Get Home Bag Shopping List: Point-By-Point Guide

This bag is like a slimmed down version of a bug out bag designed to keep you mobile and support you for 24 hours as you make your way back to your loved ones and supplies at your home location. The name of the game here is speed and agility. You can add more but any extra weight will slow you down, and the point of the GHB is speed. For this reason, I’ve only listed items I believe are necessities.

A get home bag on a mountain.

The Get Home Bag Shopping List

  1. Food and Water
    • 3-6 Protein Bars
    • 1 Liter of Water (In a Nalgene or Collapsible Bladder))
  2. Clothing (Change Into This Before You Depart)
    • Lightweight Camping Shirt
    • Lightweight Camping Pants
    • Hiking Shoes
    • Work Gloves
    • A Shady Hat
  3. Shelter
    • Rain Poncho with Grommets
    • Tarp
    • Emergency Blanket
    • 100 ft of Paracord (Many Uses)
  4. Fire and Light
    • Firestarter (Bic Lighters Are Cheap and Effective)
    • Prepped Fire Kindling (Petroleum Jelly Soaked Cotton Balls)
    • Headlamp
    • Good Multi-Tool
  5. First Aid Kit
    • Can Be Slimmed Down For Weight But Follow First Aid Kit Guidelines
    • Air Filtration Mask
  6. Emergency Communication
    • Hand Crank Weather Radio
    • Whistle
    • Compass
  7. Interpersonal
    • Cash (Spread Throughout Bag)
    • Bear Mace
    • Gun (Only If Trained and Able)

This covers everything you should need to close the gap between you and your loved ones. The only thing on this list I wouldn’t consider a necessity is the gun. If you keep your Get Home bag at work then this likely can’t be included. If you’re not already a gun owner don’t consider getting one unless you’re prepared to learn how to safely handle and maintain one.

Let’s jump into my recommendations. I put together my list based on what I would pick. I value quality, but I also value keeping costs low. My picks are a blend of that. I’ve also scooted the “not required” items to the bottom of the list here.

If you’d like to skip the list here and jump right to the shopping, I’ve put together a full wish list on amazon with everything from the list included!

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Food and Water

Emergency Food Rations – S.O.S. Rations Emergency 3600 Calorie Food bar – 3 Day/ 72 Hour

Water Bottles – TOMNK 9pcs Collapsible Water Bottles

Clothing (Change Into This Before You Depart)

Bug Out Shirt – Naviskin Men’s Long-Sleeve Shirt

Bug Out Pants – Postropaky Men’s Hiking Pants

Sturdy Bug Out Shoes – Salomon Men’s Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes

Sturdy Gloves – Ironclad General Utility Work Gloves

Shady Hat – Cooltto Wide Brim Sun Hat

Shelter That Fits in a Get Home Bag

Reusable Poncho – AGPTEK Reusable Rain Poncho with Hood

Sturdy Tarp – Terra Hiker Camping Tarp

Emergency Blankets – ANMEILU Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets

Cordage – GeGeDa Paracord

Fire and Light

Fire-starter – bayite 4 Inch Survival Ferrocerium Drilled Flint Fire Starter

Emergency Fire Fuel – Phone Skope PYRO Putty (Emergency Fire Starter)

Hands-Free Light – Soft Digits Headlamp Flashlight

Mutli-Tool – Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool

Get Home Bag First Aid Kit

This can be slimmed down to the necessities for weight, but generally follow my other bug out first aid kit guide.

Air Filtration Mask – SuppyAID RRS-KN95-5PK KN95 Protective Mask

Emergency Communication

Weather/Emergency Radio – RunningSnail Emergency Hand Crank Solar Weather Radio

Utility Whistle – Woodcovo 10 Pack Aluminum Whistle

Magnetic Compass – AOFAR AF-5C Orienteering Compass for Hiking

Get Home Bag Interpersonal Gear

Self-Defense – Mace Brand Self-Defense Triple Action 3-in-1 Formula

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