She described herself as a “beginner prepper” but most of her tips have been lauded by those who have been following her videos.
No amount of planning can guarantee you that life will be smooth. You never know when you might find yourself in a situation where you need some help, and to deal with such unforeseen instances, TikTok user Perkyprepper is here to save the day.
The social media influencer has made a name for herself on the platform for highlighting different ways to prepare for different types of emergencies. One of her recent posts about always carrying an emergency "get home" bag in her car has gone viral.
In the post, she lists out the items she carries in her car at all times for on-the-road emergencies. After all, you never know when your car might break down, get stuck in traffic, or be trapped in a snowstorm. Since it was something very relatable, it didn't take too long to go viral.
She described herself as a “beginner prepper” but most of her tips have been lauded by those who have been following her videos. Her suggestions are also mostly in line with that of nsc.org (America’s nonprofit National Safety Council), according to Bored Panda.
"This is my 'get home' bag I keep in my car in case of emergency on the road," she can be heard saying during the video and listing out the various items she carries in her bag. She carries 48 hours' worth of food so she can hold out until rescuers get to her in an emergency.
@perkyprepper Often overlooked prep⚠️🙏🏼 What else is in your “get home” bag? #preppertok #urbanprepper #gethomebag #carprep #shtf #emergencypreparedness #preptokk ♬ Hell N Back - Bakar
"A change of shoes and clothes including a hat, a blanket, flashlight, key warming tools as well as fire starting tools are all inside," she can be heard saying. "As well as water purification tablets, food for 48 hours, a bottle of water and a water bottle. First Aid Kit with Advil, basic one-on-one first aid items, a change of contacts, wipes, etc. A phone charger and power cord and that's everything in case I needed to get home," she adds.
Many users lauded her ideas. "I’m a country girl from the Midwest, in the winter we always pack a bag like this in our cars in case we get stranded in a snow storm! Love this!" wrote one user.
She replied, "I grew up in an area w no cell service. Not much fun if you break down and aren’t prepared😅👏🏼 thanks for the support!! :)" Another user added, "If where you live gets snow/freezing—add an emergency/SOL blanket!" One user commented, "Girl here I am now making a list of everything you just put in your bag so I can make a bag and put it in my car. TikTok teaches us a lot."
Some users commented with their own tips as well. "You’re doing great! Consider adding a bandana, dust mask, work gloves, tourniquet, folding shovel, headlamp," suggested one user. Another added, "Good job. there are so many things to have in there. I like multi-tool, whistle, electrolytes. I like a hands-free headlamp for light. Work gloves." The TikTok user said that having grown up in a rural area, prepping was a normal part of life.
@perkyprepper Who else gets it?👏🏼 #preppertok #emergencypreparedness #shtf #shelterinplace #bugout #prepper #doomsdaypreppers #waterstorage #stockpile ♬ original sound - Makenzie Wilburn
“Planning for power outages, limited to no access to stores, and being able to evacuate quickly was the norm,” she said, adding that she still continues to prepare for contingencies even after moving to the city. She added that it's important to not just think about prepping but actually get down to doing it because there is so much to buy and learn. "It doesn’t happen overnight!” she said.
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @perkyprepper