"Leatherman tools are fantastic for emergencies or everyday life. I have carried a leatherman in my pocket of one style or another for something like 15 years. This is another company that is MOSTLY, made in the USA with Mexico making the plier heads, and Europe making the files. Nothing is currently made in Communist China."
"Freeze dried food is a great item for emergency preparedness. Since food with less than 10% water can't grow bacteria, viruses, and mold, it has a very long shelf life, and no artificial preservatives. Plus, it is very light and easy to carry, should you need to move your family out of the city."
"Obtaining fresh water in a long term emergency might be difficult. This tool allows you to get water free of sediment, amoebas, and supposedly the filter is small enough to strain out viruses, and bacteria. It has a charchoal filter to get the funky smell and tastes out of pond water. I would still boil."
"A good first aid kit would be essential in an emergency, to dress wounds, and help prevent infection. Infection is a very big deal in an emergency, whether in your home, or camping in the field, because you can't just fun off to the Emediate Care, when your finger swells up from Cellulitis. No kidding, if you get a cut and don't treat it right, you could loose a finger, toe, hand, etc."
"Going back to water prep, it is a very good idea to have something to boil water. Not to mention cooking the food you eat, to not only keep you warm in an emergency, but to also cook out any salmonella or e coli that might be in your raw food."
"This item would be very handy in an emergency to cook with and boil water. It runs on sticks, and small branches, so you don't need to keep fuel around. However, you need to charge the battery for the fan, but you can do that with solar, which I will get too later."
"You can power a lot of things with this. You can charge external power packs, computers, use it to store energy for lighting, use it to store power for battery packs to use to power microwaves, etc, etc. A very good thing to have for long term emergencies. Once purchased, as long as there is sun, you have free electricity."
"This is a very handy device that can be easily charged via solar panels. This item can inflate tires on vehicles, jump start cars and trucks, power smaller appliances, etc. Very useful in an emergency"
"two to three of these filled with water, are good things to have around for an emergency situation. That way, you have water already stored for use. In an emergency, you might not be able to just go right to your kitchen sink for clean water. Also sometimes in flood situations the water that does come from the tap is contaminated."
"You will need batteries to run your flashlights and stuff. Alkalines will run out quicker than you think in a long term situation. These batteries last 1000 charges and can be charged from your solar array, via a battery charger"
"This excellent charger will be used to charge your Hybrid LSD Eneloop batteries. This charger runs on either 120 volts AC through the inverter section of the Electromate, or via 12 volts DC cigarette plug directly out of the power pack."