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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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For those of you who have been on this Forum for a few years, like me, know that some of us like to be prepared. I posted up this thread: Any Tactical Backpack / Go Bag Guys? Big Sale a while back and realized I never followed up on it. Looking at how the jet stream is setting up this week, I figured it would be a good time to remind folks to have an emergency kit in their vehicles. EVERY kit will be different. Mine is designed for me to have to leave my Jeep and make it home within 72 hours, or, if my home is destroyed, be able to live out of my Jeep for 72 hours or longer.

There are other things, such as two trauma kits I keep in my Blue Ridge Overland Gear pouches on the backs of my seats and a fire extinguisher and so on. But, to grab and go, this is what I have. Maybe it will help others fine tune their bags, or make a new one from scratch.

Remember, in a true emergency such as a major flood, tornado outbreak, hurricane, major earthquake or terrorist event, don't count on Walmart or Fleet Farm being open. You and those you love count on you. FYI...don't forget your pets! Though not on the list, I keep a bag of dog food and a bowl for my Rocky. Moreover, I have a spare backpack with 4 days of clothes that is always packed by the front door. It only has clothes in it, but it is a little extra should I have to make it into the Jeep quick. Someone might mention $$ and that is covered but not on the images below . My girlfriend has one in her Jeep too, and it is much less robust but has what she knows how to use on her own.
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The Bag

Here is the bag as it sits. Weight is just over 23 pounds. Add in my Load Cell and it goes up to just over 27 pounds.
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Nice set up. Its always a great idea to be prepared! We have a 72 hour kit as well, but it pales in comparison...
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For those of you who have been on this Forum for a few years, like me, know that some of us like to be prepared. I posted up this thread: Any Tactical Backpack / Go Bag Guys? Big Sale a while back and realized I never followed up on it. Looking at how the jet stream is setting up this week, I figured it would be a good time to remind folks to have an emergency kit in their vehicles. EVERY kit will be different. Mine is designed for me to have to leave my Jeep and make it home within 72 hours, or, if my home is destroyed, be able to live out of my Jeep for 72 hours or longer.

There are other things, such as two trauma kits I keep in my Blue Ridge Overland Gear pouches on the backs of my seats and a fire extinguisher and so on. But, to grab and go, this is what I have. Maybe it will help others fine tune their bags, or make a new one from scratch.

Remember, in a true emergency such as a major flood, tornado outbreak, hurricane, major earthquake or terrorist event, don't count on Walmart or Fleet Farm being open. You and those you love count on you. FYI...don't forget your pets! Though not on the list, I keep a bag of dog food and a bowl for my Rocky. Moreover, I have a spare backpack with 4 days of clothes that is always packed by the front door. It only has clothes in it, but it is a little extra should I have to make it into the Jeep quick. Someone might mention $$ and that is covered but not on the images below . My girlfriend has one in her Jeep too, and it is much less robust but has what she knows how to use on her own.
I would love it if I could get that spreadsheet so I could copy/pasta to maybe build one...

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We have a similar list, but in a true emergency one of my biggest fears/concerns is keeping what we have. It has been my experiences (wish I didn't have them). People first are in shock and accept/need early responders. Sadly, it doesn't take long for panic to set in. When people start to realize basic resources are not available they start to turn on one another. (Not everyone, but enough that it's a real concern.) It is easy to find yourself trying to help others and suddenly find yourself in harm's way and needing to get out.

We are prepared for this as well, but this is the primary reason I now wait to respond to emergencies that near to us. At least until the local responders and/or military has control of an area.

If it comes to us bailing out of an area, we are pretty set. We've done family drills and we can be ready to roll in less than 3 minutes with provisions for 3 days. The biggest wild card is fuel. While I have tanks on the ready, we don't normally fill up the tanks until they are at 1/4 tank. If we have to switch to foot, we can only carry provisions for approx 2 days, but part of it is shelter where we are hopefully safe and can get water.
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I would love it if I could get that spreadsheet so I could copy/pasta to maybe build one...

TIA
Done. Enjoy and share what you build! Some places I use:

Amazon
Blade HQ
Mystery Ranch
Stone Glacier
SKD TAC
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I am glad to hear many of you think along the same lines as me. Help teach those who do not. I would think it completely horrible to be reliant on FEMA in the event of an emergency.

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Following , transferred my 48hour back into the hawk the day of purchase . I need to actually go through the stuff in there and start prepping for longer periods . The issue I have though is that I need to make room for 2 kids and 3 dogs so I need to really figure that out, my future ex wife took our 3rd row vehicle along with her other bs so I need to figure out my options in this 17.

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Following , transferred my 48hour back into the hawk the day of purchase . I need to actually go through the stuff in there and start prepping for longer periods . The issue I have though is that I need to make room for 2 kids and 3 dogs so I need to really figure that out, my future ex wife took our 3rd row vehicle along with her other bs so I need to figure out my options in this 17.

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I have two of those...we did not listen when older, wise men told us as pups not to get married. There are other bags too. Check out S.O. Tech. They are made in California. I have a few of their Go Bags. You can fill one within reason and place it in the overhead Rangler Net.

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