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Wheeled Duffle Bag - Survival Readiness
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Wheeled Duffle Bag  -  Survival Readiness

Imagine that you and your family are at home eating a nice dinner together. During the meal, the power goes out as everything begins to violently shake. Pots and pans clatter in the kitchen, furniture buckles and crashes to the floor, and windows shatter as it seems like your world is being torn apart. The quaking earth stops. Everyone is OK, but shock overwhelms your family. Your home has been almost completely destroyed. Where do you go from there?

This is a scenario that could happen almost anywhere, at any time. Natural disasters, for the most part, cannot be predicted. If this happened to you, what would you do? These are questions that every family needs to answer. Most people wouldn't know what to do next. If things were really bad, looting and violence might erupt, like what happened during hurricane Katrina. The key to getting through emergency situations is being prepared before they strike.

Plans and preparations need to be made now, so when a situation like the above happens, everyone will know what to do. Part of preparing means making necessary evacuation plans. If you and your family were forced to flee, you would need sufficient supplies to sustain you and your family for the duration of the emergency.

I would suggest setting up a 72 hour kit. These kits have the survival basics (food, water, first aid) in a handy backpack. A bug out bag is another option. This is a back pack or wheeled duffel bag that will be able to sustain you for longer than 3 days. The larger wheeled duffel bag, even though it has wheels, should be designed with a vehicle evacuation in mind. You won't be very fast pulling a heavy wheeled suit case behind you. It would be much better to throw it in your trunk and drive away.

If you don't have the ability to evacuate by vehicle (the roads are impassible), you will need to rely on what you can carry on your back. Make sure that each individual has a backpack of supplies, as you may be separated temporarily. Each member of your family should have a specific kit to carry. This not only distributes the weight around, but ensures everyone's survival.

Make sure you are prepared before the disaster hits. That means getting ready today. Now. Don't wait - the survival of you and your family might hang in the balance. Prepare survival kits that you can carry on your back as well as vehicle evacuation kits. Good luck.


Street Talk

This is a good idea for carrying a lot of gear and equipment in to survive for an extended amount of time. One thing to consider with this is the fact that the bag, at least the one shown, is fairly large in size. This may be difficult to carry a long distance, even if if it does happen to have wheels on it. It becomes increasingly difficult to wheel a bag through dirt, grass and potholes on your way to another location. - Straight Forward Prepper

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