The name says everything. It is a survival backpack or kit developed to help you get to your home base from wherever you are in the occasion that a tragic catastrophe takes place while you are away. This is occasionally called a 24-hour bag, I very rarely leave home of very far without it.
A Bug Out Bag is a far more significant and robust kit normally packed for a 72 hour timeframe. It's not practical to lug your BOB backward and forward to on a daily basis. Your "Get Home Bag" is the short term solution to a very big problem. Depending on your personal situation an distance from you home base, that journey could be a survival situation in itself. There is a limitless checklist of events that could warrant the use of a Get Home Bag. Several are regular occurrences. A Get Home Bag doesn't need to conserve you from TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) to be a worthwhile financial investment. Even if never ever put to that grave test, a Get Home Bag can offer you a means of protection and proper tools during your trek home from where ever you're trying to get from. Below is a list of actual situation pulled directly from the Headlines from the previous couple of years that can possibly conflict with your basic plan to try to make it home.
So what kinds of things do I want to pack in my Get Home Bag? Ultimately the contents are up to you but we suggest things like:
At the end of the day, it's important to be prepared with a Get Home Bag so no matter where you are you have the vital tools, food, and hydration to get you through. You don't need a military bag by any means because of the size of the pack. We suggest using a bag with a laptop sleeve so you can use it for school or work. Working it into your daily routine.