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How to Pack for Emergency Situations

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Aug 4, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Carrying certain items that will fit in a briefcase can prove lifesaving in an emergency.
Carrying certain items that will fit in a briefcase can prove lifesaving in an emergency.
(SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

We often talk about the need for people to prepare for emergency situations. In relation to personal preparedness, I'm frequently asked, "What equipment do you carry with you?" In fact, several people raised that exact question last week as I was teaching a course on travel security. As I replied, it occurred to me that Stratfor readers might also be interested in my answer. So, if you'll indulge me, I'd like to divert a little from the usual Security Weekly format to discuss it in the hope that readers will come away better prepared for emergencies....

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