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An urban emergency evacuee kit can be used for work.
Offices full of workers can be forced to evacuate in disasters.In big cities, a disaster can affect public transportation and lead to alternate routes.You may be on your own in an emergency.In the event of an emergency, store an urban emergency evacuee kit at work to keep you safe.
Step 1: You can choose the bag.
A large canvas, water resistant backpack with padded shoulder straps can be used.The bag will be easier to carry with a waist strap.If you don't use this daily, you can buy an inexpensive one from a discount store, military surplus store or even a local thrift store.Think function over fashion.Attach a luggage tag with your name and contact information.If you can, add an old employee ID to your bag.You may have left something behind.
Step 2: Enough water and food is needed.
You will need plenty of water to carry it.You will need high calories snacks.Pack more if you can stand the weight by keeping at least one sealed bottle of water in your bag.It needs to be in a container that is durable so it can be easily closed.Pack the bars.There are bars that are high in calories and are good for you for a long time.Food can be a great source of motivation.It is also an excellent option to have dried fruit.If you're not allergic to peanuts, peanut butter can be found in handy tubes and is an excellent source of nutrition.
Step 3: The reflective tape should be in a pack.
People are forced to walk miles because of the Blackouts.Cell service can be unreliable.Vehicles can be backed up because of non-working traffic lights.Think about the future!Make a plan!Look online for reflective tape or visit a fabric store.You will add it to your backpack and other items if you buy 1–3 yards.It is usually sold in rolls.The backpack should have reflective tape on it.If you don't sew, use fabric glue to attach it.Attach the reflective tape to the back of the bag.Give the tape.You can be seen by drivers or emergency workers.
Step 4: There is a poncho or raincoat in this picture.
You'll stand out more if you choose a bright colored coat or poncho.This can provide shelter, protect you from the elements, and make you stand out in the crowd.If you wear reflective tape to your raincoat, it will cover the tape on your backpack.The poncho should be in your backpack.If it doesn't fold into itself, you can put it in a small bag to keep it out of your way.You can wrap rubber hair bands around it.They can be used to keep long hair out of the way during an emergency.In addition to being frustrating, hair in the eyes can obstruct vision.
Step 5: You should pack a blanket.
You can buy Mylar sheets at camping supply stores.They are large, lightweight and waterproof.They come tightly packed, about the size of an ace bandage, and should be left in their original packaging until you need to use them.Mylar can be used to reflect heat away in hot conditions or to retain body heat in extreme cold.
Step 6: You should pack a whistle.
If you become trapped, a whistle will make more noise than yelling.Your voice will carry you better if you have a higher pitch.
Step 7: A pair of shoes is needed.
If there is an emergency, you may have to run or walk long distances.You don't want to wear heels or leather work shoes.It's important to move quickly and travel efficiently on foot.Every person's grab-and-go work kit has athletic shoes in it.Don't use a new pair as they can cause blisters, and pack a pair that is broken in but not worn out.Wingtips and heels are better than a worn pair.You can add more reflective trims to athletic shoes.There is some tape left over from the poncho and backpack.
Step 8: Pack some socks.
Pack cotton crew athletic socks that are appropriate for your shoes.Low cut socks don't protect your heels when walking long distances.Stuff the socks into the shoes to conserve space.Women who wear skirts and dresses may benefit from packing knee high athletic socks.
Step 9: There is a small first aid kit.
Zip up a quart or gallon size storage bag for the kit.You should label your bag.Adding a piece of reflective tape will make finding it easier if you drop it or are looking for it in a dark pack.A few of each size will do if you include the following items.They work well for blisters.Bandages made of foam offer more protection for blisters and can still be used for other first aid.Antibiotics are used for first aid.It's not a good time to have an allergic reaction.If you have been given an Epi-pen by your doctor, you should use it.You can keep several available if they write prescriptions for several.It is possible to store prescription medication in a container for a day or two.Updating your kit is necessary if your medication changes.When describing the pill bottle, the dose, and what it does, be very specific.If you are an asthmatic, you should have an asthma inhaler.Air quality could be questionable if you are walking.Aspirin is a pain killer.Small bottles can be found in the travel/trial size section of stores.An ace bandage can be used to treat rolled ankles.If you are allergic to latex, latex or vinyl gloves are a must.It's possible that you need to treat someone with your first aid kit.There is an anti-bacterial hand gel.It's possible to wipe a sweaty brow with a washcloth or hand towel.You should find a travel/trial size of saline solution and include it in your kit.It is necessary for contact lens wearers to have their eyes flushed.It can be used to treat a wound.There are a lot of first aid items.Plastic storage bags can be used to keep items dry and organized.
Step 10: There is a small flashlight in this picture.
Make sure the flashlight has fresh batteries.Heavy aluminum flashlights are Maglite type.Should you need it, the larger ones can be used as a defensive weapon.If you can tolerate the weight, you should have room.If you have room and can stand the weight, you can go full size.You won't get a warning if the power goes out.There is a light that takes AA or C batteries.It depends on how much space you have, your needs, and your tolerance for weight.The lightweight plastic flashlights are great.You don't have to spend a lot but make sure it works.There are many newer, pocket-sized LED flashlights on the market that are less expensive, more durable, and produce more light per set of batteries.
Step 11: You should pack a map of your city.
The information should include streets and public transportation.You may be forced to take an alternate route or disembark the train early.The best way to get to your destination is through a map.It can add insult to injury if you get lost.You may find yourself walking through unknown areas when traffic patterns are changed.Take out different routes with a map of the city.
Step 12: A list of emergency numbers to pack.
Your phone charge may not last or your cell phone service may be down.In between work and home, keep the number of friends or family near you and someone who could offer shelter.You should keep the numbers in your kit.Don't rely on calling information first because phone traffic may be heavy and connections hard to come by.It's a good idea to keep things written down when you're in a stressed out situation.
Step 13: A face mask is needed.
You can get one from your local hardware store.They cost a few dollars.You really need one if you need it.During a fire or earthquake, there can be smoke and debris.A particle mask can be useful.
Step 14: You should have a portable charging unit with you.
There are solar and wind-up charging points.Some people use small batteries and convert the power to give your phone a small charge.There are travel sites, mobile phone supply stores, and airport kiosks.
Step 15: Don't pack too much cash.
Cash can be used for public phones, food vending, or anything else.Don't keep a lot of money, just a few dollars and quarters.You can hide it under the cardboard.This can be used to buy food or drink.It's a good idea to include several quarters if you need to use a public phone.
Step 16: A small pack of tissues and wipes is required.
If the restroom facilities lack proper supplies, it may provide dual use.Think of the things that may happen on the way home.There are different facilities in every city.
Step 17: There is an all-purpose pocket tool or Swiss Army knife.
Most sporting goods and camping stores have multi-purpose tools.The pliers shown here can be very useful.There are too many ways to use one of these.
Step 18: You should pack a radio.
During an emergency, many local radio stations switch to emergency programming.There is a small battery operated radio in your bag.These can be found in discount stores.If there is an emergency in your area, all local radio stations will start broadcasting.Before you add it to your bag, make sure it has fresh batteries and is turned off.
Step 19: There is a house key in the bag underneath the cardboard bottom.
If you leave a house key, don't add anything to it.You can hang a combination lockbox from your home door with a spare key.If you need to call a neighbor to enter your home when you are away, or if you accidentally lock yourself out, these are $30 at a hardware store and come in handy.You can put your address on a luggage tag if you don't have a spare key in your emergency kit.Depending on your situation, a spare car key could be helpful.).
Step 20: You don't want to tap into your bag to get water, snacks, or band-aids.
Only open the kit if you need to check medication expiration dates, replace batteries, or replace food.
Step 21: You can put your bag in a locker, under your desk, or somewhere else that it can be grabbed quickly.
If you're not sure, grab it.Everything will fit in a backpack.You can change your pack for the seasons if you live in a cold climate.It's a good idea to take it for fire drills.When there is an emergency in your city, keep it handy.When you've been separated from your kit, you may not be aware of your situation.It is wise to be a little paranoid in large cities and tornado prone areas.
Step 22: You should refresh your kit regularly.
You can set a reminder on your phone or computer.When you change your smoke detector batteries, set your clocks forward or back for daylight savings time, use family birthdays as reminders, or set the reminders on your desktop calendar, you might want to check twice a year.It's a good idea to check on a reminder date.The first aid items,batteries, and food should be checked for expired, leaking, or borrowing.Make sure that maps and phone numbers are current.If anything goes wrong that you wouldn't want to face in an emergency, check for brittle gloves, missing items, operation electronics, and anything else that could go wrong.You can either email a list of items to your home computer or print it.You might not remember when you leave the office.
Step 23: Do you live far from work?
Don't think of it in terms of transportation.If you had to get home without a car or public transportation, what would you do?How long would it take to get home from work on foot?
Step 24: Make a plan for your family.
Discuss with your family what you can do if they can't reach you.Discuss your options with a friend.If you can't communicate during the emergency, knowing what your actions are will allow them to assist.If your family hears of an emergency, they may be able to pick up your kids, meet you at a meeting place or be ready to respond when you call, text, or third-party message.There is an action plan for a family.
Step 25: A buddy system can be created with a colleague.
Exchange ideas for creating individual jump-and-run bags ideal for your situation, urban area, and workplace with your co-workers.If you work with someone who lives near you, plan on using the buddy system to get home together.You can have them pack a bag for you.Talk to management about turning kit-making into an exercise.Permission for everyone to bring their items, pack them as a team, and make a store trip for forgotten supplies is required.
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