I am looking into a pistol because it is ok to carry at WCC. They are just figuring out if it is ok to conceal carry, but open carry is optional. As to the backpack it is very well made and it was to closest thing to what I wanted for a reasonable price. I only found a few backpacks that would have sufficed but were to expensive for me. I would have loved to get a Blackhawk three day jumppack or a Kelty MAP 3500 but they are both over $250 and I had less than $60 to spend so the Mil-Tech just barely hit the price mark. If it fails I will let everyone know, but from the reviews it is a very good backpack for the price and the only one star hit was because it took two months to ship, so....
Thanks for the ideas guys, its nice to be able to get this kind of feedback!
Alright so now we know that carry is authorized, my advice is as follows.
The foundation of every single one of my bags, rigs, etc, is the same. Bullets and bandages. Stuff to make holes and stuff to plug holes, at an extreme bare minimum.
There's also the acronym SMOLES.
Self Defense - bullets
Medical Aid - bandages
Observation/Optics - binos, etc
Land Nav - compass/GPS
Extreme Weather Conditions - rain gear/snivel gear
Survival - firestarters, water purifiers, etc
As a suggestion, and suggestion only, here's some food for thought. Mind you, I came up with this list out of the blue, right now, as I sit here, without regard to local conditions that only you know about
- Pistol of some sort (Glock?)
- Weapon light on the gun
- Extra mags (Glock happy sticks as well as standard capacity)
- Handheld light
- Maps of the area
- CLIF Bars (or some other food source)
- Eyepro (Oakleys)
- 550 cord (100 ft)
- VS-17 (cut down or the MPIL from the ITS store)
- Warming layers
- Bic lighters
- Extra batteries
- Chargers for electronics
- Whatever stuff you need for school
- Pole-less litter
- Some legit climbing carabiners to clip to the outside
- Good knife
- Water purification method
If I were on a campus that allowed carry, I'm in a good position to respond to an active shooter situation. That being said, I threw in a pole-less litter and D rings to facilitate possible rescue of victims as well.
Edited by Jersey0311, 20 March 2014 - 04:45 PM.