A bodyguard’s Go-bag is packed at all times, on task or at home. It allows the bodyguard to deploy at a moment’s notice to the farthest reaches of the world knowing that they have the kit and equipment to last several days.
A go-bag is normally a shoulder carried back pack / day sack – small enough to use as carry-on baggage, large enough to hold the following list:
Cash – Home currency and USD ($), the bodyguard won’t always know where he/she will end up, USD can be put to use almost anywhere, but home currency cannot (unless it happens to be USD).
Credit card(s) with a good limit.
Passport(s) (professional bodyguard’s may have more than one passport and will try and keep one free of stamps or visas)
Quad band dual-sim mobile phone (or a cheap mobile that will hold foreign sim cards)
Solar powered charger with multiple adapters (for phone, laptop etc.)
Watch (capable of displaying different time zones without the need for manual adjustment)
Compact first aid kit including headache tablets, antiseptic cream, mosquito repellant, antihistamine, and sunblock.