A grab bag or getaway kit is a small backpack of essential items to grab if you have to quickly evacuate your home or workplace with little or no warning. It’s especially important if you will have to walk a long way to get home during an emergency.
Remember not to include so many items that your bag becomes heavy, especially if you have a lot of distance to cover to get home or to your safe meeting place.
Items to include:
- Walking shoes
- Water and snacks
- Essential medications and documentation of any prescriptions
- Copies of important documents and photos
- Lightweight raincoat and a hat/beanie
- Small first aid kit
Grab & Go emergency kits
Ready made kits are available from Grab & Go