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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.
MAGLITE ML300L LED 4D Long-running Flashlight 
MAGLITE XL50 LED Tactical Pack
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.

Energizer AA Cell Batteries

Energizer AAA Cell 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.  

Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger, 26800mAh External Battery with Three Output Ports

Anker Portable Charger, 313 Power Bank (PowerCore Slim 10K) 10000mAh Battery Pack

Portable Power Stations

Author Note: I've used the Jackery Portable Power Station for over a year, and found it to be highly reliable.  It's has a very good capacity in a relatively lightweight case.  I checked the waveform on an oscilloscope and found it to indeed be a very clean sine wave, so you can use it with confidence that it will not harm your delicate electronics.  The solar panels provide great output in full sunlight, and in my test one panel fully charged the Power Station 240 in less than a day.

Jackery Portable Power Station 240
Jackery SolarSaga 100W Portable Solar Panel
Jackery Solar Generator 300 with 100 Watt Solar Panel
Jackery Portable Power Station 500
Jackery Portable Power Station 1000
Jackery Portable Power Station 2000
Jackery Solar Generator 3000 PRO 400W, 3024Wh Power Station with 2x200W Solar Panels
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

STA-BIL 360 Protection with Ethanol Treatment and Fuel Stabilizer

Gold Eagle STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer - 10 OZ

Honda Generators

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

Honda EU2200i 2200-Watt 120-Volt Super Quiet Inverter Generator With CO-Minder

Honda EU3000is 3000-Watt 120-Volt Super Quiet Inverter Generator With CO-Minder

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


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


Weather Radio

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.  Midland has also introduced a pocket-size version of the weather radio that is great to pack along on a trip (second link below)

Midland ER300 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio

Midland - ER10VP Emergency Alert Radio with Flashlight - AM/FM Radio

Duct Tape

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.

3M Duct Tape DT8, 3 Pack, Industrial Strength, Multi-Use, Black, 1.88" x 60 yd, Professional Grade Adhesive

Gorilla Black Duct Tape, 1.88" x 12 yd, Black, (Pack of 2)

Portable Toilet

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.  

Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet

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!

PLYLOX Hurricane Window Clips (Carbon Steel, 1/2")

Waterproof Blue Tarps

These tarps are great for temporarily patching a damaged roof or covering furniture and other valuable items if you have a roof leak. 

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 6'x8' - 2 Pack

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 8'x10'

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 8'x10' - 2 Pack

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 9'x12'

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 9'x12' - 2 Pack

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 10'x10'

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 10'x10' - 2 Pack

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 10'x12'

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 10'x12' - 2 Pack

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 12'x12'

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 12'x12' - 2 Pack

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 12'x16' - 2 Pack

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 12'x20'

Waterproof Blue Tarp - 12'x20' - 2 Pack

To learn more about preparing for a hurricane, tropical storm, or flood, check out my paperback and eBook on Amazon!

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