POTD: Marco's "Get Home Bag"

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Midwest Marco shares with us his “Get Home Bag”, the opposite of a Bug Out Bag which is all about what you need to get away from home as fast as possible. He writes …

I call it my “Get Home” bag and carry it in the back of my truck. It’s hopefully enough to get me home if the truck can’t. The centerpiece is my new H&K VP9. List of materials:

UTG Multi-Functional Tactical Messenger Bag
H&K VP9 with TruGlo Tritium Night Sights
Total of threee H&K Mags
Bagmaster clip-on holster
Extra ammo hollow point & FMJ
H&K Benchmade folding knife
Gerber 01471 Suspension Multi-Plier
Streamlight 88851 Poly tac LED Flashlight
Aquamira – H20 Capsule Miraguard Antimicrobial Water Bottle and Filter
Small roll black duct tape
Leather work gloves

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50 ft black paracord
Extra led flashlight & batteries
Baseball cap
Sharpie, notepad
Red Cross First Aid Kit

A truck bag has been on my ever increasing todo list.

It is not quite “get home”, but if you are putting together a generic truck bag, I recommend a couple of pairs of cheap shooting glasses and a pack of disposable foam ear protection. They cost only a few bucks but might save a friend from hearing loss next time you go out shooting or hunting (or when helping a buddy with DIY work involving powertools).

If you have a gun-centric “get home bag” or “truck bag” send us a photo and list of items. Click the image below.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Ripley Ripley on Sep 16, 2015

    "I am just trying to get home to my little girl's birthday party and if
    everyone will just stay out of my way, nobody will get hurt."

  • WhiteKnockers WhiteKnockers on Sep 16, 2015

    Wow you live in a pretty screwed up place. I have neighbors, nice folks. Why do you piss people off so much you feel the need to pack heat?