This inflatable, solar-powered LED lamp can be “as useful at a campsite as during a catastrophe.” Four hours of sun yield six to eight hours of light. When deflated, it folds for easy storage.
Source: Men’s Journal
Generac GP5500 5939
This gas-powered 5,500-watt generator is a great value. It costs hundreds less than our top-rated generator but performs nearly as well. It’ll supply “enough power to keep your fridge, furnace, microwave, computer, and some lights on.”
Source: Consumer Reports
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove
A natural disaster may well knock out your electric or gas stove. This portable two-burner is a “great option” when you need an alternative way to cook. It runs on Coleman stove fuel or unleaded gasoline.
Don’t fret if your cell phone dies during an outage. “Each minute of sweat equity” that you put into hand-cranking this pocket-size battery charger provides 30 seconds of talk time. It can also “borrow volts” from a conventional outlet.
SteriPen Adventurer Opti
“Ensure access to clean drinking water” with this handy, pen-size purifier. It uses UV light to kill bacteria and can decontaminate up to 16 ounces of non-murky water in less than a minute.