Monday, September 19, 2016

Urban E&E/ Get Home Kit

9 comments:

Crazy Stevo said...

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Anonymous said...

Some great comments and thoughts above. The blend in clothing makes a lot of sense. To me, it sounds as if his starting / departure point can be different places, vs. a single office space occupied full time. If that is the case, then identifying 'hotspots' beforehand where trouble can begin is crucial. If traveling route can be adjusted several blocks away to avoid these areas can be done, then do so. Railway routes for example are often left alone.

The OP may want to consider peanut butter as an energy food. It keeps for quite a while, requires no prep time and is its own travel container. Good energy boost food.

Thanks for the post - I agree with OP, quality of content is more important. You are doing it right.

Anonymous said...

Echoing the other Anon's comment -- since MREs require some prep, you also might want to consider some HARD granola bars to toss in that backpack, since they are readily edible and require no prep, and are just as edible if they get crushed. Throw in a baggie of hard candies (Werther's or starlight mints), as they can help ward off thirst if you need to conserve your water.

Anonymous said...

Its only 15 miles. Even if you get delayed you really don't need to eat in that short of time. Hydrate yes. Eat a meal hell no. Keep your eyes open and keep moving. 15 miles? A couple three or four hours at best, maybe 12 hours at worst. If you cannot make that distance without needing to eat, you have more important things to get squared away. Grey man is good. I would just carry extra socks, first aid kit, blade, ammo reloads and water. Light weight for moving. The mission is to get home. NOG

Elizabeth Hanson said...

Sounds like a lot of stuff to carry. I would have the same problem as I always have my three little boys with me. I made their bug out bags and I made sure they were not too heavy for them to carry them.

Rucksack Rob said...

As a 24 year combat arms/Airborne veteran, I would add/change just a couple things. 15 miles that may turn into 10-15 hours or more: 1 MRE, a very big handful of power/granola bars for food. Some Gatoraide powder (for summer time heat), Yes on the 550 cord,a compass (yes you can get turned around 50 yards off the trail in the dark), a poncho/tarp in earth tone colors a rain parka (Gore-Tex type) but most importantly, ditch the tennis shoes and put on a good pair of 'hunting' boots. You're on an E&E in the south so you'll be 'handrailing' roads to avoid the bad guys which in turn means you'll be crossing creeks, hollows and bogs, through woods and swamps, again, even if it's just 20 yards off the road, the vegetation can get very thick. Total additional weight...maybe 4lbs

Anonymous said...

Agree on the maps. NatGeo has free downloadable .pdf quad maps. Print, laminate, throw in bag.

15 miles shouldn't require a meal. 24 hours doesn't require a meal, just something to keep you going. Couple snickers bars would do the trick.

Jayhawker said...

Here's a good link to that Paul Howe active shooter info...looks like the link was a bit jumbled.

http://www.combatshootingandtactics.com/published/active_shooter_equipment06.pdf

Good stuff to consider. Be aware. Stay safe folks.

Anonymous said...


For 'urban camoflage' purposes, a roughly-used pair of mechanics coveralls should do the trick. Easy to slip on over whatever you're wearing, not out of place in most human environments, apolitical, etc.

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