Like any project you see on Everyday Providence, a go-bag will never get done unless you start it. Preparedness is a process. Start something. You can improve it later!
Now, go get a bag. (One per person, please.) A plastic or paper bag will not work. It needs to close completely with a tie or zipper and should be at least big enough to hold a change of clothes, some snacks, and personal items. I use backpacks. Duffel bags work fine. A piece of luggage will suffice. That tote bag that you got from the National Association of Something at last year's conference and trade show will work too. Don't pick something that's too big or cumbersome to carry for a short walk. When I start a new preparedness project I prefer to use things I have around the house - less investment, less commitment, more room to tweak later. You may prefer, however, to run to the store and buy a shiny new go-bag. Go for it!
When you've got a bag, you're ready for next week's Functional Friday post. We'll fill it with the things you need.
This Series' Links
Functional Friday: Go Bag Part I - The Need
Functional Friday: Go Bag Part I - The Purpose
Functional Friday: Go Bag Part I - The Bag
Functional Friday: Go Bag Part I - The Basic Stuff
Functional Friday: Go Bag Part I - What's Next?