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8 Packable Things That Could Save Your Life

We don’t like to think about disasters when we’re planning our travel. I’m not talking about a missed flight or lost hotel reservation. I mean the BIG things—earthquakes, floods, fires, and the like. But many destinations are vulnerable to such events. A lot of items that can make a big difference in natural disasters are small and packable. Most of them have other uses when traveling, too.

Christine Sarkis put together this list of emergency items for SmarterTravel.

How many of these do you travel with?