Ready.gov suggests the following for a basic kit:
While these are the absolute essentials, it’s also smart to include other items based on individual needs and comfort:
While we are here to provide a comfortable sleep experience outside, there is some overlap between camping gear and emergency preparedness gear. Your camping bag is a great place to start when looking to build a kit, as it has helpful supplies such as freeze dried food, lighters, first aid kits, and more. We suggest adding some of our favorite sleep outside gear to your emergency kit:
Due to being lightweight and easy to store, the Everglow Light Tube is a great addition to your emergency preparedness kit. The diffused lighting can offer a great alternative to harsh flashlights while sheltering in place, and the different sizes can offer brightness from 160 - 270 lumens. Plus, the Everglow can be plugged into any battery pack that has a USB port.
Packing a blanket in your emergency kit is smart to help with colder weather or nighttime chills. Our newest line of Horizon blankets has a wide variety of styles, such as the Overland Blanket, the Travel Blanket, and the Backpacking Blanket. With small pack sizes and excellent insulation, all are great options for emergency situations.
We often head outside for recreation and relaxation, but it’s also important to know the plan in case we need to leave our home during an emergency situation. Check out Ready.gov for more emergency preparedness information and resources.
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