Truck Bag

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  1. ACrawford36

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    Bag Camelback Linchpin

    Top Row
    Mora (I have 2 water tabs and a pack of those storm matches I have you wrapped under the 550 on the sheath)
    fire kit, also in Ziploc is 10 water tabs)
    10x10 BCO nylon tarp
    metal cup and 2 plastic water bottle 20oz& 32oz
    Cordage: 550 around 75-90'
    headlamp with a strap, also a small one that connects to a bill of a hat.
    red bandana can use for signaling as well. Also white thing is an expanding towel.
    Cargo tape: gorilla brand and 90mph tape.
    Compass: Silva... Not my best one but works for general direction.

    Second Row:
    Flex Cuffs
    Spare socks & long sports boxers (the synthetic boxers are good for friction like long ruck march)
    Water 52oz also have the flip cap for the bottles so easier to drink.
    Water purification filter, connects to the bottles, also have the 16oz bag.
    Boo boo kit in Ziploc (Band-Aids small gauze pads)
    Mole skin and gear repair tape
    Trauma kit(TQ, pressure dressing, NPA, nytrile gloves)
    Hygiene kit (germx, wipes, dental)
    Signaling (5 chem lights, part of a VS17 panel)

    Third Row:
    Hot hands (2 pack) MRE heater. (Those will be used if getting hypothermic in arm pits and neck)
    Food 2k calories in MRE, 1300 cal in protein bars
    Esbit stiove with 4 tabs (can also make small twig fire in it)
    Sharpie
    Face paint
    7 power monocular
    Gloves
    Emergency Blanket
    Emergency poncho (may upgraded to woodland pattern military poncho)
    Jungle blanket (like a woobie)
    Tyvek 3x7
    Emergency Bivy.

    I'm also gonna have a military issue inflatable sleep pad that I can attach to the outside of the pack.
    Weight 19.8 oz
    Range: about 65-70 miles Western NC.
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    Never hurts to have a couple packs of Zip-ties.
     
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    True, I have those in my tool box of the truck. Also I'd probably grab some bungee cords and attach as well. Would sometimes use them on mission or training for quick access and attach items to the exterior of the assault pack or ruck.
     
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    I have quite a bit of that stuff already in my truck but I’ve never really thought about putting it in a bag.
     
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    You might want to think about a change of clothes, shaving kit and the like for times when it is a non-wilderness scenario.

    You can always strip the kit down and leave them in the truck if you have to walk out.
     
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    @Harper not worried about a shaving kit. If I have to use the bag shaving doesn't really matter. Considered throwing some base layers on but not sure. Mainly the only time this bag will get used is if I'm stranded somewhere or something happens and I have to walk home. Typically no more than 5-15 miles which could be done in half a day or less. But I added everyone else in because of some rare travel when I may be about 70 miles away.

    One thing I've learned from the military is spare socks & boxers(do have pictured) and t shirt. I do need to add a synthetic t shirt. Not shown but I keep in my truck is a hoodie, MSS, wool blanket, extra fleece cap, any other cold weather gear that is left year round even in summer months. Thanks for the reminder on the shirt though.

    Appreciate any info anyone has. Been trying to just work with extra gear I have laying around that I can just leave and forget about in the truck.
     
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    Looks pretty complete.

    IBU in the boo-boo kit if you are over 40 and don't hike 25-50miles every week. Will help with sleeping if your muscles are not use to the trek.

    I assume you always wear good hikers or have them in the truck also.
    Also a boonie or baseball cap for sun/rain?
     
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    @K7JLJ
    I'm currently active duty military, so I keep a bottle of IBU in the truck at all times and some in every bag. Lol goes fast when you take 1000 mg at a time.

    Typically I wear Keen hiking shoes, but also keep a pair of Garmonts in the truck as well.

    And i normally have a ball cap on. Spare in the truck ain't a bad idea though. Thanks.
     
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