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Hurricane checklist: Tips for before the storm

Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to the first hurricane of the season. This is how to be ready.

"It's important just to be ready to go should this come a little bit closer to the region as proposed right now," Fox 35 meteorologist Jayme King told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday.

We recommend you stay tuned to the news and take any warnings and evacuation orders seriously.

We've put together a list of products that will help you protect your family and property this hurricane season. Many of these items — generators especially — sell out quickly this time of year. We've included some of the top rated products everyone in a hurricane-prone area should have in a safe, easily accessible storage place.

See the full list of recommendations on Chicago Tribune's website here.

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May 5, 2022

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My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

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Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

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The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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