Readywise Survival Backpack

In this Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson takes a look at what's included in a survival backpack from Readywise.

Leatherman Survival Kit

Some survival kits are more hurricane-ready than others. Meteorologist John Dawson tells us what we need to look for.

Coast Polysteel 700

This Flashlight Friday, Meteorologist John Dawson tests a flashlight he says is really tough.

Spot X

We all rely on our phones to keep us connected and informed. But what happens if they stop working after a hurricane landfall? In this Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson shows us a device that skips the cell towers and reaches up to the satellites to keep you connected.

CRKT Eat'n Tool

In this Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson looks at a low-cost tool he says could come in handy.

VSSL First Aid

If you have not included a first aid kit in your hurricane plans, you are missing a key part of emergency preparedness. In this Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson shows us a nearly indestructible one.

Gerber Armbar Drive

FOX 26 Meteorologist John Dawson is testing out a compact multi-tool in this Hurricane Gear Test.

Hurricane Gear Test: NEBO BIG Poppy

We made it to another Flashlight Fridays on the Hurricane Gear Test. JD will show us a lighting option and give it a rating on his hurricane kit priority scale. Today’s light is a bigger version of a light that earned a Cat. 5 last hurricane season.

ReadyWise Emergency Food Hurricane Kit

When building your hurricane kit, it can be overwhelming to figure out what kind of food you need to buy. Meteorologist John Dawson takes a look at a food kit that's specifically designed for hurricane prone areas.

Prepster Fireproof Backpack

Meteorologist John Dawson has reviewed many pre-built hurricane kits over the years. But in a first on this Hurricane Gear Test, he has an emergency kit that comes in a fireproof bag.

Heater Meals - Cafe2Go

One of the things you probably miss after a hurricane is the power -- and maybe your coffee, too. In this Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson takes a look at an option to serve it up, even after a storm.

Emergency Zone Premium Power Outage Kit

You must plan for no power in your home after a hurricane makes landfall. Here is an full kit from Emergency Zone helping you prepare for the loss of electricity. Here's what's inside: 1 Durable Nylon Pouch, 6 Candles, 4 Light Sticks, 2 Pocket CREE Mini LED Flashlight, 2 Collapsible LED Lantern, 1 Box of Waterproof Matches, 1 AM/FM/WB Radio, 1 Deck of Playing Cards, and 1 4-in-1 Emergency Dynamo Radio Flashlight. And remember, weather can knock out power anytime of the year not just hurricane season. You need a light and a way to charge your cell phone in your hurricane supplies.

Hurricane Gear Test: Otterbox Venture Cooler

It's a good idea to keep most of your hurricane supplies in one location, ready for any emergency. Many people do that with a “go-bag”. In this Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson says he prefers a “go-box” instead.

BioLite SiteLight Mini

We have experienced our fair share of power outages in Houston over the years. Meteorologist John Dawson takes a look at some string lights in this Hurricane Gear Test.