Emergency Kit: Heating, Cooking and Lighting Supplies

If you live where winters are cold, having some kind of backup generator option is probably the single most important item in your emergency kit.



Portable Heater
Coleman's BlackCat Portable Catalytic Heater (about $55) provides 3,000 Btu for eight hours using a 1-pound propane canister.
Photo by Matthew Stallbaumer
Backup Heater
Coleman's BlackCat Portable Catalytic Heater (about $55) provides 3,000 Btu for eight hours using a 1-pound propane canister.
Photo by Matthew Stallbaumer
Kerosene Stove
This sturdy lantern ($100) works as a stove with the optional burner attachment and is safe for indoor use when used with isopropyl alcohol for fuel.
Photo by Matthew Stallbaumer
Backup Generator
If you live where winters are cold, having some kind of backup heating option is probably the single most important item in your emergency kit. If you lose electric power during a blizzard or ice storm, you probably will lose your heat.
Photo courtesy Fotolia/Sherez

















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