thanks, my burnin' peeps! the Red Cross and government sites tell ya to get a radio/also weather radio, which is sort of adorable and retro, just my style.
i was hoping to find something super tiny that would fit in a backpack if i had to flee instantly. a tiny backpack, because i've got a few disability issues. yes, after the big Pacific NW earthquake this month, i will be that one Fibromyalgic Survivalist in the woods living solely on a few verylight items that will fit in a mini backpack (it's red and has ears, it's for four-year-olds). probably a few packets of Emergen-C, a cheap Leatherman knockoff, and some nitrous cartridges.
i'm also getting car and house emergency things together, supposedly. i can barely *find* my basement it's so loaded up with crap. there are, however, two five-gallon gasoline cans... full of drinking water. ha ha ha.