PACK YOUR BAG! Day 3′s item, so you can ‘MacGyver something’

October 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm | In Preparedness, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

California has the earthquake reputation. But we have the REALLY big earthquake threat. This book excerpt published today at SeattleTimes.com (WSB partner) can turn you from skeptic to believer, if necessary.

And it’s necessary if you still haven’t bought into the premise of what we’re doing every day through the end of the month – in honor of Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month. We’re packing a “go bag” for you to have ready in case of catastrophe, putting it together an item or two at a time, something you can do every night (or catch up with, a couple days at a time), so that you’re actually taking action to be prepared JUST IN CASE, instead of feeling overwhelmed by how NOT prepared you are.

Cindi Barker from West Seattle Be Prepared is leading us through the daily bag-packing addition(s):

Today’s activity:

Put some rope, 20 feet or so, and a roll of duct tape in your bag. You never know when you might have to MacGyver something!

Catch up with Days 1 and 2 – or get started this weekend, if you haven’t yet – by going to the WSB “preparedness” archive.

4 Comments

  1. I LOVE this series! It would be great if WSB could create a “Preparedness” tab at the top. I know everything’s archived, but sometimes we need that extra reminder of seeing it every day when we log on! Either way, thanks so much for spotlighting this.

    Comment by ghar72 — 7:25 pm October 4, 2013 #

  2. What is the item for day 4! Can’t wait :)

    Comment by Jen — 12:26 pm October 5, 2013 #

  3. If you live in a house, where’s the best place to stow your bag in the event of an earthquake? If in the basement it might be buried? Garage I’m guessing but then there’s the rat factor….

    Comment by Robin — 2:19 pm October 5, 2013 #

  4. Robin, that question is a good one, so I will add that in for discussion in one of the next postings. Generally, the hall closet is best, so you can grab it on the way out the door.

    Comment by Cindi barker — 3:09 pm October 5, 2013 #

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