HT Go Bag Checklist


The term "EDC Bag" or "Every Day Carry Bag" is not unique to Amateur Radio. Preppers use this term for items carried on the person every day such as survival items or self defense items. You do not realize it but everyone has an "EDC" items. It's the watch you put on, your car keys, your wallet, your phone, your work bag. Moms of little children have quite the elaborate EDC bag more commonly known as the diaper bag. So in this list, I combine the standard EDC survival items, add in some Amateur Radio items, and modernize it for our urban cell phone toting life. I keep this EDC bag in my work bag then grab it when I go someplace where my work bag does not follow such as ATV riding.


  • Baofeng 8HP
  • Super Elastic Signal Sticks
  • Extended Battery Pack
  • Counterpose Line

Smart Phone Support

  • Switch 10 USB Charger
  • Phone Short Power Cord


  • Knife
  • Gerber MultiTool
  • Flashlight w/ Spare Battery
  • Bic Lighter


  • Family Communications Plan
  • Frequency Plan


  • $25 Cash (1-$10, 2-$5, 5-$1)
  • Micro First Aid Kit
  • Notepad
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Chapstick
  • Flossers

Survival Tin

  • Family Photo
  • Matches
  • Candle
  • Cotton Plug
  • Fire Starter
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Needles & Thread
  • Fishhooks & Line
  • Compass
  • Beta Light
  • Snare Wire
  • Medical Kit
  • Surgical Blades
  • Butterfly Sutures
  • Band-aids
  • Condom


For more information on the survival tin and related topics the best source I have seen is in the book SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

The bag is a Allen Tactical medical bag that can be purchased on Amazon.