GOOD stands for "get out of dodge" and all it is, is a bag with supplies that you will need for a short while. While it is just a temporary stop gap for you it is something that you can just grab and go in case of emergency and is something you should have even if you don’t think that civilization is going to end. Something you should remember to put in it is as follows.
Socks: Reason being your feet are your most important tool, if they aren’t in tip top shape you’re not going anywhere.
Pistol/folding Rifle+Ammo: This is something that you will really need. Not only will it provide protection for you and anyone you may be with, but it will also help you to hunt and if need intimidate others if need be for food or shelter. A gun could also become a power symbol, the person that’s the best armed is the one that has the most backing up his reign.
Water: This is something that you will need right off the bat. Humans in ideal situations can go 3 days without water, but that doesn’t mean at three days you start showing symptoms of dehydration. After 3 days most people die, though some people are hardier than others this is the point of no return. Stay hydrated, stay alive.
Food: Dried foods and canned foods are the best to have, though dried foods will make you drink you more and canned will likely need to be cooked.
Warm Clothes: Just in case you are in a place that can get cold, as well as if you’re in a warm place as well. The desert can get cold at night.
Tip 2: Plan Ahead
This is something that could save your life in more than just a EOC(end of civilization) event. If you look at the Katrina disaster here in the US you can see just how bad it can get in both a EOC event and/or natural/man-made disaster. Be sure to plan for your region, since the US is so big each region has different things that could happen. With the East Coast and Gulf there are Hurricanes and the possible tsunami from volcanic islands off the Coast of Africa. With West coast earthquakes are a major threat as well as drought in the Southwest. In the Plains there is also the possibility of major earthquakes, this is due to old fault lines and should be a part of you disaster plans along tornados.
But you also need to plan for disaster’s that aren’t so natural. Things like:
A Chernobyl type incident
A pandemic caused by a modified
All of those things should be planned for just in case, even if they don’t happen.
Tip 3: Don’t panic, Stay calm
This is probably the biggest tip I can give you, and one I haven’t seen other places really talk about. If you are in a panic then you are more likely to do something that you really shouldn’t be doing. If you can calm yourself and think with a clear mind you will be able to keep yourself and anyone that may be relying on you, alive. Don’t panic and grab the kids and wife and maybe your pets and get in the car and go to the nearest freeway all in under 2 minutes, because:
1: You probably didn’t remember to get anything you will need to survive.
2: You just left behind all your clothes and supplies.
3: You may have just left behind your only means of defense.
When a disaster happens stay calm, clear your mind, don’t freak out. Make sure to gather your supplies that you will need, take all your ID’s, government papers, and clothes. Be sure to stay away from the major roads and freeways if you’re in a major city or highly populated area.
And remember, you are now your only means of survival. Don’t trust anyone that looks like he might shove a knife in your stomach, and especially be wary of those that have a big smile on their face. Because those are the people that are mostly likely to cut you up and put you in a stew.