A guest post by Ron G
A Get Home Bag is a smaller bag designed to get you from where ever you are to home (or other predestinated location, according to the nature, location, other specifics of the Schummer HTF situation, and your family’s plans). A GHB will be useful if you drive, take public transportation, or have to walk all, or part of, the way home.
The contents of our GHB’s are based upon an ongoing Threat Level Analysis. Everyday I wake up, check the current events, evaluate what it all means to us, and decide if we need to change our Threat Level. I repeat the process every night before going to bed.
Threat Level I:
Normal conditions. At this moment our GHB’s, setting by our back door, consists of the following items:
- Flash Light (AAA)
- Extra Bic Lighter
- Leatherman or Gerber type multi tool. (I always wear mine).
- Knife, 3 inch, folding
- Water, 1 bottle, 16 oz.
- Energy Bar
- 2 Packages Chicken or Tuna Salad Cracker Snacks
- 1 Can Vienna Sausage
- 2 4 oz Containers of Peanut Butter
- Two Way Radio (AAA)
- 3 Extra AAA batteries
- Small Pkg. of dry dog food (Wife only, in case the dog is with her).
Threat Level II:
At Threat Level II we carry the GHB in our vehicles. We also put CB Radios in the vehicles, keep vehicle gas level above ¾, avoid trips to the other side of town, and keep our cell phones fully charged. We add another 16 oz bottle of water and several pieces of Zocai Chocolate.
Threat Level III:
We carry the GHB’s everywhere we go. At work I will carry it to and from my truck and the office, at lunch, into stores, whatever. We want friends and coworkers to get used to seeing them. If they ask I will answer honestly (not giving to much info because of COMSEC) however, I will not tell them about…
Threat Level IV:
We add a handgun and extra ammo (50 rounds minimum) to the GHB’s and we carry the GHB’s everywhere we have to go. (At this time we do not have CC Permits but if we see the need we will carry anyway).
There are many other things we will do as our Threat Level assessment dictates but this is just our about GHB’s.
A few other things, your geographical location and situation, changing seasons, the nature and location of the SHTF, your families plans, and the distances you may have to travel, should cause you to adjust the contents of your GHB If you cant wear good walking shoes at work you will need to keep a pair in your bag.
Keep an eye on any “Best Buy Dates” on the food and water and keep your GHB as light as possible.
BTW: We use Maxpedition Versipacks. (Not associated with them in any manner). Quality is good but they do not lend themselves into maintaining a “greyman” appearance very well. One of the Messenger bags may have been wiser.
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