading to a hotel. But when you need a knife it's much safer to use a strong, reliable knife than a cheap one that can break and cause you injury."
$42.34   Used & New from: $33.19
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews)

Easy Care First Aid Kit, 1 kit
9.  Easy Care First Aid Kit, 1 kit by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "Important is to have bandages and disinfectant and know how to use them. Something to flush wounds is especially helpful as a nail puncture can become quite serious in a matter of hours. You may also want to add Celox or similar wound gel."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Coleman Two-Mantle Adjustable Gas Lantern
10.  Coleman Two-Mantle Adjustable Gas Lantern by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Propane lanterns give a lot more light than battery powered ones, though can be a pain. I prefer them because batteries have a shorter shelf-life.  That said, I have many flashlights."
Out of stock
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Sangean DT-400W AM/FM Digital Weather Alert Pocket Radio
11.  Sangean DT-400W AM/FM Digital Weather Alert Pocket Radio by Sangean
The list author says:
  "Useful to know when the storm has cleared and that bright blue sky is not just the eye of the hurricane. Also serves as entertainment :)"
$53.24   Used & New from: $52.17
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews)

Clorox, 1 fresh scent, 2 lemon fresh,1 orange scent, kills cold & Flu viruses 78 wipes ea
12.  Clorox, 1 fresh scent, 2 lemon fresh,1 orange scent, kills cold & Flu viruses 78 wipes ea by Clorox
The list author says:
  "This, along with a couple gallons of unscented bleach, is useful for those plumbing emergencies that can occur when there's lots of rain."
$24.99   Used & New from: $16.96
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Bicycle Poker Size Standard Index Playing Cards (Blue or Red)
13.  Bicycle Poker Size Standard Index Playing Cards (Blue or Red) by Bicycle
The list author says:
  "So you don't get bored..."
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

Cutter Max 100 100% DEET Insect Repellent 1 oz. Pump
14.  Cutter Max 100 100% DEET Insect Repellent 1 oz. Pump by Spectrum
The list author says:
  "For the Florida bugs..."
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Garmin nüvi 255W 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
15.  Garmin nüvi 255W 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Garmin
The list author says:
  "During Hurricane Andrew, the street signs blew away. Streets that I'd travelled for years looked completely different. With a GPS you can, if needed, get in your car and get to a hotel room. You'd be surprised how difficult it can be to navigate without the usual landmarks and visual clues that we normally rely upon."
$189.99   Used & New from: $25.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,727 customer reviews)

Wenzel Starlight 2-Person Hiker/Biker Tent
16.  Wenzel Starlight 2-Person Hiker/Biker Tent by Wenzel
The list author says:
  "Sometimes you will need to camp out in your backyard. Having a tent makes it much more bearable.  Though after a storm the weather is generally good, the bugs and the outdoors (especially for the indoor types) can be trying. Most people will still have their beds, even if no A/C, but if the house is dangerously uninhabitable, then this useful..."
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2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-80047 TriTac Tactical Flashlight with White LED, Black Body
17.  Gerber 22-80047 TriTac Tactical Flashlight with White LED, Black Body by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "Light is nice."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Gatorade Propel Fit Powder Water Beverage Mix, Natural Lemon Flavors, 10 Packets (PACK of 3)
18.  Gatorade Propel Fit Powder Water Beverage Mix, Natural Lemon Flavors, 10 Packets (PACK of 3) by Gatorade
The list author says:
  "If you need to make your water potable by boiling or chlorine/iodine tablets, then having flavoring makes it more bearable. Remember, though tap water is normally safe to drink (and as good as bottled water), after a storm the lines can become contaminated so you still need to boil or disinfect."
Out of stock
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

100 Hour Plus Emergency Candle Clear Mist
19.  100 Hour Plus Emergency Candle Clear Mist by Emergency Essentials
The list author says:
  "I like light."
$8.09   Used & New from: $7.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

Krylon 3101 Fluorescent Spray Paint, 11-Ounce, Red/Orange
20.  Krylon 3101 Fluorescent Spray Paint, 11-Ounce, Red/Orange by Krylon
The list author says:
  "You may need to mark your roof or your door if you need help."
$10.16   Used & New from: $4.85
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Soldier Fuel Energy Bars, Real Chocolate, 2.29-Ounce Bars (Pack of 15)
21.  Soldier Fuel Energy Bars, Real Chocolate, 2.29-Ounce Bars (Pack of 15) by Soldier Fuel
The list author says:
  "I don't really enjoy the taste of these things, but with a cup of coffee, they can get you through a few hours. After a storm many stores may also be without power so might not be able to provide supplies."
Out of stock
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

 
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JanSport Big Student Classics Series Daypack
22.  JanSport Big Student Classics Series Daypack by JanSport
The list author says:
  "Yes, if your house is uninhabitable, you may need to go to a shelter. Having a backpack with a few personal items makes the experience better (it can probably never be fun). Stock it with a book, some pain medication, a clean change of clothes, copies of insurance documents, personal identifications, etc.."
$32.06 - $119.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,641 customer reviews)

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Kingston DataTraveler I - 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive DTI/8GB
23.  Kingston DataTraveler I - 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive DTI/8GB by Kingston
The list author says:
  "On the USB stick, put digital copies of important paperwork (insurance policy especially). Put the USB stick in a small waterproof container in your pack."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)

 
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Maui Coffee Company 100% Maui Coffee (Ground), 7-Ounces (Pack of 3)
24.  Maui Coffee Company 100% Maui Coffee (Ground), 7-Ounces (Pack of 3) by Maui Coffee Company
The list author says:
  "Because we are human, after all."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Leatherman 830039 New Wave Multitool with Leather/Nylon Combination Sheath
25.  Leatherman 830039 New Wave Multitool with Leather/Nylon Combination Sheath by Leatherman
The list author says:
  "A multi-tool, along with a hammer is useful to make temporary repairs. Sure, you may have all the tools around your house, but having everything in one gadget saves lots of space in your emergency kit."
$84.52   Used & New from: $69.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (698 customer reviews)

Black & Decker BD530L Premium Grain Cowhide Driver Work Gloves, Large
26.  Black & Decker BD530L Premium Grain Cowhide Driver Work Gloves, Large by Black & Decker
The list author says:
  "Lots of dirty, possibly infectious or otherwise dangerous debris can get thrown around outside your house during the hurricane. Though you should never touch downed power lines, sometimes you'll need to clear boards and bricks. Use gloves to keep your fingers safe."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Dry Top 12163 12-by-16-Foot 5-Mil Tarp, Blue
27.  Dry Top 12163 12-by-16-Foot 5-Mil Tarp, Blue by DRY TOP
The list author says:
  "Waterproof tarps are especially useful to prevent further damage from a leaking roof. If you can no longer stay in your house, they are useful as a quick flooring or even outdoor shelter."
$14.49   Used & New from: $9.60
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Coleman Camping Coffee Maker
28.  Coleman Camping Coffee Maker by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Because a hurricane wiping out your house doesn't mean that you become uncivilized... Strangely enough, a hot cup of coffee is one of those things that makes me feel human."
$39.97   Used & New from: $32.30
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)

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