Hurricane Gear Test: Dorcy Rechargeable Adventure Lantern

There was a time not that long ago when Meteorologist John Dawson said rechargeable lights don't belong in hurricane kits, because he only wanted to see ones that ran on disposable batteries, but times have changed along with battery technology.

Hurricane Gear Test: 5.11 Rapid Headlight

As you're gathering supplies to prepare for a severe storm, you probably know you'll need a battery powered light but some definitely work better than others, and FOX 26 Meteorologist John Dawson explains what features to look for when shopping for one of your own.

Hurricane Gear Test: PowerSmith LED Work Light

Some rechargeable LED lights will work better than others for emergency preparedness. FOX 26 Meteorologist John Dawson shows what he likes about a compact LED work light with four different modes.

Hurricane Gear Test: Survival Frog Hurricane Kit

If you live near the Gulf Coast, you need a hurricane kit. But you don't have to build it from scratch. There are companies that have done the work for you. In this Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson shows us a survival kit designed for those in hurricane-prone areas.

Hurricane Gear Test: Biolite Headlamp 750

When gathering supplies for hurricane season, you probably know you will need a battery-powered light. But we have come a long way from the traditional handheld flashlight. Meteorologist John Dawson shows us a powerful rechargeable headlamp.

Hurricane Gear Test: Judy The Mover Max

We are still a few weeks out from the peak of hurricane season. It's been quiet so far, but if you're still looking to get prepared, you can buy a hurricane kit that's pre-built. Meteorologist John Dawson shows us a backpack designed for those who plan to evacuate.

Hurricane Gear Test: The Survival Tabs

This probably isn't what you think of when you think of food for your hurricane kit. In this Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson shows us a unique food option that comes in a very small package.

Hurricane Gear Test: Uncharted Supply Co. Seventy2 Pro

Your hurricane plans should include a go-bag. It’s an emergency kit that is portable, usually the size of a backpack. On today’s Hurricane Gear Test, Meteorologist John Dawson shows us a survival kit that comes highly praised.

Hurricane Gear Test: Sawyer Tap Filter

Keeping clean, safe water in your hurricane kit can be a challenge. FOX 26 Meteorologist John Dawson tells viewers about the Sawyer water filtration system that removes 99.9999% of bacteria and protozoa.

Hurricane Gear Test: ReadyWise Emergency Food Kit

Knowing what food to buy for a hurricane can be overwhelming. FOX 26 Meteorologist John Dawson shares a 72-hour emergency food supply from ReadyWise and American Red Cross that won't taste like cardboard and can help save you some money.

Hurricane Gear Test: Rocksolar Nomad Power Station

Keeping your phone charged is important when a hurricane makes landfall. But when the power goes out, it's hard to do. FOX 26 Meteorologist John Dawson shows us a large power station in this Hurricane Gear Test.