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Suburban North Texas Emergency Kit

Ryan P Schlickeisen
The list author says: "I've been interested in emergency preparedness for a while, mostly from a sort of apocalyptic fantasy perspective. Unfortunately preparing for the worst case scenario won't necessarily prepare you for real emergencies. The best designed kit will be one that realistically represents your actual location and the situations you may find yourself in. City dwellers won't benefit as much from a animal trap as a crowbar and those in Tornado Alley will have different needs than those in earthquake-prone California. Despite many detractors, the government preparedness site actually provides a good jumping off point for most emergency kits."
IPG 5038-3 Fix-It Cloth/Duct Tape, 60 yards Length x 1-55/64" Width (Pack of 3)
IPG 5038-3 Fix-It Cloth/Duct Tape, 60 yards Length x 1-55/64" Width (Pack of 3)
"You could probably get by in most emergencies with only a knife and the ubiquitous roll of duct tape."
Yamaha EF1000iS 1,000 Watt 50cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)
Yamaha EF1000iS 1,000 Watt 50cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)
"Keep the lights on."
Stanley 55-099 FatMax Xtreme Fubar Functional Utility Bar
Stanley 55-099 FatMax Xtreme Fubar Functional Utility Bar
"You may need to shut off gas lines or clear damaged structures"
Motorola MR350R 35-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair)
Motorola MR350R 35-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair)
"When other means of communication are not available, you can still keep in contact with your home base."
Emergency Food Storage Food Supply - 100 Servings
Emergency Food Storage Food Supply - 100 Servings
"Not the best stuff but it stores easily and keeps you from having to join the mob trying to clear grocery store shelves."
Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet
Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet
"If water service is out, you still need a sanitary toilette. Plus when not in use, its a good place to store all of your emergency gear."
Charmin Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue 9 Family Rolls
Charmin Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue 9 Family Rolls
"You might have some on hand but it would be best if you packed some away for emergencies - just be sure not to raid your kit for mini-emergencies."
o.b. Regular Absorbency Tampons, 40-Count Boxes (Pack of 3)
o.b. Regular Absorbency Tampons, 40-Count Boxes (Pack of 3)
"They don't take up much space and keep a bad situation from being that much worse."
Krylon 3101 Fluorescent Spray Paint, 11-Ounce, Red/Orange
Krylon 3101 Fluorescent Spray Paint, 11-Ounce, Red/Orange
"Write on your roof or mark empty houses and buildings."
10' x 12' Dry Top Heavy Duty Silver/Brown Reversible Full Size 10-mil Poly Tarp item #210125
10' x 12' Dry Top Heavy Duty Silver/Brown Reversible Full Size 10-mil Poly Tarp item #210125
"Its cliche but a big piece of waterproof plastic is very versatile."
Master Lock 3023AT Assorted Bungee Cords, 24-Pack
Master Lock 3023AT Assorted Bungee Cords, 24-Pack
"Rope is great but bungee cords are faster."
First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit
First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit
"A good emergency kit with stuff to clean and treat wounds is crucial."
MSA Safety Works 817663 Multi-Purpose Respirator
MSA Safety Works 817663 Multi-Purpose Respirator
"Protect your lungs from dangerous particulates."
Leatherman 830040  New Wave Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath
Leatherman 830040 New Wave Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath
"Compact tool keeps you from having to lug around too much stuff."
Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)
Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)
"When the internet, cable, phones, and TV are all out, radio may still function and having something like this can provide critical info updates."
Ziploc Double Zipper Gallon Storage Bags - 52 count
Ziploc Double Zipper Gallon Storage Bags - 52 count
"Easy waterproof way to store stuff."
Reliance Products 5 Gallon Poly-Bagged Fold-A-Carrier Collapsible Water Carrier
Reliance Products 5 Gallon Poly-Bagged Fold-A-Carrier Collapsible Water Carrier
"You may have to gather water from a distant source."
Katadyn Hiker Water Microfilter
Katadyn Hiker Water Microfilter
"Simple and effective water filter to make sure what you are drinking is safe."
Petzl E91 PE Tikkina 2 Headlamp, Electric Blue
Petzl E91 PE Tikkina 2 Headlamp, Electric Blue
"Headlamps are awesome and keep your hands free to work or carry."
Gerber 22-80012 Infinity Ultra Task LED Flashlight, Black
Gerber 22-80012 Infinity Ultra Task LED Flashlight, Black
"You will want multiple flashlights in your kit."