Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Escape and Evade Kit
A couple of weeks ago the TEOTWAWKI Blog hosted an Escape and Evade contest where they asked blog followers to submit a picture which they believe captures the essence of E&E. Since the contest is now over and I don't believe it will take away from their site now I thought I would post it here so you can provide feedback if you so desire. This is by no means something I would carry everyday (the sling bag is an EDC bag; however the messenger bag has evolved into a range bag. Anyway here it is (TEOTWAWKI Link):
1) The top left picture is a close up of my tarp shelter utilizing the SOL Bivy (small orange bag), a tarp, debris, and two garbage bags full of debris as a secondary sleeping mat. *Note the shelter tarp has been replaced by a green aluminized grabber tarp for greater heat reflectivity.
2) The top center picture is a view of my tarp shelter from roughly 100 yards. I used a Burlap cover for the front of the shelter. The shelter is the same as you see in picture 1 except with the camouflage front cover.
3) The top right picture is SOL Escape Bivy, OD grabber aluminized tarp and inflatable pillow.
4) The left picture in the center row is a kit weapons overview: AR Pistol with Red Dot sight, 17 Pmags (510 rounds of 62 grain 556), 380 pocket pistol (6 +1), 7 magazines with Hornady critical defense ammo, Ankle holster with two shot 410, Hip carry 1911 style pistol with two 10 round magazines loaded with Hornady critical duty ammo. The AR Pistol finds a home in the backpack, the 380 is pocket carry, the 410 is in small E&E bag and the 45 is in the messenger bag with all of the spare ammo.
5) The right center row picture displays the contents of my main E&E bag (way too much here to go over but if you have any questions comment and I will answer).
6) Bottom row left picture is the actual mini E&E kit, it rests on the exterior of the main bag and is affixed with velcro and straps for easy deployment.
7) Bottom row center picture is the messenger ammo bag with the main E&E bag behind it.
8) In the bottom row right picture are the contents of the mini E&E kit (I hope to do a blog post about it in the next few days), most elements of the kit are self explanatory; however you can find more information on the Red Fire Tin HERE and you can find more information on the Green 10 C’s Kit HERE.
9) NOTE- A few things are notably missing: Pathfinder bottle/stove/cup, charging kit and spare batteries, water filter, Mora Bushcraft Survival knife, IFAK. and a few other odds and ends (I have 2 pockets empty currently that are normally full but have been moved to my EDC bag). Some new additions since the post include a survival watch and bracelet (see post here) and a few odds and ends.
If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave me a comment on the blog and I will get back to you!