While the notion that a child’s needs will differ from an adult’s in an emergency situation may seem intuitive, the lack of child-centric products and parental guidance available was one of the main reasons we set out to create LadyBugOut. As we’ve discussed previously, LadyBugOut bags were designed specifically with children in mind; that means the design is different, the way we engage with the bags is different, and the way it’s curated is also different. And one of the key ways that it’s stocked differently is in the nutrition pocket. Read up on the hydration and nutrition considerations we had in stocking the LadyBugOut nutrition pocket in this post by our nutritionist.
When it comes to being prepared in the event of a natural disaster, one of the most basic recommendations you’ll come across is to have nonperishable food items on hand. Whether you’re using guidelines from FEMA, the Red Cross, or Ready.gov, all three agencies indicate that best practice is to anticipate up to three days — 72 hours — of disruption to public services such as natural gas, water, and electricity. But here’s the thing: 72 hours’ worth of nonperishables is heavy. Especially when you’re only four feet tall and weigh fifty pounds.