Get Home Bag

My situation on a Get Home Bag is a bit different from a lot of people.  I am a photographer that is particularly interested in wildlife and nature.  Within a hundred miles or so of my house is some of the best bird photography in the United States.  The problem is that I am often traveling with other people in their vehicle and they are not preppers.

My camera gear is in a backpack, so a second backpack would attract attention.  So I keep my kit in a different type of bag.  I use a LAPG Tactical Bail Out Gear Bag that I purchased over the internet from LA Police Gear.  They regularly have this bag on sale at $19.95.  In addition to my bag, I always have good footwear and clothes appropriate to the weather.  Including a couple of water bottles, the bag weighs approximately eighteen and half pounds.

The contents of the bag are such that I could share with another person.  We always have backpacks with us and could abandon the cameras if needed.  Water is not a big problem for me, there is lots of surface water as long as you have the means to filter it.  Anyway, here is a list of what I carry.

  • 2 Battle dressings
  • 1 Compress and bandage 2×2 camouflaged
  • 1 Ace bandage 2 in
  • 2 Cera Lyte 70 oral electrolyte packages
  • 2 safety pins
  • 3 instant wash towels
  • 5 packages Bacitracin antibiotic ointment + pain reliever
  • 3 packages benzalkonium chloride
  • 3 2×2 dressings
  • 1 mole skin
  • band aids and butterfly bandages
  • Aspirin
  • Tylenol
  • Claritin
  • Benadryl
  • 1 3×4 surgical pad
  • 1 3×4 telfa pad
  • 1 triangular bandage
  • 2 pair surgical gloves
  • 1 Basic Survival Fishing Kit by Best Glide
  • 1 master blaster fire starter
  • 1 Waterproof match box and matches
  • 1 Military soap dish containing the follow
  • 1 magnesium fire starter
  • 1 35mm can of cotton balls and petroleum
  • 3 prepackage fire starters
  • 2 one gal plastic bags
  • 1 flashlight and extra batteries
  • 1 spoon
  • 6 misc. size cable ties
  • 2 Emergency ponchos from Emergency Essentials
  • 2 Emergency sleeping bags from Emergency Essentials, space blanket type material
  • 1 water proof 8×10 foot tent footprint from REI  with tie downs, makes a good emergency shelter
  • 1 hundred foot of Mil spec 550 cord
  • I package Chlorine Dioxide tablets by Aquamira
  • 1 Aquamira Water filter
  • 1 sheath knife
  • 1 knife sharpener
  • 1 Unbelievable saw
  • 1 plastic box containing
  • spare flashlight
  • compass
  • 2 broad arrow heads
  • Misc. wire
  • 2 packages Datrex 3600 calorie emergency rations
  • 3 Mre entrees
  • 8 Cliff or granola bars
  • 6 MRE sides
  • 1 can Vienna sausages
  • 1 can kippers
  • 30 butterscotch candies

I hope the list gives you some good ideas for your Get Home Bag.  In my own vehicle in addition I always carry sleeping bags. If you see holes in my kit, I am open to suggestions.




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2 Responses to Get Home Bag

  1. SLHaynes says:

    I especially like the butterscotch candy. They’re my favorite too! Nice kit otherwise.

  2. Tsunami says:

    Great job Howard
    I hope you will take my advice on the surgical gloves make sure they are not latex, some people are allergic. 20 would be better than two, if you can fit em. T

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