Helpful Gear for Any Emergency (via The Sweethome)
As we said yesterday, tornado season in the Midwest has us thinking about disaster preparedness. The Sweethome has put together a helpful list of gear for any emergency. This and its sister site, The Wirecutter, are two of my absolute favorite websites. They do in-depth reviews on a wide variety of products for the home (The Sweethome) or gadgets (The Wirecutter). They are now the first place I look for product recommendations.
Many of the products in this guide will seem like overkill to many. For others, you will know of a similar product that better meets your needs or that you already own. The value in lists like these is not as a shopping list but as a starting point for you to evaluate the kinds of emergency items you are most likely to use in a time of need. For instance, a solar gadget charger seems unnecessary until you are on day 3 without electricity and realize how dependent you are on a cell phone, as many of my friends affected by the tornado this week are now.
Solar Charger: Luxury item or critical necessity?
Anything missing from The Sweethome's list? What are the unusual items here that you think are critical? Let us know in the comments!