You never know what situations you might encounter, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Here are some essential items to include in your emergency bag to be prepared for anything that comes your way!
1. Pepper Spray
First up on essential items to keep in your emergency bag is a handy and convenient pepper spray. Although it may appear frightening, having something to grasp for in the event of an emergency will help you feel safer while wandering around, particularly in college. Keeping a pepper spray on your key chain or in an easily accessible location in your backpack will ensure that you have a defense mechanism in the event of an emergency.
If you are like us, then there is a chance that you are constantly hungry. That is why keeping at least a couple of snacks in your emergency bag is essential; any time you find yourself or a friend about to pass out from hunger, keeping a quick-to-eat and filling snack nearby will be a lifesaver! Some examples include granola bars, mini bags of chips, or other snacks that are easy to store for long periods of time in a bag.
If you don’t already have a small bag of portable tissues in your emergency bag, you are doing something wrong. It is always super embarrassing when you feel like there is something pesky in your nose, and you never know how to go about the situation when there are no tissues in sight. That is why knowing you have your own pack in your bag will help you in these embarrassing times and can be useful for other things such as if you have something on your face or you have to clean up a small spill.
4. Mini Mirror
Speaking of embarrassing moments, another key aspect to your emergency bag is making sure to have a mini mirror. A mini mirror will be your best friend in all sorts of different situations, especially when your phone camera is not cutting it anymore as a mirror. Fix up your makeup, check that pesky pimple on your chin or take a quick look at your hair before you go into class!
5. Feminine Products
This may be an obvious one, but having feminine products in your emergency bag is absolutely crucial. Whether it be for you in unexpected situations or for a friend in need who happened to forget their emergency bag, having pads and tampons at hand will always help you or others. You will never have to panic when you know you have supplies at hand!
6. Mini First Aid Kit
A super important thing to remember to keep in your emergency bag is a mini first aid kit complete with a plethora of bandaids, painkillers for pesky headaches or cramps, and anything else that you feel you might need in a bad situation. You and others around you will be thankful when you pull out the mini first aid kit that leaves you ready for anything!
7. Portable Charger ‘
Everybody hates when their phone is about to die and they know they will not have access to a charger for a while, so why not be prepared and keep a portable charger in your emergency bag? Your future self will be thanking your past self for staying prepared at all times; it is super important to ensure your phone is charged not only so you can text your friends, but also in case of serious emergencies!
Chapstick is another important thing to keep in your emergency bag because you will thank yourself when your lips are crying in pain of being so dry. Choosing from dozens of different flavors, sizes, and brands of chapstick there is something for everyone and they are small enough to keep throwing in your emergency bag.
9. Hair Elastics And Bobby Pins
Become the bad hair day dominator when you keep a variety of hair elastics and bobby pins in your emergency bag; you will always have a way to save your hair from being all over the place and can help others if they are dying to put their hair up. Be sure to store different types of hair elastics to adapt to whichever hairstyle you chose for that day!
10. Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer is important now more than ever to keep in your emergency bag; you never know when you will be faced with a germy situation where you will want to quickly disinfect your hands! Not only that but keeping a hand sanitizer handy in your emergency bag will also ensure that you are able to stay clean and healthy before eating or after being in a public area.
11. Gum Or Breath Mints
We all know how embarrassing it can be when we are put in situations where we may feel our breath smells bad or someone else’s around you, which is why you should always keep gum or breath mints in your emergency bag. Help yourself and others around you to prevent awkward stares of discomfort when somebody’s breath smells bad!
12. Mini Makeup Bag
In terms of your emergency bag, you want to make sure it is filled with things that will help you in any situation, that includes a mini makeup bag for when you need to touch up your lipstick or completely re-do your makeup! Always be prepared for wherever the night takes you when you have your complete makeup routine right in your bag.
13. Mini Hair Brush
Speaking of always being prepared, a mini hairbrush will also be your best friend! Keeping a foldable hairbrush in your bag will allow you to always have your hair looking fabulous and also ensures you are able to switch up your hair if you need to!
14. Pen Or Pencil
This may seem strange to keep in an emergency bag but you have no idea how many times you may run into situations where you quickly need to jot something down or need to fill something out and don’t have any writing utensils!
15. Oil Blotting Sheets
Last but certainly not least to keep in your emergency bag, oil blotting sheets! These will help you out on days where your skin is deciding to look particularly shiny, especially in the summer. Having these handy will help make you feel fresher and provides you with a way to do a quick touch-up!