It’s important to stay prepared, but that doesn’t have to mean spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on gear you’ll (hopefully) never use.
While we won’t deny that a hatchet/shovel combo tool or a plasma lighter aren’t super cool, you probably won’t find too many uses for them in your day-to-day life. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of amazing gear that’ll make your daily life better in addition to giving you the peace of mind your bases are covered should the worst occur.
LARQ's Self-Cleaning Water Bottle and Water Purification System
The LARQ self-cleaning water bottle not only looks sharp, but uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9999% of bio-contaminants from your water. In a disaster, this means that you can drink water from streams and rivers confident in the knowledge that LARQ will purge any germs that may be lurking in it. In your daily life, this means you can throw the bottle in your gym bag and not worry about it smelling like death a week later.
RUMPL's Compact Puffy Blankets
Water-resistant and made with the same materials as sleeping bags, Rumpl blankets will keep you cozy and warm regardless of whether you’re star-gazing outdoors or making the best of a power outage. Both rugged and aesthetically pleasing, this blanket is versatile enough for picnics, camping, or cozying up on the couch. Use code WYND15 to get 15% off orders $99+ now through the end of September!
Vessi's Waterproof Sneakers
Nothing makes a bad day worse than wet shoes. If you’ve ever stepped into a surprisingly deep puddle, you know exactly what I mean. This becomes especially true during a disaster when wet shoes can lead to blistering and overall discomfort. That being said, stomping around in thick rubbery boots doesn’t sound ideal either. Thankfully, Vessi offers a third option: waterproof, knit sneakers. As a stylish solution to rainy weather, these sneakers are perfect for both sprinting through light showers during your daily commute as well as trudging through rainstorms.
Admit it, you’ve been waiting for an excuse to get one of these chic coolers. Originally designed for outdoorsman activities like fishing and camping, Yeti’s iconic coolers have become an all-American status symbol. But, don’t let the sleek design and bright colors fool you, these coolers are designed with function above form and can keep their contents cool for up to 3 days. That means, if your power goes out or you have to hit the road in hot weather, Yeti can keep your food cold and preserved.
Jackery's Portable Power Station
Quick. Would you rather go a day without your smartphone or food? If you hesitated for even a second, you’ll definitely need Jackery’s portable power station. With AC and USB outlets, it can charge all your electronics and even small appliances, ensuring that you don’t lose contact with the outside world at a critical moment. In a less stressful context, you can be the envy of your campsite or the life of a beach party. Basically, anywhere there’s not a power outlet, Jackery can help make your life a bit more worry-free.
JUDY's Sleek Disaster Kit
If you don’t have the time to build a bespoke disaster kit yourself or just want to make certain you have everything you’ll need, a pre-assembled kit is the way to go. The glammed-up version of a prepper kit, JUDY helps you be crazy prepared without looking like you’re prepared to go crazy. Its clean, instagrammable design stands in contrast with its more camo-clad kin and includes food, water, tools, and everything else you may need in a crisis. For those of you who have been trying to choose between form and function, now, you can have the best of both worlds. Use code PREPMONTH10 for 10% off individual products now through the end of September!
Craft & Oak's City Map Posters
When’s the last time you looked at a map...on paper? That’s what we thought (don’t feel too bad - I haven’t read one since middle school geography class). In a worst-case-scenario, you may not have access to the digital maps we’ve become so reliant upon. At the same time, you may feel a bit guilty about buying a 2-inch thick atlas that probably took a whole tree to manufacture. Craft & Oak offers the solution: they let you easily design beautiful map posters of your local area. Not only will you get a nice bit of wall art, but you’ll also have a readily available map of the surrounding region.
Safe-T's Stylish Fire Extinguishers
We all know what a fire extinguisher looks like. They’re big red cylinders that scream “utilitarian”...but what if they didn’t have to? That’s what the team at Safe-T thought when they designed their bold and stylish line of fire extinguishers. Not only will they keep you and your family safe, but you’ll have a unique piece of art to show off proudly.
Presto's Food Dehydrator
A food dehydrator may seem like an appliance only your vegan aunt from Los Angeles would buy, but they can be pretty useful for disaster preparedness as well. Alongside canned food staples, homemade preserved goods can help you maintain morale with some tasty snacks. Everything from jerky to DIY fruit-rollups are literally on the table. Whenever you have some extra fruit that’s at risk of going to waste, instead of tossing it, cut it up and throw it in your dehydrator and...Presto you’ve got delicious snacks to save for an emergency or pack for tomorrow’s lunch.
Wynd's Smart Personal Air Purifiers & KN95 Face Masks
Clean air isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. In no time is this more clear than during a disaster. Wildfires, pandemics, and dust storms all turn our source of life into a source of suffering. However, it’s not just during crises that poor air quality can hurt you. Even when everything seems okay, air quality can have a significant impact on your health: allergies, pollution, and airborne chemicals can all chip away at your quality of life. That’s why having air quality products like air purifiers and masks is important regardless of the situation. Here at Wynd, we try to make maintaining your air quality as simple as possible with our full suite of integrated air quality products. Use code PREPKIT to get a free 10-pack of KN95 masks with your order!
You don’t have to buy a thousand useless gizmos to prepare for a disaster. By investing in quality, multi use products, you can benefit daily from the utility of products designed for extreme situations. In preparation for wildfire season, be sure to download our wildfire preparedness ebook, and, for more information about health and air quality, subscribe to our newsletter.