Commuter Emergency Bag


All our N95 healthcare masks have been donated to local hospitals and are currently unavailable. Commuter bags are being offered at a lower price and will not include masks until further notice.

If you commute to work and there is an earthquake, you will have to walk home, as long as it takes. For those who work downtown, there may also not be means of crossing the river for several days, and you may have to live out of the office till then. This commuter bag is an emergency comfort kit to get you through the first 24-48 hours.

This kit comes in a heavy-duty, waterproof drawstring backpack small enough to fit under the driver or passenger seat of most cars and trucks, or out of sight in a desk drawer. It contains the most essential items you will need, including a basic first aid kit, emergency water, sanitary supplies, and more. (See below for detailed list.) There is additional room for a warm hat, clean pair of socks, extra medications, or other small items.

Portland residents: Consider adding a laminated folding map of the city, as you will likely have to navigate home on unfamiliar roads. (See below)

Quantity discounts available! Buy for your whole office.

5 bags: $41.06 each (20% off)

In stock


Drawstring backpack

Drawstring Backpack

Heavy-duty, waterproof drawstring backpack with Portland Earthquake Kits logo, thick string, size 40cm by 30cm. Small enough to fit under a car seat or in a desk drawer.

If you upgrade to a bigger backpack later, stow this as an extra bag for things you want to bring with you from the office.

Small First Aid Kit

Basic First Aid Kit

This is a basic, small first aid kit for attending bleeding injuries. It contains sufficient bandaging material to cover a single major (non-arterial) bleeding injury as well as a selection of bandaids. Comes with easy-to-read Instruction Sheet with pointers for dealing with serious wounds or multiple victims.

Kit consists entirely of bandaging materials and is designed for office or city use (not wilderness). If you need a more comprehensive first aid kit, we recommend you purchase our Trauma Kit instead, or in conjunction with these smaller kits which can be used as bandage supplements.

See kit description for contents and details.
Stop the Bleed website



After an earthquake, navigating through damaged buildings and crowded streets will be confusing. Having your hands free to carry any items you need, hold other people, or move things out of the way will be a big help. A headlamp is also nearly essential for two handed tasks like attending to wounds.  These basic headlamps take 3 AAA batteries (included) and can flip down in order not to shine in other people’s faces.


Emergency water

Emergency water pouches

8 emergency water pouches, single servings of 125 ml each with no expiration date. (Total of 1 liter of water)

Emergency poncho

Emergency Rain Poncho

Basic rain poncho with hood, one-size-fits-all. Square shape, can also be used as a tarp or groundsheet.

Emergency Sleeping Bag

Emergency Sleeping Bag

This mylar emergency sleep sack is waterproof, light, and retains up to 90% of your body heat. Can also be wrapped and used as a blanket.

Dust Mask

N95 Disposable Healthcare Respirator

Flat-fold, white, universal size. Unlike standard dust masks, N95 respirators provide additional protection against airborne contaminants, including viruses such as the coronavirus.

According to the FDA: “The ‘N95’ designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the respirator blocks at least 95 percent of very small (0.3 micron) test particles. If properly fitted, the filtration capabilities of N95 respirators exceed those of face masks. However, even a properly fitted N95 respirator does not completely eliminate the risk of illness or death.”

Toilet bags

Heavy-Duty Toilet Bags (5)

5 Environmentally friendly, extra-strength .85 mil, 13 gallon Super Hexane waste bags made by Evolution Bags out of 100% recycled materials. These oversized bags can be put in any empty toilet bowl (under the seat), used with a bucket toilet, or simply laid on the ground, with enough room to easily tie afterward and double back over for “double-bagging” protection.

Pocket Tissues

Pocket Tissues

3 standard travel packs, for personal hygiene.

Antibacterial wipes

Antibacterial Wipes

3 Antibacterial wipes.

Antibacterial products should always be used sparingly, but after an earthquake there will be no running water. These wipes are intended for use in scenarios where there is risk of infection, such as cleaning hands after touching blood or other potentially infectious matter or prior to eating with your hands. Note that diarrheal diseases are a major cause of death after disasters.

Nutritional bar

Better Bars

2 Locally produced nutritional bars from Portland-based company. Vegan, no gluten, no dairy, no trans-fat, no soy, no nuts, non-gmo. Tried one yet? Delicious. Read more at These provide great, immediate short-term energy with no sugar high.

Eat it before it expires and replace with another or similar item. We also sell 10 packs in our store. We highly recommend adding additional snacks of your choice.

Keychain whistles

Key Ring Whistles (2)

Two small, metal key-ring whistles.

To let people know where you are. Don’t underestimate the possibility of being trapped. One for your keychain, one for your kit.

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Additional information

Weight24.4 lbs
Dimensions20.5 × 14.5 × 14 in

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