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#1 redsol1

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:25 PM

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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.

 

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Car Bag in it's original pouch, a Maxpedition F.A.K.-1 with flashlight in the "Torch Lair"

 

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Original Kit Contents From Bottom Left

 

BC Headache Powder

Aleve Tablets

Survival Guide from my Bear Grylls Scout Knife

note Book

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.)

Pen

PowerRox Portable Battery

ITS Mini Survival Kit

Schrade MultiTool

Appalachian Trail Pocket Knife

Small Jewer's Screwdriver With Multiple Tips

Pelican M6 LED Flashlight

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Small Roll of Duct Tape

Zip Ties

 

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

 

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Kit Additions

 

The new bag i picked for my car bag was a Maxpedition Fatboy G.T.G.

 

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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.

 

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Pen, Screwdriver, and Schrade tool in the front zipper pouch

 

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Kershaw Brawler and BlueTooth Headset in front pocket under flap

 

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Flashlight in side pocket

 

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Rest of the kit in the main pocket

 

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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.

 

 

La'

 

On Edit: The Kershaw is a 1990 Brawler, not Barrage.


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:08 AM

That's a nice little kit, my dude. Seems like the quintessential material any preparedness-oriented person would require for work-related travel. A man can never have enough ass-wipe though. I would add another pack of Wet Ones along with a small bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Maybe a space blanket in case one of your vehicles breaks down and you need to drape it against a window for sunlight reflection or if you have to cover a body after witnessing a possible fatal vc. A cheap toothbrush with a travel size tube of toothpaste. Can't have your breath smelling like last night's chow while talking to broads. Chapstick too.


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:08 PM

I would also look at a more in depth first aid kit. A tourniquet pressure dressings and such maybe tailored specifically for car crashes as it sounds like you spend a lot of time on the road having the items to help would be a good idea.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

BCV and B3dlam,

 

good suggestions all around. i had played with the idea of a space blanket, but wasn't sure on the utility of it. Your suggestions sold me. I'm also thinking of adding a visor marker panel in case i need vehicle identification in the case of an accident or other emergency.

 

My only reason for not including a TQ or other blow out first aid item is that i don't have the necessary training to properly administer it, but DWDoc's suggestion of having it in case it's needed and someone is on site who IS trained is starting to resonate with me.

 

Again, thanks all around.

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:36 AM

BCV and B3dlam,
 
good suggestions all around. i had played with the idea of a space blanket, but wasn't sure on the utility of it. Your suggestions sold me. I'm also thinking of adding a visor marker panel in case i need vehicle identification in the case of an accident or other emergency.
 
My only reason for not including a TQ or other blow out first aid item is that i don't have the necessary training to properly administer it, but DWDoc's suggestion of having it in case it's needed and someone is on site who IS trained is starting to resonate with me.
 
Again, thanks all around.
 
La'


I would say with the exception of the decompression needle and the nasal pharyngeal airway there isn't a lot of training required. Plug hole stop bleeding you can find a couple of quick videos online on using a pressure dressing they are pretty simple to use as are tourniquets. If you happen upon a car crash and don't have one where a tourniquet is needed for instance using it wrong might cause an issue but not stopping the bleeding is far more likely to result in death.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:34 PM

Redsol thanks, your post has inspired me. I had a 5.11 Rush Moab 12 laying around my garage with no purpose, and now it has been given new life. and I'm a bit more prepared.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:06 PM

Redsol thanks, your post has inspired me. I had a 5.11 Rush Moab 12 laying around my garage with no purpose, and now it has been given new life. and I'm a bit more prepared.

 

WOW! Thanks Spence!

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:15 PM

Redsol thanks, your post has inspired me. I had a 5.11 Rush Moab 12 laying around my garage with no purpose, and now it has been given new life. and I'm a bit more prepared.

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:22 PM

I shake my fist at you Jersey!

 

I guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow....

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:41 PM

BCV and B3dlam,

 

good suggestions all around. i had played with the idea of a space blanket, but wasn't sure on the utility of it. Your suggestions sold me.

 

My only reason for not including a TQ or other blow out first aid item is that i don't have the necessary training to properly administer it

 

 

 

I'm glad I could help. Also, I think you can obtain free first aid training including tourniquet applications through FEMA's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructional and certification program. I went ahead and used your forum location as my terrestrial center point with positive results. 

 

Here are the links:

http://www.citizenco...?id=43251&cert=

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:41 AM

Nice! I like the not quite a BOB, not quite an EDC approach. I have something similar that I take with me 90% of the time in the vehicle, and to work every day. Not a lot of survival based goodies, and not a lot of daily items either. Good thread!
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:22 PM

I'm glad I could help. Also, I think you can obtain free first aid training including tourniquet applications through FEMA's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructional and certification program. I went ahead and used your forum location as my terrestrial center point with positive results. 

 

Here are the links:

http://www.citizenco...?id=43251&cert=

http://www.citizenco...cil.do?id=43193

 

Holly Schnikie! Thanks BCV! that's perfect. i was looking to take some of the early paramedic/emergency responder classes, but this looks like it's right in line with what I'm looking for, and it's right in my back yard.

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:23 PM

Nice! I like the not quite a BOB, not quite an EDC approach. I have something similar that I take with me 90% of the time in the vehicle, and to work every day. Not a lot of survival based goodies, and not a lot of daily items either. Good thread!

 

Thank you sir! So...what's in your bag?

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:31 PM

Thank you sir! So...what's in your bag?

 

La'

 

Am I the only one that heard this in the same style as the "What's in your wallet?" Capital One ads?


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

Ok here's my set up. I need to pick up some more baby wipes, AA batteries, and I'll probably whip up a small dopp kit. I might throw in a different multi tool (Redsol's Resolve one looks pretty dang handy).

The bag:

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A whipped up med kit:

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Water w/ canteen cup:

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Multi-tool w/ AA flashlight:

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Hand Sanitizer, Pen, Electrical Tape, J-Knife, Free Knife:

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Pack Interior:

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Shemagh, Socks, USMC Gardening hat, Carabiners webbing loop, water, 550 cord, ITS branded Water Pouch, super-spork, gloves, notebook:

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Communications field guide, AA powered GPS, Road Flares, AM/FM/SW Radio, Monocular, Survival tin, Bandages, Glowbelt:

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Talkabouts also go in the main compartment:

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Dump/Foraging Pouch:

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With these photos, I would like to humbly add that Jersey can EAT A DICK!  O_O LOL


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:14 PM

Ok here's my set up. I need to pick up some more baby wipes, AA batteries, and I'll probably whip up a small dopp kit. I might throw in a different multi tool (Redsol's Resolve one looks pretty dang handy).


With these photos, I would like to humbly add that Jersey can EAT A DICK!  O_O LOL

 

Nice bag Spence. That's a lot more comprehensive than mine.

 

That Re:solve tool has been VERY handy. I've changed the thermostat on my truck with it and replaced the starter on my van with it (and a couple of other tools). I think it costs less than $20 at Lowes, so you really can't go wrong.

 

And on that last bit.......WOW, shit just got real!

 

La'


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:33 PM

 

Talkabouts also go in the main compartment:

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Ok, Spence. I'll be your best friend. It is a crime against humanity to not have a buddy to give the second walkie to. Don't you worry one bit, my dude. 


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:07 PM

Ok here's my set up. I need to pick up some more baby wipes, AA batteries, and I'll probably whip up a small dopp kit. I might throw in a different multi tool (Redsol's Resolve one looks pretty dang handy).

The bag:

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A whipped up med kit:

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Water w/ canteen cup:

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Multi-tool w/ AA flashlight:

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Hand Sanitizer, Pen, Electrical Tape, J-Knife, Free Knife:

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Pack Interior:

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Shemagh, Socks, USMC Gardening hat, Carabiners webbing loop, water, 550 cord, ITS branded Water Pouch, super-spork, gloves, notebook:

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Communications field guide, AA powered GPS, Road Flares, AM/FM/SW Radio, Monocular, Survival tin, Bandages, Glowbelt:

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Talkabouts also go in the main compartment:

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Dump/Foraging Pouch:

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With these photos, I would like to humbly add that Jersey can EAT A DICK!  O_O LOL

 

Game on spenceman. Game on.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

Redsol1, apologies for hijacking the shit out of your thread. No fucks were given nor were any prisoners taken during the hijacking.

 

I'm left with no choice but to show one of the bags I have in my truck at all times. There are actually 6 plus the underseat storage, but I don't want to make spenceman feel too bad. I do have a little bag that rides w/ me in the ambulance at all times as well, but I don't have any pictures of that set up just yet. After this post I'll snag some pics, just to rub spenceman's nose in the dirt.

 

This particular bag I have set up as a GHB

 

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Redundancy is the name of the game here

 

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Admin pouch contents

 

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Because 'Merica, that's why

 

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I swear everyone has the same glow belt (plus the usual suspects)

 

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IFAK

 

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Survival stuff

 

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The inside

 

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spenceman I sense a copycat thing you have going on with my set up. It's ok though because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

 

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And more stuff

 

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To be continued


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:26 PM

Yes, that is a full size pack of ass wipe. Because swamp ass is no joke. Neither is monkey butt. I don't do this travel sized BS. Go big or go home.

 

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More of the usual suspects, including the always in style "grunt roll"

 

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And some more classic items

 

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spenceman can go fist himself repeatedly while humming the song Gangnam Style in front of a picture of Joe Biden


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