Imagine you’re at work, just going about your day, and the unexpected occurs:
- a once-in-a-mellinium earthquake hits your area
- a terrorist attack shuts down travel along surface streets
- failing infrastructure causes a catastrophic failure of the only bridge that brings you home, or shuts down the train upon which you rely for your commute, or the subway, or the BART.
The possibilities are numerous, but the end result is the same. A trip which should take you 45 minutes by your preferred transportation method is now a 15-20 mile hike, or a dangerous trek with an adventurous Uber driver, or worse.
Do you set off on your 2-day hike? Pay a friendly local to kayak you home? Do you wait it out at work, or at a friend’s house nearby? What if you’re stuck in your car in gridlock when the disaster ensues? What if your kids are with you (and what if they’re not?) What if your furry friends are with you? What will you need to get home?
BASIC ITEMS FOR A 3-DAY SURVIVAL BAG
(AKA a Get-Home Bag)
& WHY YOU NEED THEM
Radio – battery operated
OTHER NICE THINGS TO HAVE
o Solar phone charger or at least a back-up phone battery
o Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other semi-essential personal items
o Extra keys to your house and vehicle
o Headlamp (for hands-free maneuvering)
o Mace/Pepper spray
o Zip ties
o Personal care items (deodorant, Toothbrush and toothpaste)
o Local map
o Fishing line & hooks
o Playing cards
ITEMS TO PACK FOR KIDS & PETS
o Dog leashes
o Water bowls
o Pet food (freeze dried or canned)
o Pet medications
o Copy of your child’s shot records
o Extra diapers, baby wipes, back-up pacifier
o Stickers, coloring markers, coloring book
o Small photo album w/pics of friends & relatives
o Change of clothes, boots
o Emergency candy/bribes/rewards
Please message me with additional good ideas!