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Old 08-16-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have a "Get Home Bag?"

Thought I would share mine.

UTG Tactical Messenger Bag
40oz Klean Kanteen stainless bottle
beanie
gloves
1 pair undies
1 pair socks
write anywhere note pad
2 pens
1 pencil
1 whistle
spare glasses
nail kit (scissors, nail clippers, file, tweezers and comb)
1 glow stick
1 ultra mini mag light
1 mini mag light
SOG Seal Pup knife with shealth
Leatherman Charge
550 cord
First Aid Kit
.40 cal Sig Pro w/ 2 12 round mags
*Survival Kit
*Plastic container





*Survival Kit contents...
Tin container
lighter
Magnesium fire starter
2 cotton balls
Gerber Clutch
Aluminum foil
Survival blanket
3 tea light candles
1 razor blade
1 sterile gauze pad
2 alcohol wipes
2 antibiotic ointment
3 bandaids
2 sheets paper
-black case-
pencil wrapped in string and tape
folding scissors
fishing line and leader
safety pins and needles
white trash bag
hooks
2 spools of thread



*Plastic container contents...
3 pair contacts
contact case
chap stick
toothpaste
whistle, compass, magnifyer, thermometer combo
2 mini toothbrushes
2 packs of gum
aspirin
1 baggie w/ lighter, 2AA and 2AAA batteries




Added contact solution, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, small tarp, water filter straw, Duracell pocket cell phone charger and some energy bars/gronola bars.

Going to get this leg bag next for hiking.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:26 AM   #2
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who makes the leg bag. I have been looking for something like that. it looks a lot like my 5.11 bags.

Also, what exactly do you mean by a get home bag? is this like a vehicle emergency kit or what?
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:32 AM   #3
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An emergency kit if you are stuck at work, or wherever.... away from your normal stocks of supplies and equipment.

ie, get home bag.
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I really need to organize all my survival equipment that I have stashed in my truck. I need something that's completely watertight, though, and capable of being either tough enough to be strapped down or small enough to be stashed away in the backseat without fear of it hitting me in the back of the head and knocking me out. What product are you guys using to contain everything that keep water out, even after being submerged?
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:23 AM   #5
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I really need to organize all my survival equipment that I have stashed in my truck. I need something that's completely watertight, though, and capable of being either tough enough to be strapped down or small enough to be stashed away in the backseat without fear of it hitting me in the back of the head and knocking me out. What product are you guys using to contain everything that keep water out, even after being submerged?
water-tight ammo can strapped/bolted down. i have one for first aid stuff, a second for misc general stuff like energy bars, and some basic tools. and i keep my GOOD bag with me. before i went to ammo cans i was using regular el-cheapo bookbags and had everything in gallon ziplock bags.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:31 AM   #6
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I really need to organize all my survival equipment that I have stashed in my truck. I need something that's completely watertight, though, and capable of being either tough enough to be strapped down or small enough to be stashed away in the backseat without fear of it hitting me in the back of the head and knocking me out. What product are you guys using to contain everything that keep water out, even after being submerged?
Get a Pelican box!
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I have a backpack in the back of my car with a full change of clothes and the essentials like soap and deodorant, and of course some water and food... You've given me some good ideas for additions to the bag for sure!

Most recently I had to use my bag when a gas pump shutoff malfunctioned and sprayed me from the waist down 45 miles from home and I still had to go to work. Five minutes in the gas station bathroom washing myself down and changing clothes and I was good to go. Not necessarily a survival situation, but that's the point of a bag like that, it's handy for all situations.
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who makes the leg bag. I have been looking for something like that. it looks a lot like my 5.11 bags.

Also, what exactly do you mean by a get home bag? is this like a vehicle emergency kit or what?
Condor I believe. It's called a cross over leg rig. Lots of places online carry it and it's in the $20-$30 price range depending on where you get it from.


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What product are you guys using to contain everything that keep water out, even after being submerged?
These are great to strap on the roof of your rig or whatever.
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/Pro...Processed=true

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Not necessarily a survival situation, but that's the point of a bag like that, it's handy for all situations.
Very handy to have around in any situation.
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Pelican cases, is what I use. They can take a serious *** whooping and the stuff inside will be fine as long as it is packed well to avoid sudden deceleration.
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Thing is, I can fit all of that gear he has in less than 1/2 of the space in my camelbak BFM... which then lets me still carry all the stuff I might require for whatever "cover" purpose I have for the backpack.

A small duty bag/range bag like that you could play off as a camera bag, but unless you're in a suit all the time people won't think twice about you having a backpack.
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Thing is, I can fit all of that gear he has in less than 1/2 of the space in my camelbak BFM... which then lets me still carry all the stuff I might require for whatever "cover" purpose I have for the backpack.

A small duty bag/range bag like that you could play off as a camera bag, but unless you're in a suit all the time people won't think twice about you having a backpack.
I decided to try and fit all this, except the gun of course, in my camelbak mule and it fits nicely. Used it today while hiking and blueberry picking. I think the camelbak is a much better fit for wilderness situations and my other bag is better for urban settings where I cannot use my leg holster.

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I have a camelback mule as well. Excellent pack for a day trip where you only need to carry the necessities!
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Yep, the mule is a great piece of kit and isn't too obtrusive. I liked my original model I had back in '98. Think I gave it away to one of the guys in the platoon when I got my BFM though.
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