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Smart Pack

August 15, 2009

In an emergency have you ever scrambled to collect the things you need? Well, you need something like what we call a Smart Pack. It can be a serious and life-saving pack, or just a fun pack for fun occasions. Those of us who have delivered babies have already employed this concept. Knowing that the baby is coming soon, we gather up and pack the things we may need for our home birth, or if necessary, the things to take to the hospital.

My three-year-old loves his fun pack. He knows it has snacks, water, a change of clothes, a blanket, books, and more. He has so often seen me pack mine that he has taken it upon himself to keep his own packed and ready for any eventuality. He adds a few more toys, snacks, and especially chocolate, if he can find any.

Smart Packs are not only for pregnant women and children; they are also for smart people. You never know when the unexpected will actually “unexpectedly” happen. Keeping on hand an Extreme Pack is also a smart idea. It is better to be prepared than perplexed.

Ideas for a 1-Adult Smart Pack:

  • Water bottle with filter
  • Eden Salve
  • Band-Aids
  • Gauze
  • Athletic wrap
  • Tylenol
  • Benadryl
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Antiseptic
  • Comfrey leaves
  • Plantain leaves
  • Echinacea
  • Activated charcoal
  • Copy of Edible Plants in the Wild
  • Needle and thread
  • Duct Tape
  • Energy bars
  • Clothes and coat
  • Blankets or sleeping bag
  • Lighter
  • Knife
  • Copy of passport
  • Flashlight
  • Map
  • Candles
  • Small Bible
  • Beef or venison jerky
  • Heavyweight plastic to cover or construct a shelter
  • Rain gear
  • Strong, lightweight cord

Kid’s Smart Pack:

  • Water bottle with filter
  • Eden Salve
  • Energy bars
  • Band-Aids
  • Children’s Tylenol
  • Children’s Benadryl
  • Antiseptic
  • Copy of Edible Plants in the Wild
  • Clothes
  • Blanket
  • Flashlight
  • Reading books
  • Toys

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2 comments on “Smart Pack”

  1. We enjoyed preparing these last year. Even made some for extended family. We added clothesline and pins, pillowcase,a toilet paper, toothbrush & paste, soap & washcloth. We call them Evac paks. I know that if an emergency arises it will be an adventure not a catastrophe!

  2. With world events escalating, I feel the need to prepare like the nesting push in pregnancy. I’m trying to get my adult children to put these backpacks together. I have suggested that they include county maps of the area and a compass incase they had to do some cross country walking.