I've been contemplating around building a "stay put" survival kit for home. We got hit by a big power outage a couple months back when a transformer blew and we were without power for a few good hours. It brought back the memories and concerns of the big blackout that hit the whole easter seaboard several years back. We weren't prepared back then and its the same story today. Mind you, I run gas at home so heating food wasn't a problem then but it got me thinking if all infrastructure was compromised. Extreme sure but still a scary though; consume what is perishable over 2 days then moved onto the dried and canned goods but on a bad day, that can probably only last me just less then 2 weeks. So heres what I've thought of so far -1 month worth of MREs and/or freeze dried foods; I'm debating on one or the other or a mix. I'd greatly appreciate opinions on this. -1 month worth of water purification tablets with a large reusable container; I had considered filters but I do believe most require electricity to operate, something I don't want to count on in a worst case scenario plus they're quite expensive. -windup radio and flashlight; I can find the radio, not so much the flashlight but I do have a couple of powerful flashlights and great rechargeable batteries coupled with a solar powered charger (I've sourced out 2) -magnesium fire starter; being up in Canada, theres always a chance of SHTF in the middle of winter -first aid kit I can't think of anything else beyond that. Keep in mind that this is for staying put at home, riding out whatever has happened. I'm planning on putting together a "bug out bag" down the road.