Packing and organization are key aspects of vehicle preparation, movement, and security that is very often overlooked. Remember…travel light, fast, and always know where you are going.
This applies to almost all walks of life operating in and around vehicles.
For example, let’s say you have your kids in the car and you find yourselves in the middle of a natural disaster or simply, a really bad storm. For safety, you decide to park and exit the vehicle to get into a sturdy structure. Now, you have to grab the kids. Let’s say one is diabetic, so you need to grab his/her medicine. Another child has had an accident in their clothes due to the excitement/fear of the situation. You will have to grab materials to fix that challenge. Another one is perhaps screaming for their blanket. etc. etc.
These are all materials you will need to get in order to solve specific challenges. The question is, where are these materials? Are they separated and thrown about the car? Are they all organized neatly in specific bags/pouches? Are they accessible from within the vehicle or are they in the trunk or on the roof rack?
Getting organized and having specific bags/pouches/places for specific items SAVES TIME. Next comes, how you organize them. If you have 5 neatly packed bags with various needed items in each bag….you will have to carry 5 bags. Can you condense? Can you get down to say, 3 bags? Can the bags be worn on your back? Across your shoulder? etc. Can other carry the bags? Do the bags hinder movement when worn?
These are all things one needs to think about when packing and organizing the vehicle. The same theory applies to medical supplies or emergency kits. Can they be accessed easily and quickly? Can they be deployed or carried with ease?
What if you are in a bad car accident. The vehicle is upside down and you are barely conscious. A by-standard runs up to see if you are OK. You are losing blood fast. The by-standard has no medical supplies or experience. Can you tell them where your kit is? Can you then tell them what you need and where it is in the kit? If you completely black out, can they figure it out themselves? (Not necessarily the medical techniques but more so, where the bandages are in the kit, etc.)
It’s these potential instances where packing and organization while on the move make all the difference in the world. We could literally name an untold amount of events to support this, but you should have a good understanding at this point.
Remember…travel light, fast, and always know where you are going. With any problem solving situation, knowing WHAT you have, HOW you can use it, and WHERE it is….SAVES TIME. TIME IS LIFE.