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Basic Preparedness Tips: A Guide to Safety in Daily Life

March 04, 2024

In a changing world with new challenges, it is more important than ever to be prepared every day. Whether you are navigating the urban jungle, embarking on an adventurous journey, or simply going about your daily routine, staying prepared is key to ensuring your safety and peace of mind.

man wearing vertx transit sling backpack outside

In this guide, we will explore basic preparedness tips, practical safety measures, and how to seamlessly integrate these practices into your daily life. We'll also give you a daily preparedness guide you can use to build good daily habits for better preparedness. Everyday preparedness for beginners should be easy, not scary.

The Importance of Everyday Preparedness

Everyday preparedness is not just about being ready for the extreme or the unexpected; it’s about simple safety tips for daily life and being proactive in your approach to life’s challenges. From practical preparedness for adults to essential daily safety tips, it's crucial to adopt a mindset of readiness. Our goal is to provide you with practical safety tips for home and away, even if you are new to "prepping".

vertx bag loadout with bulletproof insert, extra mags, and everyday items

 

The Concept of Being Prepared

From Bomb Shelters to Everyday Readiness

Preparedness has evolved from large-scale shelters and stockpiles to personal, everyday readiness. In the past, people prepared for rare, large-scale events. Today, the focus is on being ready for anything, anytime, with practical, everyday solutions like Vertx’s line of bags.

Everyday Preparedness: More Than Just Gear

Being prepared goes beyond having the right gear. It encompasses a mindset of awareness, adaptability, and proactivity. Invest in training and education to enhance your preparedness, valuing knowledge just as much as your physical supplies. Being aware of your surroundings, preparing for situations, and communicating with family to be on the same page are all just as important as having the right gear.

dad with backpack at playground

Everyday Safety Tips for Men and Women

Practical Preparedness for Adults

Adopting a practical approach to preparedness means understanding your daily routine and identifying areas where you can enhance your safety. This can be as simple as being aware of the environment around you, keeping your phone charged, and having a plan in case of emergencies.

Easy Daily Preparedness Routine

Integrating preparedness into your daily routine doesn't have to be complicated. Start with simple habits such as checking the weather before heading out, carrying essential items like a first aid kit, and being aware of exit routes in public spaces. Check out our situational awareness series for more practical tips for common locations like gas stations and parking garages.

woman at gas pump looking alert and holding pepper spray

Staying Prepared with Vertx Bags and Custom-Fit Bulletproof Inserts

The Vertx Advantage

Vertx bags are designed with the modern individual in mind, offering a blend of functionality, style, and security. Perfect for urban professionals, adventurers, parents, and tactical enthusiasts, Vertx bags provide a reliable solution for everyday carry and preparedness.

Vertx’s range of bags, paired with a custom-fit bulletproof inserts, offers a tailored solution to personal preparedness, ensuring you are equipped for anything life throws your way.

vertx commuter sling bag with custom-fit ballistic panel

Real-Life Scenarios: Being Prepared in Action

Navigating Public Disturbances with Confidence

Imagine suddenly finding yourself amidst a chaotic public disturbance while on a shopping trip in the city. In these high-stress moments, your ability to think quickly and act swiftly is crucial. The Long Walks Multipurpose Waist Pack from Vertx becomes an invaluable asset in such situations. Designed for everyday use in everyday locations, its lightweight design means you can carry all your essentials without being weighed down, offering a discreet yet practical solution to stay prepared.

vertx green fanny pack

The multiple carrying options provide versatility, allowing you to adapt to the situation at hand seamlessly. With the Long Walks Multipurpose Waist Pack, you blend into the urban environment while ensuring quick and easy access to your gear, keeping you one step ahead in unpredictable situations.

vertx waist pack with bulletproof panel, edc knife, wallet, and medical supplies

Preparedness on the Road During a Power Outage

Now, consider a scenario where you’re traveling, and a sudden power outage leaves you in the dark. In such moments, having the right gear at hand can make a significant difference.

Enter the Gamut from Vertx, a bag designed to hold more than just your daily essentials. With its ample storage and easy-access design, the Gamut ensures that your emergency supplies are organized and accessible, offering peace of mind in critical moments.

vertx gamut backpack

Having a flashlight, nonperishable food, and some extra socks and a jacket can make a power outage on your weekend mountain trip a little bit more bearable (and comfortable).

gamut vertx bag with ballistic insert, med pouch, tourniquet and edc knife

Ensuring Safety During Extreme Weather

Lastly, consider a scenario where you are stuck in your vehicle because of a natural disaster. Or consider vehicle safety during extreme weather if you live in locations with flash floods or sudden snowstorms.The conditions outside are perilous, and you need to stay put until it's safe. Having a car emergency kit is crucial, and including a Vertx bag with a bulletproof insert adds an extra layer of preparedness.

vertx transit sling with truck

The Transit Sling not only offers ample space for these essentials but also ensures they are secure and easily accessible, helping you stay prepared and resilient on the road. With its versatile and efficient design, the Transit Sling becomes a reliable travel companion, ready for whatever comes your way.

With many situations, having a ballistic panel can give you an advantage. Made in the USA, our inserts offer Level IIIA protection, capable of stopping rounds up to .44 magnum. Thin, lightweight, and discreet, these inserts provide a layer of safety in your daily life without compromise.

vertx transit sling bag with bulletproof panel, medical gear, and other everyday items

Adapting Preparedness to Your Lifestyle

City Dwellers vs. Suburban Residents vs. Rural Inhabitants

Preparedness looks different based on where you live. City dwellers need to focus on blending in, staying mobile, and having quick access to their essentials. Vertx’s stylish yet functional bags are perfect for urban environments.

Suburban residents might prioritize having a more comprehensive kit at home, with a bag like the Gamut Backpack for on-the-go preparedness.

Meanwhile, those in more rural areas require durability and versatility to handle a variety of situations, making the Transit Sling a reliable choice.

transit sling vertx bag with cooler in rugged environment

Tailoring Your Readiness Approach

Making everyday preparedness a habit ensures that staying safe becomes second nature. Integrate preparedness into your everyday activities, turning tasks like checking your emergency bag and updating your supplies into routine practices. Adopting a preparedness mindset and making it a part of your daily routine means it becomes second nature.

The Community Aspect: Sharing Knowledge and Skills

Join the Community

Stay informed and engaged by joining our community, where we share everyday safety tips, practical preparedness advice, and exclusive offers. We'd love to hear some of your simple ways to stay prepared every day in the comments!

Discover the full range of Vertx bags and our custom-fit bulletproof inserts by visiting our collection. Bundle and save, ensuring you have the right gear for everyday preparedness.

vertx bag with body armor panel outdoors

Learning how to stay safe every day is a journey, not a destination. By integrating practical safety measures, adopting preparedness habits, and equipping yourself with the right gear, you are taking proactive steps toward a safer, more prepared life. 

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100 Responses

Lar bear
Lar bear

April 10, 2024

Knife, way to clean water, rope

Em lee
Em lee

April 10, 2024

Pistol water backup battery

Kent Smith
Kent Smith

April 10, 2024

A loaded pistol is the only thing I would need

John
John

April 10, 2024

First Aid Kit, Water, Ammo because they are essential

Connie S
Connie S

April 10, 2024

9mm handgun, jacket, first aid

Wesley Cornelius III
Wesley Cornelius III

April 10, 2024

EMERGENCY KIT
PISTOL
ARMOR PLATE

Mark
Mark

April 10, 2024

Pistol, ammo & IFAK

Darrell
Darrell

April 10, 2024

Top 3 things: multitool, flashlight, and projectile thrower

Joseph Sanders
Joseph Sanders

April 10, 2024

Multitool, Firearm with flashlight attachment, and water bottle!

Douglas Keller
Douglas Keller

April 10, 2024

Tool Kit, fie starter, S&W .40

Jeromy Benson
Jeromy Benson

April 10, 2024

Ammo, multitool, and flashlight

Frank
Frank

April 10, 2024

Gun, knife, and phone.

Chris K.
Chris K.

April 10, 2024

Ammo, First aid, 3l Camelback

noncompliant
noncompliant

April 10, 2024

Flashlight, First Aid Kit, Water Filter

William Daniel
William Daniel

April 10, 2024

Phone, meds, and water.

Li Wong
Li Wong

April 10, 2024

Kotexes, condoms, and cash — cuz, in the city, you must be prepared.

Ernest
Ernest

April 10, 2024

Water, light and ammo

Kimberly
Kimberly

April 10, 2024

Water, ammo and a light

SuperPicker
SuperPicker

April 10, 2024

Water, Flashlight, ifak.

Shaun
Shaun

April 10, 2024

Water, ammunition, first aid

Greg
Greg

April 10, 2024

Weapons and ammo.

Michael fleischer
Michael fleischer

April 10, 2024

9mm, cat 7 tq and multi-tool. Can make a lot happen with these 3 things

Katie L
Katie L

April 10, 2024

Food, water, med kit

Katie L
Katie L

April 10, 2024

Food, water, med kit

Chuck W.
Chuck W.

April 10, 2024

Poncho, multi tool, and IFAK. For versatility and safety.

theQUIETone
theQUIETone

April 10, 2024

food, water, fire making

Dayton Brown
Dayton Brown

April 10, 2024

IFAK, water purifier, MRE

Dayton Brown
Dayton Brown

April 10, 2024

Loaded pistol, IFAK, fixed blade

Mac
Mac

April 10, 2024

First aid, water storage, light.

Matt B
Matt B

April 10, 2024

Comms, firearm, wife

daniel meyer
daniel meyer

April 10, 2024

My rifle, first aid kit and a survival kit.

Cheryl Burgess
Cheryl Burgess

April 10, 2024

Water, first aid kit, and phone

Cheryl Burgess
Cheryl Burgess

April 10, 2024

Water, first aid kit, and phone

Jimbo K
Jimbo K

April 10, 2024

I’d like to have my 1911 and a couple extra mags in my bag because you can never have too much ammo.

John Diehl
John Diehl

April 10, 2024

I’d have my always along, CC weapon (w/2+ mags), med kit and solar charging Sat phone. For: protection, survival and aide/reinforcements. The one major item I always have is my calm, survival mental acuity.

Scott Swanson
Scott Swanson

April 10, 2024

Firearm, knife and ammo

Lynn Warmack
Lynn Warmack

April 10, 2024

Gun, spare mags, bear spray, (for obvious reasons), knife

Micheal Harrington
Micheal Harrington

April 10, 2024

First Aid kit, lockpick set, and multitool

Joshua Holtzman
Joshua Holtzman

April 10, 2024

Med kit, water and my wallet. My PDW is on my belt.

Cody
Cody

April 10, 2024

IFAK, multitool, water

Brandon
Brandon

April 10, 2024

P365 (cuz it’s the best), med kit (to administer 1st aid), spare mags/ammo (can never be too prepared).

Linda Johnson
Linda Johnson

April 10, 2024

A firearm, solar charging flashlight, and ferro rod.

Kristen Ramey
Kristen Ramey

April 10, 2024

Conceal carry pistol, knife and a flashlight. For starters. Rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it…

Julie Feldermann
Julie Feldermann

April 10, 2024

A flashlight, nonperishable food, and 9mm handgun

IjustWantBangBangBang
IjustWantBangBangBang

April 10, 2024

MRE, TP, Firestarter

Matthew Feuge
Matthew Feuge

April 10, 2024

First aide kit, a lockpick set, and a portable charger.

Kayla
Kayla

April 10, 2024

Water purification
Food
Gun

Lilith
Lilith

April 10, 2024

Weapon: obviously because I’d rather have it and not need, than need it and not have it.
High lumen flashlight: helping me see at night, but it can be used to momentarily blind an attacker to give me extra time to react.
cash: never know when you’ll need to buy supplies in an emergency.

Bill Webb
Bill Webb

April 10, 2024

1. I would have one of those hand crank flash light’s no battery’s required.
2. I would have a life straw
3. I would have a machete
4. If I could have one more thing it would be a way to start fire’s.

Aaron Willard
Aaron Willard

April 10, 2024

Battle belt, IFAK & TQ

David Kerslake
David Kerslake

April 10, 2024

I don’t leave my home without one of my Vertx bags. 3 top prices of gear would be my carry gun, turnoquiet and spare mag.

India Delgado
India Delgado

April 10, 2024

My Rose P365XL, Cell Phone and first aid kit.

Cory B
Cory B

March 26, 2024

My Pistol bag, FAK pack, & Survival kit. Of course, all 3 of those each contain many items themselves.
Is that cheating?
I hope so.
If you’re not cheating, are you even trying?

Jeremy
Jeremy

March 26, 2024

Water, med kit, multitool

Farrell Vanderhoef
Farrell Vanderhoef

March 26, 2024

Water purification
First aid
Ammo

Pamela Kszyminski
Pamela Kszyminski

March 26, 2024

MRE, Water Knife

Thomas P
Thomas P

March 26, 2024

A portable charger, multi-tool, and rain jacket are enough for daily living.

Ivette
Ivette

March 26, 2024

For an urban environment, id likely bring my filtered camelback, a multitool & radio

Michael Kszyminski
Michael Kszyminski

March 26, 2024

Spare Ammo, Water, FAK

@levelonup
@levelonup

March 26, 2024

Knife, gun, smartphone

John Coffeen
John Coffeen

March 26, 2024

Firearm, my med kit, and my multi tool.
Well I have all those my armored vertex bag for my EDC. I can respond to most situations with those tools.

Kanisha
Kanisha

March 26, 2024

In an urban environment I would pack my sig 365, cash, and water

Candice Goyne
Candice Goyne

March 26, 2024

Knife, first aid kit, water decon kit.

300EMP
300EMP

March 22, 2024

My firearm, med kit and a water bottle.

Patrick Pratt
Patrick Pratt

March 22, 2024

I Carry a gun and knife on me. So in my bag only 3 thing that’s tough. 1. I would go with fire kit(Stay warm, dry, cook, keep animals away.
2. Water/filter, got to stay hydrated. 3. Long gun folding protection, food,

John Crabill
John Crabill

March 22, 2024

My CCW pistol, a folding knife, and spare ammo.

jim
jim

March 22, 2024

Since this is Urban and not bug-out: Poncho, Water Bottle.First Aid kit.

bjw
bjw

March 22, 2024

Firearm, Multi-tool, cash

Daphne Atkins
Daphne Atkins

March 22, 2024

Concealed carry firearm, knife, water filter

Kristin M.
Kristin M.

March 22, 2024

1. water
2. extra ammo
3. IFAK

Penny Coleman
Penny Coleman

March 22, 2024

Firearm, knife, flashlight.

Van Barry Dillon II
Van Barry Dillon II

March 22, 2024

It looks functional, durable, and snazzy.

A
A

March 19, 2024

First aid kit. Water. Shawl. Firearm,knife and phone are on body

Bulldawg
Bulldawg

March 19, 2024

P365 macro 2 mags and first aid bag

Douglas Allen Hunter
Douglas Allen Hunter

March 19, 2024

Water,glock,ammo

Donna
Donna

March 19, 2024

Gun ww/ammo, knife and fire starter

Douglas Helvie HM2/USN/FMF (ret)
Douglas Helvie HM2/USN/FMF (ret)

March 19, 2024

(01)A winning ticket to the Mega Millions lottery, so I could buy my own island off of the east coast of the U.S.
(02)A picture of my wife & kids.
(03)My .45 1911 the extra ammo would be assumed.

Jimmy
Jimmy

March 19, 2024

Hand gun, Leatherman multi tool and Rechargeable solar-powered flashlight.

Carl Bailey
Carl Bailey

March 19, 2024

1 – Sig Rattler. 2- Emergency water. 3 – First aid kit. To think of it in a system, you have to consider what would be on your person, namely a pistol, extra mag, knife, multi-tool, flashlight and phone. The pack adds a layer of capability.

Josh
Josh

March 19, 2024

This is awesome

Wayne everhart
Wayne everhart

March 19, 2024

I would have some cash, water, and flashlight all other would be on me for fast responses

Wayne everhart
Wayne everhart

March 19, 2024

I would have some cash, water, and flashlight all other would be on me for fast responses

BC
BC

March 19, 2024

3 things: firearm, trauma/firstaid kit, water. You can never be too prepared or ready for any situation

Shadrach
Shadrach

March 19, 2024

multitool, medkit, and wallet

Phyllis
Phyllis

March 19, 2024

Handgun ammo and food

Simona Fehrle
Simona Fehrle

March 14, 2024

P365MICRO, FIRST AID EXTRA AMMO,

Klarchen
Klarchen

March 13, 2024

Firearm, First aid/survival kit, non perishable food

Natalie S.
Natalie S.

March 13, 2024

3 things I would bring would be a handgun, trauma kit, and MRE/Water. You never know what can happen on a days.

Hira
Hira

March 13, 2024

Rose p365xl so I can stay ready, extra ammo so I’m prepared for any situation, and med kit as a safety precaution.

Ben Spears
Ben Spears

March 13, 2024

If I could only have 3 things, I’d choose a handgun, Trauma kit, and cash

Zakiah
Zakiah

March 13, 2024

Weapon, med kit, and water

Angela
Angela

March 13, 2024

Med kit
Water purifier straw
Pistol/mag

Nick P.
Nick P.

March 13, 2024

Three things I would carry would be water, a jacket, and some gloves. All the necessities would be on my belt or in my pockets.

Mary Smith
Mary Smith

March 13, 2024

Firearm
Water bottle
Knife

Rocktop
Rocktop

March 13, 2024

sig 365, Trama kit and Microtech combat troodon

Lawrence
Lawrence

March 12, 2024

I like some of the tips in here

Love Lex
Love Lex

March 12, 2024

If I could have 3 things, it would be my new weapon of choice Rose P365 9mm in case I need to defend myself, a phone to contact someone for help, and money to buy food or hopefully catch a bus or ride share.

Brooke
Brooke

March 12, 2024

My beautiful Rose p365xl, extra ammo, and med kit

Vino Guarnieri
Vino Guarnieri

March 11, 2024

Handgun, knife, and a battery pack

Kendra
Kendra

March 11, 2024

My loaded P365 XMacro, water, and snacks.

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