Santa Clara County, California - ARES/RACES

Go-Pak Contents Checklist

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There are many ways that you can approach the assembly of the "Go-Pak". One approach is to maintain one large pack in your car at all times. This pack would contain all that you would need for a multi-day event. You could then load a smaller back pack or fannie pack from it for shorter events.   Another approach is to put together two separate packs; one for shorter events and one for multi-day events. This is the approach used below.

Day-pack (12 HOURS, required)

Equipment:

  • 2M Handheld Radio & manual required
  • 2M/440 Handheld Radio & manual recommended
  • Charged Batteries (NiCad and/or fresh alkaline batteries
  • Cigarette lighter adapter
  • Headphones or Earphones
  • Speaker-mike
  • Antenna adapters (coax connectrs)/cables
  • Spare/Alternate antennas
    • Magnetic mount
    • J-pole - Roll-up or fixed 2M required; (440 recommended)
    • window clip antenna mount
    • HT high gain antenna
  • Mask and goggles
  • Duct tape
  • Work gloves
  • Compass or GPS
  • Small tool kit for minor equipment repairs or adaptations
  • Marker pens

Clothing:

  • Jacket
  • Boots
  • Lightweight rain gear
  • Warm clothing (Preferably in Layers)
  • Hat

Personal:

  • Prescription medication
  • List of medication used
  • Tylenol
  • Antacid tablets
  • Eye Glasses + spares
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun screen lotion
  • Hand soap and/or Sanitizer
  • Watch or clock
  • Food (Granola Bars/high calorie snack)
  • Toilet paper

Documentation: (required)

  • Maps
  • Forms
    • Comm. Log #SCCo-ICS 309
    • Message Form #SCCo-ICS 213
  • Notepads (standard or waterproof) with Clipboard
  • Pens/pencils
  • RACES/DSW card/Ham license
  • SCCo issued RACES ID badge
  • Drivers license
  • Repeater directory
  • Emergency City or County contact list
  • Police/Fire phone numbers

Day-pack (12 HOURS, continued)

Miscellaneous: (required)

  • Hard hat/safety reflective vest
  • Utility knife
  • Flashlight & spare batteries
  • Vehicle fueled - 1/2 full at all times
  • Money (paper & coin)

Food & Water:

  • Food (create your list)
  • Water or other drink (list if not water)

Recommended:

  • Mast and 25 ft. of cable
  • Can opener
  • Cell phone + charger and/or vehicle charger/adapter
  • Rope
  • Small cooler or ice chest
  • Folding chair
  • Coffee
  • CERT forms
  • Red Cross forms
  • Can opener
  • Eating utensils
  • Satellite phone

 

PACKET GO-KIT
(Strongly recommended)
  • HT
  • KPC3 TNC + HT compatible cable
  • Battery
  • Case to carry it all in (briefcase)
  • Mag Mount or suitable auxiliary antenna
  • Laptop with battery
  • 20 Ah SLA battery
  • 12 Volt to 19 Volt adapter for laptop/120 VAC power adapter
  • Power Inverter
  • Portable Printer
  • Thumb drive
Multi-pack (12+ hours)
includes the Day-Pak
(recommended, not required)

Equipment:

  • Spare alkaline batteries
  • Spare power adapter fuses
  • Volt-Ohm-Meter
  • Small tool box with mini-tools
  • electrical tape
  • FRS/GMRS Radio
  • Multiple outlet with 6 ft. cord

Clothing:

  • Underwear, socks (two changes minimum)
  • Pants (two changes minimum)
  • Shirt (two changes minimum)
  • Alternate boots or shoes
  • Warm waterproof jacket

Food & Water:

  • Eating utensils

Documentation:

  • Sign for operating position

Miscellaneous:

  • Portable AM Radio & spare batteries
  • Light sticks
  • Binoculars
  • Sleeping bag / space blanket
  • One person tent
  • Folding table
  • Generator/Gas
  • Baggies to seal/protect items
  • Duffel bag / Tupperware / Rubbermaid / metal box (Useful for keeping stuff separate & for carrying)
  • Tarp 8x8
  • Shovel
  • Folding cart
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Whistle
  • Jumper cables
  • Road flares
  • Ear protection
  • Power pole adapters
  • Disposable camera

Suggested:

  • HT NiCad batteries and charger
  • Fire extinguisher
  • 24 hour capable lighting
  • Power inverter
  • MREs (self-heating)
  • Power bars
  • Slim Fast
  • Ensure
  • Trail Mix

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This page was last updated 07/11/09