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 =====The Go Bag===== =====The Go Bag=====
-This is a bag you can grab as you run out of the house in an emergency.  Emergencies like: flooding, fire, hurricane, etc.  What would you put in it?  What kind of bag to use (maybe a backpack)?  Maybe more than one bag?+This is a bag you can grab as you run out of the house in an emergency.  Emergencies like: flooding, fire, hurricane, etc.  What would you put in it?  What kind of bag to use (maybe a backpack)?  Maybe more than one bag?\\ You're basically looking for things to bring as you escape to a safer place, realizing that it might take a day or three to get there and you might be stranded in your car for a while (e.g., in a traffic jam).
  
-  * Medications.  Your medications, maybe in a zip lock bag.+Consider places you might go to if you have to run for some reason. 
 + 
 +Bag type to use  
 +  * Best would be a bag that doesn't look like a go-bag.   
 +  * Hiking backpack for example.   
 +  * No to camouflage or military type bag (too obvious).   
 +  * You don't want to stand out from the crowd, you want to blend in. 
 + 
 +First set stuff to pack 
 +  * Medications.  Your medications, maybe in a zip lock bag.  Non-perishable ones.  (Else put in cooler.)
   * Car keys   * Car keys
   * House keys   * House keys
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 Zip lock bag (keeps them dry and together) holding Zip lock bag (keeps them dry and together) holding
 +  * Photocopy of passport, drivers license, birth cert, social security card, healthcare cards.  Leave these in the bag (in case you forget the originals).
   * Passports   * Passports
   * Drivers licenses   * Drivers licenses
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   * Stamps (& envelopes?)   * Stamps (& envelopes?)
   * Cash   * Cash
 +  * Your password list
 +    * Better is to store this in an encrypted file using free software; I use KeePass to hold passwords and other important data.  See [[security_topics#steve_s_opinions|my thoughts on password storage]]
  
 Technology Technology
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     * Cellphone charger     * Cellphone charger
   * Your Kindle/Nook/whatever electronic book   * Your Kindle/Nook/whatever electronic book
 +  * USB battery pack
 +  * Consider: fold-out small solar panel for USB charging
 +  * Batteries 
 +    * For flashlight(s) and other items needing them
 +    * Mind dates -- monthly replace old ones (maybe those within 1 year of due date)
 +    * Consider putting in zip lock bag, so they're not loose and in case of leakage
 +  * NOAA Weather Radio
 +  * GPS
 +  * Your hardware crypto wallet
  
 +Food & first aid
   * Energy or granola type bars   * Energy or granola type bars
   * Prepackaged nuts, trail mix, beef jerky, peanut butter (protein)   * Prepackaged nuts, trail mix, beef jerky, peanut butter (protein)
 +  * Crackers (don't go moldy like bread.  Matzoh if you have some.)
   * Sports drinks or water    * Sports drinks or water 
   * Water purification tablets, mini-filters, or reusable water bottle equipped with a filter   * Water purification tablets, mini-filters, or reusable water bottle equipped with a filter
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   * Bug spray   * Bug spray
   * Face mask   * Face mask
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-  * Mace 
   * Rubber gloves   * Rubber gloves
-  * Flashlight(s) 
-  * Batteries (for flashlight and other items needing them) 
-  * NOAA Weather Radio 
-  * GPS 
   * Can/bottle opener   * Can/bottle opener
   * Swiss army knife   * Swiss army knife
-  * Wrench or pliers +  * Matches 
-  * Firearm, survival knife (maybe)+ 
 +Protective 
 +  * Mace 
 +  * Firearm (&ammunition) 
 +  * Survival knife (maybe)
   * Loud whistle   * Loud whistle
  
-  * Couple days clothing+Secondary 
 +  * Couple days clothing  (Put one change clothing in bag with extra socks and underwear. Use 2nd bag for additional sets clothing.)
   * Good pair of sneakers & extra pair socks   * Good pair of sneakers & extra pair socks
-  * Rain jacket & hat+  * Rain jacket & hat (warm weather) 
 +  * Winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves (cold weather)
   * Plastic utensils (knife,fork,spoon)   * Plastic utensils (knife,fork,spoon)
   * Paper towels, napkins   * Paper towels, napkins
   * Plastic trash bags (use for dirty laundry, trash, etc)   * Plastic trash bags (use for dirty laundry, trash, etc)
-  * Cooler with ice pack(s) and also frozen food, cold cuts, bread, etc+  * Cooler with ice pack(s) and also frozen food, cold cuts, bread, etc (to use while traveling to safe spot) 
 +  * Wrench or pliers
  
 Needed medical equipment Needed medical equipment
   * ankle & back braces   * ankle & back braces
   * cane   * cane
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 +===Monthly do this===
 +  * Top off (recharge) rechargeable batteries
 +  * Cycle food and medication
 +  * Recharge any electronics in the bag
  
 ===References=== ===References===
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