Preparing for emergencies is a wise course of action for everyone.  Below are recommended disaster preparedness items that can be purchased online. I base these recommendations upon the lessons learned from the supplies that I have bought over the years as I have prepared for emergencies at at home, at work, and when traveling. Hopefully some of the same items that have helped keep my family prepared will help yours too.

First Aid and Medical

First Aid Survival Trauma Bag

100 Piece First Aid Kit

Emergency War Surgery: The Survivalist’s Medical Desk Reference Book

OdontoMed2011 157 Pieces Instruments

QuikClot Advanced Clotting Gauze with Kaolin

Triple Antibiotic First Aid Ointment

Hydrocortisone Maximum Strength Cream

Water Storage

SOS Emergency Water Packets – 3 Day/72 Hour Supply

55 Gallon Emergency Water Storage Supply Kit

WaterBOB Bathtub Emergency Water Storage Container, Drinking Water Storage, Hurricane Survival, BPA-Free (100 Gallon)

Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

Good Ideas RW40-OAK Rain Wizard Rain Barrel 40-Gallon, Oak

Water Filtration and Purification

Big Berkey BK4X2 Countertop Water Filter System with 2 Black Berkey Elements and 2 Fluoride Filters

Life Saver Mini Water Purification Straw kit

Aquamira Frontier Straw Filter

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

SteriPen Ultra Ultraviolet Sterilizer

Potable Aqua Water Purification Treatment (50 Tablets) – Portable Drinking Water Treatment Ideal for Emergencies, Survival, Travel, and Camping


Augason Farms 6-Month Emergency Food Supply

MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box B, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus

S.O.S. Rations Emergency 3600 Calorie Cinnamon Flavor Food Bar – 3 Day / 72 Hour Package with 5 Year Shelf Life

Legacy Emergency Food Ultimate Sample Pack – Survival Supply – 183 Large Servings: 34 Lbs – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sides & Drinks – Freeze Dried Storage Readiness Meals

Wise Company Emergency Food Variety Pack (104-Serving)

Wise Foods Gluten Free Protein Bucket (104 Servings)


Coleman Cabin Tent with Instant Setup | Cabin Tent for Camping Sets Up in 60 Seconds

Floor Mat Nbr 24 X 71 Inches Great for Camping Cardio Workouts Pilates Gymnastics with Carrying Strap Included

Clothing and Warmth

4-Pack Emergency Hooded Rain Poncho

Emergency Survival Mylar Thermal Sleeping Bag

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets

Coleman 0°F Mummy Sleeping Bag for Big and Tall Adults

Power (fossil fuel generators)

Champion 3800-Watt Dual Fuel (gasoline or propane)Portable Generator with Electric Start

Sportsman GEN4000LPC 4000 Watt Propane Generator

Westinghouse WH2200iXLT Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator – 1800 Rated Watts and 2200 Peak Watts – Gas Powered – CARB Compliant

50 Ft 12/3 Outdoor Extra Heavy Duty Extension Cord

Power (solar)

Nature’s Generator – 1800W Solar & Wind Powered Generator – Gold System

28W Solar Charger with Digital Ammeter Waterproof Foldable Dual USB Ports Solar Battery Charger

8000mAh Portable Solar Power Bank External Backup Battery Pack 3 USB Ports Solar Phone charger with 21 LED light

Power (rechargeable)

Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Lithium Portable Power Station WiFi Mobile App Enabled 1425Wh Silent Gas Free Generator Alternative with 1500 Watt (3000 Watt Surge) AC Inverter, USB, USB-C, USB-PD, 12V Outputs

Portable Generator 288WH UPS Battery Backup Pack Power Station with 110V/500W AC Outlet,DC 12V,USB Output for Camping,Home Use

Portable Power Station 150Wh Quiet Gas Free Camping Generator QC3.0 UPS Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, 4 DC Ports, 4 USB Ports, LED Flashlights for Camping Travel CPAP Emergency

Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger

Tenergy High Drain AA AAA C and D Battery, 1.2V Rechargeable NiMH Batteries Combo

Power (disposable batteries)

Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA Batteries, 12 Pack

Energizer Ultimate Lithium AAA Batteries, 12 Pack

Energizer Advanced Lithium 9V Batteries, 2 Pack

Backup Lighting

Amertac Amerelle LED Power Failure Light – A Backup Plug-In Emergency Preparedness Flashlight – Portable / Rechargeable

Soonhua Emergency Power Failure Light Power Outage Lamps with 13LED

Portable Rechargeable Cordless LED Work Light Flood Light

115 Hour Plus Emergency Candle


4 Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern Flashlight with 12 AA Batteries

Hand Crank Flashlight 4 Pack

300 Lumens Ultra Bright LED Camping and Emergency Lantern

Green Glow Sticks – 12 Hours of Premium Bright Light, 6” SnapLight Light Sticks

Outdoor Security Lighting

48 LED Solar Lights with Wide Angle Illumination,Outdoor Motion Sensor Waterproof Wall Light

Solar Lights Wireless Waterproof Motion Sensor Outdoor Light for Patio, Deck, Yard, Garden with Motion Activated Auto On/Off (4-Pack)

Dusk to Dawn LED Security Lights, Motion Sensor Flood Light Outdoor, (250W Equivalent)


Coleman Sportster II Dual Fuel 1-Burner Stove

Gas ONE GS-1000 7,650 BTU Portable Butane Gas Stove Automatic Ignition with Carrying Case

12 Butane Fuel GasOne Canisters for Portable Camping Stoves

Esbit Emergency Stove

Coghlan’s Stove

Esbit 1300-Degree Smokeless Solid 14g Fuel Tablets for Backpacking, Camping, and Emergency Prep

Solo Stove Lite – Compact Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

EcoZoom Versa Rocket Survival Stove – Portable Wood Burning, Biomass and Charcoal Camp Stove for Camping, Outdoor and RV

Portable Solar Oven Starter Kit


Portable Clothes Washing Machine – Handheld – Manual

Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Crisp Linen, 38oz (2 Pack)

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent (3 Pack)

Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner


Portable Camping Shower, Rechargeable Battery Powered Shower for Outdoors, Camping, Pet Cleaning, Car Washing, Plants Watering – Turns Water from Bucket/Sink Into Steady, Gentle Stream

Shower Pill Body Cleaning Wipes with Special Cleansing Solution – Shower Wipes

Campsuds Outdoor Soap Biodegradable Environmentally Safe All Purpose Cleaner, Camping Hiking Backpacking Travel Camp, Multipurpose for Dishes Shower Hand Shampoo

Men’s Premium Hygiene Kit

Women’s Premium Hygiene Kit


Camco Standard Portable Travel Toilet

Camco 41549 Toilet Bucket Kit with Seat

Drawstring Trash Bags

Mega Roll Toilet Paper, Ultra-Strong


Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Propane Radiant Heater

Hot Hands Warmers

Dura Heat DH2304S 23,800 BTU Kerosene Heater

Emergency Repairs

6′ x 8′ Super Heavy Duty 16 Mil Brown Poly Tarp Cover – Thick Waterproof, UV Resistant, Rot, Rip and Tear Proof Tarpaulin with Grommets and Reinforced Edges

Warp Brothers SP-4CH10-C 4 Mil Carry Home Coverall Clear Plastic Sheeting, 10-Foot by 25-Foot

Gorilla Tape, Black Tough & Wide Duct Tape, 2.88″ x 30 yd, Black


Emergency Gas and Water Shutoff 4-in-1 Tool

All-Weather Emergency 2-IN-1 Fire Starter and Magnesium Fuel Bar, Flint and Steel Kit

Credit Card Size Fresnel Lens Fire Starter and Magnifier Lenses

16-Inch 40V Cordless Lithium Ion Battery-Powered Chainsaw

Military Portable Folding Shovel and Pickax with Tactical Waist Pack

Fiskars x27 Super Splitting Axe 36 Inch


Shortwave, NOAA Weather + Alert, Scannable VHF Aviation Band and Single Side Bands Small Battery Operated Portable Travel Radio

Solar Emergency NOAA Weather Radio Dynamo Hand Crank Self Powered AM FM WB Radios 3 LED Flashlight 1000mAh Smart Phone Charger Power Bank

Emergency Hand Crank Dynamo 5-LED Flashlight with AM/FM radio

Emergency Crank Base Camp Radio – 5 Watt GMRS Two-Way Radio with 5 Power Options, 121 Privacy Codes, 3-LED Flashlight & NOAA Weather Scan + Alert

BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174Mhz VHF & 400-520Mhz UHF) Includes Full Kit

Midland – GXT1000VP4, 50 Channel GMRS Two-Way Radios, Two pack

Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Satellite Phone Kit (SIM Included) – Global Coverage – Voice, SMS, GPS Tracking, Emergency SOS – Prepaid and Monthly Service Plan Options

Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone with Prepaid and Postpaid SIM Cards

goTenna Mesh | Two Off-Grid SMS & GPS Devices that pair with any phone | Chat, Send Texts & Location Information Without Cell Service or Wi-Fi

goTenna Mesh | Two Off-Grid SMS & GPS Devices that pair with any phone | Chat, Send Texts & Location Information Without Cell Service or Wi-Fi

Everyday Carry

Men’s Black Leather Money Belt (Sizes 32 Through 64)

CashStash Waterproof Emergency Cash Capsule for Key Ring

LEATHERMAN – Wingman Multitool, Stainless Steel

Wallet Ninja- 18 in 1 Credit Card Sized Multitool

Vehicle Preparedness

Premium Auto Roadside Assistance Emergency Car Kit with 81 Essentials

Warning Triangle DOT Approved 3PK

LED Emergency Flashlight Car Window Breaker Seatbelt Cutter – Hand Crank Charger

Rugged Geek RG1000 Safety Plus 1000A 2019 Model Car Jump Starter, Jump Box and USB/Laptop Power Supply with LCD Display, INTELLIBOOST Smart Cables, LED Flashlight, and 12V AIR COMPRESSOR!

Universal Gas, Oil, Potable Water Siphon

750lb Paracord/Parachute Cord – Genuine Mil Spec Type IV 750lb Paracord

Repel Insect Repellent Sportsmen Max Formula Spray Pump 40% DEET

Readymade Kits

Ready America 70385 Deluxe Emergency Kit 4 Person Backpack

Premium Family Emergency Survival Bag/Kit – Be Equipped with 72 Hours of Disaster Preparedness Supplies for 4 People

Nuclear Preparedness

IOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets

RAD Triage 50 Personal Radiation Detector for wallet or pocket

GMC-500Plus Geiger Counter Nuclear Radiation Detector


Ring Alarm – Home Security System with optional 24/7 Professional Monitoring

Nest Security Camera

Window Alarm 4 Packs – Loud 120dB Alarm and Vibration Sensors Compatible with Virtually Any Window

Nightlock Security Lock Door Barricade

Staying sane (entertainment)

Playing Cards Set

Magnetic Chess Set Checkers and Backgammon Set 3-in-1 Game Set

10.1 Inch Portable Blu-Ray DVD Player


In the event of a major collapse of the word’s financial markets, the US dollar may lose much if not all of its value.  Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin may be worth looking into as a store of value that is not subject to the sort of inflation and devaluation that has struck numerous countries over the years.