Re: Emergency preparedness.
If you have a wood stove in your skoolie, you only need an axe to harvest fuel. If you have solar panels on your bus, you can power a single burner electric stove for cooking or heating a single small room (a "stovetop" fan is handy for heating a room)...if your not using the wood stove already to heat the entire bus. Keep several coolers ready and dump the contents of your fridge into them when the twinkie hits the fan. Don't forget that you have all those cans and boxes in the cupboards to grab also. MRE's are tasty for about 10 or so years, then they dont taste as good but are just as nutritional as the day they were packaged... Stay away from the Meatballs in Sauce, it gains a "sticky oily" flavor/texture. (I speak from experience.)
You dont have to plan for Every disaster, Just plan for most of them. The stuff you have to carry will work for just about 95% of the problems you will run into, the last 5% cant be accounted for, or will cost a lot to get a "Uni-Tasker" for a single purpose. A saw is good, but a rope-saw is better and takes alot less space, plus you can get several for $10 and store in the same amount of space as 4-6 condoms. Just be sure which you grab in the dark. Get a Dynamo Flashlight that has a chargeport on it. If you really have too, you can power small electronics like a cellphone or radio from it. Or even charge the battery of a larger rechargeable lamp. LED lights are going to be great to have around for making your batteries and fuel last longer between engine/gen chargings.
Oh yeah, and in the case of sudden emergencies... If the roads are Fuc.....So are you! Cause you aren't going anywhere... Alot of people aren't bright enough to stay put when something happens and they try to flee causing all sorts of chaos added onto whatever damage was caused by the disaster. Unless you have 4wheel drive, your pretty much stuck to flat roads and behind the "rats" trying to get out.