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Natural Disaster Preparedness & Community Shelter Survival Gear pt.1

Greg
The list author says: "Most of the lists out there are for wilderness or urban survival during a supply chain breakdown of epic proportion, such as zombie apocalypse or alien invasion; this is NOT that list....

Far more likely is a knock on the door from your local sherrif's office telling you to evacuate your home and head for the community shelter while they fight a wildfire. So you have anywhere between 20 seconds and 20 minutes to gather your stuff before heading to the high school gymnasium to WAIT....

If you are lucky you will be allowed back home the same day or stay at a friend's place; if not this list may make life easier. This list is all about planning to thrive in a safe but non-furnished environment. Look for the explanations and alternatives in the item text....

Remember that the point is to be prepared, so make a pack and plan for the disaster du jour (summer=wildfire, winter=blizzard, fall/spring=floods and tornadoes) and while you cannot plan on the disaster, you can plan on the season and have a meetup plan with your family...."
Nescafe Taster's Choice Instant Coffee, Regular, 80-Count Single Sticks (Pack of 2)
Nescafe Taster's Choice Instant Coffee, Regular, 80-Count Single Sticks (Pack of 2)
"A hot cup of coffee has been known to disarm the most distempered of neighboors."
Cordpro Cord Organizer (Yellow)
Cordpro Cord Organizer (Yellow)
"Wind-up extension cords or climbing rope or packing twine, or all three at once with some models."
Off! Deep Woods Insect Repellant Towelettes-12 ct.
Off! Deep Woods Insect Repellant Towelettes-12 ct.
"After a flood, there will be a TON of bugs."
K-TOR Pocket Socket Hand Crank Generator Portable Power Supply 10 Watts 120 Volts Made in the USA
K-TOR Pocket Socket Hand Crank Generator Portable Power Supply 10 Watts 120 Volts Made in the USA
"On the way to the shelter or after you have returned home, there is a decent chance you wont have power."
InterDesign Power Lock Suction Hooks, Combo of 6, Clear
InterDesign Power Lock Suction Hooks, Combo of 6, Clear
"Use these with  your tarp or rainfly to give yourself privacy in the shower or agaisnt a wall.  They can be used to hang clothes, towels, or bags.  Also, they will stick to tile/laminate floors as anchors for a tent."
Orca Sport Chamois Towel
Orca Sport Chamois Towel
"Dries quickly, super absorbant; use it as a towel, toilet paper, quick mop, or cold compress"
Slumberjack No Fly Zone Bivy Regular Tent 55101531 [Misc.]
Slumberjack No Fly Zone Bivy Regular Tent 55101531 [Misc.]
"A tent like this is low-profile, wont break the rules, and yet allows for privacy and a place to store your stuff.  Use a luggage lock and keep your stuff secure from crime-of-opportunity theft. Also, there are a few "play tube tents" that also work well."
Swiss+Tech BGCS81 BodyGard Survivor Self-Powered Radio with Emergency Hammer, Seatbelt Cutter.
Swiss+Tech BGCS81 BodyGard Survivor Self-Powered Radio with Emergency Hammer, Seatbelt Cutter.
"Cars, buildings, vending machines?"
J-B Weld 8265S Original Steel Reinforced Epoxy Twin Pack - 2 oz
J-B Weld 8265S Original Steel Reinforced Epoxy Twin Pack - 2 oz
"There are a slew of adhesives that you should consider: suger glue medical grade suger glue epoxy duck tape rubber cement and patches"
Space Bag Compressible Vacuum-Seal Travel Roll Bags, Set of 5
Space Bag Compressible Vacuum-Seal Travel Roll Bags, Set of 5
"These don't require a vacuum!!! Also, in storage, you are likely to be served several meals per day, but you might not be hungry or present at the time; get a pack of gallon ziplocs or stackable tupperware."
Belkin 8 Outlets 3195 Joule Compact Surge Protector, 6 feet (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Belkin 8 Outlets 3195 Joule Compact Surge Protector, 6 feet (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"You will be very popular if you set up next to a wall outlet and share!!!"
Sunbeam 732-500 King Size Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology
Sunbeam 732-500 King Size Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology
"use this for injury or comfort.  Sometimes, the weather is cold--even inside; under the A/C vent or by a doorway with a cross-breeze."
Avenir Coil Combo Cable Locks
Avenir Coil Combo Cable Locks
"Secure your gear."
CableWholesale Cable Wholesale 3 Prong to 2 Prong Grounding Converter (30W1-32200)
CableWholesale Cable Wholesale 3 Prong to 2 Prong Grounding Converter (30W1-32200)
"Inevitably the shelter will have old wiring..."
TYR Silicone Molded Ear Plugs
TYR Silicone Molded Ear Plugs
"the cheapies will do fine; the goal isn't silence as much as masking the random cough and snore."
Outdoor RX Alcohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (1.7-Ounce)
Outdoor RX Alcohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (1.7-Ounce)
"Any brand will do, but I suggest one with an atomizing spray top--as opposed to the pump style, just so that it stays neat in your luggage."
1" X 15' Endless Cam Buckle Strap, Industrial Grade Webbing
1" X 15' Endless Cam Buckle Strap, Industrial Grade Webbing
"I used to be a cable/zip tie fan, but they don't hold up well to weather or age, and they are a single-use item."
Picnic Time Portable Recreation Recliner Oniva Seat, Black
Picnic Time Portable Recreation Recliner Oniva Seat, Black
"These should strap to your luggage/backpack easily enough and may be a lifsaver on hard floors or backless benches."
Tweezerman Dual Surface Nail Brush
Tweezerman Dual Surface Nail Brush
"Keep your finger and toenails clean to keep the whole group healthy."
Arctic Zone Eco Blend 45 Can Freezer Tote
Arctic Zone Eco Blend 45 Can Freezer Tote
"A collapsible cooler is perfect for transporting only as much ice and you need.  Often, you are going to be served food or drink but not be ready to eat it; save it for later will keeping bacteria at bay."
Dream Essentials Sweet Dreams (TM) Lightweight Contoured Sleep Mask Kit with Earplugs, Travel Pouch, and Black Eye Mask
Dream Essentials Sweet Dreams (TM) Lightweight Contoured Sleep Mask Kit with Earplugs, Travel Pouch, and Black Eye Mask
"It might be bright..."
Petnation Indoor/Outdoor Pet Home, 36-Inch, for Pets up to 70 Pounds
Petnation Indoor/Outdoor Pet Home, 36-Inch, for Pets up to 70 Pounds
"Available in different sizes; this crate is collapsible and will likely allow you the opportunity to keep your pets in the shelter."
Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel, 24 oz (680 g)
Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel, 24 oz (680 g)
"Any Aloe gel will do.  If there has been a wildfire, your neighbors or their pets may have been burned. Likewise, a benzociane gel, as is in Ambesol or de-sensitizing creams may act as a pain reliever or numbing agent."
Intex Bellows Foot Pump
Intex Bellows Foot Pump
"Someone, maybe not you but someone, will appreciate a pump."
Honey-Can-Do SFT-01103 Quick Dry Shower Tote, 7-Pocket, Blue
Honey-Can-Do SFT-01103 Quick Dry Shower Tote, 7-Pocket, Blue
"Travel-size toiletries and FEMININE products."
ToeSox Ultra Sport Ankle Length Athletic Sport Toe Socks
ToeSox Ultra Sport Ankle Length Athletic Sport Toe Socks
"keep your feet dry and warm."
EZ Steps Stretch Dual Leash, Large, Black
EZ Steps Stretch Dual Leash, Large, Black
"The point of this one is the 2-dogs-at-once feature; get enough for your family.  KEEP IT STOWED WITH YOUR BUG OUT BAG."
Captain Sports Back Support with Shoulder Straps 4908 Size: Large / X-Large
Captain Sports Back Support with Shoulder Straps 4908 Size: Large / X-Large
"You may have snow, water, debris, or who knows what to carry.  At any end, your cot is not your posturpedic mattress, take care of your back."
Athena 7910 2-Way Yellow Radio Set of 2
Athena 7910 2-Way Yellow Radio Set of 2
"Even if one of your family is just going to the car or the bathroom; for security, this is a good idea."
ALPS Mountaineering Red Rock 2050 Cubic Inch External Pack
ALPS Mountaineering Red Rock 2050 Cubic Inch External Pack
"A basic external frame backpack allows you to add-on modular bags and accessories."
Centon 8 GB DataStick Sport Waterproof USB 2.0 Flash Drive DSW8GB-003
Centon 8 GB DataStick Sport Waterproof USB 2.0 Flash Drive DSW8GB-003
"Scan your important documents, but make hard copies of you phone numbers and insurance policy numbers.  Flat or waterproof devices are best."
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