Warmth and Comfort
Sleeping Bags – There’s really no easier or more compact way to store your bedding essentials, especially if you choose a highly insulated sleeping bag designed for backpacking.
Thermal Underwear – Since power utilities may go down for long periods of time during a crisis, thermal underwear could be worth its weight in gold.
Candles – You’ll probably never read a disaster preparedness list that doesn’t include candles, and for good reason. A good stock of slow-burning emergency candles is a survival essential, as well as something to light them with.
Cigarette Lighters – I recommend stashing a combo pack of at least 6 lighters in your stockpile. In a power outage, these guys can become very, very important. The can also be very easy to misplace.
Fire Logs – Manmade fire logs, such as Duraflame, are an excellent choice because they put out more heat and burn longer than real lumber. Again, this is not a camp out, it’s a survival situation.