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This is not a "survival kit" in the sense they are normally thought of. This is a "Possibles". A survival kit is intended for emergencies. A Possibles is meant for everyday use. 18th century trappers used to carry a bag that carried everything that was possible for them to need in a day. I liked the idea and decided to carry my own but adapt it for modern life.

This is the third year that I will be carrying one. I've gone through several different bags, the one I have now is a good balance of size and portability. I got it at a local military surplus store so I can't recommend looking for this exact bag, but I'll discuss why I like this one.

I'll also be deconstructing my bag and rebuilding it with some new ideas that I got from looking at the survival kit instructables.

Aside from having the resources in this bag at my disposal at all times, it also helps me to not forget things because they're all in one place. I usually don't loose my keys, because they go on my Possibles. I don't loose my phone because it's in my Possibles. I have on occasion misplaced my Possibles, but it's kinda big and not easy to miss.
 
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badwooki2 years ago
super glue is being used now for closing wounds that would take old butterflies ,.. and dental floss(waxed) can be used for most field repairs of gear and clothing i usually keep a needle in the floss container... very good ible .... i like it
PappyGeek3 years ago
I switched to a Maxpedition Versipak with the shoulder strap. Very functional .
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/JUMBO-K-I-S-S-4p1479.htm
EmmettO (author)  PappyGeek3 years ago
That definitely has some cargo capacity to it! I think I would go for that if I wanted to carry a water bottle. My rig would be inadequate for that.
Yep, one of the reasons I chose it. I can fit a 6x8 moleskin notebook, a point & shoot camera, a blood sugar kit, business cards, a flashlight, my phone, a magnetic extendable probe, a combination mini-screwdriver and still have room left over. It has a drawstring & waterproof skirt for bad weather as well as an additional compartment that I can put private things in. There is a carabiner for my keys and it also has a belt as well as the shoulder strap. I use the belt when in high traffic situations(on bus, train, game) for additional security.
train103 years ago
Cool concept. I've been back and forth between backpack, small satchel, and pockets only. A good source for your tactical nylon is County Comm. Plus they sell other cool gear. Check them out at http://www.countycomm.com/.
lafnbear3 years ago
I take it back; previous item I linked to might be an alternative, but I looked a little further... here's a much closer match to your bag: http://goo.gl/3Zd3z
EmmettO (author)  lafnbear3 years ago
The one thing that pack doesn't have is the D rings on the sides. You probably could come up with a different way of hanging the pack, but I like the D rings for hanging my keys on. Still it's really up to the person that's going to carry/wear it.
fondyin3 years ago
I have just one question. Where might I be able to find a bag like this one?
EmmettO (author)  fondyin3 years ago
That's a tough one, I haven't been able to find a bag quite like this one. When I got it, it was simply called a "tactical pouch" in an army surplus store. Being black, I don't think it was a military issue pouch but more intended for something like a swat team member. That's just my guess though.
fondyin EmmettO3 years ago
Thanks. I have a collection of bags that I use when hunting, fishing, hiking, and things like that. I am currently putting together a small bag like this to carry in everyday situations. Thanks again for the info.
EmmettO (author)  fondyin3 years ago
Okay I did some more digging, I knew that if I could get the right search terms I'd find something. This is some kind of a "Tactical Admin Pouch". There are a number of pretty decent styles out there but I can't find this exact one. Most Admin pouches are made for carrying maps this one isn't. Maybe theres another term that I'm missing but I'm getting closer
Better match: http://goo.gl/3Zd3z
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EmmettO: the other term you're looking for is MOLLE; see wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOLLE_(military);
and here's a close alternative (probably a modern, newer variation; different configuration, but close, and very economical) for the bag you have: http://goo.gl/sIsVv
EmmettO (author)  fondyin3 years ago
CrLz3 years ago
Sound wisdom, Pilgrim.
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