Team Huddle: Semi-Practical Hurricane Toolbox

I think it’s imperative to preface the list you are about to scroll through with this: if you are on/anywhere near the front lines of this thing, you need to stop reading this now, pack your actual essentials, and drive inland until you are a safe distance from any place within the orange-to-purple area on the hurricane path radar. Seriously. We don’t know this Matthew guy very well, but we do know Jim Cantore. And if he’s doing marathon broadcasts in your region, then you need to roll the f*ck out quick.

With that in mind, a solid portion of our team/family/friends are currently in Florida and along the coast. We reached out this morning to ensure everyone is making it to safety and has a hotel room floor to sleep on. Despite the storm being dangerously close, the team was in good spirits—enough to make light of the situation when we asked what essentials they’d prefer to have on hand when braving a hurricane like this.

Eddie Berrang, Publisher

  • DVD copy of Waterworld (or a crystal ball)
  • Scuba gear
  • Amphibious water-to-land vehicle

Lyndsey Corin, Sales Director, National

  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Rosé

Michael Kilcullen, Associate Editor

  • Frosted donut pool float
  • 6-8 peanut butter marshmallow sandwiches
  • A glass of whole milk and a flare gun

Mal Turner, Art Director

  • Cheese balls
  • Toilet paper
  • Weatherproof attire

Kingsley Spencer, Web Director

  • Boardshorts
  • $500 cash
  • Plane ticket to Vegas

Caitlin Cotroneo, Senior Project Manager

  • Headlamp
  • Tito’s vodka
  • Charged iPhone loaded with jams (for/in case of dance party)

Bronson Lamb, Managing Director

  • Coleman stove + headlamp
  • Ice + beer
  • Paddleboard to transfer said beer between you and your neighbor’s houses

Alyssa Eurell, Account Executive

  • Gosling’s Black Seal 
  • Ginger Beer 
  • Limes

Autumn Berrang, Brand Development

  • Jim Cantore’s cell number
  • Every battery-operated charging device you can find (the Away carry-on is clutch)
  • Lots o’ wine. Do not forget the opener.

Stay tuned for more nice, maybe less frivolous things from our team in next week’s Team Huddle.