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Grab Bag



A Grab Bag is a portable kit that normally contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours, when evacuating or relocating from a a regular program location, following a significant destalbilsation of the security situation.

The focus is on evacuation or relocation, rather than long-term survival, distinguishing the bug-out bag from a survival kit, a boating or aviation emergency kit, or a fixed-site Hibernation kit.  

Relocation Kit/Grab Bag List of Basic Items

List of Contents

First Aid Kit

This first aid pack is supplied in a fold open pouch for speedy, effective access.

This kit contains a variety of contents including 

  • Resuscitation device
  • Isotonic drinks
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Large and small crepe bandage
  • Adhesive dressings
  • Wound dressings
  • Eye dressing
  • Conforming bandage
  • Hospiform bandage
  • Anchor dressing
  • Large ambulance dressing
  • Gauze dressings
  • Triangular bandage
  • Safety pin set
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Strip fabric dressing
  • Disposable gloves
  • Microporous adhesive tape
  • Sutures
  • Accident evaluation report form
  • First aid instructions.


Size: 23cm x 19cm x 5cm.

Weight: 500g.

Colour: black.

Asherman chest seal

The ACS is a safer approach to treating gunshot, stab wounds or other penetrating chest trauma. The unique one-way valve is designed to let air and blood escape while preventing re-entry of either.

One Handed Tournquet

Tourniquets are a great tool used to stop arm or leg blood flow due to a trauma injury.

Tourniquets are used in military, police, fire, and Medical services world wide to save lives.

Torch and batteries

Duct Tape

Small Folding Knife

Whitby Pocket Knife features a 7.4cm quality carbon steel clip point fine edge blade. Also features robust black plastic handle. Supplied with manufacturers two year warranty.

Size: total length - 10.9cm (folded); blade length 7.4cm.

Weight: 98g.

Colour: black.


Emergency food supplies for 48hrs


2 litres of drinking water

Velcro Patch

Removable organisation logo fixed to the bag by Velcro


35 Litre bag



The primary purpose of a Grab Bag is to allow one to evacuate / relocation quickly if required. It is therefore prudent to gather all of the materials and supplies that might be required to do this into a single place, such as a bag.

The recommendation that a grab bag contain enough supplies for seventy-two hours arises from advice from organizations responsible for disaster relief and management that it may take them up to seventy-two hours to reach people affected by a disaster and offer help.

The bag's contents may vary according to the region of the user. In addition to allowing one to survive an evacuation/relocation a grab bag may also be used when sheltering in place as a response to other emergencies such as fires, blackouts, natural disasters or relocating to a (bomb) shelter.

Who should be issued Grab Bags?


  • All relocatable staff
  • All Visitors
  • It is advised that local partners also be issued such bags


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