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Wheelchair Survival Backpack

Posted Aug 04 2009 6:22pm

Survival Backpack

Everyone's spinal cord injury is different; there are no perfect lists to prepare you for your individual journey through life. That being said, here is my Survival Backpack (items I never leave home without).

1. A high quality backpack securely attached to my wheelchair.

2. Distinct zipper pulls on the backpack. This enables me to direct assistants when retrieving items out of my backpack.

3. A poncho, your choice (a cheap throw away or a quality pack durable). It's always important to keep your electronics dry.

4. Sunscreen

5. Sunglasses

6. Swiss army knife

7. Eating utensils, cup holder (I use a fork that is bent and goes into my brace).

8. Long straws in a PVC container (prevents breaking).

9. Zip ties, Velcro and duct tape.

10 Business cards to exchange e-mail addresses etc.

11 Urinary supplies

12 Small pillbox, extra medication

13 Service Dog supplies (bottled water, bowl, extra food, plastic bags)

What's in your Survival Backpack?
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