Hopefully you'll never have to use it, but in the case of an emergency it's smart to have a disaster supplies kit ready. If you don't think you'll ever get around to putting one together yourself, order the Red Cross Deluxe Emergency Preparedness Kit ($65), which includes a heavy-duty backpack stuffed with items like a battery-powered flashlight and radio (batteries included), water (2 quarts) and water container (2.5 gallon), an emergency blanket, U.S. Coast Guard-approved food bars, work gloves, light sticks, a breathing mask, a rain poncho, a roll of duct tape, and a first aid kit.
While we don’t get the chance to go camping/backpacking very often — it’s hard to find Wi-Fi out in the wilderness — when we do we like to have the best gear possible, and that includes the Hubba Hubba Tent from MSR ($290). It’s extremely lightweight (about 4 lbs.), has room for two, and the all-mesh canopy provides plenty of ventilation.