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DIY EMERGENCY BAG AND GET HOME BAG (GHB) – A GUIDE FOR PREPARING THE ESSENTIALS WHEN THINGS GO SOUTH

A wise man once said, it never hurts to be prepared.

You never know when you might get a flat tire, get into a fender bender, or hit a deer foolishly trying to dash across the street in front of your rig. In those instances, you’ll likely need a few tools at your disposal to get you and your vehicle back to “road-worthy”.

In addition to having an overland bag for your vehicle, you’ll need a bag for yourself. Whether it’s due to natural disasters, civil unrest, careening off of a cliff, or any mechanical problems, you will likely need some gear to get home.

If you search around the internet, you’ll find an endless supply of articles and videos telling you what you should and shouldn’t have in your get home bag (GHB) and your vehicle’s emergency bag. This is in no way the be-all, end-all, most fully comprehensive list in the world. But, this affordable bag and the contents work for me and it’s a good start for most people.

SO, WHAT DO I PACK AWAY?

Well, quite a bit. Again, you never know what situation you might come across, so it’s good to be prepared for most (if not, all, depending on your type of adventuring). Read all of the suggestions written by John Di Bari here

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October 22, 2023

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