Go Bags

This will be a project of  Building a go Bag  and your 190  Hour kit ( 1 Week ) .This information has been
optimized for Clackamas County Oregon ARES , This will be a ongoing project .

Your goal is to build a kit for 1 week . Each ” GO KIT ” is Start to the next level kit.


First a word on Self-deployment

Self-deployment adds unnecessary stress to an already chaotic incident and drains allocated

resources. Self-deployed volunteers become part of the problem and not part of the solution.

We do not self-deploy.  There are no exceptions.

What can you do in the meantime?  There are all kinds of things you can do.  But these recommendations seem the most pertinent at this time.  Preparedness leads to readiness.  All volunteers should be proactive and contact their Emergency Coordinator to confirm and verify they have the correct contact information for you. Volunteers should inventory their Basic Deployment Equipment Checklist.  Most of the items on that checklist should be in your “ready” or “GO”  Kit.

             Why a Go Kit

Part 1   Evolution of a Go Bag

Part 2   Every Day Carry

Part 3  HT Go Kit Checklist – Everyday Carry

Part 4  Next step ,  a CAR kit

Part 5  Event / Call out Kit

Part 6 Get Home From Work bag