A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 10, 2015
INCH (I’m Never Coming Home) Bag

"INCH” stands for “I’m Never Coming Home” or “I’m Not Coming Home.” In the survivalist lexicon, there is an “INCH bag” or “INCH kit” to prepare for a disaster.

“In such a ‘bug out on foot’ or ‘INCH’ (I’m Never Coming Home) scenario” was cited on the Survivor’s SKS Boards in October 2006. “INCH (i’m not coming home) bags” was cited in April 2008 and “INCH (I’m Never Coming Home) bag” was cited in December 2008. “‘I.N.C.H.’ Kits (I’m.Never.Coming.Home.)” was cited in August 2009.


Wikipedia: Survivalism
Survivalist terminology
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. I.N.C.H. Bag: I’m Not Coming Home Bag. Similar to bug-out bag but usually kept to with the individual so as not to have to return to one’s residence to get a bug-out bag.

Survivor’s SKS Boards
ALICE pack over LBV?
etdbob
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 01:23:09 PM
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In such a “bug out on foot” or “INCH” ( I’m Never Coming Home” ) scenario, I’d be a good idea to keep your knife on your pants belt, not your LBE!

Zombie Squad
tireiron
Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:41 pm
The large is massive, plus, you pretty much have to use a frame with the large alice pack.
The medium carries pretty good without the frame.
If these are INCH (i’m not coming home) bags you’re making, the large would probably be you’re best choice.

Code Name Insight
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
What to Put In Your Gun Safe
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COMMNETS
Anonymous July 22, 2008 at 8:19 AM
I do believe you are a smart person

My reserve cash is seal vaccum bags from my food processor.inside a pvc pipe (also vaccummed) along with personal defense items and supplies for them in various locations away from the house (just in case of INCH. def: I’m not coming home.)...

EDC Forums
Honestly, I think it would be far more useful as a bug IN tool than a bug OUT tool (unless you’re bugging out to a friend/relatives abode). Well, it would have its uses in an INCH (I’m Never Coming Home) bag, too.
VVR41TH, Dec 27, 2008

The Survival Podcast Forum
Re: Good Survival Book for Bug Out Bag?
spartan
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008, 09:08:58 PM »
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A lot of what you need is really determined by your situation and how concerned you are about a given situation actually occurring.  I see a lot of Bug Out Bags that are geared more towards an INCH (I’m Never Coming Home) than just scooting out to a bug out location, or to get home from work or your normal travels.  I also would rather move fast and light with supplies that can easily be broken up/lost/destroyed than to spend $1000s of dollars on the right bag, an m4gery, tacti-cool clothing, kevlar vest, kevlar helmet, enough MREs for a month…

Don’t lay hose in a ditch.
Bug-Out Bag
zadok_allen
May 19th, 2009
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- B.O.B. Bug Out Bag
- B.O.L. Bug Out Location
- B.O.V. Bug Out Vehicle
- G.H.B. Get Home Bag (power outage summer of ‘03, affected 8 states, 55 million people)
- I.N.C.H. I’m Never Coming Home Bag
- E.D.C. Every Day Carry
- P.A.W. Post-Apocalypse World
- T.E.O.T.W.A.W.K.I. The End Of The World As We Know It
- S.H.T.F. (when the) Shit Hits The Fan
- M.R.E. Meals Ready to Eat
- F.A.K. First Aid Kit
- C.C.W. Concealed Carry Weapon

AR15.com
forestallflame
7/20/2009 9:54:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SHTFready:
It depends on you and what prepared means to you.

For me I have a 3900 that isn’t nearly enough....
Are you going to have just this one pack as a BOB
or will you have a 3 day and an INCH (I’m never coming home) bag

WarriorTalk Forums
Eric Draven
08-31-2009, 02:12 AM
‘I.N.C.H.’ Kits (I’m.Never.Coming.Home.)...whats in yours,or what would be in yours?
Hi Guys,
A familiar concept I have heard of a few times is the ‘I.N.C.H.’ Kit...meaning (I’m.Never.Coming.Home.)
Many many people have various ideas on the ‘I.N.C.H.’ Kit itself, and alot of it overlaps with survival kits and BOBs and such so if you have any experience with these concepts then you have a head start on the guys who have no idea about any of it. smile

SurvivalistBoards.com
INCH Bag? (I’m never coming home bag)
MikeK
11-27-2010, 02:16 AM
I don’t have an INCH bag because I realize that it’s not feasible to carry everything you need on your back. Good luck to those who intend to try.

My bug out bag is just to bug out to my bug out location (or home as the case may be). And as such, only contains what I need to get there.

Twitter
TechPrepper™
‏@TechPrepper
@SurvivorJane INCH == “I’m Not Coming Home” … its big and heavy … but a last resort. #PrepperTalk
12:11 PM - 20 Aug 2011

Twitter
NetDep
‏@NetDep911
@caroldn ..other cute names: YoYo (your on your own) and INCH (I’m never coming home) bags—and yes—working on contingency planning…
11:19 AM - 14 Oct 2011

Twitter
Atticus F
‏@SelfReliantInfo
.@ShelfRelianceOH #PrepperTalk INCH is I’m Not Coming Home; i.e., the “last evacuation”.
12:21 PM - 23 Nov 2011

Boston (MA) Globe
How to talk like a doomsday prepper
Useful jargon for the zombie apocalypse

By Ben Zimmer GLOBE CORRESPONDENT DECEMBER 30, 2012
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You better be ready with your BOB (bug-out bag), also known as your GOOD (get out of Dodge) kit. Oh, and if you’re never coming back from your BOL (bug-out location) in your BOV (bug-out vehicle), then you’re going to need an INCH (I’m never coming home) kit instead.

Google Books
The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness:
Life-Saving Skills, Supplies,Tactics and Plans

By Jim Cobb
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2013
Pg. 37:
It goes by many names: bug-out bag, G.O.O.D. (Get Out of Dodge) kit, I.N.C.H. (I’m Never Coming Home) bag, and so on. Personally, I prefer get-home bag (GHB) because that’s really what it’s for.

YouTube
I.N.C.H. (I’m not coming Home) & Get-Home-Bag
ColoradoBiker Prepper
Published on Apr 4, 2013
I finally found some time to make a video of what I have for my I.N.C.H. (I’m Not Coming Home) / Get-home-bag. Since I travel all across the U.S.A. I always have this with me just in case things go to hell when I’ out on the road. I think of it more of an extended get-home-bag, since I’m usually several hundred miles from my home at any given time. I would welcome any questions or comments you may have.

news.com.au
Preppers: Australia’s most prepared in case of the end of the world
BY Victoria Craw
AUGUST 08, 2014 3:45PM
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THE PREPPER GLOSSARY
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INCH — I’m never coming home kit — the gear you’ll take when you GOOD permanently.

YouTube
INCH (I’m Never Coming Home) Bag Essentials and Contents
Tactical Backpack Reviews
Published on May 24, 2015
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