I change vehicles pretty often. Between moving between my daily driver and my truck, to a shop truck when I'm hauling gear for my companies shows and demos, or a rental, I'm probably in at least two different vehicles a week. i got tired of moving the stuff I like to have in my vehicles when i travel over and over so i put together a pouch with the stuff i like. Over time it's grown and I had to move it out of the pouch i had it in to a small EDC sling type bag. This isn't necessarily EDC, nor is it bug out material, but it has a little bit of both. below is the before and after of this kit.
Car Bag in it's original pouch, a Maxpedition F.A.K.-1 with flashlight in the "Torch Lair"
Original Kit Contents From Bottom Left
BC Headache Powder
Survival Guide from my Bear Grylls Scout Knife
Wet ones wipes
small DC to AC power inverter
matches in waterproof case
Resolve Multitool - (4" locking knife, #1 and #2 Phillips, 3/16" and 1/4" Flat Screwdriver, 3/16" hex wrench, 1/4" socket driver, scratch-awl, bottle opener, 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm sockets.)
PowerRox Portable Battery
ITS Mini Survival Kit
Appalachian Trail Pocket Knife
Small Jewer's Screwdriver With Multiple Tips
Pelican M6 LED Flashlight
Small Roll of Duct Tape
There were a couple of things I discovered over time i needed. One was Para Cord. The next was some One Wrap.
for those of you not familar with one wrap, it's a strip of velcro with hook on one side and loop on the other. Once you wrap it one time around something it sticks to itself. I can fix almost anything with Duct Tape, Zip Ties, and One Wrap.
I also needed to upgrade my knife. The Appalachian Tool knife was part of a gift set i received a while ago and did its job, but based on the Kershaw love on this board I updated to a Speed Safe Brawler. I'll do a separate review on the Brawler in another post.
I also added a cheap disposable BlueTooth Headset
The new bag i picked for my car bag was a Maxpedition Fatboy G.T.G.
Maxpedition FatBoy G.T.G.
i picked the FatBoy because i thought it could hold all my kit while giving me some room for growth and let me sling it if i need to carry it.
The first thing that surprised me about the G.T.G. was how relatively small it was. Out of the box I was really worried that it wouldn't have any more room than the F.A.C.-1. Once I started loading it I saw I was very wrong. It had plenty of room for my kit with room to spare.
Pen, Screwdriver, and Schrade tool in the front zipper pouch
Kershaw Brawler and BlueTooth Headset in front pocket under flap
Flashlight in side pocket
Rest of the kit in the main pocket
Kit loaded and ready to go
I still have a couple of things I'd like to add. First is the ITS BooBoo Kit. it's just nice to have a small snivel kit on me when I travel and I don't always have my bigger snivel kit with me.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
On Edit: The Kershaw is a 1990 Brawler, not Barrage.
Edited by redsol1, 19 May 2014 - 09:25 AM.