How much does it cost?
The bag, fully stocked with all the supplies we provide, is $350. The supplies alone (the guts) are $150.
How many people can use one bag?
We stock the bag with supplies for one person. The bag is roomy enough for two people's personal items. If you want to use the bag for two people, we suggest you purchase the Friend's Pack for $39.00.
What if I have a family of four?
We would like to see every individual have a go-bag. However, there is room for two people to store the emergency and first aid supplies we provide as well as personal items in one bag. We would recommend adding a Friend's Bundle to each bag.
How can I purchase a VLES GO-bag?
Our bags are in production and will be available to ship in September 2017. Until then you can pre-order by clicking the pre-order button above.
So, this bag just lives at my house? Can I use it for anything else?
The go-bag can be used for many day-to-day activities. Bring it with you in your car in case of a major traffic jam or travel change, or take it hiking for first aid and emergencies. Just make sure you restock anything you've used then put the go-bag back in its place.
Can I buy just the guts? (The supplies we stock the bag with)
Yes. They come neatly packaged in heavy-weight plastic zip sacks along with a printed version of the Readiness Playbook, which we strongly urge everyone to read and complete. The guts alone cost $150.00.
Can I buy just the bag and put in my own supplies?
Yes. The cost of the bag, without supplies, is $225.00.
How much would it cost me to make this myself?
Everybody needs a go-bag and we encourage everyone to put a bag and a plan together to be prepared for emergencies. We provide a list of the supplies we include and you can feel free to use our list and source your own supplies and bag. However, the cost of individual supplies versus our ability to buy in bulk will inevitably be higher ... and who wants to be left with 90 latex free gloves when all you really wanted was a few pair.
How much time do I have to put into preparing the Vles GO-bag once I receive it?
Going through the Readiness Playbook, making a plan, photocopying documents, and packing personal items should take less than two hours, and it is time well spent.
Are there any expiration dates to be aware of?
Yes. Potable water tablets, emergency water, and batteries all have expirations. Right now these expiration dates are many years out, but time moves quickly. We will send periodic email reminders to check the dates on those items.
What personal items should I put in?
Much depends on your life status such as where you live, your age, if you have children or pets, etc. Given these qualifiers, you’ll want to think about pants, socks, hats, suntan lotion, pet food, pacifiers, sunglasses, eyeglass or contact lens cleaner, a foldable cane, books, medication, pain relievers, baby formula, diapers, a game, cash, toilet paper and anything else you feel is important for you to have.
How much does the bag weigh?
The bag, without contents, weighs eight pounds. The guts that we provide weighs eight pounds. Your personal items, including a laptop could make the fully packed GO-bag weigh as much as thirty pounds, all depending on what you choose to add.
What if I need to move faster?
Built into the GO-bag is a module you can use separately as a messenger bag.
What size is it and is it adjustable?
The bag is slightly under 22” tall x 14” wide x 9” deep. Small enough to comply with most airline carry-on size requirements. The shoulder straps, waist belt and handle are adjustable.
Will you make corporate sales?
Yes. For corporate sales information please contact us.