I live away from a major population area in a smaller town and most of my work and errands are 20-30 miles away from home in the larger city. My bag is being built around the idea of a couple/three days of foot travel through populated and unpopulated terrain. It consists of items I think I might need that I don't normally carry on my person.
It's not finalized yet and honestly probably never will be as I get new ideas and new stuff is acquired to add or replace current items. Let's take a look at how it has progressed so far:
|Current GHB contents|
Broken up we have the bag:
The first row of items:
A Gerber takedown saw with bone and wood blades; a Cold Steel Bushman knife with a small, folding sharpening stone in the pocket; a generic led flashlight with a beam head, wide area side and magnet base; a Buck Revolution XT; a couple tubes of superglue in an old pill bottle; the large white square is an Emberlit collapsible stove; under that is a Cold Steel Voyager; a countycomm widgy pry bar wrapped in small paracord; bug repellant; two butane lighters in a larger pill bottle; and a double bagged, hand rolled, bunch of TP.
The next row:
The white square is a handkerchief; an led, elastic banded headlamp; then a small bottle of water purifying tablets. Below those are a handful of instant heat pads; a folding metal stove; hexa-mine fire starting tabs; a roll of gauze; and a roll of medical tape. The gauze and tape are spares from my first aid kit that are here since they fit and need to be somewhere.
The bottom row:
Warm gloves, dry socks, and a watchcap.
The water bottle...
... is a Sport Berkey that will safely filter water from any source so I don't need to carry heavy water filled bottles around.
The cold weather items are things I will swap out with warm weather items when it gets hot... if I remember. As much as possible I have tried to pack for the "two is one and one is none" theory which is why I carry several items on my person and some in a different bag that is also generally with me when I am out and about more than a few miles away from home.
Several things missing from here that I either carry on my person or elsewhere in my vehicle are a multi-tool, defensive firearm and reloads, decent but not extensive first aid kit, tarp or other waterproof covering, pen and paper. Things I need to get loaded in the GHB that I don't currently have are some extra batteries, food, duct tape, cordage, and one or two more fire starting methods.
So let's discuss this:
-What am I missing that I need to consider adding?
-What do you have in yours that's completely different from mine and why?
-Do you have a completely different take on your GHB?
-Any questions about why I have a particular item here?
Now... What Will You Do?