Emergency Go Kits – Personal Care

When all you have is your Emergency pack you need to be sure you can still care for yourself and personal hygiene. For this part of your kit the vacation supplies isle in the grocery store can be a great source.

The following is a list of recommended items for this part of your emergency pack:

  • Sun Block – You may need to spend an extended amount of time in the sun so be ready with at least SPF 30 block.
  • Bug Block – Good to have. You may end up in a bug infested area. The Sun/Bug Block mixes do not work to well.
  • Spare Contacts Lenses – If you rely on contacts, a spare set can be the difference between being blind or not.
  • Contact Cleaning Supplies – Enough said.
  • Spare Glasses – Even if you wear contacts a spare set is critical. Your primary set my get lost or broken.
  • Spare Sun Glasses – Same as above
  • Razor – This is a personal choice. I forgo the razor and just don’t shave.
  • Tooth Brush – May not be essential but clean teeth can make you feel much better.
  • Tooth Paste – Goes with the tooth brush.
  • Dental Floss – Helps with the clean teeth.
  • Hand Sanitizer – Remember for this stuff to work your hands already need to be clean.
  • Soap – I like to carry a small bottle of a liquid soap like Doctor Bronner’s. The liquid is more versatile.
  • Wash Cloth – A compact micro fiber wash cloth works well.
  • Toilet Paper – Additional for women.  This can supplement the WAG BAG paper.
  • WAG BAGS – I carry 3 WAG BAGS in my pack for human waste disposal. These come with toilet paper.
  • Wet Wipes – Great for a quick cleanup and for hand sanitation
  • Feminine hygiene products – Carry a full week’s supply or enough to handle one cycle.
  • Brush Or Comb – If you run with short hair you won’t need this item.

Be sure you add your personal medication to the pack. I recommend at least a weeks worth. You should remember to rotate these medications out of the pack before they expire.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

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