In this episode of Bryghtpath Live, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser walks viewers through his “Get Home Bag” as a part of National Preparedness Month.
During the episode, Bryan discusses the purpose of an emergency kit, the contents of his “Get Home Bag”, and some other planning considerations for evaluating threats/risks when thinking of emergency kits. In Bryan’s case, his bag is constructed specifically to address the need to get home or another safe place from a 20-50 mile radius without a vehicle.
There are other types of emergency kits that may also be valuable to have put together:
- A shelter at work kit – built to hold enough items for up to 24 hours Medicines, food, water, a change of clothes, and other supplies kept in a “grab and go” case.
- A home emergency kit – kept in a specifically designated place and ready in case you need to leave your home quickly. You may want to think about constructing this with 48-72 hours worth of essential supplies for you and your family.
For more information about National Preparedness Month and assembling an emergency kit, please visit the FEMA/DHS Ready Campaign.
Additional Resources – Get Home Bag
- Managing Uncertainty – Episode #6: Personal Preparedness
- Managing Uncertainty – Episode #69: National Preparedness Month 2019
- Blog Post: Four steps you can take today to improve your personal preparedness
- Blog Post: Personal Preparedness – Steps you can take today to improve the safety of your family when disaster strikes
This episode originally aired on September 17th, 2020.