Home Defense Bag; What Is It And Why Do You Need One

Posted: May 26, 2013 in Equipment
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A home defense bag is a gear bag where everything you need to defend yourself and your family is kept in one convenient location.  I have mine set up; and each night before bed I place it in the bedroom just in case it’s needed.  The bag shown below is the one I currently use made by a company called 511. I tend to try different ones at times but I keep coming back to the original one shown below.  It can carry a lot of gear such as spare handgun mags, spare ammo, first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, shotgun shells, fixed blade knife, etc. etc.  If you need everything in one place to protect yourself if your home is burglarized; the home defense bag is a necessary item to have.

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DD272

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Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Jesse Talks Back and commented:
    Absolutely agree, pure genius, always of course tailor to what you use, but always include a flashlight, batteries and ammo – I keep a small med kit and charged pre paid phone for strict emergencies as well, communication is essential!

    • rmactsc says:

      Thanks for the reblog. I couldn’t imagine having to look for everything I would need for a defensive situation if it was scattered about in different rooms. Keeping it at hand and ready to use is the way to go. Pre-paid cell phone by the way is an excellent idea.

  2. 3A body armor and pistol is #1 AND 2 for me.

    • rmactsc says:

      I’m not sure if a burglar broke into a home in the middle of the night; if the average person would have time to get body armor on especially if they had to quickly confront the threat. Good idea though. I’ll have to consider it.

  3. shootinjh says:

    Thanks for posting, I suggest using a vest as the fast grab “container” filled with defensive tools. A vest can be quickly donned and have the extra magazines, flashlight, old cellphone (even without subscribed service it will work for 911) that is kept charged and other equipment. While ‘tactical” bags have many great uses, we have discovered that those that sling over the shoulder (not the one you posted) actually can become tangled with shotgun or carbine slings.

    • rmactsc says:

      I’ll certainly give that some thought. I’ve been using home defense bags and armed response bags for so long that sometimes it’s hard to change 🙂

  4. Highly energetic article, I enjoyed that a lot. Will
    there be a part 2?

  5. In a home invasion every second counts! Your description of the bag and your list of supplies here is great. Thank you for posting it! 🙂

    Here’s a TIP for the cellphone in your bag:

    Get the emergency number for your local police department (the direct dial number) and program that into your bag phone.

    Make it a favorite, or assign some quick one-touch way to dial it. Practice using it until it’s automatic.

    This is much better than dialing 9-1-1. When you call 911 you have to explain yourself twice – first to the state police, wait to be connected to local police, then re-explain it to them.

    Dialing directly saves you these 10+ seconds, which could mean the difference between an intruder stopped in the hall vs inside your bedroom.

    I’ve put together some more useful tips, along with two videos, at:

    http://survivalprepper-joe.com/intruder-defense-bag-home-defense-tool-kit/

    Come by, leave a comment, and say hello! 🙂

  6. In a home invasion every second counts! The list of supplies here is great.

    Here’s a TIP for your cellphone in your bag:

    Get the emergency number for your local police department (the direct dial number) and program that into your bag phone.

    Make it a favorite, or assign some quick one-touch way to dial it. Practice using it until it’s automatic.

    This is much better than dialing 9-1-1. When you call 911 you have to explain yourself twice – first to the state police, wait to be connected to local police, then re-explain it to them.

    Dialing directly saves you these 10+ seconds, which could mean the difference between an intruder stopped in the hall vs inside your bedroom.

    I’ve put together some more useful tips, along with two videos, at:

    http://survivalprepper-joe.com/intruder-defense-bag-home-defense-tool-kit/

    Come by, leave a comment, and say hello! 🙂

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