Hurricane Sandy has once again reminded us all of the massive power of nature. Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies go out to all those who have been impacted by this storm.
For the rest of us, Sandy can serve as a good reminder to make sure we’re prepared to deal with a major disaster in our own parts of the country.
Your outdoor gear can offer a good start. Items such as headlamps and hand-crank radios can double as emergency gear in the event of power outages, so keep these in an accessible place. Check out the REI Expert Advice article, the Ten Essentials, for more ideas.