October 4, 2021
Of course I’ve been thinking of you all!
So I wanted to share; this has crossed my mind more than a few times this last few days.
Do you have a “Go Bag” packed?
By which I mean whatever you might need in an emergency.
What’s an emergency? Well, it could be a natural disaster, or a problem in your home that you have to evacuate quickly, or you (or a loved one) may become suddenly injured or ill.
Does your family know what to pack if they would have to pack such a bag for you? What clothes you would want (sweat pants, a shirt that buttons down the front, warm socks?) in such an instance? And would they know where to find them?
For me, such a bag would probably have a sweatshirt in it, and some warm socks (I’m fixated on warm socks right now…), and probably a pair of leggings. Maybe my denim shirt, which is long enough to wear as a tunic in a pinch. I would toss in a week’s worth of prescription medication, as well as a list of such meds (asking someone else to reconstruct the medicines and supplements that you take is tossing them quite the challenge!). A backup battery for my telephone – definitely!
What else would you include?
Of course this bag has to be visited and refreshed – especially the medications – every month or two. And this would require that you own duplicate garments to the ones that live in your bag. As much as I’m not a fan of a lot of duplicate clothes, having extras for such a purpose doesn’t seem wasteful to me.
In the case of an emergency, this bag could save you important time, or make the efforts of your friends/family much easier as they come along to take care of you.
I will be back soon – I honestly miss working on wardrobes to share with you all!