Monday, June 30, 2014

EDC Bag Overview

TEOTWAWKI Blog held a contest for an EDC Bag overview and this is my entry to that contest. I have been carrying this bag for a few years and is an upgrade from a messenger bag I used to carry. The bag so far has meet my needs for work/light camping/hunting/bushcraft/etc. The room for possible expansion- main portion of the bag could hold a change of clothes, a small pocket in the main part of the bag, the dump pouch on the strap of the bag for collecting fire tender, wild edibles or magazines/brass when at the range),the ability attach the a dry bag to the bottom of the bag it and countless Molle. My background aside from running the 7P's Blog is in Emergency Response and Oil and Gas Field so most of my items are tailored to one of those three functions. This is not a bug-out-bag or a get home bag it is merely an EDC bag with all the tools I need to get through any issue in my day. While I wouldn't have a major issue getting through a week or so in the woods with this kit (I have a couple times) it was not set up for this purpose but it is helpful considering I'm at work for 72 hours straight and need to fend for myself during that time along with the time I spend in the woods. 
1) The Bag (Center Black Bag): It is the perfect size to fit between the seats of a vehicle or in the front of a car while still having room for all of my essential gear.The back has plenty of room for expansion via MOLLE and has countless interior pockets for additional organization.

On the exterior of the pack I keep the following Items: Large Fire Kit (More Info HERE), Dark Angel Medical IFAK (More Info HERE), EDC Cook Set (More Info HERE), Mora Bushcraft Black Survival, Magazine pouch, and a 250 lumen right angle light.
2) The 250 lumen right angle light provide good area lighting for a wide variety of operations.
3) The rear zipper compartment contains a water bladder and when in the woods it also includes a grill, large gauge copper wire and thinner gauge wire for trapping.
4) Exterior top pocket of the bag includes Sunglasses case (Oakley's, 2 lense cloth and 1 fleece lense wiper), six AAA batteries, six AA batteries, one AC/DC charger, one usb charging cord (spare battery and spare stylist at work and not in picture)
5) Contents of my dual magazine pocket: three magazines loaded with critical defense ammo, three magazines with FMJ ammo and twenty rounds of FMJ ammo in small plastic bags which act as a spacer for the magazines to sit on.
6) Contents of the front zipper pocket: Check book, Cash (needed for filing legal documents), bottle of pain reliever and a small first aid kit.
7) Front pocket behind the zipper pocket contents: EDC Tool Kit (More Info Here), Bach Laplander, Mora Bushcraft Black Survival (is also by the fire kit at times).
8) Top right interior pocket contents: trail mix (one used this weekend), boil in bag rice (one used this weekend), two cliff bars, Salmon, Italian sandwich, Breakfast Sandwich, Shrimp Ramen x2 (used this weekend).
9) Bottom right interior pocket contents: Grabber survival tarp, SOL Survival Blanket, SOL Bivi Bag, Two clear plastic bags, two black contractor bags, 50' paracord, two beiners, six short sections of paracord (for trapping or securing a shelter.
10) Main Bag Contents: HexArmor Rescue gloves, rain coat, hat, 220 lumen head lamp with night vision mode, bandana, and paratec padded dew rag (great for use with a hard hat).

11) Bottom left interior pocket contents: cologne, mouth wash, deodorant/antiperspirant, three shout wipes, packable towel, comb, tooth brush, four toothpaste, four sun screen, wet wipes, N95 mask.

As always feel free to ask any questions you may have or make any suggestions you may have. Thank you for reading and as always I look forward to your feedback.

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