This is the bag I carry around with me on a daily basis. I don’t carry it
everywhere with me, but if it is not with me, it is in my car or at my desk at home or at work so it is always nearby.
I get asked about it quite often so I thought I would detail the contents in a post.
An example of an EDC Mini-Bug out bag
I bought the bag at
CountyComm a while back when it was on sale and took a few months to fill it out with gear. As a matter of fact, it appears to be on sale now. I chose this bag due to the size, the abundance of MOLLE webbing, the quality of the construction and of course the price.
Below is a small gallery showing how I have put mine together and what I have put in in it. Please comment up and let me know what you think.
My Man Purse or Murse
Bottom of the bag, more MOLLE straps holding a breacher bar. Even the bottom has MOLLE webbing.
Close up of the breacher bar. The handle is wrapped in 550 Paracord that will be covered in a forthcoming post. Good tool for prying.
Gerber Multi-Tool, a good variety of different tools. Select one that has tools you are familiar with.
Adjustable mini-LED clip on lamp, inexpensive but accessible, aimable light source.
Inova 5 LED flahslight, nearly indestuctable. Machined solid aluminum body that is also fairly watertight. 15 month old son’s hand for size comparison. 550 Paracord lanyard.
Another view, without my son’s hand. Very bright with 5 LED’s. Decent light penetration.
Mini-pry bar with extra long 550 Paracord lanyard. Great for small prying, nail removal, etc.
Adjustable goosneck LED lamp, laser pointer and magnetic base. Good for signalling. Use the magnetic base for fishing iron items out of small spaces.
Grimlock MOLLE carabiners. Great for attaching extra items to the bag.
Contents stowed away… Lots more room available.
Sunglasses. Can be a life saver bright snowy conditions.
325 GB Hard Drive for the geek in me. I have essential information encrypted on the drive in case of emergencies.
Yaesu VX-7r HAM Radio. HAM radios are a tremendously important tool during an emergency, plus they are fun day to day. Includes home made ‘tiger tail’ antenna for added reception.
iPod and earphones. Includes scriptures, Constitution, movies and games for down time.
Alcohol stove, tinder, matches, windscreen stored in waterproof case. Selected for small size and portability.
CRKT Tanto. A full size knife is essential for a number of jobs you might encounter in an emergency situation. Blade style is a personal preference.
CPR mask, Oil, P38 can opener, Inova LED flashlight on a carabiner. Attached to inner loop via carabiner for easy access.
SAS pocket survival manual. Great basic text. Read it BEFORE you need it.
Magellan Explorist 500 GPS unit. I need a manual compass in here as well, but this is a great entry level unit.
Notebook, pen and pencils. You never know when you might need to make notes, leave a message or burn some paper. Ink bleeds in water but pencils don’t. Put a wet notebook in the freezer to dry.
‘The Stick’ multiple angles to dig into little crevices. Mainly for firearm cleaning, but other uses as well.
Solar charged battery with multiple charging attachments for cell phones, etc.
Spare batteries for Inova flashlight
10x Jeweler’s Loupe. Use it it exam small details or to start a fire.
Signal mirror to signal planes, rescuers, or otherwise communicate.
‘Metal Match’. Other than testing I haven’t used it much. We will need to have a fire ‘start off’ to review different firestarters.
2.5X mini-binoculars. Very small and compact.
Razor blades for cutting, trimming, etc. They attach to a knife not currently in my bag.
Carmex, Tylenol and cough drops, you never know when you may need them.