items for get home bag In today’s fast-paced and, let’s admit, crazy world, being prepared for unexpected situations is essential. One often overlooked but crucial aspect of preparedness is having a well-equipped Get Home Bag (GHB) readily available.

Whether you’re a commuter stuck in traffic or a student navigating the hallways of a school, having a GHB in your car or locker can be a game-changer. A Get Home Bag is a carefully curated emergency kit designed to help you navigate and survive unforeseen events, providing peace of mind in times of crisis.

From unexpected weather disruptions to unforeseen emergencies, a GHB ensures you have the necessary tools and supplies to handle various situations. This comprehensive bag typically includes essentials such as water, non-perishable food, a first aid kit, a flashlight, and other survival gear tailored to your specific needs. By incorporating a GHB into your daily routine, you not only prioritize your safety but also empower yourself to face unforeseen challenges with confidence.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the numerous benefits of having a Get Home Bag in your car or school locker, highlighting how this simple yet effective preparedness measure can make a significant difference in your ability to respond to emergencies effectively.

These are my Top 10 items in my Get Home Bag. Or in my case, box. I carry a Rubbermaid tote in my Suburban with these items. We will transfer into my Everyday Carry bag. The kids also have Get Home bags in the car that we will transfer to.
Now the only reason we would need to “Get Home” would be if we had to walk; thus abandoning our car. These items are for just getting home. Enough for food and water for hiking home or for about 24 hours. Whenever we go to Target or Costco it is a 40 minute drive one way. It would take us 6 hours just to walk without being under an emergency situation. Very well could be longer if we have any sort of roadblocks or had to get off of the main road.

(In alphabetical order)

Clothes
A change of clothes for each member of the family. This may need to be rotated as kids grow. Also a pair of sneakers. Especially in summer when we are most likely wearing flops.

Food
Calorie dense foods like protein bars etc. We enjoy the tuna packs with crackers. Also rotate and pay attention to expiration dates.

Fire
Matches and/or fire-steel, etc. Any way to build a fire if you need to.

First Aid
In addition to my EDC I have more First Aid supplies in the bin. Add N-95 masks to this list also, in case of debris, dust, or illness.

Lighting
Flashlight and/or glow in the dark sticks.  We like these headlamps making navigating in the dark easier. 

Miscellaneous
Bug spray and sun block. I prefer these toxin free options

Paper Map and Compass
In a grid down or cell tower down situation your phone GPS isn’t going to work. Know multiple ways to get home ahead of time to reduce stress. Practice them.

Sanitation
TP! Take the cardboard out of the middle and squish it down. Put it in a Ziploc bag to keep dry. Hand sanitizer. Baby wipes.

Self Defense
In addition to my pew pew I have pepper spray and a couple of knives.

Shelter
Tube tent. Don’t forget the paracord. Emergency blankets also.

Water
I rotate small bottles of water. I write the date on them to keep track. This works in case one of the kids forgot their Camlebak bottle at home.
Also filter straws are great.

This list is actually 10+ items in my Get Home Bag, but you get the jist. I hope it inspires you to get a back together.

What would you add?

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