We usually try to keep our blogs positive but being prepared for an emergency is an important part of home ownership that we should not overlook. From hurricanes to earthquakes to fires and beyond, given the extent of natural and man-made disasters highlighted in the news these days, now might be the ideal time to follow the scout motto Always Be Prepared.
Everyone in your family should have a bug out bag (BOB) ready in the event of an emergency. Also known as a disaster pack, survival satchel, battle box, 72-hour kit, GOOD (Get Out of Dodge) bag, grab bag, go bag, emergency preparedness kit, and INCH (I’m Never Coming Home) bag; this will help you survive in the wilds of Brooklyn for up to 72+ hours. Below is an array of essentials to gather: