Man Reveals What’s in His Backpack Could Be the Difference Between Life and Death in Any Emergency
Lifestyle| | By David Clarke
You never know when you’re going to find yourself in a sticky situation, so it’s good to be prepared for any emergencies that may come down the road.
But of course, everyone has a different definition when it comes to the word “prepared.”
Most of the people that I know only own first-aid kits and a shelf with a few canned goods just in case of an apocalypse, but they’re not as prepared as they could be for the unpredictable.
With this in mind, it’s probably a good idea to start carrying a small survival kit at all times. You can even build one so tiny that it fits inside of a pill container, or you could see what one guy packed in his kit.
This survival prepper (who goes by the username “Bincat”) introduces what he calls a “get home bag,” which is essentially a green army backpack full of the supplies he would need in case of an emergency.
The purpose of the “get home bag” is to literally “get home” from wherever you are. Bincat keeps his bag in his car.
The bag’s purpose is beyond simple survival. It has the very specific purpose to get its carrier from one place to another in the event of an emergency situation.
In addition to the “get home bag,” Bincat carries a first-aid kit just in case he experiences any injuries along the way. It has rubbing alcohol, medical iodine, gauze wraps and strips to seal off fresh, minor cuts. He also has wipes to remove pepper spray from his skin and burn ointments.
While crucial “you’d be sorry if you didn’t have them” tools like a flashlight and a rope hang on the outside of the “get home bag,” the inside is packed with numerous important tools – including a flash drive with his important documents, contact information and a Leatherman multi-tool.
The main compartment features a space for the first-aid kit, and a general emergency kit containing Imodium, 30 days’ worth of prescription medication, OTC painkillers and a few other supplies.
In addition to his survival tools and medication, Bincat carries a spare change of clothes (including the essential socks and underwear), a thick scarf in case it gets cold or wet outside, a mini-water filtration kit and a water pack to keep him hydrated.
He also carries a wrench and a bottle of cold syrup, because you don’t want the common cold slowing you down.
He also carries the supplies you would need to start your own fire. Keeping warm in the wild is a necessity, and his fire-starter kit, complete with extra-durable matches, can be the difference between life and death.
Of course, your survival scenario could get a little boring – that’s why Bincat packed a deck of cards just in case he needs to kill some time.
It’s like he packed everything but toilet paper! Just kidding – he has that too. A clear, waterproof plastic bag is packed with wet wipes, toothpaste, contact lenses and foot warmers.
Bincat’s survival bag also has about $200 in emergency cash and some high-calorie meal replacements.
Now that he has his gear, Bincat is training to run a half-marathon with his “get home bag” attached to him. Survival gear isn’t much help if you can’t carry it around.
If this doesn’t inspire you to make your very own “Get Home” pack, I don’t know what will!