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What is in your EDC bag?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TurboRocket, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. TurboRocket

    TurboRocket

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    I need to get serious and build my EDC bag (go bag, battle pack, or whatever you call it). What bag do you use, and what do you believe is valuable enough to lug around 24/7?

    I know a lot use Maxpedition products but I'm looking for ideas for bags that are more inconspicuous, or less "tactical" in appearance.

    For medical equipment/supplies, are kits from Adventure Medical any good? Or should I avoid kits altogether and build from ground up?
     
  2. eb07

    eb07 Sharkin'

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    I carry an adidas backpack to be grey. Medkit, navigation kit, extra ammo, full sized pistol, firestarting kit. 3 days food and water. Hygeine kit. Rain gear. etc.
     

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I have pockets and am not a woman, so no purse for me. I do have my hiking pack set up as a 72 hour bag in y truck, with enough food and water to get two people through three days pretty easily. Plus shelter, firemaking, FAK, ammo, light, etc.
     
  4. Bruce M

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    I make sure I have the stuff I really use in my EDC bag like some antacid, ibuprophen, emergency roll of toilet paper (that one has been a lifesaver more times than I care to remember) isopropyl alcohol, microwave popcorn, baking powder; rather than the stuff I think I might need if I was suddenly that fine line preventing the collapse of western civilization.
     
  5. wvtarheel

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    I do not carry a purse.
     
  6. FlaFF

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    Goruck GR1 or GR2 depending on your size requirement. I doubt you'll find something better built, and you can now get them without the molle webbing on the outside for a more incognito appearance.
    Great company owned by a Green Beret veteran who takes great pride in his company and products.


    https://www.goruckgear.com/gear/details/GR1
     
  7. TurboRocket

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    This is along the lines of what I'm thinking. I have a "regular" dark blue Under Armour backpack that is rugged and still holding up well that I'm thinking will be my EDC bag v. 1.0.

    I'm torn whether I will have a spare firearm in it - if I do, it will ride in the truck a lot since I wouldn't be able to lug it into the office with me.
     
  8. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    I always have my 638CT and my Kershaw Leek on me, no bag of survival stuff though.
     
  9. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    An EDC "BAG"? Oh my hell.
     
  10. singularity35

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    This is my purse and some of it's contents.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    You got your tampons in there too?:rofl:
     
  12. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    You need an absolutely reliable gun/ammo combination that includes a good holster/belt. Anything additional is optional, but my own opinion is KISS.

    (PS: ditch the "bag" strategy; you're either prepared for an encounter or you're not).

    For the record I don't carry a spare mag (leaving me open to valid criticism/debate) but I do have at least 10 rounds of JHP self-defense opportunity at the ready.
     
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  14. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I think a lot of it has to do with the expected need. I keep a small Mountainsmith Tour bag in the Jeep, but it's more for giving myself some minimalist comforts if the bad luck nasties hit me out in the middle of nowhere. Things like a simple radio, a stainless steel cup, a small book (Bible for me), some first aid stuff, pencil and notepad, playing cards, duct tape, and a few spices for making what ever I may find to eat a little more palatable.

    When we've been on the road in the past, we're nearly always digging into the bag.

    Using one for confrontational purposes during an average, ordinary civilian life is just a waste of time and money, imho.
     
  15. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    Am I reading this right? Is this a bag to be left in the car or at work, or to be actually carried around like a purse? HH
     
  16. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I guess I don't really know the OP's intent.

    Assumptions abound, I guess, but mine stays in the Jeep, but I could carry mine around if I wanted to.

    So........depends?
     
  17. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    I carry all sorts of stuff in my truck toolbox, but I do not have a Verginerpack, especially a $300 freakin dollar mudflap accessory carrier.

    Jesus this place is funny sometimes.
     
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  18. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    What did he say???? :dunno:
     
  19. singularity35

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    I can feel the hatred in your post. :tongueout:

    Did we have a run in in another thread? :upeyes:

    CCW rules in my country don't allow IWB carry. You must carry your FA in a bag or a case. It's not pleasant or convenient but it is what it is. Since I carry in a bag, might as well bring stuff around since an empty bag is kinda strange when store security looks inside.
     
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  20. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    He was referring to the $300 lunchpail that FlaFF linked. Seriously. Take a $20 kids backpack, sew on some webbing and Velcro, call it "tactical" and bump the price to $300. :upeyes: