Start location is the lower east side of NYC and there's 2 of us; natural disaster most likely flood or hurricane and everything should probably fit into 2 normal to large sized multi compartment backpacks
  1. Waterproof matches and/or spark tool
  2. Water filter bottle and charcoal tablets
  3. Solar and/or crank flashlights (which are better?)
  4. Protein bars
  5. Swiss Army knives and multi tools
  6. Hunting knife
  7. Inflatable raft
  8. My favorite light weight hiking boots (these babies took me comfortably up Macchu Pichu-photo coming soon)
  9. That car window breaker/seatbelt cutter tool
  10. Hatchet
  11. Hammer
  12. Waterproof bags
  13. Solar USB charger (even if there's no service there's tons of apps that would be useful)
  14. Change of clothes and a few pairs of socks
  15. Bungee cord and rope
  16. Scissors
  17. Patagonia double-billed sun hats (nugget hats)
  18. Photos or photocopies of all identifying and important documents
  19. Mylar blankets
  20. 2-way radios
  21. Crank or battery operated AM/FM radio
  22. Regional map
  23. First aid kit
  24. Whistles
  25. Personal hygiene essentials (will become a separate list)
  26. Lightweight rain gear
  27. Contact information (hard copies)
  28. Fish hooks
  29. Titanium sporks (