Pack these now: 6 fire kit essentials
- American Red Cross Solarlink FR360 radio with flashlight; powered by batteries, solar power, or hand crank. $50
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.
Bring a couple of days’ worth of water and food, plus a crate or carrier for Fido and/or Fluffy.
- Nonskid pet bowl. From $3.70; at Target stores