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For a family of four, add to the basic 72-hour kit:

Mobiflex portable shelter system ($2,700)

Altec suspension expedition backpacks ($329), Eagle Gear “War Bags” ($195), or Israeli Army backpacks ($250)

3 professional walkie-talkies ($3,000)

Fully stocked professional paramedic’s first-aid kit ($450)

Nomad portable solar E-kit, to charge batteries and provide emergency light ($450)

2 portable showers ($80)

4 top-grade fixed-blade knives ($1,200)

Maxa Beam searchlight ($1,687)

4 top-grade multi-tools ($400)

Lansky sharpening kit ($60)

Emergency clothing – top-grade boots, raincoats, parkas, etc. ($2,500)

Emergency transportation – 3 folding Montague bikes ($1,200)

1 HOPE (high-office parachute escape, available at for landing safely from a window higher than 100 feet ($899)

Top-grade police radio scanner ($800)

Emergency food for one month – freeze-dried MREs, etc. ($200)

Primus multi-fuel camp stove ($130)

2 pneumatic Tasers and 4 cans of Punch O.C. spray ($450)

3 adult hazmat A- or C-class suits ($1,000)

Sea Eagle 14SR sport boat and outboard motor – for evacuation by Hudson or East River ($3,200)

1 ATACS (all-terrain all-purpose cart sled, available from Ferno), for towing all of the above; it handles up to 400 pounds of gear ($759)

TOTAL COST: $21,494


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