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Bravo Zulu
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Every day I go to work, this bag goes with me. If I go away from town somewhere, this bag goes with me in the car. I don't travel by plane anymore, so I have no concerns about security checkpoints at airports. Some of the places I travel are a little on the remote side. This is also a work in progress.

Anyway, on with the show. Here's my bag, a High Sierra.


In a side pocket, I keep an LED head lamp and an LED torch.


In the smaller of the two main compartments, I have another LED torch, some Reg Grundies & socks, a container for my GPS unit (Bitchin' Betty (Tom Tom unit) is currently in the car) and a box with some bandaids, cold & flu tablets and pain killers.


In the larger compartment, I have a 10' x 8' plastic tarp, 30 metres of 6mm poly rope, a couple of litre water containers, my first aid kit, another LED torch, and another container with some bits and pieces.
















I also carry the baby wipes and the fire kit in yet another compartment, along with another LED torch.

In my car, I have about another 3 torches, another first aid kit, another tarp, about 100m of rope, another fire kit, some cash, a blanket, an umbrella, a cold-weather parka and a sloppy joe.

Car care wise, there's a tool kit, 5 litres of engine oil and 5 litres of engine coolant, as well as a funnel and a rag.
 

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Coolness. I really need to get busy. My current status would be eating sticks, twigs, and squirrel pellets if I needed it right now.
 

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Lux in Tenebris
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Trunk Kit & GHB

Here you go mate, what i keep 24/7/365....Good luck...

ps...on my out the door to Cherokee NC for flyfishing and a little FTX with this gear, will be out of comms for a couple o days... :thumb:
 

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Evolutionist
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I like the content & thanks for the ideas, but I see all the plastic tubs and wonder about the space they take away inside a pack? I get that the thought is to be able to easily identify the content, but there's got to be a better way.
 

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Lux in Tenebris
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After my little GHB ftx this weekend, i have come to the conclusion that i will switch to a med alice ruck, and use small colored stuff sacks for various items and write the contents with a sharpie....

i did not like rummaging thru that three compartments to find/reload stuff and the alice ruck has the main compartment, radio pouch 9if mem serves correct) and three exterio pockets....

easier to keep organized and access items...
 

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This is not in my GHB, but I do have it in my Jeep. Aldi's was selling an inflatable 2 man raft. Yes, it is/was cheap and not the highest quality. But, in my area in order to get home I have to cross a small river. I also live in an area that is way overdue for a major earthquake, the New Madrid Fault. If the bridges are taken out, I want some way to get across that river. I guess what I am saying is look at what you may encounter in order to get home and plan accordingly. Worst case scenario, I work fairly close to the Mississippi and I should be able to get there, from there it is a short float to the smaller river.
 

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Sibi Totique
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Well, we see this type of questions all the time. It’s a very hard thing to give someone else good advice; you know your own situation best.
• What is your setting?
• What is your climate?
• How big are the seasonal variations where you live?
• How far away from your home do you work?
• What kind of scenarios are you trying to prepare for?
• What type of vehicle do you have?
• What do you want your setup to do for you?

Some articles that might help:
Get Home Bag
Get Home Bags – Examples of Setups
Keeping Your Vehicle Ready For Emergencies
Travelling with Vehicles During a Crisis or Survival Situation
 
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