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Offline J.Brower

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Go Bags
« on: March 01, 2021, 06:55:59 AM »
Been thinking itís probably time to put together a basic go bag type kit. Not going full prepper status, just the necessities for a couple of days. What are you guys that have them keeping in them? Looking for some specifics as well as a list of items. Iíve got the basics hatchet/tools, lights, fire, water etc. pondering on the battery charging, IFAKís/trauma kit etc side of things.


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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 11:37:26 AM »
Where do you plan on going?  If I'm headed warmer climates I always pack my swim trunks. 

On a serious note, though.  If any scenario is going to be a 2-3 day scenario......I'm not going anywhere.  I'm sheltering in place and have plenty of supplies (i.e. water, food, fire, shelter, etc.....).   Maybe I am missing the scenario you are thinking of and if so please elaborate.  Also....where are planning on going in that short of time.  If the proverbial poop hits the fan, you have an ocean to your west.....a two lane highway to your east (gonna be clogged or shut down).....Canadian border to your north (gonna be shut down) and Seattle to your south (the roads are going to be a nightmare and you aren't getting anywhere fast.  It will take you two days to get 30 miles.  If I lived in Snohomish county, I would make sure I could shelter in place for quite a while until the dust cloud settled, then I would look at using the water ways to get me somewhere secluded.....which brings me full circle, don't forget the swim trunks.   :tup:

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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 11:43:12 AM »
Maybe he wants a go bag to get back home?

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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 11:49:22 AM »
Maybe he wants a go bag to get back home?

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Maybe?? 

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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 12:01:59 PM »
On battery charging, you can do a lot with one of those Anker portable chargers.  Add a USB chargeable flashlight and/or headlamp and your phone charger, and you are set on light and phone charging without power for a while.  Maybe throw in an SOS or Datrex emergency ration or two.  Packable rain gear or a sil-poncho is pretty light.

IFAKs vary on what you expect to have to contend with.  Band-aids, some basic meds like acetominophen or other, benadryl, immodium, and maybe some cold meds.  The rest depends.

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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2021, 12:03:49 PM »
Maybe he wants a go bag to get back home?

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Maybe??
Prolly not..

But maybe he wants to bug out to the family farm in tbe country?

I got peeps that plan to bug out to my place.

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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2021, 12:05:59 PM »
Getting stuck in natural disaster evacuation is no joke.  Folks deal with it every year for wildfires, floods, etc.   I live in an area where wildfire evacuation is a real risk.


For me my truck is my evacuation vehicle as my "go bag".  It currently has a regular Leer canopy with truck vault and sleeper setup on top of it.  I'm in process of building a new custom canopy for it to accommodate some other things like my kayak (those Hobie's are heavy, putting some boat rollers up there), etc. on the roof and add some height inside for my hunting/fishing trips.  But my truck vault always has camping gear, water filter backpacking gear and food, first aid kit, fatwood and fire starter, headlamps/flashlights, camp stove, propane, table, chairs, tarps, ropes, sleeping bag, sleeping pads, etc. in it.  And my cooler and water brick and bedding are always in there also.  Once the new canopy is finished, I'll have added 200W solar panels on the roof, axe and shovel on the roof, extra 3.5gal water brick mount on roof, two 2.5gal jerry can mounts on roof and two more mounted to the rear doors for 10 extra gallons total, 12v freezer/fridge that I will use to keep ice packs frozen to swap into my large cooler so I'll always be able to keep food cold and be out as long as I need to by rotating freshly frozen ice packs back and forth.  My truck always has fishing rods and tackle in it as well.  It's my hunting/fishing rig, but will be what we use in an evacuation also.


So I just grab food, clothes, toiletries, some guns/ammo, and go if we have to evacuate for fire.   Which where I live is a real risk.  The goal is always to make it to a hotel, but just in case I have the ability to stay in the truck and/or tent for an extended period.   Last year in Oregon the hotels filled up fast with displaced folks, and many ended up at the fairgrounds where the emergency centers were set up.   I like the option of having the ability to go someplace where there are not fires and hang out on BLM/NF land if necessary until we're allowed back home....if we can't find a hotel (wife would always prefer the hotel :-)   ).     
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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2021, 01:35:03 PM »
Obviously shelter in place is the first choice, and the main plan for us. I guess Iím thinking more like in the event of needing to leave the house for a couple of days, or if we canít get home for a couple of days having necessary tools and equipment for safety/survival/protection in a SHTF situation. I keep the normal ouchie bandaid kit in the truck, along with some minor tools on a daily basis under the seat but they arenít by any means safety/survival/protection kit.

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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2021, 02:18:53 PM »
In that case, I would start with a hard mount for a 50 BMG on top of the Camaro.   

That and a bigger gas tank.
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Re: Go Bags
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2021, 02:24:20 PM »
In that case, I would start with a hard mount for a 50 BMG on top of the Camaro.   

That and a bigger gas tank.
Lol! In certain situations the camaro may be one of the only vehicles on the road! Iíll cover the mount if you supply the BMG. In an event where it is needed, I will come escort you and the fam wherever you need to go in trade


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