Typhoon Ketsana was my first devastating encounter with floods. When I\’m still living with my parents we weren\’t directly affected with any storm.
Year 2013 when we moved in to our new home that wasn\’t prone to floods, and the year when deadliest Typhoon Haiyan hits our country.
Those experiences made me realized the importance of preparedness and being ready to response to natural or man-made disasters. That is why its a must to have Emergency Preparedness kit and a Go-bag that won\’t let us down when disaster strikes.
This should come in handy! it pays to know which ones to call during emergencies. It is best to keep those contact numbers not only on mobile phones but on a piece of paper as well.
Actually contains the items listed above plus the raincoats, jackets, blankets, and umbrella. Emergency preparedness must also comes with evacuation preparedness.
They call it life bag, life pack, etc., it\’s a bag that contains items that will make you survive for the first 72 hours of evacuating from a disaster. Have it regularly check and update the contents of your Emergency Life bag to ensure readiness at all times.
I prefer having a separate stock for our Emergency Kit and a Life Bag. We are a family of four, so its best to have a bag for each member and let the kids be aware of their own kits. Make sure that all family members know where the emergency kits and life bags are kept.
I let the kids prepare their own life bag and educate them of possible scenarios that can happen when disaster strikes. This is a good way to train them to be self-reliant and make safety and preparedness a part of everyday life.
Store and secure your valuable possessions like important family documents, bank records, insurance, jewelries, collectibles and other valuable items. This is our long overdue must have item in the house, we often disregard the need of having this one due to its hefty price, but vowed to prioritize this item to be bought this year.
The list only consist of basic items, once we are done with the basics; we can start to add up our family\’s unique needs such as special medication or baby items.
How about you? What\’s in your Emergency Kit and Go Bag? Feel free to comment down the items that I might missed to include on the list.
7 responses to “What to put in Emergency Preparedness Kit and Go Bag?”
How interesting to read this. I would be interested to see what others over there say about this as its not really something we have here in most of Australia. More north where hurricanes may occur (but hardly ever) we do however always makes ure we have torches (incase of power outage) and medical supplies. I love your list though 🙂
I have been meaning to put together and emergency kit. Living in Chandler, AZ we don't get many natural disasters but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be prepared for other possible issues. Thank you so much for sharing this helpful information.
I do have a first aid kit in my car that includes a heat blanket and purified water. Having grown up in NY blankets, shovels and the such were important in the winter.
I have some a go-bag but definitely haven't updated it in a while! I'm going to add some of these suggestions!
This is an excellent list of resources. It's so important to be prepared and I think all the disasters we've had the past few years have made people more aware of the need.
Wow. This is so important. My family and I went through tornadoes in Central Florida in 1998 and learned so much from the sad experience. We were just hit by Irma this year and agree with you preparation is essential.
We have a similar emergency box – more for in case of cyclones, fires or flooding. It is something that was instilled in me as a child and something that I have carried with me wherever I have lived.