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Pocket Organizer - Micro

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OK, so not a Bug-Out bag, but a $10 dollar zip up men's wallet, (ala Walmart) makes a great  EDC Kit. Toss in some essentials and keep this with you when you go out. It just may come in handy!

Materials
Zippered leather wallet
Elastic fabric assorted sizes from 1/4" to 1" wide, black
Hot glue

Possible Contents
Notebook
Ikea pencil
Nail clipper
Spare key
Ty-wraps
Coins or cash
Floss picks
Little pocket knife
Mini lighter
LED keychain light
Emergency contacts card (laminated)
Condom
Tylenol/Advil
Fishing line
Paper clip
Aluminum foil
SD card
...whatever your imagination can fit in there. My favourite is the Swiss Card (the green thing) that has a bunch of things in one little package.

I started by taking the innards out of the wallet. This meant clipping the stitching around and leaving only the backing card. Be careful not to take the stitching that goes to the outside of the wallet. Collect the things that you will be interested in putting inside and start placing the elastic pieces in. Hot glue and scissors and a little planning are all that is required here.

Be careful not to get any hot glue on the zipper as it will become hard to close/open later.

See pictures for details. I wanted to keep a coin or two as hopping carts seem to need these when I never have one handy. I reserved the top right corner so the angled elastic is there. This angled elastic is also used to hold the back cover of the notebook in.

It's mighty small and fits into the interior pocket very handily. You may want to look at a GPS case or Maxpedition's models if you are a serious getter-outter and want to put more stuff in it.

Good luck!

DC
dgonzales911 months ago
whered you get that zipper wallet?
dc-labs (author)  dgonzales911 months ago
Walmart. 'George' brand, was $10.
That's pretty cool how much you can fit in there :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
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