Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Fires...Everyone Needs a “Bug Out” Bag

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

Make a list of what you absolutely would need if you had to be out of your house for several days.

Take each family member into consideration.

 

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Original content by Kathy Streib

Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Fires...Everyone Needs a “Bug Out” Bag

It sounds a bit like Jack Bauer or Leroy Gibbs, but you really should consider some kind of bug out or emergency “to go” bag for you and each member of emergency kityour family, including your 4 legged ones.

 

What is an Emergency “To go” bag?

It’s going to differ for every person and family but basically, it’s what you would need to survive and function outside of your home if you suddenly had to leave. And, you would also want to consider a situation in which you would not be able to return to your home for a considerable length of time, or ever.

 

Where to begin…

Make a list of what you absolutely would need if you had to be out of your house for several days.

Take each family member into consideration.

 

Gather what you would need...

A list won’t do you much good if you are running around trying to gather everything at the last minute. That said, there are some items that you use on a daily basis that need to be included, such as your medications.

For medications, jewelry, and items that are needed daily that you would want to take, the key is to KNOW where they are located. Having them in one place makes it easier.

 

Place them in a bag that you can grab.

For some, it may be a backpack or a duffle. You’ll want something that is easy to carry and will hold what you need.

 

first aid kitTo help you, here are some suggestions that are broken down into categories…

Survival

Every person needs these 4 things to survive...Air, Shelter, Water, and Food. Have water and non-perishable food.  For a small bag, this can include protein bars, canned tuna, and peanut butter.

 

Clothing

Consider a windbreaker, socks and extra change of clothing.

 

Needed Extras

A flashlight, matches, multi-purpose tools, cell phone chargers, knife, can opener. Don’t forget your cash (and not all big bills.) because ATMs flashlightmay not be working.   

 

Important Papers

This includes phone numbers (who remembers any numbers these days?), account information, medical information. Think about what you would need to function.  A thumb-drive with important information. Don’t forget a real map...you don’t want to rely on cell service!

 

First Aid

Have a small first aid kit. Don’t forget your prescription medicine. Don’t forget your contact lenses or glasses as well!

 

Remember, every person’s needs are different as is every situation. The important thing is to make a decision to be ready, then get ready.










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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Good share, Roy. Kathy always has stellar ideas for posts - and helpful and timely advice. Hope you're having a great day. 

Jun 11, 2019 09:22 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Kathy Streib

Jun 11, 2019 09:30 AM #2
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Roy - in Florida and Houston people are more prepared than those of us living, for example, in New York.  That is why we were so unprepared for Sandy in 2012.

Jun 11, 2019 10:57 AM #3
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Roy,

What a great reblog you shared with us as hurricane season is here or near here. A

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When there is an emergency time is of the essence. The time to prepare is before not during.

Jun 11, 2019 12:34 PM #5
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Hi Roy and many thanks for the reblog. 

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Janice Zaltman Realtor, LEED AP
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Thanks Roy. Hope this is a quiet hurricane season this year. Yes, it is important to be prepared. Have been through it so many times. 

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I keep a simple emergency bag in my car at all times.  I hope it will have what I need when I need it.

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You can never take too many precautions with any of this stuff no matter in which part of the punch you live. All great! :)

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Thank you very much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

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