Jennifer (gaaneden) wrote,

Emergency Pack Redux

labyrinthman is thinking about putting together his own series of 'bolt bags' as gifts for people. It got me thinking about the discussion I had on LJ a long time ago about what was needed in an emergency pack. Here's the list that came together by consensus.

1. Clothing: jeans, 2 shirts, socks, under things, ball cap and sneakers
2. Toiletries: comb, travel size shampoo, soap, deodorant
3. Waterproof poncho
4. Umbrella
5. Sunglasses
6. Foil blanket
7. Money: At least $500
8. Copy of my birth certificate
9. Passport
10. CD/USB backup of my documents
11. Small address book of addresses and phone numbers of people I trust
12. Copy of local public transportation routes
13. Small ever light flashlight
14. Swiss army knife or Leatherman tool
15. Titanium spork and titanium chopsticks
16. Small first aid kit
17. Baby wipes
18. Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil
19. Compass
20. Wind up Radio
21. A disposable lighter
22. 2 - 16 oz bottles of water
23. Iodine tablets
24. Food: A couple packages of trail mix, luna bars, chewable vitamins
25. Natural legal stimulants
26. A few fishing hooks and fishing wire
27. Field guide to what's edible in your area
28. Maps of the area
29. Boy scout handbook
30. An extra set of house and car keys
31. Small caliber pistol, ammunition, gun permits
32. Emergency kit in a can

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