Be Prepared

A disaster, natural or man-made, can strike at any time. Some disasters can be anticipated while others can catch an entire region completely off guard. However, even foreseen disasters can be much more intense than expected. The wise course of action is to be prepared for the unexpected.

Though most have likely read articles and seen videos indicating how to prepare for a disaster, the question that seems to come up often is: "How do I get started?" This guide will be helpful in preparing for a disaster event. All of the recommended items have been obtained and tested. Many are items I keep in my own "Go Bag" and am confident will prove useful if needed during an emergency.

There is no "one size fits all" emergency solution. Everyone needs to analyze what could possibly go wrong in their region and prepare accordingly. For example, if you live in an area that is prone to flooding, the type of water filtration you would need is different from someone who lives in a more mountainous rural zone. The researched solutions offered on this site attempt to address some of those situations though everyone is responsible for determining what will be necessary in their own back yard.

In my book there are two ways to go about obtaining a Go-Bag (or as some affectionately call it: A Bug Out bag). 1) Buy it already made and let someone else decide what you need...or 2) Custom build it to what you can best anticipate will be needed in your zone. Either of these two solutions are perfectly acceptable and definitely better than the option of having nothing at all and being the person in the news scrambling to get out with nothing but an ill packed Hefty bag. Personally, I chose option 2. Click here to see what is in my bag and for links on where to get the items on Amazon.com.

Entry Level Bag

Entry Level Bag

This is a good entry level option available on Amazon.com. There are two versions: 2 person and 4 person.

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Another option available on Amazon.com that ditches the "look at me" red bag and contains better quality accessories.

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In My GoBag

In My GoBag

See the items that I've stocked in my own GoBag. Links to Amazon and other sites where the different items can be obtained are posted.

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