Readytobugoutbags wants to know:

  • Are you and your family prepared for a disaster, crisis, long or short term power outage, severe weather, epidemic, temporary or permanent evacuation?
  • Are you prepared to deviate from your current route to and from work in case of one of these emergencies?
  • Do you have enough supplies with you on the road to survive a couple of days before you get home and assist you in getting home if there is an emergency?
  • Do you have enough supplies readily available to quickly evacuate you, your family and your pets to safety if you needed to?
  • Do you have a plan in place for severe weather events like ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, evacuation plans for housefire, wildfire, flooding, hurricanes.
  • Do you have disaster plan in place for the basic needs for you and your family: shelter, fire, water, food and hygiene?
  • Do you know what gear works and what gear works for you?

These are serious questions that need to be answered personally and include families and pets. can help you answer these questions positively and give you ideas to compliment your current preparedness plans.

There are ideas here at for every budget level, you don’t have to get everything all at once. Just pickup something as your budget allows. Each item gets you closer to being more prepared. No one is completely, 100%, perfectly prepared.

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Winter weather considerations- don’t forget to add winter weather gear to your EDC and Inch bags!