My Get Home Bag

This is a discussion on My Get Home Bag within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by OldVet I think buildup of carbon monoxide would be a greater concern than lack of oxygen. It is and the cracked window ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I think buildup of carbon monoxide would be a greater concern than lack of oxygen.
    It is and the cracked window acts as an air exchange, lets' old air out and new air in. You can rig the mylar blanket so teh air comes in the window travels between the mylar and interior of the car (which heats up the air) and the warm air exhuasts out of the top of another window.
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    I forgot to mention something my wife made me include a couple of years ago when we first tested the bag.....Toilet paper, we now have half a roll (with no tube) in the bag.
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    If it's cold out, a bit of ventilation makes it seem warmer by letting saturated air out. Weird, but true. Found that out in a plastic shed I used for a kitchen.

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    A jug of water, a case of vienna sausages and a case of beenie-weenies--what else does one need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    A jug of water, a case of vienna sausages and a case of beenie-weenies--what else does one need?
    Mac N Cheese. Obviously.
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    Mac & cheese. Of course. A little bit tough to eat of of the box though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Mac & cheese. Of course. A little bit tough to eat of of the box though.
    Nah. Toss the mac-n-cheese and eat the box. You need the fiber to avoid constipation.

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    I keep a Mossberg in the trunk. I firgure I can use it to take someone elses Get Home Bag if push comes to shove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanAction View Post
    I keep a Mossberg in the trunk. I firgure I can use it to take someone elses Get Home Bag if push comes to shove.
    You may have noticed that the type of person who keeps a BOB is relatively well prepared and generally armed. So in actuality you'll just be the guy with a Mossberg and no Mac & Cheese. Sad day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I forgot to mention something my wife made me include a couple of years ago when we first tested the bag.....Toilet paper, we now have half a roll (with no tube) in the bag.
    We stumbled across these in preparation for a trip to Guam (where not all restrooms have paper products)

    Cotton Buds Toilet Tissue To Go - 75 sheet roll

    There's a number of other "travel sized" products available that also work well with bug out / get home bags :)
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    I also have a small chipmunk 22 rifle in my bob I think I paid around 100 bucks for it a a LGS with 200 round in the bottom of the bag. Love to get one of those break down 10-22s being made now. I haven't even seen one around since the December panic set in.
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    A Get Home Bag is something that I have been thinking about. As I work about 60 miles from home it would take me a couple to a few days to get home and I could plan on having to camp out overnight. Undoubtedly if the crisis is going on multiple days and even transportation is down, things would likely start getting ugly. As I work in a non guns even in parking lot zone, I often times park off campus and take a bus in for the last 10 miles. This puts the complication on me of needing two bags, one to get from here to where I am parked and then one from there home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noway2 View Post
    I often times park off campus and take a bus in for the last 10 miles. This puts the complication on me of needing two bags, one to get from here to where I am parked and then one from there home.
    Since you are only going to need to go 10 miles to get to your car, you will just need some good shoes, water and a snack. This shouldn't be to hard and you should be able to make it without the snack or water but I would always carry a water bottle that I could refill. Plus a good knife and you should be set
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I forgot to mention something my wife made me include a couple of years ago when we first tested the bag.....Toilet paper, we now have half a roll (with no tube) in the bag.
    No one points out the obvious things like a woman...

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    I work away from my home... Usually between 60 and a hundred miles. So I also carry a get home bag. If my vehical should become disabled, and I'm forced to walk. I keep three bottles of water ( i like the distilled water idea), two changes of underwear and sox, one change of outerwear, a rain suit, a small first aid kit, several energy bars, a beater colt official police revolver with 50 rounds of .38, a skinning knife, and waterproof matches, and a pair of work gloves. This works for Florida. I realize that Florida residents have a bit more leway when it comes to firearms.

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