What’s in my Disaster Preparedness Bag

But really tho, we should all be prepared for a natural disaster.

I’m not the bunker type but I’ve been known to dabble in end of the world fiction and it always makes me think; what would I keep on me in the event of the apocalypse? Luckily, the apocalypse is still highly unlikely (at least the Walking Dead version of it) but it’s not a bad idea to be prepared for an emergency.

Why get prepared for a disaster?

After the fire in SB I decided it was probably time to follow through on this plan. And after feeling the 7.1 earthquake from Ridgecrest in the Central Valley I thought that now is an excellent time to rekindle that paranoia and pack a bag. While packing, I realized it would be insanely difficult for me to survive with all my food allergies if I wasn’t prepared for an emergency. Wanna know what I packed in my disaster preparedness bag? Check my list below: 

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The bag!! 

What’s in my Emergency Preparedness Kit 

  • Water 
  • Allergen friendly snacks (my plan to avoid wasting food is to pull everything out at expiration date and replace)
    • Dried fruit 
    • Made Good brand snacks 
    • Anything off this post 
    • Beans 
    • Soup 
  • Dog treats and kibble
  • Dog lasso/emergency leash 
  • Emergency kit 
    • Allergy, pain and prescription meds 
  • Wet wipes 
  • Puppy pads 
  • Water filter straw 
  • N95 masks 
  • Flashlights
  • Emergency radio 
  • Shoes and clothes 
  • Important documents 
  • Gas/ water shut off tool 
  • Pocket knife
  • Multi tool 
  • Honorable mention to my child’s sized head lamp that I keep on my night stand in case of power outages. It’s an excellent shade of blue and goes great with my emergency preparedness outfits. 
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Emergency kit, flashlights, dog treats and a back up leash are in easy to reach pockets.

FEMA, the Red Cross and USGS have excellent resources on what to pack in an emergency preparedness kit. I highly recommend checking them out and having something on hand in case of an emergency. Even something is minor as a power outage could be devastating if you aren’t prepared. 

Do you have a bag and if so, what’s in it?

2 thoughts on “What’s in my Disaster Preparedness Bag

  1. I rearranged all my genealogy stuff and old photos and cd’s to the bookcases by my door closest to my car. Several times last year the possibility of evacuation was likely. Clothing, etc can be replaced, but not 50 years worth of work and research. I also have the basics packed in a suitcase.

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