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Things I need to get in order to be prepared for a disaster... no rush

A Listmania! list by TeeGee (USA)
The list author says: "There are items you should have in your home, and there are items you should keep in your car, but what if a natural disaster leaves you homeless and carless? Be prepared to evacuate quickly with a GRAB-N-GO backpack to help you survive a few days until you can get help. I mean to get all of these items, I really do!

I'm not an expert at living outdoors. I'm a mother of two small children who remembers the girl scout motto. Creating this list on amazon will help me to slowly amass these things one by one so that I can be prepared ...because you never know!

Things you should have packed that are not on this list are
- copies of important papers (sealed in a waterproof bag)
- a change of clothes, at least underwear and socks
- emergency contact info
- map of the area
- plastic bags for waste/trash, grocery store bags could do
- cell phone charger
- cash
- canned food of your choice and a manual can opener
- games and activities like a deck of cards, coloring books and crayons for little kids
- family photos
- religious scriptures
- an emergency supply of any prescription medicines
- sanitary pads
- formula if you have a baby
- a journal and pen would be good, too"
Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)
1.  Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red) by Eton
The list author says:
  "Universally recommended item goes at the top of the list! Pack a USB charger for your cell phone with this."
$25.07   Used & New from: $16.20
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews)

Solar Powered Waterproof Compact Camping Flashlight Black Handle
2.  Solar Powered Waterproof Compact Camping Flashlight Black Handle by HYBRID LIGHT
The list author says:
  "Never needs batteries! Powered by light. (OK, the smallprint implies that if you are underground in total darkness, then eventually after three years it would need batteries.)"
$17.15
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Adventure First Aid
3.  Adventure First Aid by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "Pack some kind of first aid kit. Of course you cannot buy a kit that has everything in it and still be small/lightweight. If you get a kit that doesn't have painkillers, antiseptic, large medical tape for bandages, and an instant coldpack, then add those things. Also add needle and thread.

Add Potassium Iodide pills in case of radiation sickness."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Adventure Medical Kits Sol Survival Blanket, Two Person, 3.2-Ounce (pack Of 2)
4.  Adventure Medical Kits Sol Survival Blanket, Two Person, 3.2-Ounce (pack Of 2) by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "Better than the basic mylar sheets, but still very compact"
$13.99   Used & New from: $8.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Pocket Knife
5.  Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Pocket Knife by Victorinox
The list author says:
  "Some kind of multi-purpose tool would be good."
$48.06   Used & New from: $43.37
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

Ka-Bar Black Cutlass Machete
6.  Ka-Bar Black Cutlass Machete by Ka-Bar
The list author says:
  "A big knife for clearing a camp, cutting small branches, and maybe defending against predators although a gun would be better for that!"
$49.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Ironclad TCX-24-L Tuff Chix Gloves, Large
7.  Ironclad TCX-24-L Tuff Chix Gloves, Large by Ironclad
The list author says:
  "You will be glad to have some durable gloves for clearing debris or whatever outside work"
$11.78   Used & New from: $10.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Scotch Duct Tape, Black, 1.88-Inch by 60-Yard
8.  Scotch Duct Tape, Black, 1.88-Inch by 60-Yard by 3M
The list author says:
  "of course"
$11.31   Used & New from: $6.18
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

550lb. Type III Paracord - 6 Other Colors
9.  550lb. Type III Paracord - 6 Other Colors by Private Island
The list author says:
  "Like duct tape, this could have many uses. With rope, duct tape, and plastic sheets, you can construct a makeshift shelter. You can also cut a bit off the end and unravel it to make tinder."
$3.98 - $8.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Silva Polaris Type 7 Compass
10.  Silva Polaris Type 7 Compass by Silva
The list author says:
  "In case you need to know which direction you're going"
$11.99 - $41.66
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter
11.  Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter by Gerber
The list author says:
  "Comes with small watertight compartment for tinder. Also, it's etched with instructions on how to send SOS message with sparks."
$11.57   Used & New from: $6.89
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (570 customer reviews)

Grabber Outdoors Stainless Steel Adjustable Pocket Stove With 8 Fuel Tabs
12.  Grabber Outdoors Stainless Steel Adjustable Pocket Stove With 8 Fuel Tabs by GRABBER OUTDOORS
The list author says:
  "No wood needed to make a mini fire with this for boiling water or heating up food."
$11.46
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Stainless Steel Water Bottle Canteen 40oz. - Single Pack - Stainless Finish
13.  Stainless Steel Water Bottle Canteen 40oz. - Single Pack - Stainless Finish by Simply Green Solutions
The list author says:
  "If you're going to store emergency drinking water in your pack for more than a few months, please don't store it in chemical-leaching plastic. You can also boil more water in this."
$9.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Jones Stephens J40-005 Four Way Key
14.  Jones Stephens J40-005 Four Way Key by Honeywell
The list author says:
  "I saw something like this on someone else's list and thought it was brilliant to include... It's cheap, only 3 ounces, and just might get you the last of the precious fresh water from taps/spigots outside of commercial buildings."
$2.47   Used & New from: $2.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Bottle Cup/Pot
15.  GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Bottle Cup/Pot by GSI
The list author says:
  "For drinking out of, or for sharing that can of baked beans"
$9.95 - $15.88
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)

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Light My Fire Original BPA-Free Tritan Spork, 4-Pack
16.  Light My Fire Original BPA-Free Tritan Spork, 4-Pack by Light My Fire
The list author says:
  "Cool knife/fork/spoon design and nice colors! These are cheap and made of durable heat-resistant material... but I hate plastics so maybe I'll pack some of my own silverware instead"
$3.10 - $30.09
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

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Mainstay Emergency Food Rations - 3600 Calorie Bars (Single)
17.  Mainstay Emergency Food Rations - 3600 Calorie Bars (Single) by Mainstay
The list author says:
  "Maintain a stock of dried fruit and nuts and/or throw some of these in your pack. Non-thirst provoking, high calorie emergency food with a five-year shelf life."
$9.91   Used & New from: $6.50
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

pStyle - Blue
18.  pStyle - Blue by Krista's Cups
The list author says:
  "For the ladies.... when you don't have a clean toilet to sit on. Why squat and risk getting pee on your shoes/clothes or scratch your butt on tall grass?
This simple device gives you the freedom to comfortably pee standing up!"
$11.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)

Nice 'N Clean Baby Wipes Soft-Pack with Aloe - Unscented, Hypoallergenic, Pack/80 Wipes
19.  Nice 'N Clean Baby Wipes Soft-Pack with Aloe - Unscented, Hypoallergenic, Pack/80 Wipes by Nice 'N Clean
The list author says:
  "Wipes always come in handy!"
$5.74   Used & New from: $1.57
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Dr. Fresh Travel Kit: Crest or Colgate Toothpaste&Toothbrush & Cover
20.  Dr. Fresh Travel Kit: Crest or Colgate Toothpaste&Toothbrush & Cover by Dr. Fresh
The list author says:
  "A fresh mouth is good for morale...  Doesn't have to be this product. It's just a reminder to pack an extra toothbrush for each person and some toothpaste."
$4.20   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Campsuds Biodegradable Cleaner
21.  Campsuds Biodegradable Cleaner by Campsuds
The list author says:
  "For washing hair/body/clothes/dishes this stuff is ultraconcentrated and does no harm to the environment."
$2.99 - $59.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Amber Glass Bottle 4oz W/glass Dropper
22.  Amber Glass Bottle 4oz W/glass Dropper by GreenHealth
The list author says:
  "Put some generic bleach in it. Keep instructions with it on how to sanitize water using drops of bleach  (for just in case you won't be able to boil water)."
$4.79   Used & New from: $3.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

Black Palestine Shemagh Arab Head Scarf Authentic Hata LT-NO
23.  Black Palestine Shemagh Arab Head Scarf Authentic Hata LT-NO by Al-Basam
The list author says:
  "Very compact and lightweight, 100% soft cotton, so many uses... hat/bandana, scarf, bandage, sling, washcloth. Use it to hold a hot can of food, use it to filter debris from water before boiling, etc. If you have a baby, you may be able to wear him in it so you can have two hands free :)

A single layer is very breathable and somewhat see-through, so it could also function as a dust mask."
$14.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Totes Unisex Rain Poncho
24.  Totes Unisex Rain Poncho by Totes
The list author says:
  "In case you have to keep it moving in the rain, you'll regret not packing a poncho."
$5.47 - $7.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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Grey 70% Virgin Wool Blanket 62" x 80 "
25.  Grey 70% Virgin Wool Blanket 62" x 80 " by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Not just for sleeping on... I could cut slits to wear as a poncho with or without the plastic rain poncho over it. I could use it to put out a small fire."
$21.99   Used & New from: $16.50
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

PIN BLANKET 4"
26.  PIN BLANKET 4" by Intrepid International
The list author says:
  "I'll put a few of these in the first aid kit.... For freezing cold nights, I can see lining the wool blanket with the mylar survival blanket, folding it over and pinning it with a few of these to make it like a sleeping bag. I'll be warm and cozy wrapped up like a burrito."
$0.60   Used & New from: $0.59

Thermarest Compressible Pillow
27.  Thermarest Compressible Pillow by Therm-A-Rest
The list author says:
  "It packs down into it's own little draw string bag, take it out and it will puff back up by itself. You don't have to waste your energy to inflate it. Can't wait to try it!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (600 customer reviews)

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Rothco Vintage Wayfarer Backpack With Leather Accents
28.  Rothco Vintage Wayfarer Backpack With Leather Accents by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Something to carry it all in. Keep it packed so you will be ready to go in a hurry. This one seems large, durable and not too expensive."
$36.49 - $45.17
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Comfort Plus 220 GSM Microfleece 3 in 1 Travel Blanket, Blue
29.  Comfort Plus 220 GSM Microfleece 3 in 1 Travel Blanket, Blue by CrowleyJones
The list author says:
  "Extra blankets for the kids... If I'm running out of space in the backpack, I'll have the kids carry their own. :)"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

 
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