If you've ever reached for toilet paper to find a bare roll or found an empty bottle of aspirin when you needed it for a hangover, you know that there are some things you should always have before you absolutely need it. Lifehacker has a list of things you should always buy before you need them, and some of them are no-brainers.
- Toilet paper
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Over-the-counter medicine -- from ibuprofen to cold medicine
- Over-the-counter protection (of the adult kind)
- A living will
- Rescue medicine, like an EpiPen or inhaler
- Basic tools
- Hot water heater
...Speaking of hot water heaters, Pittsburgh's own Weird Paul's gotta song to fit just the occasion...