Yeadon Space Agency is working with a group of talented students at the Rhode Island School of Design to develop ‘a better Go Bag’- a response to the outdated survival kits that have proven to be consistently unreliable.
The stylish ‘Go Bag’ is currently under development, but will hopefully reach the hands of disaster relief victims in the near future.
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
For those who are not Angus MacGyver, current disaster relief kits contain basic supplies that can rarely be applied to the situation at hand. Outlined below are three disaster kits--one for your home, one for your car and one in a backpack for quick evacuations. A go bag or bug out bag is a pre-packed satchel or bag that contains an assortment of supplies that you may need in the case of an emergency where you have to leave your home or residence. Make Go Bags for your kids so that you are prepared for an evacuation in the case of an emergency. The situation where my kids might need these bags would be an emergency where we must evacuate quickly. Go Bags for kids are mostly to provide them with comfort and provisions for a short amount of time. Toiletries: I used a quart size bag to hold toothbrush, toothpaste, antibacterial wipes, kleenex, bandaids, and a few light sticks. Some of these (sweatshirts, shoes) are things that we use all the time, so I don’t want them tied up in a bag.
The point of these bags is to have them at the ready at a moment’s notice, so they need to be stored close to your path out the door. My children have identical bags that they picked up for free at a carnival, so that is also a cost saving option. Due to the expense and weight of 3-day supplies, I decided to prepare a 24-kit for their Go Bags.

My kids are counting the days until they can break into the bags as granola bars are something I rarely buy. I printed each form, folded it in quarters and placed it in a snack bag to protect it from water. The American Red Cross and The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) have a number of great resources and are the authorities on planning for natural disasters and terrorist attacks. They both agree that these 3 components of disaster preparation can help ensure survival for you and your family, and strongly encourage every household to always have on hand a minimum of 3 days worth of non-perishable food and water supplies. Here are some videos to help teach you to know how to build a disaster survival kit and are some things to consider for your home in case of an emergency. CLICK HERE to Learn About More These as well as Different Types of Potential Disaster Emergencies.
107 Pieces of Survival Gear for Your Car, Home and To-Go BagOutlined below are three disaster kits--one for your home, one for your car and one in a backpack for quick evacuations. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowA well-stocked disaster kit can save lives in a crisis. The sleek looking disaster relief kit tackles 5 big challenges; filtration of tainted water, filtration of contaminated air, electrical power generation for portable devices, zero-power waterproof lighting, and keeping the bag’s contents dry.
The relief bag’s goal is to explore the exploration of the use of new properties and materials applied to everyday problems creating rather innovate solutions.
After Lauren wrote about her kids’ emergency bags, I started buying some of the supplies to put together Go Bags for my kids.
I was able to find five in the same green and had a sixth similarly colored bag at home to use for my littlest one.
Our major threat is a hurricane, and we keep our supplies stocked because we rarely evacuate, but I think bags for the kids are a good idea in the event that we are surprised by flooding or another event.
If a child is even 4 years old they can assemble their own to go bag and the to go bag can be for everyday outings as well so that it is used all the time.

But, as new items come in for birthdays and Christmas, I’ll stash the old ones in the Go Bags. I stopped at the dollar section of Target and got playing cards or puzzles to include in each bag.
Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. The purpose of a Go Bag is to provide the bare necessities for a certain amount of time, typically 72-hours. Victoria Nilsson, a coordinator for New York City Civic Corps at the Office of Emergency Management, talked about the practicalities of disaster preparedness. The common disaster relief bag contains the cliche array of items that you expect any boy scout would carry on his person and though may prove useful for specific survival scenarios; contents are more geared for basic comfort in the wilderness. My list and bags are pretty extensive, to include spare ammo, Henry survival rifle, etc., but this small stuff can go into just about any kit.
All the advice is good but also have a bugout bag with food and some survival gear in case your home is no longer suitable for living. The go bag needs to be large enough to carry a good amount supplies, but small enough that you can transport without much effort.
This bag's main purpose is as a Get Home Bag, in other words, a bag to get me to my truck, or to home, where I have additional resources.
Between what I keep in the truck and in the bag I’m good to go for a while regardless of weather or the lack of polite society. They keep things dry, you can use them as rain gear, you can use them in water as a survival bag to stay warm, and you can collect drinking water in them.

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