A ‘Go Bag’ Guide… Just in Case!

said on June 18th, 2018 filed under: Localism

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Disaster can strike at any time, and no area is immune. No matter where you live, having a ‘go bag’ can make a huge difference in an emergency where every second counts. Pack a small bag for each member of your household, keep them all in the same location, and make sure everyone knows the plan in case of an evacuation.
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The Bag Itself
Keep it small and portable; you may literally be running with it. A backpack is ideal, but a lightweight suitcase may also work.
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Medications
Pack about three days worth of each of your prescriptions. If you need larger items, such as an oxygen tank, make sure you have a portable version.
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Clothing
Pack enough for a few days. Include layers you can add or remove, lightweight rain gear, and waterproof boots.
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Water and Food
Bottled water is essential. Granola or energy bars are also great picks because they are small, filling, and come in a wide range of flavors.
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Personal Needs
List every toiletry you use on a daily basis, then buy a travel version of each. Also pack backup eyeglasses, a first-aid kit, babywipes and a multipurpose tool with a knife and can opener.
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Cash
In addition to enough money to last a few days, pack small bills and a roll of quarters. If you need something from a vending machine, you won’t want to have to ask equally desperate strangers for change.
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Paperwork
In a waterproof zip-lock bag, put photocopies of your birth certificate, driver’s license, Social Security and Medical cards, power of attorney and will, marriage/adoption/naturalization certificates, proof of address, and insurance/medical/immunization records.
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Basic Electronics
Bring an extra phone charger in case you have electricity and a portable battery pack in case you don’t. Also pack a long-lasting flashlight, and a small AM/FM radio (with batteries if it needs them).
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  1. Robert Jenkins

    Be sure to read the follow-up blogs about the details. The first blog is a detailed list for our First Aid kit to go in the “Grab and Go Bag.”

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