To provide exhibit goers with an opportunity to think about preparing their own
emergency supplies in a "go-bag."
To encourage people to think about their "go-bag" in a personal (rather than a
Participants: all ages Facilitators: 1-2 depending on crowd
Duration: 1-5 minutes Capacity: >100 per hour
Family "Go-Bags" from 4-8 countries: Commonly these are back-packs, or
easily carried, with some weather-resistant feature.
Universal items found in "go-bags" are:
• Min. 1 liter/quart of drinking water.
• Flashlight (wind-up, solar or battery operated)
• Radio (wind-up, solar, or battery-operated)
• First aid supplies
• High-energy, nutritious, long-life food
Other items vary by local conditions, family composition, specific hazard or
individual needs, and culture. Some examples are:
For flood - life jacket
For rain - plastic sheeting
For volcanic eruption - face mask
For latrines - shovel
For building marking/messages - markers, paper
For babies - clothing, food, diaper
For pets - pet food, leash
Handouts: Family Disaster Plan, “What’s in Your Go-Bag?” coloring handout for
children, posters illustrating hazards and community-based risk reduction efforts in
each of the country represented (if possible)
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they might put in it? If they have moved, or have family elsewhere, they may
compare their needs in different locations. Discuss unusual items and good ideas
from the international and regional bags displayed.
5. Provide adults and children with a Family Disaster Plan and point out the list of
supplies that they might put in a "go-bag" and discuss the other supplies that they
might keep at home in an accessible place. Discuss rotating perishable supplies
twice a year, during spring and fall equinox (or similar memorable occasion).
7. Discuss whether emergency supplies are kept in visitor's school and