How green is your emergency bag? Honestly, I don’t know, and I have never given it any thought. Jaymi Heimbuch from Treehugger has an interesting article which touches on the topic of eco-friendly emergency supplies.
Overall, it’s a good article that discusses the thought process that should go into the assembly of an emergency bag (whether it’s a Bug Out Bag, or a Get Home Bag). She writes about the overall weight of the bag, and what changes should be made to an emergency bag which was given to her as a gift.
If you did get an emergency bag as a gift for the holidays, do spend some time familiarizing yourself with the contents, and please customize it to your personal requirements.
Here’s a starting point on assembling your own Bug Out Bag for $30.