Personal Preparedness Go Bags

Personal Survival Kits should contain a minimum of 72 hours worth of essential supplies you’ll need, including emergency water, food, blankets, lights, dust mask and other survival supplies that will help you through any situation.

Personal Go Bag Contents

Everyone in your family should have their own Go Bag.

These kits are collections of supplies they may need when a quake strikes, or an emergency evacuation is ordered, no matter where they are. Personalize these 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.

Include the following items in your Go Bag:

  • Water – (6) 8 oz. boxes or pouches of water (5 year shelf life)
  • Food – (9) Meal Size Energy Bars (5 year shelf life)
  • Warmth/Shelter – (1) Emergency Blanket, (3) 12 hour Body Warmers, (1) Emergency Poncho
  • Medical Supplies – (1) First Aid/Medical Kit, Pain Reliever, (3) pair Medical Gloves and a 3 day supply of any required life-saving medications
  • Lighting – (1) Flashlight with batteries or crank flashlight
  • Radio – (1) AM/FM Emergency Radio with batteries
  • Support Supplies – (1) Whistle, (1) Pair Work Gloves, Sturdy Shoes, (3) Dust Masks, (1) Pack Wet Wipes, (1) Pocket Tissue Package, (1) 30 Gallon Plastic Bag, (3) 10 Gallon Plastic Bags
  • Packaging – One Bag, Backpack, or Bucket with Handle

Plus the following personalized items:

  • Include Medical Consent Forms and Medical Information for dependents/minor
  • Spare eyeglasses and personal hygiene supplies
  • Emergency cash
  • List of emergency contact phone numbers including an out of state contact
  • Comfort item, such as games, crayons, writing materials, and teddy bears.

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

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