Be prepared for anything with these life-saving gadgets
When the big one hits — whether it’s an earthquake dismantling the west coast, a tornado ravaging middle America, or a hurricane tearing up the eastern seaboard — the only thing that will be certain is uncertainty. There’s no way of knowing if the electrical grid will go down, the roads will be closed, or if the area will be awash in flood once disaster strikes.
On the other hand, this cache of tools, shelter, and other supplies will have you prepared for all the scary questions if devastation hits. Because as experts say, it’s not a matter of if, but when.
Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO: When hikers pull together their gear, they’re typically on the lookout for a tent that’s light but sturdy. This tent, while only eight pounds, actually has lights — a comfort that you’ll want in post-disaster power outages. Sleeping up to four people, the $349, 50-square-foot shelter has a string of LEDs across the top that can be powered by three AAA batteries. According to REI, that’s enough reserve power to shine those little lights for 24 hours. The strip can also be lit using a USB power source.
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