1. Water Bottle.
A water bottle is a must-have item in your Get Home Bag Checklist. Having a good quality and easily accessible water bottle with you can help provide you with hydration during extended travel or strenuous activity. In addition to being able to carry enough water for a day, make sure that the water bottle you.
A flashlight is essential for finding your way in the dark and can also be used to signal for help. Choose a flashlight that has adjustable brightness levels and is powered by long-lasting batteries.
3. First Aid Kit.
A First Aid Kit is an important part of any emergency kit. Make sure your kit includes bandages, antiseptics, medical tape, tweezers, and other necessary supplies that can help treat minor injuries.
4. Spare Clothes and Shoes.
Being able to change into a spare set of clothes and shoes is extremely important in an emergency situation. Make sure you carry with you a complete set of lightweight, comfortable clothing and a pair of sturdy shoes that can provide good support for long periods of walking.
5. Sleeping Bag and Blanket.
Having a sleeping bag and blanket in your Get Home Bag can provide warmth and comfort during any overnight travel or outdoor resting. Make sure you get lightweight materials that are easy to carry, as well as ones that provide good insulation for cold temperatures.
6. Map of Area.
Having a map of the local area can help you navigate your way to safety in unfamiliar locations or when roads and bridges may have been destroyed. Make sure to bring a paper map as well as electronic devices like GPS or satellite phones that can provide instant information.
A compass is a great tool for helping to orient yourself and identify the direction you need to travel in. Make sure you get a good quality and accurate compass that won’t fail in difficult conditions.
8. Protein Bars/Snacks.
Having a few protein bars or other snacks in your Get Home Bag can provide energy and sustenance during long periods of travel. Choose items that are high in nutrition and require no preparation, such as nuts, dried fruit, or granola bars.
9. Multi-Tool Knife.
A multi-tool knife can be used for a variety of tasks such as cutting rope, slicing food, or tightening screws. Make sure you get a good quality tool that is easy to use and has multiple blades and tools.
10. Local Currency.
Local currency can be helpful in an emergency situation when you may need to purchase necessary items such as fuel or food. Make sure to bring a small amount of the local currency in both paper and coins, just in case.