We've been wildly busy here in the Lewis household, which is preventing me from posting on this blog as often as I'd like. So, dear readers, forgive me if something new doesn't show up every day. Our schedule will be crazy until the end of the busy season for our woodcraft business, which is mid-October.
However I just received a comment on an older post concerning bug-out bags as follows:
I am new to all of this, but for several several weeks, I've felt like I should be preparing such a bag. I have a few questions. I am in the process of creating a bag, but it seems expensive to stock it all at once, so what are the first 5 things I need put in my emergency kit?
Do I need multiple kits? Home, work, car? Are they all the same or different? I only work a mile from my house if that makes a difference...
What general suggestions or advice would you give to a single, fifty-something. not very physically fit woman both in terms of preparing this kit and preparing both physically and emotionally for a disaster?
Since many heads are better than one -- and since I've been so busy lately -- I thought I'd turn this dear lady's question over to all of you. What are the first five things everyone should have in his/her bug-out bags? Don't overwhelm her with an extensive list; just give what you feel are the most important items.