Emergency Preparedness Tip of the Week: Grab and Go Bags

A grab and go bag, also known as a bug-out bag or 72-hour kit, is a bag that contains essential items that you would need in case of an emergency evacuation. The contents of a grab and go bag can vary depending on your specific needs, but some common items that you should consider including are:

  • Water and water purification tablets
  • Non-perishable food and a manual can opener
  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • A first aid kit
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Personal hygiene items, such as soap and a toothbrush
  • A change of clothes
  • Important documents, such as identification and insurance papers, in a waterproof container
  • A map and a compass
  • Cash and any necessary medication
  • You should also include items that are specific to your needs, such as baby supplies or items for pets. It’s important to have a grab and go bag prepared in case of an emergency so that you can quickly and easily evacuate your home if necessary.