PACK YOUR BAG! Day 22: Odds-and-ends time

October 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm | In Preparedness, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

Washington State Diaster Preparedness Month isn’t over yet; nor is our work building your “Go Bag” an item or two or three at a time. From West Seattle Be Prepared:

Some odds and ends this time: Put in a whistle, glow sticks, and matches, which can be used to light outdoor BBQ’s for cooking (or campstoves, but that’s a bit more than we will be putting in the bags we are building). Store the matches in a waterproof container. Also, this would be the day to add extra batteries for flashlights, if you haven’t already.

Still time to get it all done before month’s end (or as soon as feasible) – all installments are archived in reverse-chronological order here.

4 Comments

  1. Has anyone packed his/her bag with all the things to date? I’m wondering how many pounds it is it how big a bag you have. I’m thinking in worse case it should be portable by one person and I’m not that strong

    Comment by Neighbor — 9:48 am October 24, 2013 #

  2. It will be quite heavy, especially if you put canned goods in there. A rolling suitcase would probably be your best bet.

    Comment by AJP — 7:00 pm October 24, 2013 #

  3. I’m using two LARGE plastic storage containers. One with food items the other with everything else. I’m also packing for a family of five!

    Comment by George — 8:15 pm October 24, 2013 #

  4. I’m behind but have about half of the stuff packed (including cans). For 2 adults and toddler, I have 3 small backpacks that are already getting heavy. The water is a whole other story, though! So far I have 2.5 gallon jugs (because I can actually carry 2) rather than those big water cooler bottles. I also thought of using big plastic storage bin (which hubby could carry!) but he thought the backpacks were better idea. Rolling suitcase probably optimal except we don’t have a ‘spare’ plus this way I know that I can pick these up!

    Comment by Sophia — 8:03 am October 26, 2013 #

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