Tuesday, June 2, 2015
EDC Bag Version 2.0
So my EDC Bag (See the old version here- LINK) got a little stagnant and I started using it less and less so I started making a few changes to lighten the load and make it a little more adaptable to my specific needs for Everyday Carry as well as self-reliance tasks on day trips or a short overnight fishing trip. I used the bottle bag as my platform for the kit and attached the Dark Angel Medical IFAK (Link-HERE) to one side an EDC tool kit to the opposite side. I also have attached a Jeff White Bush Knife and I plan to attach my Bacho Laplander when going into the woods. In the video below go over the full contents and some of the reasons I chose those items for my kit.
The Kit as currently rigged below is carried on my side. The weight is comparable to the satchel type bag I carried for hunting season last year but is a bit more modular and accommodates my IFAK a little easier and is a little smaller. I still have several attachment points I need additional gear but that would be counter productive to the purpose of this kit.
I affixed the Jeff White Bush Knife from Self Reliance Outfitters to the rear molle strap where it fits quite snugly along with a personal first aid kit (medications, band aids, etc.). The pack fits snugly against the hip with the knife in an easy draw position.
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So what do you think about the big changes I have made to my EDC kit? This was an effort to parse down the kit a little bit and I'm learning more and more that all of the extra stuff is just noise and you can really get by with a lot less on a regular basis. I believe I will eventually buy a Self-Reliance Outfitters Trail Pro Adventure Bag to use (I think I will be perfect for hunting/trapping season) but this is about the perfect size for summer. What are your thoughts on this kit setup and what changes would you make?
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