Ahhhh the time is here – you can smell the paranoia and panic in the air with the recent Coronavirus “aka COVID-19” cases popping up all over the US. I’ve been meaning to get this post up for months and I figured no time like the present to share my “just in case” med bag with you all that I have taken with me on many trips, both international and domestic. Trust me, the second you make yourself one of these bags you will become the GO TO person on any trip when someone is sick, hurt, injured, or needs some OTC meds. All of these items are tried and true by me and I’ve put a lot of thought into what goes in the PIPMEGAN Travel Bag over the years. I actually started this bag with a trip to Europe almost 4 years ago and have just added on ever since then. This bag is also just good to have around the house so that you have all of your meds/products in one place in case you need to access something quickly.
If you have an international trip planned in the near future, I cannot stress to you enough to make one of these bags and take it with you on your trip. I learned this the hard way when we went to Prague a couple years ago and I did not take my full “medicine bag”, but only took just a few small things that I ended up somehow leaving on the plane. When we arrived at our hotel I started to unpack and freaked out because my prescription medications were in that bag as well as a sleep aid that is vital to getting used to the time change that comes with traveling internationally. I frantically walked to a nearby pharmacy and let me tell you, they had nothing even close to the OTC meds that we’re used to in the states. And just forget about being able to transfer your prescriptions internationally. Luckily I ended up connecting with the airport and was able to retrieve my medicine bag I left on the plane, but for a few hours I was in a sheer panic over the thought of not having my meds for two weeks and ever since then I am a full-blown psycho when it comes to taking the “medicine bag” with me on every trip.
Let’s get to the good stuff – what all is in my travel medicine bag?
Liposomal Vitamin C: Guys, I know everyone probably takes Vitamin C at this point, but are you taking Liposomal Vitamin C? The difference is that with liposomal Vitamin C, the vitamin is thought to have better absorption into your body and better bioavailability. I take 2,000 mg of Vitamin C every single day and you should be as well for immune defense!
And it all fits so nicely in the little beige bag – perfect right?
Now, let’s talk about if things get serious and we’re all quarantined for an indefinite amount of time. Or what about if we were to get attacked by another country, experience nuclear fallout, or any other crisis emergency. Do you have your go bag? I always have these Ready America Go Bags in our closets in case we ever need to get the hell out of dodge or just need some supplies.
Okay, do you all officially think I’m a loon now? Let me know in the comments! Happy prepping!