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The ML300L Long-running flashlight is the best disaster preparedness flashlight available, based on my testing of over 300 flashlights! The XL50 is a great pocket flashlight for close-up tasks, navigating through the home or office when the power is out, and general usage.
Flashlight Batteries - C & D Cell
Author Note: Of all the C & D cell batteries I've tested, the RAYOVAC FUSION have exhibited the longest life and were the least likely to leak
Flashlight Batteries - AA & AAA Cell
Author Note: Through my testing I determined that though the Energizer Lithium batteries are among the most costly per unit, they are the best value due to their incredibly long run time: Typically 3x-4x as long as alkaline batteries.
Power Bank Portable Chargers
Author Note: I've Used Anker products for years, including power banks, cords, and chargers. I currently own five chargers, six power banks, and at least a dozen cords. They are rugged and reliable, and competitively priced.
STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer
Author Note: I've never had a fuel problem with a small gas engine as long as I kept STA-BIL in the fuel supply
Author Note: I personally own and have used the EU2000i and EU3000is since 2008 and can attest to their ruggedness and reliability. They served us well during power outages from hurricanes and winter storm power outages. The EU2200i is ideal for Amateur (HAM) Radio operation during "Field Day" and emergency deployments. -- W5HLM
WaterBOB Bathtub Storage Emergency Drinking Water Container
Author Note: My family used these during Hurricane Harvey and were never without fresh water for drinking or food preparation
Author Note: This is my favorite weather radio: The hand crank and solar charger work well, the audio is very understandable, and the AM & FM fidelity is reasonable for this size radio. The flashlight is surprisingly bright. You can also use the built-in rechargeable battery or optional AA batteries.
Author Note: I strongly recommend high-quality duct tape for use during emergencies. Cheaper tapes do not adhere as well and the glue may actually ooze out the side of the roll when it is stored in a warm environment.
Author Note: A portable toilet is worth its weight in gold during a long evacuation or in the home when water to flush a toilet is no longer available.
Hurricane Window Clips
Author Note: I used these PLYLOX clips to mount the plywood shutters on my home during Hurricane Ike, and they worked extremely well. We didn't lose a single board during the CAT-2 hurricane. Make sure you get the right size clips for your particular size of plywood. Beware of cheap imitations and knock-offs!