Keep your family safe no matter how severe the conditions by planning ahead and creating a short-term survival kit.
IMAGE: KEITH WARD
A portable water filter, such as this Katadyn model, is essential to a good survival kit.
From a first-aid kit and wool blankets to a battery-operated radio and refills on prescription medications, there are several items you should keep on hand to keep your family safe in a short-term emergency.
Leatherman's Juice CS4 has a screwdriver, scissors, blades, can opener and more ($58.99 from Amazon).
MSR's protable, multifuel stove.