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What’s in my Disaster Backpack Style Go Bag?

My Personal Go Bag

Whistle, Crank Flashlight / radio, & Light sticks,

First aid kit, First aid guide, with latex gloves

MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) & Water

Change of cloths (sweat suit & T-shirt) & Walking Shoes

Emergency blanket, Rain poncho,

Dust mask & thick Gloves

Contact list w/phone numbers w/ out of town contact – out of state contact,

Medication / copy of prescriptions, -

Flash drive with important documents, - Same documents on a CD sent to a relative

Copy of photo ID, Family photos, -

A Bill, having my name & address (proof of residency)

1 roll of quarters, & $100 in small denominations, -

Extra set of keys

Extra pair of glasses

Duct tape

Store your kit in an outside storage shed if possible. If your house burns down you will still have your kit and important documents. I like to use the largest size Zip lock bags available.


List of  Important documents
Best if stored on CD or flash drive and kept in your Go Bag

Birth Certificates
Drivers License
Prescriptions (list of prescription type, # & Dr’s Name & phone #)
Proof of Residency – Mortgage bill / Renters agreement
Renters / Home owners insurance Coverage
Medical insurance Coverage
Life insurance coverage

List of credit cards, an emergency credit card
Family photos that show everyone
Children’s fingerprint cards
Children’s school registration or school contact information  
Pet registration
A copy of each bill – utility – mortgage – credit cards – insurance.
(or a list of each and the acct # and contact information).
Phone number list including out of town & out of state contact person. 



 Animal Care,

Animals ID, Dog crate,Cat crate, Travel bird cage, blanket, leashes, bowls, food, water, doggie meds


Be sure to check for other items in your kit that may have expired, including medications, food and pet food, water, and other recalled items. The U.S. government provides information on unsafe, hazardous, or defective products ranging from consumer products, food, medicine, and cosmetics at . Ensuring family and neighbors are prepared is an essential step in helping communities during and after an emergency. Families should have an Emergency Preparedness Kit in all locations that are frequented often, including homes, offices, schools, cars and day care facilities. These kits should hold a variety of essential items that are needed during a disaster, such as a flashlight, radio, cash, clothing, protective equipment, medicines, and of course food and water. For a complete list of Emergency Preparedness Kit recommended items, please visit  


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