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Old 9 October 2012, 23:38
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I crack up when I see someone with a "well thought out and executed go bag" who's stated purpose is the "get them home in an emergency" and then it weighs three times what a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers pack weighs.

Too many of the people who are "experts" in the whole go-bag thing are using equipment as a security blanket. I subscribe to the theory that the more you know the less you need...

How much stuff do you really need to carry if you had to walk home from work? I have extra stuff in my car for different circumstances but it's not all coming with me if I'm walking somewhere.
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Old 17 November 2013, 23:59
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I finally got to putting a go bag together. Just wanted something cheap that I could keep in the pickup and forget about. So I was able to put this together with some of the extra stuff I had laying around Contents are as follows.



1) MSR Sweetwater Filter
2) Fleece Watch Cap
3) Wool Glove Liner
4) Extra Wool Socks
5) SOL Thermal Bivy
6) Cap 2 Top (because I can't stand to smell it except in an emergency)
7) Softshell
8) Platypus Bottle
9) CZ 52 with extra Ammo
10) First Aid Kit (Basic bandages, gauze pads and roll, pressure dressing, Meds( benadryl, Vitamin I, amodium), etc)
11) Head Lamp
12) Alcohol Fuel
13) Homemade Stove
14) Cook cup with plastic cup and lid nested.
15) Food (2 bags granola with dry milk, 3 Mtn Houses, Bag of Cashews, couple power bars, Cystal light, and a mainstay ration)
16) Cheap Pack (one of the only things I had to buy because I didn't want to sacrifice any of my others)
17) Lanyard with fire starter, LED light, and small pocket knife.
18) Cotton Balls and Vaseline
19) Gerber and folding knife

Somethings I would like to add are a nalgene with gorilla tape wrapped around it, a cheap folding map of my area even though I have a gazetteer in the pick up, compass, and some sort of thermal bottom and possibly a cheap pair of zip off nylon hiking pants. I spend a fair amount of time outdoors so I feel coupled with my skillset I could last three days out of this pack. Any suggestions for things I might be missing?
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Old 18 November 2013, 00:31
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I finally got to putting a go bag together. Just wanted something cheap that I could keep in the pickup and forget about. So I was able to put this together with some of the extra stuff I had laying around Contents are as follows.



1) MSR Sweetwater Filter
2) Fleece Watch Cap
3) Wool Glove Liner
4) Extra Wool Socks
5) SOL Thermal Bivy
6) Cap 2 Top (because I can't stand to smell it except in an emergency)
7) Softshell
8) Platypus Bottle
9) CZ 52 with extra Ammo
10) First Aid Kit (Basic bandages, gauze pads and roll, pressure dressing, Meds( benadryl, Vitamin I, amodium), etc)
11) Head Lamp
12) Alcohol Fuel
13) Homemade Stove
14) Cook cup with plastic cup and lid nested.
15) Food (2 bags granola with dry milk, 3 Mtn Houses, Bag of Cashews, couple power bars, Cystal light, and a mainstay ration)
16) Cheap Pack (one of the only things I had to buy because I didn't want to sacrifice any of my others)
17) Lanyard with fire starter, LED light, and small pocket knife.
18) Cotton Balls and Vaseline
19) Gerber and folding knife

Somethings I would like to add are a nalgene with gorilla tape wrapped around it, a cheap folding map of my area even though I have a gazetteer in the pick up, compass, and some sort of thermal bottom and possibly a cheap pair of zip off nylon hiking pants. I spend a fair amount of time outdoors so I feel coupled with my skillset I could last three days out of this pack. Any suggestions for things I might be missing?
Not really part of your bag but you should keep a pair of sturdy boots of some type that you can walk a good distance in other then tennis shoes or flip flops that lots of people have on not thinking about getting home on foot.

Also maybe a small tarp 4x6 that you can roll up and put on the side of the pack. Being wet sucks and if your caught in the open it can be used as a shelter or just wrap it around yourself like a poncho. In bad weather you might think that you would just find shelter and wait it out but so will everyone else who is in the same situation you are. Your better off setting up and making your own shelter.
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Old 18 November 2013, 00:52
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Also maybe a small tarp 4x6 that you can roll up and put on the side of the pack. Being wet sucks and if your caught in the open it can be used as a shelter or just wrap it around yourself like a poncho. In bad weather you might think that you would just find shelter and wait it out but so will everyone else who is in the same situation you are. Your better off setting up and making your own shelter.
Thanks, the tarp had definitely crossed my mind. Thought about going double duty and getting one of those Golite poncho tarps. I would love to have my Kifaru tarp but I can't reliably sayit would be in there when I needed it since I use it quite frequently for camping.
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Old 18 November 2013, 01:31
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Very nice bag set-up! I especially like your choice of the SOL Bivy Shelter... super light, will keep you from freezing to death or drowning in the rain, and inexpensive, too.

If the intent of this bag is to simply get you home from work, or Kmart, or wherever you may be around town, this is perfect.
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Old 18 November 2013, 01:44
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If the intent of this bag is to simply get you home from work, or Kmart, or wherever you may be around town, this is perfect.
Thanks, thats the exact intent, get home to where the good stuff is. After that, I'm still planning on what to do. But thats for the "Ok its time to bug out thread".

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Old 20 November 2013, 15:08
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A lot of good info there.I'm checking out a water filter that looks like a 2 liter soda bottle caller "Lifesaver" bottle.On "you tube" the inventor took nasty looking water he had on stage in a fish tank and put it through the lifesaver filter and drank it right there on stage in front of a audience. Claims to even filter out virus's!
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Old 20 November 2013, 15:13
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Not all Go Bags are equal, nor should they be.

If you just need to get home a couple of hundred miles, across fairly decent geography -- you probably don't need much more than some comfy shoes, socks, something to hold water, and maybe some poguey-bait. Depending upon how bad things are, a gun might be cool. Maybe some warmies if in a not warm locale.

If crossing the fucking desert or mountains -- I'd add or change stuff in the previous pack.

For sure, I would not forget the intent of the bag....
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Old 20 November 2013, 15:31
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Mine only needs to get me +- 10 miles. Contents are seasonal, but coming into the winter time, include a down jacket and trash bag to augment whatever I normally wear to work.

Everything fits in a small nondescript backpack with plenty of extra room, and the whole thing is probably less than 10 pounds.

Glock sub compact in .357 Sig with 2 magazines and holster
Browning Alpha Hunter AA light with spare battery (this will clip to the bill of a hat and act like a headlamp, has a rubber section so you can hold it in your teeth while working on something with your hands, has a temporary or full-on switch and runs on a single AA battery)
Bandana
Leather palmed gloves (one route home is through nasty terrain)
water bottle
Cliff or granola bars
Bic Lighter
$20 in small bills
Large trash bag
Down Jacket
Ball cap
Fixed blade knife
50’ para cord
Roll 1” Gorilla tape
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Old 20 November 2013, 20:50
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Not really part of your bag but you should keep a pair of sturdy boots of some type that you can walk a good distance in other then tennis shoes or flip flops that lots of people have on not thinking about getting home on foot.

Also maybe a small tarp 4x6 that you can roll up and put on the side of the pack. Being wet sucks and if your caught in the open it can be used as a shelter or just wrap it around yourself like a poncho. In bad weather you might think that you would just find shelter and wait it out but so will everyone else who is in the same situation you are. Your better off setting up and making your own shelter.
Just a couple thoughts... Toilet paper? And an extra pair of boot laces.
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Old 20 November 2013, 22:19
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Just a couple thoughts... Toilet paper? And an extra pair of boot laces.
I'd rather carry some baby wipes- to prevent monkey butt. 550 cord makes the best boot laces...
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Old 20 November 2013, 22:44
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I thought I had something else to offer, but I do not...
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Old 20 November 2013, 23:21
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8) Platypus Bottle
Any suggestions for things I might be missing?
Water in the platy bottle, yours looks empty. And a few additional plastic bottles (also filled).

Also (aside from items others mentioned):
- Plastic garden trowel
- Paper dust masks
- Eye protection
- Lightweight medical gloves
- A few quart-size ziploc bags
- 3x5" camp mirror
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Old 20 November 2013, 23:47
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Roll 1” Gorilla tape

Thanks... just added the same tape to mine, but not a whole roll, just about 10' on a pencil stub.

VERY good idea... weight-to-value ratio is really good, I think.
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Old 20 November 2013, 23:53
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Water in the platy bottle, yours looks empty. And a few additional plastic bottles (also filled).

Also (aside from items others mentioned):
- Plastic garden trowel Is this to bury your poop? Really? Buggin' out and you're going to be ecological?
- Paper dust masks
- Eye protection
- Lightweight medical gloves
- A few quart-size ziploc bags
- 3x5" camp mirror
Why? What purpose will this serve?

My thing is minimum weight. Seriously. I was going to question the dust masks, gloves, & specs, but they're lightweight. You carry 'em. I'll skip them in a bug out bag, prefering to carry less & go faster.
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Old 21 November 2013, 11:02
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I'd rather carry some baby wipes- to prevent monkey butt. 550 cord makes the best boot laces...
100% agree on the baby wipes, swamp ass completely sucks, plus as my old Doc used to say it is great for a field expedient bath(wipe down)especially when you start getting that rash in the giblet area, humidity + heat + Rain = swamp ass and crotch rot
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Old 21 November 2013, 12:35
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Why? What purpose will this serve?

My thing is minimum weight. Seriously. I was going to question the dust masks, gloves, & specs, but they're lightweight. You carry 'em. I'll skip them in a bug out bag, prefering to carry less & go faster.
Completely agree with you on the weight issue, but they are usually very light and have multiple uses: To be able to dig things up without having to use your hands, to move burning embers/coals without burning yourself, etc. Nevertheless, I agree with your point in not bringing the whole sporting goods (or hardware/gardening) store with you.
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Old 21 November 2013, 12:49
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- 3x5" camp mirror
Better yet- break a rap CD into 2-4 parts, drill a small hole in the middle of each and you have that many signal mirrors, at a tenth of the weight--

oh yeah AND you're disposing another piece of ear pollution...
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I keep a road atlas in my vehicle. That will be going with me if I am forced to start hoofing it. It isn't a perfect nav map, but it is better than a blank screen.

Seems like most people I know rely on their smartphone or GPS.
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Old 21 November 2013, 14:37
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Here's my emergency "let's get the fuck outta here" kit.

NOTE: This is not a "walk home from work" kit.

Sidearm with extra mags/ammo and WML + some cleaning gear
Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool
Kukri Knife
Cammenga Tritium Wrist Compass
Topographical maps of surrounding region + route and destination region
ASE Survival Fishing Kit
IFAK Medical Kit + (coughdrops, advil, rolaids, ibuprofen, antibiotics, multi-vitamins, sudafed, benadryl, green tea packs, blistex, chapstick, sugar, salt, cortizone cream, bacitracin cream, orajel, hisamitsu pain relief patches, electrolyte tablets, nuclear anti-radiation tablets, vitamin C tablets, nasal spray, eye relief, plus some other things. It all fits neatly inside the little IFAK pouch if packed right.)
Coleman Bio-Wipes
550 cord (100 ft)
Rope (100 ft)
Zip-ties
8x10 camouflage tarp (can be used as a tent or lean-to)
ASR Tactical Survival Kevlar Cord (50 ft)
Water Purification Tablets (2 packs)
Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
Datrex Emergency Water Packets (3 day supply)
OD Canteens (2)
Coleman Micropacker Lantern
Full size Bungee Cords (4)
Coghlan's 5mm mini bungee cords (4)
Ultralight Backpacking Canister Camp Stove
MSR IsoPro Fuel Canister (2)
SOL mini duct tape rolls (4)
Electric Tape roll
Hunter's Specialties Camo Compac with mirror
Omega Locking Carabiner (2)
WetFire fire starting tinder packs (8)
Permatex Super Glue
Military Sewing Kit
BIC Lighters (2)
Waterproof Matches (2 packs)
Zippo lighter (with extra flints and wicks)
Lighter fluid (1 small bottle)
Gunpowder (contained in Magnum Speed Loader, 2)
Coleman Magnesium Firestarter
Coghlan's Survival Candles (2)
LED Keychain Flashlight (2)
Emergency Thermal Blanket (2)
Emergency Poncho (2)
Batteries (all types for what I use)
Razorblades (1 pack)
Orion red signal flares (2)
Chemlights (12 hour, 1 green, 1 red)
8x Folding Magnifier
Rite in the Rain 4x6 Notebook - Green
Rite in the Rain Waterproof Pen
GoReady sunscreen spray
Survival Whistle with Lanyard
Light My Fire Spork (OD Green)
Petzl Tactikka XP headlamp (with green, red, blue and white lenses)
Small knife sharpening stone
Blackhawk alice clips (6)
Mini nail clippers
Starkist chunk light tuna packs (4)
Chicken of the Sea salmon packs (4)
Nature Valley chewy protein bars - (10)
Organic chocolate bars - (2)
Hot Chocolate Packs - (4)
Instant Coffee Packs - (4)
1 lb bag of trail mix
1 lb bag of muesli
3 pairs of socks (2 all purpose and 1 wool)
3 pairs of boxer-briefs
3 brown t-shirts
Columbia sweater
Thermals (top/bottom)
Woodland BDU top and bottom
Hats (warm/cold weather)
Gloves (warm/cold weather)
Shemagh scarf
Dry-Lite field towel
Toothpaste & Toothbrush (in travel container) + travel sized mouthwash bottle
Q-Tips and cotton balls
Sea to Summit Shampoo with Conditioner and Wilderness Wash (Body Wash)
Small bottle of hand/face/body lotion
ECWS Modular Sleep System
Sea to Summit Dry Sacks (3, varying sizes)
Brunton Explorer2 Portable Solar Charger
Midland FRS/GMRS radios (2)
Midland handheld CB radio (1)
Polarized Sunglasses
G-Shock Tough Solar Watch
A couple packs of Black & Mild's
A bottle of bourbon whisky

Most of this stuff is packed in ziplock bags, within bigger ziplock bags (its not of any use if your shit is wet!)...and ultimately it all fits neatly inside a nice Osprey pack.
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