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Are You Ready For An Emergency? Go Bag Essentials

emergency emergency situations go bag ready bag travel bag Nov 03, 2020

The past 7 months have been some of the craziest month’s of our lives! You would think I would have learned to create a “Go Bag” by now incase of an emergency, but it really took these recent fires and Irvine evacuations for me to really open my eyes. We luckily did not have to be evacuated in our area, but if we did, we would HAVE NOT been ready at all.


What is a “Go Bag?” A “Go Bag” is a bag that is by your door or in your car that includes everything you need to survive for 3-7 days. There are plenty of resources out there to help you create an emergency pack and I’ve compiled everything we’ve learned based on these findings. REI also hosts classes (currently virtual) that teaches you these different principles as well. They have some PRETTY DOPE classes too. 10/10 would recommend!


Below is what we have in our packs. Josh and I each have a Go Bag and don’t forget about your children and fur babies!


All of these items can be found through our Amazon store! AMAZON GO BAG STORE


  • 15 gallons of water (we’re keeping this in our garage)
  • Emergency water (this goes in our packs)
  • Compass
  • Weather radio
  • Gotenna
  • UV water purifier
  • Headlamps x2
  • Alcohol (not the drinking kind...the medical kind!)
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Epypen
  • Bandaids
  • Ibuprofen 
  • Benadryl
  • Local maps
  • Bite kit
  • Whistle
  • Flare guns
  • Garbage bags
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Scissors
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Batteries (AA,AAA, etc)
  • Manual can opener
  • Multi tool
  • Extra contacts & glasses & solution
  • Pet food
  • Poop shovel
  • Cash
  • Blow up pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches
  • Travel shampoo, soap
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Paper towels, plates, utensils
  • Paper & pencil
  • Playing cards & books
  • Moist towelettes
  • Canned food


Lastly, make sure you have important documents & any precious items that cannot be replaced:

  • Driver's License
  • Passport
  • Important Certificates
  • Precious Metals (Gold, Silver, etc.)
  • Important Jewelry


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