Sitting outside our storey balcony, gazing at the neighbourhood & nature, I caught the attention of this woman roasting & selling corn to her customers.
Keenly interested in her activities & imagining the “science & technology” involved in the process of corn-roasting, the charcoal, making the fire,etc. FIRE! That thought ran through my brain again.
What if in an event such as that, or even a natural disaster like flood, or a chaos, violence or riot, where houses are being razed, or people and properties being swept away by flood and one needs to evacuate immediately, what would you put in your emergency go-bag?
People living in the states and other western countries can relate to this. The Hurricanes, bush- fire, etc
Ok for clarity, emergency go- bag is a bag filled with necessary items one thinks he/she may need or is most important to him/her during evacuation.
Your car keys? Wardrobe?( I know some ladies can’t afford to loose this) lol. Food items? Cash? Certificates? Bible? What?! Let us know.
This scenario is similar to a pregnant woman & a hospital bag. She packs every important item into a bag for hospital in preparation for child-birth.
But wait o…who in Nigeria packs a bag & waits for flood and fire na? Hehe. Many do though, some people might be more safety- conscious than we think. I can bet some people up north do have.
I do not have a prepared bag for such occurrence at the moment but I guess it’s something worth considering. Have you ever thought of this? There might not be hurricanes or random forest fires in Nigeria but…
I think it is necessary if not mandatory though for one to have a separate bag where such items like documents, passports, etc are contained and secluded.
Guys what do you think? Is it necessary to have an emergency go-bag or not.