When it comes to putting together a disaster emergency “Go Kit or Go bag,” it doesn’t have to be expensive – You can find what you pretty much need from you local dollar store as Los Angeles County Sheriff PIO Mike Parker multiple tweeted a tweet from the @WeAreUnprepared Tweeter feed, this quick and easy disaster grab and go bag was posted on behalf of Deputy Parker to his followers.
With only $20 on hand and an hour to spare in the isles of his local dollar store, your capable of finding and assembling a cheap and easy disaster preparedness grab and go kit or go bag with just twenty bucks.
Sure some folks will say you need the most expensive brand and products you can find to save your life – but, with $20 dollars and an hour of your time, you can put this very same kit together as you see in the photo, as if you were putting together a more lucrative $200 or $1000 dollar survival kit for you and your family.
As a member of the Eugene-Springfield Community Emergency Response Team, I can tell you, folks always ask me – “why do disaster preparedness kits have to be so expensive?” Honestly, they don’t need to be expensive – period, as I tell them. You can actually get away with the simplest things around the house and from the dollar store as someone once said.
The Totally Unprepared Website has a prepared list of the contents bought at the local dollar store with $20 and if your interested in putting together a simple disaster kit for you and your family – actually, it’s good practical preparedness sense to make a go kit for your each member of your family as they travel in your car, rather it’s Mom or Dad, Son or Daughter, it’s Common Sensibility and good disaster preparedness sense to maintain such a practical fleet of Go bags for your family and vehicles.
Here are some helpful links to help you with your disaster preparedness efforts;
Totally Unprepared Website www.totallyunprepared.com/2013/11/20-grab-go-bag/
FEMA Website www.fema.gov
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.org
Ready, Prepare, Plan, www.ready.gov
Communiuty Emergency Response Team www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams
Department of Homeland Security www.dhs.gov
Eugene-Springfield CERT Team www.eugenecert.com