- Make sure to have plenty of gas: Gas up early to avoid empty pumps and long lines. If possible, bring gas with you in a gas-safe container meant for this purpose.
- Bring water and non-perishable foods. Get them early and be ready to put your plastic kit in the car and go.
- Bring copies of prescription medications and any medical supplies you might need.
- Bring copies of vital documents: wills, deeds, homeowners insurance, proofs of residence, birth certificates, etc. Pack them in a watertight plastic bag.