Sometimes the shit might hit the fan when you are away from home. Carrying a full-size bug-out bag may not be an option for whatever reason. That's why I carry a get-home bag in my vehicle. It has all the basics necessary for me to survive short-term, just long enough to get home. The picture above shows everything that's in there. I'll break it down even further and give a close up.
I've got four of the five C's of Survival covered in this bag. The first C I'll show you is cutting. I have a multi-tool and a fixed-blade knife. Between those two, I should be able to tackle most situations. Also featured in this pic, is my flashlight, and some food.
Here is the second C--cordage. I pack a small length of para-cord with me. Para-cord is great because there are smaller strands of cord inside which are easy to pull out, giving you something to make lashings if need be.
I have a bit of water stored away, as well as some purification tablets. Not featured in the picture, is the third C which is my container. I have a water bottle which has a built-in filter. Between these three items, I should be able to stay hydrated while getting home. In the left hand corner is a first-aid kit so I can take care of any small wounds.
Here's the fourth C--combustion. Between the lighter, matches and the magnesium match, I should be able to make a fire. I have a small notepad (featured in another picture) that I could use for fuel if need be. The only other C that I'm missing in this kit is cover. I noticed that fact when I pulled everything out to take pictures. I need to dig through my stuff and find my emergency heat-saving blanket and put that in bag. With one of those, I could make some quick cover if need be, or at the very least, conserve body heat.
Here it is all packed up. Depending on where I'm going, I may or may not have a pistol packed away in the bag as well. It's not much, but it could be enough to save my life if I get caught up in the wrong situation. What's in your get-home bag?
C.R. Langille writes horror, fantasy, urban-fantasy, dark fantasy, and is considering stepping into the sci-fi realm. He has a grasp of survival techniques, and has been a table-top gamer for over 16 years.