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#425963 - 04/22/10 03:24 AM My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics)
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Kuanomar's PSK thread prompted me to start a split thread. In this thread I'll display pictures of my PSK and GHB along with descriptions of the gear. Please note: my weekly routine includes spending a lot of time in a suburban office building; traveling to job sites (most of which are within 1 hour's drive from my house); and commuting 17 miles (one way) to and from work.


PERSONAL SURVIVAL KIT (PSK) Contents List

This equipment is carried on my person at all times EXCLUDING the handgun. The handgun cannot be carried at work.

Defense

(1) Handgun, Glock 20SF with Night Sights
(1) Holster, Galco Paddle
(3) 15rd Magazines, Glock 20SF with 14rds of Winchester 175gr STHP
(1) Double Magazine Pouch, Fobus
(1) Weapon Light, Streamlight TLR-1
(1) Weapon Light Carrier, Blackhawk

DEFENSIVE NOTE: I often carry a different handgun. My "CCW" battery includes: Glock 17; Glock 19; Glock 20SF; Glock 26; Sig Sauer P228; S&W 642. All handguns have night sights except the revolver.

Knife

(1) Folding Knife, Spyderco Delica4 VG10

Personal Items

(1) Cellular Phone, Samsung MilSpec Rugby
(1) Wallet (with Credentials; Cash; etc)
(1) Watch, Citizen EcoDrive

Survival Key Ring Kit

(1) Flashlight, Streamlight Nano
(1) Folding Knife, Spyderco Ladybug VG10
(2) Fire Starter, Light My Fire Scout Model
(1) Swiss Army Knife, Victorinox Classic
(1) Whistle, Fox40 Micro







The Get-Home-Bag (GHB) is a small ruck that is designed to go with me whenever I leave the house. The purpose is to facilitate my return home if something catastrophic happens. A GHB is essentially the opposite of a BOB (Bug-Out-Bag).


GET HOME BAG (GHB) Contents List


Accessories & Ruck

(1) Ruck, Gerber Evader (B)
(1) Planner, Diplomat (B)

Apparel

(1) Cap, Watch-Type 100% Wool (B)
(1 pr) Gloves, G-Tek Protective
(1 pr) Glove Liners, USGI Wool (OD)
(1 pr) Socks, Merino Wool Cushioned (Green)

Fire

(1) Butane Lighter, Bic Classic
(1) Fire Starter, Ultimate Survival Blastmatch
(1) Magnesium Bar, Doan
(1) Tinder Bottle, Film Canister with Petrol Cotton
(1) Waterproof Match Case

First Aid

(2) Mini Kits
(1) Trauma Kit

Food

(3) Energy & Nutrition Bars, CLIF (July 2010)
(3) Instant Oatmeal, Apples & Cinnamon

Food Preparation

(1) Canteen Cup, USGI
(1) Canteen Cup Stand, USGI
(1) Utensil, LMF Lexan Spork

Hygiene & Sanitation

(4) Sanitation Wipes, Germ-X Singles
(1 pkt) Tissue, Travel Size

Knives & Tool

(1) Fixed Blade Knife, ScrapYard Urban Mutt
(1) Sheath, Custom Kydex with Tek-Lok
(1) Knife Sharpener, Gerber Ceramic

Miscellaneous

(1) Cellular Phone Charger
(15 ft) Duct Tape (Business Card)

Navigation & Signaling

(1) Compass, Silva Starter
(1) Flashlight, Mini Mag LED AA
(2) Batteries, Energizer
(2 spare) Batteries, Energizer
(1) Marker, Sharpie

Shelter

(50 Feet) 550 Cord, Seven Strand
(1) Emergency Poncho
(1) Emergency Space Blanket
(1) Poncho, Ripstop (MPT)
(2) Trash Bag, 4Mil, 55 Gallon

Water

(1) Pre-Filter, Bandana (Blue)
(1) Water Bottle, Nalgene 32oz
(1) Water Filter, Berkey Sports Bottle
(50 tab) Water Purification Tablets, Portable Aqua
(1) Ziplock Bag, 1 Gallon Freezer


GHB General Pictures:












GHB Contents Assembled Into "Modules":




GHB Completed
(Note: the TFAK requires a new MOLLE pouch for the front of the ruck b/c I sold the one I was using):



Edited by Architect (04/22/10 11:33 AM)
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#425964 - 04/22/10 04:51 AM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Architect, THANK YOU! This is awesomely detailed. I now have GHB format to compile info from. Great pics and thank you again for your attention to detail. Amazing.
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#425965 - 04/22/10 08:31 AM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: stjones]
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Arch, Great kit. I'm working on one but have not decided exactly what to use yet. So far I have a small kit in an otterbox 3500 for fire and very rudementary survival, compass 300 ft of 150 pound line led flashlight 1qt fold flat water bladder fatwood cotton jute. I also need to add some fishing stuff just because. I keep gloves watch cap tarp water bottles all in the jeep. I have a simple FAK with bandaids ointment razor knife asprin rubber goves gause and a few more simple things. It is in a Pelican 1060 case. But I want to go soft side. What would you recomment as a simple soft sided case maybe along the lines of 6x9 or no larger than 9x9 for THIS FAK.
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#425966 - 04/22/10 09:49 AM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: SkunkHunter]
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StJ - You're welcome . As you develop your GHB please feel free to ask questions.

SH - Thanks . It sounds like you have a good start on your kit.

1) You might consider looking at a AquaMira Frontier filter, because they take up about the same amount of space as two bic lights and a pencil. This particular model is a "suck through" only type filter, but is good for 20 gallons, and can be found online for as little as $11 DELIVERED . If you had a little more space, I would very much recommend the AquaMira Frontier Pro, because it can be used as a gravity filter.

2) Be sure to add a Bic butane lighter or if space is at a premium a "Bic Mini".

3) The smallest Light-My-Fire brand "ferro rod" takes up very little space, and produces sparks for fire making even when its too cold for butane or too windy for matches.

4) A bottle of Portable Aqua tablets take up little space, and can save your life. They do taste bad though.

5) If you add a couple of large "Contractor Bags" you'll be able to fashion a very very crude poncho or rudimentary shelter.

6) Wal-Mart sells flimsy disposable ponchos for $1. They take up little space, and actually keep you somewhat dry.

7) If you can find one of the very flat Emergency Space blankets I'd add one! Wal-Mart's is too "poofy" to fit in a small pouch.

8) I would really recommend you add some 550 Para Cord (25 feet minimum) to your PSK. There are just too many uses.

9) Lastly, if you take a business card and roll duct-tape (or gorilla tape) length wise over it you'll end up with a very flat and small "multi-purpose survival item".


Regarding pouches....there are several great options available that could potentially hold your survival gear and/or FAK supplies:


A) Tactical Tailor Zippered Medical Pouch. This is the "Premium" option. I have one, and its extremely well made. However, this is not designed for belt carry - it has Tactical Tailor's proprietary "Malice Clips" on the back for attachment to a MOLLE ruck or vest. They can be used as belt loops, but its not an optimal solution.

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/medicpouch.aspx

B) A good budgetary option is Blackhawk's E&E Pouch. You'd be surprised how much you can stuff in one of these!

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Escape-and-Evasion-Drop-Pouch,840,1452.htm

C) Two more "not so inexpensive" options are the Tactical Tailor "Cross Fire" which also have a CCW compartment, and Maxpedition "Octa" waistpack. The Octa will hold a lot less than you expect though (from looking at the pictures).

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/crossfireconcealedcarrybag.aspx

http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/OCTA-VERSIPACK-4p433.htm

I own all of the above options, and fully recommend them. I do not, however, own the following item. However, from my extensive experience with Tactical Tailor products I feel comfortable recommending it:

D) This might fit more to your particular needs as the "holster" component is just a velcro loop that can be pulled out easily allowing you to use the rest of the space.

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/lunarconcealedcarrypouch.aspx

There are a host of other options, but I tend to only recommend products I have direct experience of ownership (and use of). Option "D" is an exception, but due to having owned well over $2000 worth of Tactical Tailor gear I'm comfortable with offering it as a solution.



Tom - I hope you don't view the above as "deal spotting". I linked to the manufacturer's websites for reference only.
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#425967 - 04/22/10 09:52 AM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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BTW, the we don't own a Nissan (only a Ford 4WD SUV) but that FAK pouch was very handy (and free)
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#425968 - 04/22/10 09:57 AM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Hey, FREE is good, no matter where it comes from!
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#425969 - 04/22/10 11:26 AM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: SkunkHunter]
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The Blackhawk link is broken (due to the commas in it), but if you "cut & paste" the entire line (including the commas and numbers at the end) to your browser address window you'll get there.
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#425970 - 04/22/10 11:38 AM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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I forgot to add....

My Urban Mutt has a "convex edge" which requires a certain type of sharpening system. I plan on making a "paint stick strop" very soon. The Ceramic sharpener is a left over from when I had a Gerber LMF2 in my GHB. I kept it because it can be used to sharpen the Spyderco Ladybug. However, I fully plan on replacing it with a Smith Pocket Pal, because the PP has a diamond rod for serrated edges (my Delica 4 has full "Spyder Edge").
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#425971 - 04/22/10 12:47 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Great post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

As to the straws for water out there, I see where you mentioned one that is good for 20 gallons of water. I know when the earthquake first hit Haiti we had a local organization that was sending filtration straws there but can not remember what they were. I am looking for something that will work in a small pack, a just bare bones one for true emergency use--is this the one to get?
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#425972 - 04/22/10 01:04 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: sumoj275]
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Sumo - this is what I use when I don't have space for a "pump filter":

http://www.aquamira.com/military/aquamira-frontier-filter/choose-right

If you have a little more space this is a better filter....

http://aquamira.com/preparedness/frontier-pro-filter-system/


Edited by Architect (04/22/10 01:04 PM)
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