Pack these now: 6 fire kit essentials What to keep on hand for when a fire gets close to your house Radio The best source for fire updates may be your local news station. American Red Cross Solarlink FR360 radio with flashlight; powered by batteries, solar power, or hand crank. $50 (Or this newer $40 version on Amazon.com) Another essential electronic: Cell/smartphone To communicate with scattered family members. Designate an out-of-town emergency contact—long-distance calls may be easier to make than local ones. Pinterest Food Kashi TLC granola bars. $4.30/box of six ($11.60/pack of four boxes Amazon.com) Ready to eat, no refrigeration required—think trail mix and sports bars. Pack water too. Pet supplies Nonskid pet bowl. From $3.70; at Target stores Bring a couple of days’ worth of water and food, plus a crate or carrier for Fido and/or Fluffy. Flashlight Mag-Lite LED 2-Cell D flashlight. From $29, Amazon.com Because the power often fails during large wildfires. First-aid kit Johnson & Johnson Deluxe First Aid Kit. $20; target.com You probably have this already for quakes and storms—make sure it’s fully stocked and that you know where it is. Face masks Box of 20 from $7.50; amazon.com Even if you evacuate early, you may run into some smoke.