Friday, September 9, 2016

September Preparedness Month (9)

Today's task still deals with having to leave your home in case of a disaster, evacuation, or emergency. We will be assembling a small bag to grab as you are leaving the house. It can be as simple as a brown grocery bag from the grocery store to backpacks. Don't forget the family pet and vaccination records. This checklist helps you make sure everything finds it's way to the vehicle.

Here is a short list of items:

Clothes: 1x shorts,  1x long pants, 2x under garments, 3x socks, 2x T-shirts, 1x flip flops, 1x old sneakers, light jacket.

Personal Items: toothbrush, toothpaste (travel size),floss, deodorant (travel size), male/female items, old glasses?, thumb flash drive(s) with personal information (from previous post), hotel bar soap.

Misc. Items: These items should be easily grabbed while heading out the door. Perhaps a written note on your bags as a reminder: Medicine, wallet, keys, phone, snacks bag, seasonal gear (heavy jacket, etc.).

Items that should already be inside vehicle: case water, 1/2 tank of gas or more at all times, and phone charger(s).

Any items that you can think of that I might have missed? Comments are always welcomed.

One task every day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K


  1. Now time that list by 5 adults, one grandson, and 3 cats who after moving from Florida 3 years ago still hate cars. While we have a creek nearby, I don't think its ever flooded. Still if push come to shove, we out of here.

    1. "Still if push come to shove, we out of here." I would be worth it to take 5 minutes per person and gather a few items...but yeah, I can see the disdain for road trips!

  2. Given how light(no pun intended) a mini-bic lighter is it would be worth tossing one in even if it would be worth even more to already have one in your pocket.

    1. Might be a very valuable few ounces, good call!