This is a guest post by Dave.
Primarily based on much more than 20 years of expertise as a law enforcement officer and my experiences in deployed environments and by way of a handful of quite hard life lessons, I know that you just in no way can inform when an “emergency” predicament will take place. Primarily based on this I (like several other individuals) sustain a Bug Out Bag (also referred to as a 72 hour pack or a BOB) just in case I will need to leave my household in a hurry due to a climate disaster, fire, terrorist attack, and so on. I also sustain a Get House Bag in my car. The Get House Bag has anything I would will need in it to “Get Home” in case I have to go on foot or basically survive if my car is stranded for a handful of days. When I was in the military I maintained an Escape and Evasion bag (E&E bag). When I was a cop I had an Active Shooter Bag. All of these bags are quite typical. What I would like to present in this short article is what I get in touch with my “Woods Bag”.
For a appear at JJ’s Get House Bag, take a appear at this post: https://www.realitysurvival.com/get-household-bag/
For me a Woods Bag (or what ever name you give it) is a bag developed particularly to carry though hiking or functioning in the woods (or any wilderness region). The Woods Bag, smaller sized and much less obtrusive than a complete back pack and is very basically a kit that holds your typical wilderness survival gear. It can be a fanny pack, a shoulder strap bag, little back pack, or even a little private survival kit developed to match into a cargo pocket. The woods bag is nothing at all much more than a little bag committed for survival in the wilderness.
The bag I opt for for my Woods Bag is the Maxpedition brand Versipack http://www.maxpedition.com/?gclid=CI6dt5OavbICFdEWMgoddzIAyg/. Maxpedition tends to make terrific gear that will final a life time. The Versipack is a satchel style shoulder pack. OK, let’s address the elephant in the space correct up front shall we? Yes, it is technically a man purse. That stated, I checked with the Official Man Card Referees and this does in truth get a pass. The Maxpedition Versipack is “tactical”, practically indestructible, comes in rugged colors (mine is OD green), and can carry a pistol. I really feel quite safe in my manhood wearing this pack in the wilderness (even so I nevertheless do not put on it to the mall just to be secure).
I have the version of the Maxpedition Verispak that hangs on my left side considering that I generally carry a pistol on my correct hip, a rifle in my correct hand or a compound bow in my correct hand. When I am in the field with my bow I normally carry my pistol in one particular of the pouches of my Versipack. I like anything on my left side though shooting my bow so that my correct side is totally free of obstructions. The inner pouch (what I look at the gun pouch) is capable of concealing a rather substantial handgun. I can conveniently conceal my Ruger GP100 (.357 Mag) with a three in barrel, which occurs to be my woods gun. If I really feel the will need to step up in energy, the Maxpedition Versipack can also accommodate my Smith &Wesson 629 Mountain Gun (.44Mag) with a four inch barrel. However, it is a quite tight match and the draw is a bit cumbersome. In addition to a handgun (if you so opt for) the Woods Bag can carry all the emergency things that you could will need to hold you alive in the wilderness for a brief period of time as nicely. For a appear at the things in my Woods Bag please watch the video beneath!
Contents of My Woods Bag
A single Liter bottle of water in the side pocket.
A single D ring and one particular photon light clipped to the outdoors.
Leading pocket: Flashlight, glow stick, matches, lighter, metal match
Flap pouch: Poncho, paper, pen duct tape
Front Pouch: Med kit, mole skin, heavy duty space blanket/shelter
Side Pocket: Monocular, water purification tabs, CRKT knife, Coleman towel
Principal Pouch: Gloves, Sterno fuel, compass, headlamp, 550 cord, whistle, space for meals
Like I stated just before, obtaining gear and a program is essential but the greatest item for preparedness is understanding and typical sense. Anyone can obtain a bag complete of gear and stroll into the wounds and nevertheless perish. A resourceful particular person with a excellent understanding of bushcraft and wilderness survival abilities can stroll into the woods with only a knife and survive for a excellent period of time. Give that similar knowledgeable & resourceful particular person a bag complete of gear and he will be living in comfort.
What Do You Guys Carry in Your Woods Bags?
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