My "get home" bag.

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  1. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    Ive always carried supplies in my vehicle but they've been kind of strewn here and there. I've recently consolidated a lot of stuff into a backpack I'll call my "get home" bag. I call it that because should there be a natural disaster of some sort or SHTF situation, I'm not plaining on bugging out. I live far enough out in the rural, this is where to be.

    Here's what I got in my "get home" bag.

    1. Tourniquet
    2. Quick clot gauze
    3. 6" Isrealie bandage
    4. Cotton balls, q-tips, ace bandage, bandaids.
    5. Small stainless steel water bottle with lid
    6. Para cord
    7. Small sewing kit with mirror
    8. Compass
    9. Multi tool
    10. Folding knife
    11. K-bar knife
    12. Granola bars
    13. State and local maps
    14. Trauma scissors
    15. Bic lighter
    16. Fire starter
    17. Waterproof matches
    18. Sayers mini water filtration kit
    19. Small led flashlight with extra battery's
    20. Duct tape
    21. A pair of underwear, pair of socks, T-shirt, pair of jeans.

    This all fits Neatly packed away in vaccume sealed packages. I'd guess it weighs less than 10lbs. This goes where I go. When I get to work it goes in my work van. I work in a few big liberal city's. My biggest fear is getting stuck in one with nothing while the liberal zombies feed on themselves.

    Here it is. What do you carry everywhere? Do you have a similar bag? (Home telephone in pic for scale)
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  2. joe45c

    joe45c Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    peru,ny
    i keep some of the same items as you firefighter. 1st aid kit
    Lots of extra cold weather gear. Hats gloves. a blanket
    Jumper cables
    matches/lighter
    Duct tape
    Flash light
    rope
    tools
    fold up trenching tool
     
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  3. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Antibiotic cream
    Hand sanitizer
    handiwipes
     
  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
  5. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    I've posted this before, but here is mine. Only 35 miles to walk, and one small mountain range. (Not shown is new SOG backpack that this all fits into and 3 lb down sleep bag)

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  6. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    Filter Kings?

    Boy, looking at what some of you guys carry, I'm running light and need to gear up more
     
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  7. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    One can ever be to prepared.;)
     
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  8. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    my plan if SHTF is to bug out to camp cooper. I have most of my resources there but I do need to keep more in my vehicles
     
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  9. joe45c

    joe45c Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    peru,ny
    Mak, you can survive longer in your car than i can in my house!;)
     
  10. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Cigs will probly be legal tender in a shed scenario.
     
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  11. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    Cigarettes and bullets will be like gold/cash in a SHTF scenario.

    I should buy a few dozen cartons of death sticks and seal them in my bag sealer.

    What sort of death sticks are most common? Marlboro?
     
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  12. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Bottles of liquor would make pretty good trading material too.
     
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  13. crystalphoto

    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Gilbert, SC
    I think in a SHTF situation, it won't matter. If they have the habit, they will smoke anything they can get. I wouldn't invest too much, just a mid range brand. It has been many years since I quit, so I don't know what is out there now. Marlboro, Salem, Kool and Lucky Strike, would be my guess.
     
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  14. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    Pretty easy to manufacture, with tree bark, bad potatoes, any organic can make liquor.

    Tobacco, not so.
     
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