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13 Must-Have Storm Kit Items to Buy on Amazon

These essential items will help you, your family and your pets weather the storm.

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Disposable, Foldable Dust Mask

According to, dust masks should be included in your storm kit. Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies. This disposable and foldable dust mask features a flexible soft metal nose clip that helps comfortably obtain a secure seal so you won’t inhale contaminated or toxic air.

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Knife with Fire Starter

This spring-assisted knife is equipped with a thumb stud for quick one-hand opening and locking. Providing razor sharp cutting performance and a flint fire starter, it’s a useful addition to your storm survival kit.

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Emergency Water

When putting together your own storm kit survival kit, consider including these water packets. You get 64, 4.22 oz. packets that have a 5-year shelf life.

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Household Chlorine Bleach

“When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant,” according to Ready’s Emergency Supply List. “Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water.” Just be sure to steer clear of scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaning agents.

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Manual Can Opener

Ready also recommends including a manual can opener in your storm kit. This manual can opener has a reinforced, premium stainless steel design that won’t break or bend. The ultra sharp cutting blades are heat treated and galvanized for durability, and can easily open a variety of cans.

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Storm-proof Matches 2-Pack

A durable waterproof case protects the 25 matches and three strikers inside. The matches are easy to light and will stay lit for up to 15 minutes even after being submerged in water. Reliable matches are important for cooking, generating warmth and making signal fires in survival situations.

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Emergency Survival Whistle

According to Ready, a basic emergency supply kit should include a whistle to signal for help. This one is strong, durable and can provide up to 150 decibels. The result is a sound that can be heard from far away.

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4-Pack Portable LED Lantern

A tough storm is bound to cut the electricity. Keep yourself and three others out of the dark with these military-grade lanterns that features 360 degrees of luminous light. Designed for a longer lifespan, each lantern includes 30 individual energy-saving LED bulbs.

Build a super safe storm shelter right inside your own home.

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Mylar Space Blankets and Flint Fire Starter

You’ll be glad you have these five Mylar thermal ponchos that are each folded, wrapped and sealed for easy storage and retrieval (the Ziploc bags can be used for collecting water). You’ll also receive a steel flint firestarter that can start a fire to warm you up and cook food in any type of weather conditions.

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NOAA Weather Radio

A smart addition to your storm survival kit is a weather radio to tune in for important storm warnings and other emergency information. This radio will also light up dark spaces and can be charged with a hand crank, or via solar charging, micro USB cable or 3 AAA batteries (not included).

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Fireproof Document Bag

Store extra cash to buy emergency supplies or food, important documents like personal identification, backup emergency contact information and more in this fire- and waterproof document bag. Its double-layer protection, heavy-duty zipper and hook-and-loop seals ensure the utmost security.

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Indoor-Safe Portable Propane Radiant Heater

During a storm, an indoor-safe propane heater can keep you warm. This compact and portable indoor-safe propane heater features auto shut-off if tipped over, if pilot light goes out or if it detects low oxygen levels.

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3-Day Emergency Food and Water Kit

As an alternative to purchasing separate survival food and water, check out this kit that comes with four U.S. Coast Guard-approved food ration bars with a five-year shelf life under all climatic conditions, four lightweight wafer bars that offer 400 calories each, plus eight purified emergency water rations.

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Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website:

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