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

TeeGee
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)
Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)
"Universally recommended item goes at the top of the list! Pack a USB charger for your cell phone with this."
Solar Powered Waterproof Compact Camping Flashlight Black Handle
Solar Powered Waterproof Compact Camping Flashlight Black Handle
"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.)"
Adventure First Aid
Adventure First Aid
"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."
Adventure Medical Kits Sol Survival Blanket, Two Person, 3.2-Ounce (pack Of 2)
Adventure Medical Kits Sol Survival Blanket, Two Person, 3.2-Ounce (pack Of 2)
"Better than the basic mylar sheets, but still very compact"
Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Pocket Knife
Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Pocket Knife
"Some kind of multi-purpose tool would be good."
Ka-Bar Black Cutlass Machete
Ka-Bar Black Cutlass Machete
"A big knife for clearing a camp, cutting small branches, and maybe defending against predators although a gun would be better for that!"
Ironclad TCX-24-L Tuff Chix Gloves, Large
Ironclad TCX-24-L Tuff Chix Gloves, Large
"You will be glad to have some durable gloves for clearing debris or whatever outside work"
Scotch Duct Tape, Black, 1.88-Inch by 60-Yard
Scotch Duct Tape, Black, 1.88-Inch by 60-Yard
"of course"
550lb. Type III Paracord - 6 Other Colors
550lb. Type III Paracord - 6 Other Colors
"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."
Silva Polaris Baseplate Compass
Silva Polaris Baseplate Compass
"In case you need to know which direction you're going"
Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter
Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter
"Comes with small watertight compartment for tinder. Also, it's etched with instructions on how to send SOS message with sparks."
Grabber Outdoors Stainless Steel Adjustable Pocket Stove With 8 Fuel Tabs
Grabber Outdoors Stainless Steel Adjustable Pocket Stove With 8 Fuel Tabs
"No wood needed to make a mini fire with this for boiling water or heating up food."
Stainless Steel Water Bottle Canteen 40oz. - Single Pack - Stainless Finish
Stainless Steel Water Bottle Canteen 40oz. - Single Pack - Stainless Finish
"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."
Jones Stephens J40-005 Four Way Key
Jones Stephens J40-005 Four Way Key
"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."
GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Bottle Cup/Pot
GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Bottle Cup/Pot
"For drinking out of, or for sharing that can of baked beans"
Mainstay Emergency Food Rations - 3600 Calorie Bars (Single)
Mainstay Emergency Food Rations - 3600 Calorie Bars (Single)
"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."
pStyle - Blue
pStyle - Blue
"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!"
Nice 'N Clean Baby Wipes Soft-Pack with Aloe - Unscented, Hypoallergenic, 80 Wipes(pack of 12)
Nice 'N Clean Baby Wipes Soft-Pack with Aloe - Unscented, Hypoallergenic, 80 Wipes(pack of 12)
"Wipes always come in handy!"
Dr. Fresh Travel Kit: Crest or Colgate Toothpaste&Toothbrush & Cover assorted colors
Dr. Fresh Travel Kit: Crest or Colgate Toothpaste&Toothbrush & Cover assorted colors
"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."
Campsuds in Nalgene
Campsuds in Nalgene
"For washing hair/body/clothes/dishes this stuff is ultraconcentrated and does no harm to the environment."
Amber Glass Bottle 4oz W/glass Dropper
Amber Glass Bottle 4oz W/glass Dropper
"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)."
Black Palestine Shemagh Arab Head Scarf Authentic Hata LT-NO
Black Palestine Shemagh Arab Head Scarf Authentic Hata LT-NO
"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."
Totes Unisex Rain Poncho
Totes Unisex Rain Poncho
"In case you have to keep it moving in the rain, you'll regret not packing a poncho."
Grey 70% Virgin Wool Blanket 62" x 80 "
Grey 70% Virgin Wool Blanket 62" x 80 "
"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."
PIN BLANKET 4"
PIN BLANKET 4"
"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."
Thermarest Compressible Pillow
Thermarest Compressible Pillow
"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!"
Rothco Vintage Wayfarer Backpack With Leather Accents
Rothco Vintage Wayfarer Backpack With Leather Accents
"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."
Comfort Plus 220 GSM Microfleece 3 in 1 Travel Blanket, Blue
Comfort Plus 220 GSM Microfleece 3 in 1 Travel Blanket, Blue
"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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