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Alice Min Soo Chun
Alice Min Soo Chun is an Inventor, Social Entrepreneur, and CEO of Solight Design. Fueled by her passion for helping the underserved, Alice has invented products that address global crises. Her first invention, the SolarPuff, has impacted over 1 million people living in underserved regions worldwide.

Go Bag Essentials

Go Bag Checklist

In case of an emergency, having a go bag ready can be a lifesaver. A go bag is a kit or backpack that contains essential items you may need in case of an emergency, disaster, or evacuation. It is important to have a go bag ready beforehand and to keep it updated. In this article, we will discuss the types of things to keep in your go bag, including some of the recommended products, their prices, and why they are essential.

Basic Necessities

First Aid Kit for Go Bag

The first items to consider are the basic necessities of survival, such as water, food, and shelter. You should have at least three days' worth of these items in your go bag.


Water is essential for survival, and you should have at least one gallon per person per day. You can purchase emergency water pouches or water filtration systems. Water pouches are compact and durable, and they can be found for around $10 for a pack of four. Water filtration systems are more expensive, but they allow you to filter water from any source. They can cost anywhere from $20 to $100.


In an emergency, you want to have food that is non-perishable, easy to prepare, and high in calories. Some good options include energy bars, canned food, and dried fruit. Energy bars are a great option because they are compact, lightweight, and can provide a lot of calories. They can be found for around $1 per bar. Canned food is also a good option because it has a long shelf life and can be found for around $2 per can. Dried fruit is a great option because it is lightweight, healthy, and can be found for around $5 per bag.


In an emergency, you may need shelter to protect you from the elements. A good option is a lightweight and compact tent. You can find a good quality tent for around $150.

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is an essential item to have in your go bag. It should contain items such as bandages, gauze, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers. You can purchase a pre-made first aid kit for around $20 or make your own.


In an emergency, you may need to leave your home quickly, and you may not have time to change clothes. It is important to have a change of clothes in your go bag. You should also consider the weather and pack accordingly. You can find clothing items such as a poncho, a warm hat, gloves, and socks for around $30.


In an emergency, you may need tools to help you survive. A multi-tool is a compact tool that can be used for a variety of tasks, such as cutting and opening cans. You can find a good quality multi-tool for around $30. Having light is essential for seeing in the dark. You can find a good quality flashlight or what‚Äôs even better than¬† a flashlight is the¬† SolarPuff Solar Lantern by Solight Design. It‚Äôs origami¬† design flat packs thin and won't take up space in your backpack. It‚Äôs also extremely light and¬† expands into¬† a 4.4‚ÄĚ cube of light when you need it. If you are walking in the dark you¬† can strap it to your belt so you can see anything in front of you.¬†

Additional Lighting

In addition a solar lantern is a great item to keep in your go bag. Solar lanterns from Solight Design are a fantastic option because they are solar powered, lightweight, and collapsible. They can be charged during the day and provide light at night, making them a great source of illumination in an emergency. No batteries needed.  Click here to see available solar lanterns for purchase.

Go Bag Wrap Up

Go Bag

In conclusion, having a go bag ready can be a lifesaver in case of an emergency. The items discussed in this article are just a few of the essential items you should consider including in your go bag. Remember to keep your go bag updated and to check it periodically to ensure that everything is still in good condition. Stay safe, and be prepared!

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