[NYers charge their phones with Biolite campstoves, via]

We recently had the pleasure of meeting professional prepping consultants from National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers TV show, which kicks off its second season of evaluating people's underground bunkers, food supplies, and weapons arsenals on Tuesday, November 13. The consultants, Scott Hunt and David Kobler (the men behind the ranking system of the show and founders of Practical Preppers LLC), told us about a few tools that will do everything from keep your feet dry to charge your cell phone in the event of another derecho, hurricane, flood, snowmageddon, earthquake...and so without further adieu, here are ten incredibly awesome essentials to keep in a safe place for the next who-knows-what: