Edit: I've uploaded this bag to YouTube! Feel free to check out my channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/BudgetBugout If Altoids Survival Tins are compact, yet largely often inadequate and bug-out bags ...
If Altoids Survival Tins are compact, yet largely often inadequate and bug-out bags are cumbersome and usually out of reach... What is the answer? Enter: the "bail out bag".
Bail out bags are the perfect compromise between a mini survival kit and a large bug out bag. In fact, you may surprise yourself how easy it is to meet your survival needs without the need of a giant bag.
To clarify, I do keep a comprehensive Altoids survival kit on me at all times [see my other instructable] and I also keep a 60 liter Osprey Aether backpack in the back of my vehicle full of SHTF gear as my 72 hour get home bag. But if I'm suddenly thrown into a survival situation - such as a drunk driver knocking me off of a bridge in the middle of nowhere - then I only have one short window to reach for survival gear before the car fills with water. Also, if I carpool with a friend on a roadrip I can bring this bag with me or if I'm in a dual survival situation I can give this bag to the other person and I can carry my 72 hour bag. I can list off other random uses, but I think you get the point. :)
All of the items included in this kit easily fits into this SealLine 20 liter waterproof bag [purchased at REI]. In an emergency, I can easily reach this bag on the floorboard in the backseat of my SUV. Also, because it is waterproof and due to the air inside of it, this bag floats!
Next to wear I keep my bail out bag in the backseat I also have waterproof combat boots [with a hiking sock lining the inside of each] and running along the bottom of the entire floorboard I have an instant shelter I picked up at SAM's called Super Brella. These items I've just mentioned is if I have a couple extra minutes of time and will most likely be used with my 72 hour bag. The closer you can make survival like camping the better. :)
Another fun fact, I keep a window breaker/seatbelt cutter tool in my car's overhead compartment [sunglasses holder] to help me escape from my vehicle in an emergency.