My Top Ten products available at the "everything for a dollar store" for camping are:
Glow sticks. (multi pack bracelets make a great glowing path marker.
Plastic Drop cloth (9' x 12') Thick socks
Multi tool auto dashboard compass
L.E.D. flashlight Three pack small bungee cords
batteries for light Twine or clothes line cord
First aid kit
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Disaster Relief Buckets
You can pack all the food and gear you want, but if you overlook the little things, the basic things, those are the only things you will need, and you will only need them when you are a hundred miles from a store!
My top Ten Picks for hurricane readiness from the dollar store are:
Flashlights (some come with batteries) FM radio scanner
First aid kit puzzle book or coloring-
Headache relief tablets book and crayons for the kids
Baby wipes (for personal hygiene) healthy snacks
freezer packs (put them in the freezer to protect food if power is off for a short time, just don't open the freezer door.
My top ten picks for the prepper are:
Plastic drop cloths Shoe boxes, plastic(to sort supplies)
First aid products Plastic food containers(w/gasket seals)
Solar lights Glow sticks in all sizes
L.E.D. flashlights Antibacterial soap
Cleaning products (bleach & ammonia) Rope and twine
Also, while you are at the dollar store, the floral decor department offers a bag of spanish moss and a candle is available on their home decor shelves. A candle and moss make fire starters. Lighters are available usually near the registers.