A Go Bag is one of those things you could start with. We all have the prerequisite first aid kit in our homes, but, let's face it. What if a tropical storm hits our shores and does a lot of damage that requires immediate evacuation? Earthquakes are one of those things I'm constantly afraid of because my family lives near a fault line.
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- A sturdy, waterproof backpack is preferable.
- Change of clothes. I made this in Polyvore, so, um, this one's quite fasyown.
- Shoes. If you want to bring rain boots, place them beside your bag for when there's a situation and you have to get out asap. We're a flip-flop wearing nation but when there's a lot of walking to be done, nothing beats comfortable, close shoes that can survive in flood water.
- Medicine. If you're regularly taking medication, make sure to set aside some extras for your Go Bag.
- A first aid kit.
- Flashlight. I was feeling cheeky so I used the batman one. Sadly, I don't have this in real life.
- Water and easy-to-eat food. I'm a snacks person so I'd rather bring an energy bar. For my husband, a snack bar most definitely will not do. So I'm thinking of canned rice and tuna by San Marino?
- Radio. I still don't have one of these. But I'm definitely going to find one in my next Divisoria trip.
- Whistle. This could mean the difference between life and death in certain circumstances. It could alert other people of danger or could be used as a communication device. Or, it could serve as an annoying entertainment device when bad weather rolls in and there's no Internet.