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#294260 - 11/22/19 02:49 AM Get home bag now a bail out bag
pforeman Offline
Member

Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 160
Loc: Iowa
So - I retired at the end of July and have been looking over my 'get home' bag in the trunk of the car. Now, I no longer am far from the homestead on a regular basis and am thinking of the contents in a different way. It's slowly being converted into a bail out bag with stuff to support me/us if the car needs to be abandoned or is somehow stuck and we can't get out.

I'm in an urban/suburban area and will not be (usually) more than about 10 miles from the house day to day and often much closer. One change I've made is to add in a pair of good hiking shoes as I am no longer wearing good boots daily and may have on (heavens!) a pair of slip on loafers! So the contents are being reviewed.

I am also thinking over the addition of a "bail out coat" with "stuff" in the zipped up pockets that could be helpful while providing a wearable shelter too - sort of along the idea of an airman's survival vest... It's in the thinking stage and I've not really done anything with this yet but plan to.

Thoughts?

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#294261 - 11/22/19 03:02 AM Re: Get home bag now a bail out bag [Re: pforeman]
Phaedrus Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2460
Loc: Big Sky Country
Congrats on retirement! I hope you have stuff to keep you busy while taking free time to 'stop and smell the roses'! Reworking the bailout/get-home bag probably is in order!
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#294265 - 11/22/19 12:55 PM Re: Get home bag now a bail out bag [Re: pforeman]
williamlatham Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 243
Loc: Stafford, VA, USA
Don't be surprised to find that you roam even more now that you don't have too. I am not quite there yet, but have no intention on staying close now that I have more time to get out.

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#294271 - 11/24/19 02:11 PM Re: Get home bag now a bail out bag [Re: pforeman]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3243
Loc: USA
Congratulations on your retirement!

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