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7 Emergency Kit Essentials: Weather the Storm:

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7 Emergency Kit Essentials: Weather the Storm:

November 15, 2012

The hurricane is over but winter is ahead; here's a storm kit full of items that are both practical in emergencies and attractive enough to make you want to use them in mild weather.

700 toast lanterns red and blue

Above: Toast's Storm Lantern is made in Germany from blue-powder-coated steel with a glass hurricane; fueled by paraffin for £29.

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Above: Restoration Hardware's Stormproof Matches are wind- and waterproof and burn for 15 seconds; $12 for two 25-match boxes.

700 marine hunter brixen boot

Above: The Marine Hunter Brixen Boot is a blue shade; $150 available at Piperlime. For more garden boots, see "The Ultimate Gardening Boots" and "Kids Gardening Boots for Tromping Around the Garden."

700 welder raincoat freecut clear

Above: Muji's Freecut Welder Raincoat can be cut to the desired length along the dotted line at the hem and sleeve cuffs. The raincoat comes neatly folded in a pouch and is easy to stow away and carry; available in clear (shown), black, and gray for $12.75.

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Above: The Metropolitan Whistle was designed by Joseph Hudson and first deployed in 1870 by the Scotland Yard. Traditionally used for the collapse of a falling tree and locating a friend in the thick woods; $35 from Best Made Company, contact for availability.

700 faribault whipstitch woolen blanket

Above: The Faribault Whipstitch Woolen Blanket is a go-to source for warmth when the power is out; $130 from Kaufmann Mercantile.

700 first aid kit best made co

Above: Best Made Company's Small First Aid Kit has all the essentials securely packed in a sturdy metal dust and moisture-resistant box; $45. A budget-conscious option is the Outdoor Survival Kit for $12 from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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