Ready, Set, Go-Bag! Your Guide to Summer Disaster Preparedness

Ready, Set, Go-Bag! Your Guide to Summer Disaster Preparedness

R. Doughty

8/25/20232 min read

gray kanpsack leaning on brown tree trunk
gray kanpsack leaning on brown tree trunk

When it comes to being prepared, there's no such thing as too much caution. Especially when we talk about disaster preparedness, but who said being ready for the unexpected can't be fun? Let's dive into our "Ready, Set, Go Bag" and see what treasures await!

Picture this: A serene summer day, birds are singing, the sun is shining, and out of nowhere – BOOM! Disaster strikes. It could be anything - a sudden storm, a power outage, a zombie apocalypse (kidding, mostly). Regardless of the type of disaster, having a "Ready, Set, Go Bag" can be the difference between panic and cool composure.

Your Go Bag is like your best friend during a disaster. Always ready to jump into action, and packed with all the essentials you need to survive. And speaking of the bag itself, we've got to give a massive shoutout to Hill People Gear. If you're looking for a bag that marries durability with craftsmanship, look no further. We've had our hands on several of their products, and the quality just blows us away every time.

But now, let's get to the meat of the matter - what do we put in this heroic bag?

First things first, you need water. After all, hydration is not a joke, folks. We recommend packing enough water for three days. Also, consider including a water purifying system for longer-term crises.

Next up, food. Pack non-perishable items like energy bars, canned goods (don't forget the can opener), and dried fruits. Again, aim for a three-day supply.

On to the less tasty but still essential stuff. A first aid kit is a must. And why not throw in a CPR mask while you're at it? It could turn you into a real-life superhero.

Speaking of superheroes, you'll need a multi-tool, something like a Swiss Army Knife. This tool can make you feel like you've got all the powers – it's a can opener, a knife, a screwdriver, and sometimes even a toothpick!

Don't forget hygiene products. Pack travel-sized toiletries, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer, and remember, just because it's an emergency doesn't mean you can't smell nice.

Pack a flashlight and extra batteries, or better yet, a hand-crank flashlight. Also, a whistle to signal for help.

Consider some comfort items as well. A good book, a deck of cards, or a photo of your loved ones can go a long way to lift your spirits in a difficult situation. Mental health is overlooked so often in disasters. As a first responder and frequent monitor of disaster shelters, (thank heaven they are few and far between) having that peace of mind pays dividends, especially if it's a pet! Love to our furry, feathered, or even scaly friends!

And finally, include some cash and copies of important documents like ID, passport, and insurance information.

Packing your Go Bag is like writing your survival story, and we'd like to think of it as a daring adventure tale. One where you, armed with your Hill People Gear bag full of life-saving tools, face the unpredictable with an unwavering spirit.

Remember, when it comes to disaster preparedness, it's better to have a Go Bag and not need it than to need it and not have it. So here's to being prepared, staying safe, and adding a dash of humor to the mix. After all, laughter is the best survival tool.