The project goal was to create an emergency preparedness bag that will enable an individual to survive for 72 hours during a natural disaster.
When a hurricane forms, the weather service tries to do a thorough job of analyzing, predicting, and following its path and behavior. The affected communities are made aware of this information as they receive it, well before the storm hits land. This preparation can lead to false alarms, unnecessary days off school and work with preemptive evacuation. Evacuation can range from traveling to higher ground a mile away to traveling to a different state.
Growing up in southern Louisiana, I experienced many of these false alarms and evacuations. As the weather worsens but before large scale evacuations are issued, the electricity usually goes out. “Hurricane Parties” are thrown to wait out the storm with friends and enjoy some time off work. The food in the refrigerator needs to be eaten before it spoils and the beer needs to be drank before it gets warm. A bag is necessary to carry some supplies to these events in addition to some essential items just in case the storm does become worse than expected.
Skills + Tools:
- Hand rendering
- Cajun ingenuity