- Smart phone with internet and GPS service.
- $200 in cash.
- $2 in quarters.
- A concealable firearm/concealed carry permit (personal choice here, some may choose not to carry).
- Pocket knife
- ID of some sort (like a driver's license and/or passport; I often carry both)
- Condom (for the usual purpose; can be used to carry water in an emergency if it is the unlubed kind)
- OB tampon (for women, although it is reported to work well for bullet wounds too).
- Thumb drive with all of my back-up files on it.
- A debit card attached to a bank account with $2000 +/- in it (I don't use credit cards. Also, I don't want this card attached to my main bank account so I have this separate bank account and debit card for emergency purposes).
- Laminated list of numbers for people I can count on in an emergency (kept in my wallet in case my cell phone dies).
- Laminated list of medical info (kept in my wallet and includes allergies, medications, doctor's name, brief health history, etc).
- Small, flat flashlight found at Walmart for around $2 (hangs on my key chain).
- Lighter (I don't smoke but this has been useful on many occasions).
- Pen (Pilot Precise v7 to be exact), paper (Moleskein), and business cards.
- Aspirin (the kind that comes two to a foil pack which makes them easy to carry).
- Digital camera (most people use their cell phones for picture taking these days but I often need to take highly detailed photos so I still carry a small digital camera).
- Floss (Glide in the small flat dispenser; great for its usual purpose but can also be used for a multitude of other things as well).
- Necessary medication (I don't take medication however this is an excellent reminder for those who do--you may be stranded overnight away from home so if you rely on certain medication, make sure you always carry extra).
- Spare house key (cheaper than breaking a window if you forget your key and safer than leaving a key under a rock in your front yard).
- Rubber band and safety pin (these take up very little space and have been useful many times over the years).
- Bottle of water and food (it is often my habit to carry a bottle of water and Cliff bar in my briefcase/bag if I plan to be gone for the day...I'm not a fan of vending machines or fast food if I am hungry or thirsty).
- Mirror (I found a tiny, round mirror that I stuck onto the side of my floss dispenser which can be used for signalling in an emergency).
- Whistle (I have a small, tubular whistle hanging on my keychain along with the flashlight...great for use in an emergency for signalling).
- Sunglasses (apart from its usual use on a sunny day, can be used to observe others unobtrusively).
For a look at what other people carry with them, click here.
I thought my wife's purse was bad. Good list, thanks for the info..ReplyDelete
THANKS! I was hoping you would repost this at some point.ReplyDelete
Keep up the good work.
This is a good list, really useful things when one unexpectedly gets on an emergency situation.ReplyDelete
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I am a fan of wrapping a couple of feet of duct/gorilla tape around either my lighter, water bottle, or pen. Or all three, then you can do shorter lengths and not have it so obtrusive.ReplyDelete
I also like to carry a Leatherman Juice. My boss nicely asked me not not carry a knife that scared the parents I work with and they have almost as much utility as a full sized multitool without the weight.
As I carry a backpack, throwing a couple of zip ties in there has proven useful on occasion.
Having spent quite a bit of time wandering in dark places I tend to favor a bit beefier light. A Surefire E1E year round and at petzl tikka xp in the winter as well (I live in AK).
would like to see a few moreReplyDelete
also 2012 2013 when you can
but this is preparation for sure
My list: Swiss Army Knife (comes up everyday, especially the high quality scissors on it), Smoke Bomb, Rogues Ring (Has a mini saw/lockpick hidden inside), Sewing kit (Magnatized needle can be used for a compass, and you never know if you'll need to stitch a wound or something.) in my wallet, along with obvious cards etc. and my iPhone.ReplyDelete