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"It's my pre-packed disaster evacuation bag, recommended by the Department of Homeland Security. And Sarah Connor."

the basics:

  • ☑ (water), one gallon per person per day
  • food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishables
  • ☑ hand crank emergency radio with tone alert
  • ☑ flashlight + extra batteries
  • first aid kit
  • ☑ whistle to signal for help
  • dust mask to help filter contaminated air
  • ☑ moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • wrench or pliers to turn off utilities + manual can opener for food
  • ☑ your towel
    • a towel is about the most massively useful thing you can have.
    • what the non-refugee will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the wasteland, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man with whom to be reckoned.
  • ☐ maps + the latest census data (to avoid mobs and looters)
  • ☐ close range + projectile weapons
    • because, fun fact: shit's going down, son.
  • ☐ currency: ibuprofen + valium + silver coins
  • ☑ a bag big enough to hold it (but light enough to run)

additional supplies:

  • ☑ hero waterproof camera
  • ☑ a quality solar panel
  • ☐ lifeproof cases: iphone, ipod, ipad, and mac
  • ☐ important family documents such as:
    • copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container (use the emergency financial first aid kit developed by operation hope, fema, and citizen corps to help organize information)
  • ☑ sleeping bag or warm blanket (consider additional bedding in a cold-weather climate)
  • ☑ plastic sheeting + duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • ☐ complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes (consider additional clothing in a cold-weather climate)
  • ☑ rain gear + parka
  • ☑ scrubbing bag for laundry
  • ☑ work gloves
  • ☑ matches in a waterproof container (or some fire steel)
  • emergency reference material such as a first aid book
jan 8 2014 ∞
nov 6 2018 +