January is usually a cold and snowy month in Washington, DC. Some women friends who plan to participate in the Women’s March on Washington asked about personal preparedness measures. The Diva did not find a ready-made list, so she put one together with the help of some friends in the emergency management business.
The one-page list of recommended items to bring is provided in this link: Go-Bag contents list. The intent is to help you be comfortable and safe during a long day in the outdoors.
Here is a picture of some of the recommended items that would fit in a handbag to take to a one-day march. [Be sure to check on specific requirements of your march sponsor re bags. Some useful items like handwarmers and a swiss army knife will not get by airport security.]
Note: local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members probably have most or all of these items on hand already. To be prepared for emergencies on an on-going basis, consider joining your local CERT team.