Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#219167 - 03/15/11 01:09 AM Adding a 'go bag' to my car
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2326
and to the family's cars. A backpack with some tools, food and a spare jacket.
This is in addition to existing winter car kits and tools.

Top
#219976 - 03/22/11 02:10 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: TeacherRO]
Pete Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1347
Very good idea. I need to add one of these bags to my wife's vehicle. Need to include some basic food and water for her too.

cheers,
Pete #2

Top
#219979 - 03/22/11 02:21 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: Pete]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6583
Loc: southern Cal
My DW, bless her heart, has one already. She includes a pair of comfortable walking shoes. I gather she would rather not walk five miles home in heels.
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
#219983 - 03/22/11 03:32 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: TeacherRO]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1534
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
over the last few months, after reading this and other forums, I've changed my thinking about the "packaging" of my car supplies.. my 72hour kit was really too heavy for an old guy to lug very far, and was missing several important items for trekking in sub tropical Florida...so I broke it down to a get home bag and removed the heavier 72hour supplies (Swiss volcano stove and Sterno, machete, extra food/water) and store them in a different bag... I added a second pair of New Balance shoes and more socks, a high tech moisture wicking pair in addition to thicker wool pair, couple of feet of duct tape to pre tape feet to prevent hot spots..medicated powder for chafing...extra long sleeved nylon cape back shirt, towel...replaced the canned tuna and ramen with foil tuna pouch and instant mashed potatoes...repackaged some GatorAid mix for EGR...I kept the nylon coated poncho and full sized mosquito netting,boonie hat+netting, SRK and Vic multi tool, topo compass, Ranger beads, Garmin Nuvi 500 has topo maps loaded, LED headlamp and task light... changed out the water bottle to a Sawyer filter bottle (pack has a 2 liter bladder) plus stainless cup, and aluminum bottle from Swiss set.. kept the FAK... and dropped the meals to two days...converted a clothes rack to walking stick.... GoreTex and fleece jackets always in car..umbrella...

Top
#220002 - 03/22/11 08:10 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: TeacherRO]
Frisket Offline
Addict

Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
Do not forget a tarp a nice sized one maybe 8x10? In alot of the survival shows where they show people broke down they often have no way of escaping the sun. A good tarp tied down to the side of the car and rigged out would provide decent shade. An Umbrella is a underrated thing. Its instant shelter that moves along with you even when its not raining its still shade that follows.
_________________________
Nope.......

Top
#220016 - 03/22/11 10:29 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: TeacherRO]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1534
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
Frisket... I have a milk crate that holds a tarp, entrenching tool, 18pack of water, cordage, old atlas, leather walking shoes GoreTex and fleece jacket that are not in the bags... my Explorer is my principal shelter for a 72hour scenario...just trying to reduce the weight of my GHB... in case an out of shape old man would have to do 35 miles a day...

Top
#220165 - 03/24/11 02:35 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: LesSnyder]
Pete Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1347
I'll think about the tarp. I realized that I need to add a few pairs of disposable latex gloves to the bag. It's quite likely that if I'm walking home then I will meet people who may have minor injuries, - like cuts or scrapes. If I've got a few bandages in my "Go Bag" I might as well take the time to do a little first aid and help them out. That means that I need to have some latex gloves. No problem - those are easy to carry.

Pete #2

Top
#220166 - 03/24/11 02:38 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: TeacherRO]
Frisket Offline
Addict

Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
Id Suggest Nitrile Gloves as many folk are allergic To latex and may not be in the condition to inform you of such facts when you come across them.
_________________________
Nope.......

Top
#220175 - 03/24/11 03:53 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: LesSnyder]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"...my Explorer is my principal shelter for a 72hour scenario..."

Does that include if it's on its side or upside down in a water-filled ditch?

A tarp or plastic sheet is worth more than the weight, IMO.

Sue

Top
#220177 - 03/24/11 04:04 PM Re: Adding a 'go bag' to my car [Re: Susan]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4915
Loc: SOCAL
Yep, I've got a small lightweight sylnylon tarp in my GHB. That and a lightweight sleeping bag constitutes shelter.

Don't forget extra socks.

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >



Moderator:  KG2V, NightHiker 
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 89 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
jackmiller, DaveL, Dale, rac, Boris
5266 Registered Users
Newest Posts
How I Became a Knife Steel Metallurgist
by Michael2
Today at 08:29 PM
Defense, bear v handguns 97% success, & by caliber
by Jax
Today at 02:09 AM
Best use of time, money
by Russ
Yesterday at 10:44 PM
Funny Photos
by Jeanette_Isabelle
Yesterday at 05:28 PM
Time Capsule
by Jeanette_Isabelle
10/20/18 11:35 PM
Florida residents desperate for food and shelter
by hikermor
10/20/18 05:44 PM
Arizona Mine Rescue
by hikermor
10/20/18 03:59 PM
Folder for Opening Boxes
by hikermor
10/19/18 03:18 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.