The Go Bag vs. The Get Home BagThe Go Bag is specifically designed to be a grab and go full survival package that you take, along with any additional supplies you can reasonably grab, to get you from your house to your bug out location. It's a much broader and deeper kit than a Get Home Bag (GHB). Think deluxe vs. lite. The Get Home Bag has a simple task, get your loved one home if they are away when TSHTF.
What's in Mommy's Get Home Bag?
- What primary route would you take home?
- What back-up route would you take?
- How would you ensure your kids get home?
- What might you encounter hiking along this route?
- If you can't get home, what is your rendezvous location?
2-3 liters of H20 (keep a case of bottled water in the car, use and replace before you go under 2L)
1 Pouch of performance drink mix (My Favorite)
1 SteriPen (SteriPen Journey)
*Handgun (Springfield XD-M 40 in my case)
*please ensure you have the proper license to carry a concealed weapon!
1 Small LED variable lumen flashlight (Rogue 2)
1 LED headband light with variable lumens (Irix 2 headlamp)
6 spare AA batteries
50 feet of paracord (Camo Paracord)
10 Large Zip Ties held together by a few rubber bands
1 Box Storm Proof Matches (Get them here)
Filtering Mask (N95 basic mask or full bio-chemical mask)
Tyvek Protective Coveralls
Work Gloves (Basic Gloves)
Hand Sanitizer (small bottle)
6 Nitrile Gloves
2 fire starter sticks
Emergency Thermal Sleeping Bag (Sleeping Bag)
In Cold Weather Pack a full zero bag with the thermal bag above (Zero Degree)
Laminated maps of areas traveled with primary and secondary routes highlighted
Next consider communication with your family, do you need a radio and solar charger?
Lastly for EMP events, you need to pack your electronics in a Faraday cage (look for my post on Faraday cages)