Not just for survival but for life.
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2. Ultralight 00 Bag
3. Complete G.O.O.D. Bag (Get Out Of Dodge) aka Get Home Bag, B.O.B.
After the great feedback on the VZ-Panel I've decided to contribute my entire survival/travel system which I've developed over years of back-country and urban travel.
Every system must be tailored to the individual's lifestyle, location and the season. I'm currently in L.A. and travel primarily by bike so my system is more tailored for Warm/Dry 'Cycleocalypse'. As winter is approaching things will be swapped out.
This is a real world setup, I actually travel with everything in this kit and use the EDC and what I call my 00 bag regularly. The elements that make the complete G.O.O.D. bag are organized in pouches or waterproof bags making them easy to throw in my main pack for a quick departure.
My philosophy is not ultralight but I strive to keep it as light as possible. With this kit (plus amenities, clothing + laptops/work stuff) my family of 3 (2 adults, 1 infant) has lived and traveled for over 6 months with 1 checked luggage (North Face Duffel Bag/Backpack), 1 large carry on backpack (Mission Workshop Vandal), 1 med briefcase, 1 small backpack and 1 Ergo baby carrier.
The quantities below should be used as a per person ref. There are things I sometimes list from my kit for my 1.5yr old daughter which you might not need, i.e. baby tylenol, baby food packets, baby vitamins, diaper bag, etc.
You'll want two of some important things in case 1 gets lost or breaks, i.e. Knife, fire starters, water purification methods, water carrier, shelter etc. That doesn't mean you need two of the exact same thing for everything, just multiple tools that intersect in their functions.
As the SEALs say, "Two is one, one is none."
This system is still evolving, some of the items are new and I haven't used them yet (i.e. the bear pepper spray, and keychain stuff! in the GOOD bag list).
With so many survival experts on instructables I hope this can become a community effort, I'll keep updating this instructable with any major feedback and community tips from the comments.
The Kit uses 3 Main Bags and several Molle compatible pouches of different sizes with everything organized in waterproof roll top compression sacks.
The main bags I use are
00 Bag - Suunto Lightweight Trail Running Hydration Bag
00 Waist Bag - Army Surplus padded waist pack
G.O.O.D. Bag - Mission Workshop Vandal
(Just got this as the bag of all bags, looks good enough to use as my daily, expands to gargantuan proportions, completely waterproof, lifetime guarantee, made in USA).