- Replace any expired food
- Change out the water
- Check any clothes to make sure they still fit, especially if you have kids
- Update any copies of documents you have
- Review the contents and make sure there isn't anything you want to remove or add
Don't have a bug out bag you say. Why not?! This is the perfect time of year to prepare one. You never know when something may happen, even if you are just bugging out to your basement during a storm. It is always good to be prepared.
If you don't have a bug out bag yet, here is the post I wrote 2 years ago about what is in our bag:http://farmdreams-christy.blogspot.com/2007/12/bug-out-bag.html
I've made a few changes since then. I've added these for food:
And these for water: http://beprepared.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_WS%20P100_A_name_E_Datrex%20Water%20Pouches%20-%204.2%20ounce%20Pouch%20(purchased%20in%20case%20of%2064)
I figured this way I wouldn't have to change everything out as often.
If you are just putting your bag together, here is a good chart showing what is included in kits you can buy: http://beprepared.com/article.asp_Q_ai_E_518_A_name_E_Kit%20Contents$20Chart
It is also a good idea to have a smaller kit in your car. How many times do we hear stories of people getting stranded in remote areas in their car? I've got supplies in case I have to spend 2 nights in the car with Logan. Let's hope I never have to use any of it!