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Women are generally the most prepared people I know.
You’re hungry? She’s got a snack.
You’re cranky? She’s got a toy.
You broke your leg?
She’s an Orthopedic Surgeon, MD.
Preparedness is not equal for everyone: Men need razors, Babies need formula, and Women need something more (as we usually do).
For the Ladies, here are some simple additions to your Emergency Prep Kit that will keep you safe and comfortable during an emergency.
1. A Sports Bra
If you’re jumping up in the middle of the night, grabbing your kids, and running to safety, this will be something you’ll want to have eventually (you don’t know when you’ll be home next).
2. Hair-Elastics (3-5)
Long hair + Emergency = Ponytail. Not only are hairbands smart for keeping your hair out of your face, they’re also useful for keeping plastic wrap on cans and rolling up long sleeves. I suggest rigging these to your emergency bra so they’re always on hand.
If you love drinking coffee in the morning or if you are prone to migraines I suggest adding a bottle of Excedrin to your bag. This is for men and women. On those days you can’t get to coffee, you’re going to want these by your side.
4. Bobby pins (5)
Although a hair accessory, I’m not including it to maintain your “do.” Bobby pins are great for rigging or opening things, getting into small crevices. (Here are 50 uses for bobby pins)
5. Tampons and Sanitary Napkins (Week’s worth)
Not only are these practical for “feminine emergencies” during hurricanes and earthquakes, these items with indefinite shelf life have actually been used in the military as a method of dressing wounds in an emergency. Check out snopes for verification.
So there you have it, you are now a Ready-Diva. I suggest you throw these things in your emergency pack today because I know you have them in the house.
Do you have any more woman-centric ideas for an emergency pack? Submit them in the comments.