The list author says: "There are items you should have in your home, and there are items you should keep in your car, but what if a natural disaster leaves you homeless and carless? Be prepared to evacuate quickly with a GRAB-N-GO backpack to help you survive a few days until you can get help. I mean to get all of these items, I really do!
I'm not an expert at living outdoors. I'm a mother of two small children who remembers the girl scout motto. Creating this list on amazon will help me to slowly amass these things one by one so that I can be prepared ...because you never know!
Things you should have packed that are not on this list are - copies of important papers (sealed in a waterproof bag) - a change of clothes, at least underwear and socks - emergency contact info - map of the area - plastic bags for waste/trash, grocery store bags could do - cell phone charger - cash - canned food of your choice and a manual can opener - games and activities like a deck of cards, coloring books and crayons for little kids - family photos - religious scriptures - an emergency supply of any prescription medicines - sanitary pads - formula if you have a baby - a journal and pen would be good, too"
"Pack some kind of first aid kit. Of course you cannot buy a kit that has everything in it and still be small/lightweight. If you get a kit that doesn't have painkillers, antiseptic, large medical tape for bandages, and an instant coldpack, then add those things. Also add needle and thread. Add Potassium Iodide pills in case of radiation sickness."
"I saw something like this on someone else's list and thought it was brilliant to include... It's cheap, only 3 ounces, and just might get you the last of the precious fresh water from taps/spigots outside of commercial buildings."
"For the ladies.... when you don't have a clean toilet to sit on. Why squat and risk getting pee on your shoes/clothes or scratch your butt on tall grass? This simple device gives you the freedom to comfortably pee standing up!"
"Very compact and lightweight, 100% soft cotton, so many uses... hat/bandana, scarf, bandage, sling, washcloth. Use it to hold a hot can of food, use it to filter debris from water before boiling, etc. If you have a baby, you may be able to wear him in it so you can have two hands free :) A single layer is very breathable and somewhat see-through, so it could also function as a dust mask."
"I'll put a few of these in the first aid kit.... For freezing cold nights, I can see lining the wool blanket with the mylar survival blanket, folding it over and pinning it with a few of these to make it like a sleeping bag. I'll be warm and cozy wrapped up like a burrito."