This is a great list that applies to a hurricane preparedness that many do here in South Florida. This is why I think South Florida may do a little better in a SHTF times.
On the surge protector I used one after hurricane Andrews hit. I was able to log on to the internet everyday since the backup surge protector had a battery that would give you 10 to 15 minutes on time to get online. I wound recharge it every time I ran the gas generator. I now own a gas range with a years supply of gas so cooking will not be a problem.