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Personal Go Bag Contents

Everyone in your family should have their own Go Bag that contains 72 hours worth of essential supplies.

These kits are collections of supplies needed when an earthquake strikes, or an emergency evacuation is ordered. Personalize kits and keep them where they can easily be reached—at home, in the car, at work or school.

This is particularly important during fire season when a quick getaway may be needed. A backpack or other small bag is best for these kits so that they can be easily carried in an evacuation. During the COVID-19 pandemic additional considerations for your Go Bag include N95 and/or cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes, and a thermometer.

Build a Go Bag

Include the following items in each Go Bag:

  • Water – 3 bottles
  • Food – 3-day supply
  • Warmth/Shelter – Emergency blanket, 3 12-hour body warmers, poncho
  • Medical Supplies – First Aid/medical kit, pain reliever, 3 pairs of medical gloves, and a 3-7 day supply of any required life-saving medications as well as copies of prescriptions. Also include an N95 and/or Cloth Mask and hand sanitizer
  • Lighting – Flashlight with batteries or crank flashlight
  • Radio – AM/FM emergency radio with batteries
  • Support Supplies – Whistle, pair work gloves, sturdy shoes, change of clothes, 3 face masks, pack of Wet Wipes, pocket tissue package, 30-gallon plastic bag, 3 10-gallon plastic bags
  • Packaging – 1 bag, backpack, or bucket with handle

Plus the Following Items*:

  • Medical Consent Forms and Medical Information for dependents or minors
  • Copies of important documents – Including identification, insurance cards, deeds
  • Spare eye glasses and personal hygiene supplies
  • Emergency cash
  • List of emergency contact phone numbers including an out of state contact
  • Comfort item such as a game or teddy bear.

*For families with infants and young children check out special considerations from the CDC

Note: Replace perishable items like water, food, medications, and batteries as needed or on a yearly basis.