From time to time, life can become so hectic and chaotic that it can start to feel a little bit uncontrollable. A trusty survival kit might help to create a more manageable form of chaos, because then you’re equipped with the essential items to take on the adventure of the day.
Whether it’s a purse/diaper bag/work bag/stylish man bag/backpack, we all have a survival kit in some shape or form. Somehow they always seem to be filled with a mixture of incredibly practical items, as well as some strange and unusual ones that you swear just magically appeared. We asked five busy Vegatopians to empty the contents of their survival kits and share them with us, and what they found was both functional and sometimes straight-up entertaining. So if you’ve ever experienced the sensation of reaching into the cavernous opening of a bag only to pull out something entirely unusual and unexpected, or you’re simply looking for pro-tips on what kinds of things can help you tackle your busy life, read on!
Marley Bathe, Digital Marketing Specialist
Marley Bathe, Digital Marketing Specialist, has a practical arsenal of tools to help her get through her work day and busy active life. On any given day you can find this array of items in her bag:
- Lip balm
Lorelle Bremner, Office Manager
Lorelle Bremner, Office Manager at Vega HQ, has not one but two survival kits to propel her through life’s constant chaos.
Things in her bag:
- Gym clothes
- Baby wipes (for a quick “shower” after lunchtime workouts)
- Hair brush
- Running armband
- Vega Sport® Pre-Workout Energizer
- Multiple miscellaneous shampoos and body wash samples
- Dirty towel
- Very expired protein bar sample
Things in her purse:
- An old grocery list
- Two melted lipsticks
- Sunglasses—with no case
- Crumpled receipts
- Camping packing list from two weeks ago
- Concert ticket from last weekend
Kim McDevitt, National Educator
Kim McDevitt, National Educator and mother of a ten month old, emptied out her work and diaper bag and this is what she finds on any given day:
- A wireless mouse buried under a portable baby changing pad
- Gum wrappers (but never any gum)
- A water bottle
- A diaper and usually opened a dried up pack of baby wipes
Teething biscuits and an “emergency” energy bar for mom. Right now I’m loving Vega® Protein+ Snack Bar. Vega Protein+ Snack Bar contains at least 10% more DV protein than Vega® Snack Bar. Protein content of Vega Snack Bars is 5g (4% DV) per serving; Vega Protein+ Bars has 11g protein per serving.
Amy Hawksworth, Talent Acquisition Manager
While Amy Hawksworth busily looks for new faces to join the Vega Team, she can find these things in her survival kit:
- Hair brush
- Compact blush and bronzer
- Lip tint
- Phone charger
- Vega® Chlorella
- Vega Sport® Endurance Gel
Mia Finn, Accounts Receivable Manager
Mia Finn, Accounts Receivable Manager has two children aged six and eleven, and likes to separate her survival kits into weekdays versus weekends.
Momma Mia’s weekend survival kit:
- Coloring book and pencil crayons
- Travel mug with strong coffee
- A newspaper
- Vega® Protein+ Snack Bars
- Containers packed with fresh fruit
- Baby wipes
Momma Mia’s weekday survival kit
- Lip gloss
- Vega® Protein+ Snack Bar
- Note pad and pen (for random ideas and things to remember)
- Hair elastics
- Vega Sport® Electrolyte Hydrator
If you’ve ever despaired that your survival kits are full of more random than helpful items, know that Vegatopians are right there with you. When your day feels like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, reach into your bag for your secret stash of Vega Protein+ Snack Bar and wow yourself with the magical feat of actually being ready for it.
As we all busily navigate life’s constant chaos, we sometimes end up with a mixture of very practical and very random items. What kinds of things do you find in your survival kits?