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 Hurricane Kit/Ride Out Items 
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 Hurricane Kit/Ride Out Items
1. Flashlight(s), Lantern(s) (1 per person)
2. Extra bulbs for flashlights / lanterns
3. Collapsible water containers (enough for 7 days at 1 gal/day per person)
4. Portable radio and/or TV
5. Weather radio
6. At least 2 sets of extra batteries for all electronic devices
7. Digital antenna for TV (if you have a generator)
8. First aid kit
9. Corded telephone with long cord
10. Toolkit - hammer, screw drivers, pliers and assorted nails/screws
11. Fire extinguisher (ABC type)
12. Manual can opener
13. Battery-operated fan
14. Duct tape
15. Blue tarp (15x20ft) and 100ft rope or cord
16. Gloves
17. Eye protection glasses
18. Automobile power inverter
19. Rain gear (poncho/raincoat)
20. Matches / lighter
21. Pocket knife/multi-tool
22. Plastic garbage bags
23. 5-gal gas cans (2-4) for car/generator WITH funnel (if needed)
24. Disposable camera
25. Battery-powered alarm clock (can use cell phone)
26. Outdoor extension cords (2-3 50ft)
27. Small window AC unit
28. Generator and 4-8 quarts of extra oil
29. Whistle
30. Plastic sheeting
31. Tree saw / axe / hatchet

Personal Items:
1. Prescription medications (2-4 week supply)
2. Non-prescription drugs (aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever)
3. Mosquito repellent / sunscreen
4. Pet medications (2-4 week supply)
5. Pet cage (if traveling with pet)
6. Emergency phone numbers
7. Important documents (insurance/passports/Soc. Security card, medical records)
8. Home PC backup disks/drive
9. Moist wipes
10. $100-$300 in extra cash (small bills)
11. Extra set of car/house keys
12. Disposable diapers
13. Feminine supplies
14. Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap)
15. Toys/games for kids (deck of cards)

Food / Water:
1. Water – 1-2 gal/person for 7 days
2. Nonperishable food – enough for 7 days
a. Peanut butter
b. Bread
c. Canned goods (fruit/vegetables/soup/meat/tuna/beans)
d. Dried fruit
e. Powdered milk
f. Energy bars / breakfast bars
g. Snacks (cookies / crackers / chips / nuts / candy)
h. Boxed juices / energy drinks
i. Cereals
j. Dry & canned pet food
k. Baby formula
3. Camp stove and extra fuel
4. Ice chest(s)
5. Waterless soap
6. Extra charcoal/propane for BBQ pit
7. Disposable plates/cups/utensils/napkins
8. Salt/pepper/sugar
9. Aluminum foil
10. Garbage bags

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Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:51 pm
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Post Re: Hurricane Kit/Ride Out Items
Great info Blue thanks :clap

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Post Re: Hurricane Kit/Ride Out Items
Great list, BB, I hear the voice of experience speaking. I'm sure glad I don't live in NY anymore! But we still might get some of the storm up here in NW CT. I am very proud of myself; the only thing I need to get to complete your lists is a couple more cans of gas for the generator and a couple of quarts of motor oil, and fill up the car. Taking care of that tomorrow. Oh yeah, some small bills. It's not a bad idea for everybody to use your list for a short-term emergency, or a start if they haven't really concentrated on prepping for a disaster, even a small or short one. Being prepared isn't being a "conspiracy" head; it's being sensible. There is ALWAYS the possibility no matter where you live that you will find yourself without power for a day or two at the least, and just remember if there is an outage chances are your local stores will be out of power too. No power, no gas, no change from a cash register, no using credit/debit cards, no ATM, no using checks for the most part, no frozen or perishable food, especially dairy. Keep thinking and you'll come up with more things you WON'T have if the power is out. If it's out more than a few days, no water, no freezer or refrigerator food, no cooking unless you have gas, etc. etc. A word to the wise..... ;)

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Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:23 pm
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Post Re: Hurricane Kit/Ride Out Items
Hope it's okay; I posted a link to this list on my FB page.

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Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:27 pm
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Post Re: Hurricane Kit/Ride Out Items
Post away - folks really need this info.

One other item - please make sure you add some ground coffee (or instant) to your preps.

I only had coffee beans after Ike (doh!). A ziploc bag and a hammer worked for me.

:crylaugh :spit

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