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Duck tape, plastic ties and superglue
All essentials for fixing things that are broken. These might seem trivial, but they won't seem that way when you need any of them!
Might be worth throwing a small can of WD40 in there too. Not only is it great for loosening stuff off, it's a fantastic water displacer and can be used – at a pinch – to dry out things like hard drives and circuit boards. It's not idea, but it does work.
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Information is power, and while your main access to the web might be down, you might be able to connect using the 3G/LTE network using a dongle or hotspot device. It might not be good enough for you to steam films from Netflix, but it can allow you to get access to news, weather and other information.
You can pick these up either from phone stores or online. Personally, I think it's best to get an unlocked on so you can ick and choose the provider you go with based on price and service in your area.
If you live in sunny climes then a solar charger is a great way to keep devices topped up. If I can use one of these in the UK then unless you're living down a hole you should be able to make use of one!