I went through it too..we just got back on the grid today. Here is my list, most of which I already knew, some of which changed priority, and most, I
got to test.
-Lots of gas
-If you are lucky enough to have several vehicles, fill them all up, and plan a method to extract fuel from them as needed. (Fuel line tap, or siphon
-Generator, also generator critical spare parts. (methods to secure, anti-theft)
-Propane BBQ or camp stove with extra fuel.
-Alternate methods of heating/cooling the living space.
-Non perishable foods and snacks. Snacks go further than meals.
-Alternate living locations and pre-planned rendevous in case of complete comm failure.
-Books, magazines, games, for the mind.
-Plan work structure by preparing day tasks, and night tasks.
-My cameras provided me with some mental relief as I photographed and video documented day to day.
-Automatic power-failure lighting...priceless. (amazon has nice plug-in ones)
-Of course food and drink, as much as you can store.
-A bug out kit.
-A good chainsaw and extra fuel.
-Funnels, siphon pump, tubes, gloves, rags, fire extinquishers all for the fuel transfer process.
- A good pump for pumping water out of a flooded area.
-and now add snow removal equipment to the list...
got a fresh 6" of snow here now.
edit on 8-11-2012 by zayonara because: (no reason given)