Survival Gear: My Get Home Bag

This video is a quick look at the contents of my Get Home Bag. This is a companion video to the video I recently did called Get Home Bag – Concept which can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lup6PHN5Wek. A Get Home bag is really nothing more than a large Survival kit filled with the survival gear you need to get home in an emergency.

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  1. Milton Dejesus
    Milton Dejesus 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    awesome gun I like it a lot

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  2. RagTagPig
    RagTagPig 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Was there a compass? I might have missed that but a compass would be pretty useful.

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  3. DeathWarrant90
    DeathWarrant90 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    My problem with the "Get Home Bag", is that in my country I wouldn't have shit for self-defense to put in it. It's illegal to go around with firearms in that way (must be in a secure container, with ammo seperately), pepperspray is BARELY legal (need a police permit), telescope batons are completely prohibited except for military and law-enforcement…let's see, the knife you have there, would be illegal to carry in most situations…it could perhaps, under doubt, be legal to have in the backpack if considered a camping tool (then it must be an outdoors man's knife, not something you clearly see is a COMBAT knife)…I suppose, to have the extra weight I could put a few rocks in there, that I could throw in an emergency situation 😛 

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  4. No Name
    No Name 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Glock 26 
    2 – 10 Round Mags With Pearce EXT.
    1 – 15 Round Mag With X-Grip 
    Stream Light Pro – Tac 2L 
    Spare CR123A 
    Cold Steel Recon 1 
    Fox Labs 2 oz . Mace  W/ Holster 
    1 – MRE 
    1 – Liter Of Water 
    Change Of Covert Tactical BDUS With Boots 
    100 Cash In 10's & Below Nominations 
    & A Cliff Bar Is All You Need To Get Home In 8 Hours Of Walking LOL 

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  5. liveTwoFish
    liveTwoFish 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    That's what you get for buying a Ford! Lmao! Awesome vid man! 

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  6. Sheepdog Survival
    Sheepdog Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Nice setup! I'm looking for a good radio pouch for my bag, does the external pouch on your bag come separate or is it sewn to the bag? Thanks for the videos!

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  7. GoGetYourOwnGear
    GoGetYourOwnGear 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    just throwing this out there. the expandable baton "asp" is illegal to carry in most states. it is considered a "prohibited weapon" getting caught carrying it here in PA will get you locked up. it makes no sense to me, i can carry a gun but not an ASP. don't want to see peeps getting into trouble over something like that..I have the same ASP by the way great piece of gear…..but it stays at home waiting for any unwanted late night visitors.

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  8. WildBaws
    WildBaws 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Found you from ZombieGoBoomTV and I actually think you're my enjoyable YouTuber. =D 

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  9. dyno2007
    dyno2007 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Good bag.  I didn't see any food in there.  I will need lots of energy to walk home from my office/work area.  I keep 2 cliff bars, some granola bars, some mre snacks.  Just my 2 cents.

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  10. Urban Survivalcraft
    Urban Survivalcraft 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    wow very comprehensive!  There are a lot of redundancies there.  I would cut some out to reduce the weight.  But hey to each their own right.  Thanks for sharing.

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  11. FPSMurdock
    FPSMurdock 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    How do you like the SRK ? I've wanted one for some time but there alittle prices right now.

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  12. FPSMurdock
    FPSMurdock 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Didn't see any food in there, maybe some granola bars or somthing. Also do you have a detailed breakdown of your own bug out bag? I'm searching for it on your channel. I like many others need to do a major overhaul on my bag. I know people with 100 pound bags that run out of breath crossing the street.

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  13. Eric Chen
    Eric Chen 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    JJ, additional areas you might consider discussing are your choice of bag and packing plan. I was curious about your over-the-shoulder bag and why you didn't opt for a backpack. That said, good food for thought. Thanks.

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  14. Sam Brentwood
    Sam Brentwood 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    I like the kit, and actually I miss my springfield xd. I will be buying another but I couldn't pass up a amazing trade.
    

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  15. Mr223forYOU
    Mr223forYOU 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    First off, I think your contents are great. I do believe the biggest downfall of the bag IS the bag itself. I think you would be better served by a traditional backpack.

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  16. G36Jeff
    G36Jeff 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Bear spray is the way to go. That's what I use. Or will if there lucky enough they don't get the Glock19 

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  17. creatureofhabit420
    creatureofhabit420 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    I liked you all the way up till the very last statement in this video … lol I even thought at the beginning that that's BS a Ford would never leave him stranded.  

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  18. bill65761
    bill65761 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    I carry my pistol and spare magazines on me (CCL), a folder in my pocket and a Fresnel lens in my wallet. I consider these part of my EDC. Although I have a safe in my vehicle for temporary use, I don't leave firearms in my car overnight.

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  19. ABetterLife.Inc
    ABetterLife.Inc 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    I've used a handheld CB before. Kept it in my car just in case something happened and my phone stopped working. On a good day. It's range was about a mile. Then trucker CBs also diminish the range of a handheld. Like talking in an auditorium full of people with your lowest voice. I know you are aware of this. Just thought I'd put it out there for others to understand. I like some of the contents in your bag. Makes me want to put mine on a diet. 

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  20. Kevin McLaughlin
    Kevin McLaughlin 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Nice bag. I have some new ideas now to make mine better

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  21. VAsupermotorider
    VAsupermotorider 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Love the ford bash lol

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  22. FPSMurdock
    FPSMurdock 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Fantastic video, I now see I am missing some key items in my bag.

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  23. Marquis Smith
    Marquis Smith 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    very good bag but more like a bob to me

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  24. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    LMAO! No doubt. It just broke down on me the other day! I need a 4 door Jeep Rubicon is what I need… 🙂

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  25. jakesgreat
    jakesgreat 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Wouldn't need a get home back if you didn't drive a ford….

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  26. Joe Tactical
    Joe Tactical 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Nice kit man… Very well thought out… 18.5 lbs is a good weight… Mine GHB started out at 35lbs then I down sized to about 20-25lbs but now it's down to 15lbs… I had to give up a good bit BUT the items I have in kit now are solid and well rounded…

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  27. doug c
    doug c 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Good video. My suggestion is upgrading to a HAM radio. The HAM test is easier to pass now that they have dropped the morse code requirement. You can study online for the test. It is easy since they pick the test questions from a pool of about 300, and you can study the actual questions. The advantage of a handheld HAM radio is that you can probably hit at least one repeater with it. The repeater retransmits your signal at a higher power, large antenna, on a hill. The UV5r is $42 or so

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  28. seattwa
    seattwa 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    I hear Virginia is very nice (as we can see in your videos). Bjt that commute. I'd need a REALLY big get home bag! Lol. Thanks JJ!
    Ted

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  29. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    You bet Ted, thanks for watching and I always appreciate the comments. They help me out a ton. Cheers JJ

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  30. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Ahh man, sux to be you… You should move down here to Virgina, it is a pretty gun friendly state. Only be like a 4 hour commute for you each way… 🙂

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  31. seattwa
    seattwa 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    New York City … the land of ILLEGAL! I went through my pack again and I'm thinking that my attatched molle deployment bag, while not big or to heavy, may be throwing off the balance of the whole pack and that's why it feels so heavy at only 13lbs. But it adds about 1/3 more needed storage space. Maybe I need a different pack, everything in one unit. As usual, thanks JJ!
    Ted

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  32. seattwa
    seattwa 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Unfortunately I'm not in Wa anymore and have t been for 11 yrs.
    : ( I'm in new york city. Staten Island to be exact.

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  33. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    It broke down…:)

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  34. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    A liter of water in a stainless bottle and a water filter to refill might work. Plenty of water laying around in WA.

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  35. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    That is the left coast for ya! 🙂

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  36. seattwa
    seattwa 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Batons are illeagal here, like pretty much everything else. I'm shocked that breathing isn't illegal too.

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  37. seattwa
    seattwa 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Hey JJ, I just weighed my get hm bag, 13.1 lbs – without any water. I'm cutting it close here! I was surprised, don't really have any large items in it. Would like to keep it under15 lbs., but once I add water that ain't gonna happen.

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  38. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Sounds about right to me! Sweet.

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  39. seattwa
    seattwa 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    Thanks JJ. I found them on ebay, od green 7' no knot heavy duty nylon mesh, 10 bucks free shipping. Sound about right? Lol

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  40. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    You know I don't remember the manufacture or the model. But it is just a cheap mesh net style hammock. I got it off of Ebay for $12.00 or so I think. Just put in lightweight or net hammock and a ton of them will come up!

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  41. seattwa
    seattwa 27 June, 2016, 04:43

    JJ which video has you in the hammock? What kind of hammock is that? I think I need one of those lol!

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