For most of the last couple of decades I had a traditional job, working in an office and for most of that time that office was a good thirty miles from my home. If something like 9/11 happened around here there was a good chance I would be facing a really long walk home.
A bigger concern around here is flooding. There have been a couple of instances where I was unable to get home for eight to ten hours after the rains stopped due to high water. Several coworkers have had to spend several days in the office as high water prevented them from leaving or getting home.
I built my Get Home Bag based on these scenarios. A change of clothes, including socks and underwear, good walking shoes, a few tools and assorted necessities along with enough supplies to keep me fed and somewhat hydrated for up to 48 hours.
Now, however, I work mostly from home with the occasional on site visit with a client. On average I leave the house about once a week for on site visits or meetings. I am also travelling a bit more. About once every two months, or so, I am generally on a plane to somewhere.
This has me re-evaluating my Get Home Bag and what goes in it.
Given the relatively little time I spend away from the house should I streamline the stuff I keep in the bag? Do I need it at all anymore?
What are your thoughts?