10 Items For the Ultimate Storm Survival Kit

This week’s snowpocalypse might have had more bark than bite, but it’s only a matter of time before the next winter storm, tornado, flood or hurricane strikes again. Everyone should have an emergency kit prepared for that “just in case” scenario. The following is a list of 10 products to make sure you’re ready for the next natural disaster.

Klean Kanteen’s Vacuum Insulated Bottles are the perfect emergency prep item because they pull double duty as a water bottle and coffee mug while helping to eliminate single use plastic. You can fill them with liquids or food, and with the double-walled insulation, bottles will stay piping hot for up to 12 hours and frosty up to 24. Additionally, you can get these bottles with café caps for on-the-go hot beverage consumption. $27.95

The Black Diamond ReVolt is a powerful, versatile, rechargeable headlamp. With 130 lumens of power, the ReVolt easily lights the area in front of you for any nighttime activity; proximity lighting gives you a large area of light for hiking down the trail; and a dimming feature lets you choose just the right amount of light for the task at hand. A three-level power meter keeps you from ever being surprised by dead batteries, and the ReVolt can run on standard AAA batteries in addition to the included rechargeable batteries. For a quick recharge, use with the FlameStower Fire Charger. $59.95 

The FlameStower Fire Charger, is a multi-use accessory that charges any USB device by using only one survival ingredient: fire. During winter storms specifically, build your fire for warmth and insert this compact accessory into the flame to create a charge (if no fireplace – you can use the heat source from your stovetop). If you are stranded at home, stuck in the car or out in the woods, this device will come in handy to re-charge your phone, headlamp or camera so that you can stay connected with others and still post your survival pictures to Instagram. $99.95 

SmartWools Striped Hike Medium Crew socks are a necessity in an emergency because they keep feet warm and dry in even the nastiest conditions. Made with the finest Merino wool and seamless construction, these socks slip into any shoe and can be worn multiple times without retaining stink. $20.95 

Keep your hands warm, but still be able to operate your smart phone without removing, the Eddie Bauer Claim Touchscreen Gloves are waterproof, Primaloft® insulated and provide superior performance in all weather. $159 

Rather than fumbling in the dark for your tool kit, have all the right tools at your fingertips with the Gerber MP1 multi-tool. Built with 12 professional-grade components, including pliers, three blades, three screwdrivers and a pry bar bottle opener, the MP1 also distinguishes itself with its distinctive butterfly design and high quality carbon steel, spring-loaded jaws. $115 

Windproof and stormproof, the Eddie Bauer MicroTherm® StormDown™ Jacket is ultra light yet ultra warm. Super high-loft 800 fill StormDown sets a new standard for moisture-resistant down. Available for him and for her. $199 

Big Agnes PowerCase - The mtnGLO PowerCase/Loft features the Joey T55 computerized power supply and multiple pockets for storing electronic devices. It will charge a cell phone up to three times, an essential when the power goes out. It includes a string of lights for lighting a room, a tablet pocket with TPU window and a neoprene water resistant case. $200 

Surviving the unexpected is about being prepared, and the Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter exceeds the standard. This small, compact device gives its user a necessary boost in getting a fire going in any survival scenario. $29.99 

With no heat, stay warm and cozy in Eddie Bauer’s Kara Koram™ 0° StormDown™ Sleeping Bag that features 850 fill StormDown™ powered by DownTek™. Interior pocket keeps GPS or other electronics safe from freezing temperatures. $549