SLIDESHOW: What to Put in an Emergency Kit
Solar Backup Battery and Charger
In a power outage, you can keep your cell phone or tablet charged with this solar battery charger. It's compact and lightweight, making it easy to pack and carry and comes with a travel adapter, a USB charging cable and six connectors for different phone and tablet models. To find out if this solar backup is compatible with your electronics and other important information, check out Canada Cell Phone Shop. This item costs $32.99.
You should pack everything into backpacks or wheeled suitcases in the event you have to leave your home. And don't forget to check out the dollar store for emergency candles, flashlights and batteries and more. There's no point in paying more than you need to for many of the basics.