We get this question frequently and we think that it’s very important for every customer to purchase safety items for their new shelters.
Basic items include things like:
- weather radio;
- flashlights (with extra batteries);
- stick on light;
- bottled water;
- 5 gallon bucket;
- toilet paper;
- first aid kit; and
- non-perishable food items.
Another popular thing to consider would be a light/ fan combo. The light/fan combo can assist in lighting up the shelter and circulating additional air throughout the shelter. You can find the light/fan combos in the camping section at any Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or Bass Pro Shop for around $30.
Also, consider buying a whistle or air horn. These noisemakers can prove to be a valuable tool to alert first responders to your location in the event you can’t easily open your shelter. A small first aid kit is another wise investment that can be used if needed. If there are any small children it is wise to pack diapers, wipes and age appropriate food.
Lastly, if anyone is on any type of medication it should be on hand and ready to take in the shelter.