**This blog is about spirituality and wellness. Part of prevention and wellness is taking care of yourself and your family during all situations in life. Therefore, I think it’s beneficial to post some blog posts about being prepared.**
An emergency backpack is essential! There are many uses for it. For example, you can grab it if there’s a tornado, an earthquake, or some other natural disaster. Or you can keep it in your car for emergencies. Keep the pack as light as possible, so you can easily bring it anywhere. Children need to have backpacks too.
Here’s more information for children’s bags: https://www.happypreppers.com/kidsbugoutbag.html
Here are some beneficial tips:
1. Practice with your emergency backpack. Take it camping or even to a hotel. You will find out very quickly what you’re missing. Also, practice using your equipment (tent, stove, water filter, etc.).
2. Make sure each adult bag has a complete set of items. Do not put food in one bag and equipment in another bag.
3. Make sure your bag isn’t too heavy. Walk around with your bag – take it with you on a hike.
4. Get a backpack rain cover.
5. Remember to pack your medications and vitamins.
6. Place plastic wrap over the opening of liquid bottles.
7. Pack enough food for at least three days (72 hours). MRE’s are lightweight and easy to pack.
8. Make sure to pack three pairs of wool socks.
9. Switch out clothing to fit your current season. Never wear cotton clothing in cold or wet weather.
9. Remember to create a plan for pets.
10. Hide cash (small bills) in your emergency bag.
See a full emergency kit/backpack list at https://theprepared.com/bug-out-bags/guides/bug-out-bag-list/ and at https://www.google.com/amp/s/bugoutbagacademy.com/free-bug-out-bag-list/amp/
A couple of months ago, I created my emergency backpack. I keep it in my car. It’s amazing how many times that I needed to go into my bag for simple things like, one time, I forgot my water bottle, so I grabbed my canteen water bottle from my emergency bag. Or one time I needed a sweatshirt, so I got it from my bag. A few times, I took out cash from my bag (and then replaced it).
Good luck to you as you prepare your backpack. I love knowing that I have everything that I need in one bag.