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Old 02-21-2013, 12:08 PM
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I've talked about my simple get home bags before. I have two depending on how far I'll be from home and I take both when I take a lady friend out of town for the weekend. To me a critical part of picking out a GHB is keeping it small enough where you're never tempted to leave it behind to make room for something else as well as light enough to carry. To that end I started out my short distance kit with a tiny Quakehold Grab-'n-Go 2-person/3-day kit ($39 @ Walmart or Amazon) and a case of bottled water. I've since moved the contents of the kit into Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz hydration pack and to that I've added or swapped in:
  • 1x 3600 calorie lifeboat ration packet (7400 total)
  • 6x 12 hour chemlights (8 total)
  • 5pr of additional chemical pocket warmers
  • Spare space blankets (6 total)
  • Disposable Poncho
  • Baby wipes
  • Socks & underwear - one change
  • Fire starter kit
  • Water filter straw
  • Water purification tablets
  • Adventure Medical 1.0 1st aid kit (replaced tiny kit)
  • Leatherman Skeletool
  • Fenix LD20 flashlight and 6 AA batteries (replaced junk light).

The larger kit started out life as a larger and much better off the shelf 4-person/3day kit (~$90) that I have since moved into a larger but now discontinued Camelbak pack and added the following:
  • 1x 3600 calorie lifeboat rations (10,200 calories total)
  • 6x 12 hour chemlights (10 total)
  • 10pr chemical pocket warmers
  • Spare space blankets
  • Socks & underwear
  • baby wipes
  • Fire starter kit
  • Water filter straw
  • Water purification tablets
  • Adventure Medical 2.0 1st Aid kit (replaced cheap kit)
  • Leatherman Skeletool
  • Fenix LD20 flashlight and 10 AA batteries
  • Eton emergency radio (replaced hand crank flashlight)

In addition I keep the following items in the car:
  • Coat
  • Fenix TK35 flashlight and one set of spare batteries
  • Eton emergency radio
  • 2x spare batteries for my cell phone
  • Family size 1st aid kit
  • Adventure medical trauma kit
  • Steiner 10x26 Predator Pro binoculars
  • Walking stick
  • A gallon of spring water as well as case of bottled water
  • 100' paracord
  • Duct Tape
  • Tools
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Last edited by sholling; 02-21-2013 at 12:16 PM..
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