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Creating a “Go Bag” I Hope You Never Need!

In an unpredictable world, preparedness becomes so important. The recent tragedy in Maui has triggered a lot of emotion in all of us. Truthfully, we can’t avoid wildfire, flooding, or other frightening challenges, but we can be prepared, which can provide a measure of peace.

This is where the concept of an emergency "go bag" comes into play. A well-equipped go bag serves as a vital resource during unexpected situations, ensuring you have essential supplies readily available.

Let’s take a look at well-curated emergency Go Bag.

Essential Documents: Keep copies of important documents like identification, insurance

policies, medical records, and emergency contact information in a waterproof pouch.

First Aid Kit: A basic medical kit with bandages, antiseptics, pain relievers, and any necessary prescription medications.

Water and Food: Pack non-perishable, nutrient-dense snacks, and don’t forget water.

Clothing: Include sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and extra socks. No one likes dirty socks!

Personal Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, soap, and feminine hygiene products.

Flashlight and Batteries: A reliable light source is essential; opt for a LED flashlight and spare batteries.

Multi-Tool: A versatile tool that combines various functions like cutting, opening cans, and more.

Cell Phone Charger: Keep a charger or power bank to stay connected.

Cash: Electronic transactions may not be available.

Local Maps: Physical maps are crucial if GPS systems fail.

Special Needs Items: Consider items for infants, elderly family members, and pets if applicable.

Personal Comfort: Items like a small book, playing cards, or a photo can provide comfort during difficult times.

The Takeaway

Remember, your go bag should reflect your specific needs and circumstances. Regularly check and update its contents to ensure everything remains usable and current. While we can't predict emergencies, we can certainly equip ourselves to face them with resilience and readiness. An emergency go bag is more than just a collection of items; it's your lifeline in times of uncertainty.

Stay safe, Friends!


Content by Kelly Preschler Sedona Realtor®

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