The list author says: "We live in the city and we need urban survival gear, not wilderness survival gear. This list assumes you are stuck in your house or apartment, sheltering in place, without power, internet, water, heat, AC, or gas, and that you've had a chance to buy enough water and food for a potential week without any services. All items are small and light. They should fit in a medium backpack. This first list covers forseeable disasters like hurricanes. See part 2 of this list for additional gear that would cover you when you don't have shelter, food, or water - wilderness gear for unforseeable disasters like terrorist attacks or cloverfield monsters. In addition, always remember to take out cash from the ATM and fill your bike tires with air, just in case!"
"Keep these in your freezer year round. In an emergency situation, with no power, you can move your perishables into your freezer, and you have an instant cooler. Bonus --> in the summer you can take them in a portable cooler to the beach."
"Waterproof plastic bags - fill these with copies of your ID, important phone numbers (school, work, doctor, friends - remember that if your phone is dead, you can't access your address book), insurance policies, prescriptions, and any other important information."
"This stuff is biodegradable and you can use it to wash your face, body, hair, clothes, and dishes. Plus the citronella will deter bugs. Hygiene is paramount for survival, and comforting when the elements are stressing you out!"