Armed Response Bag Revisited

Posted: June 14, 2012 in Survival
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There are two bags you always need to have at the ready.  1- Your Bug Out Bag and 2 – Your Armed Response Bag.  Your Bug Out Bag should contain your survival gear, extra food, water, clothing, first aid kit, etc., while your armed response bag, which can be used seperately or in conjunction with your Bug Out Bag, should contain your ammo including fully loaded rifle and pistol magazines, shotgun shells, fixed blade knife, etc.

My armed response bag is the Voodoo Tactical extended deployment bag in woodland camo which is a shoulder, sling carried bag with 4 seperate compartments and is molle compatible.  In the front compartment I keep 4 AR-15 magazines. in the rear compartment I keep my shotgun shells. In 1 side compartment I keep a set of binoculars and spare batteries and in the other side compartment I keep 2, 10 round 45ACP pistol magazines.  There is also a front loop for a small flashlight which I keep there for quick access and I also have an elite forces fixed blade knife and sheath weaved through the molle attachment straps for rapid deployment.

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Comments
  1. Good points, but have you ever considered taking your weapon related supplies and placing them on a plate carrier or load bearing vest? It allows you to move at a faster rate and all of your ammo will be available for any type of sustained contact. You can also “wear” everything at the same time, freeing up your hands to carry weapons, and no uncomfortable slung gear that will is difficult to access. If contact is made, just pop the quick release on your BOB and you are instantly ready to pay the butcher’s bill. Just a thought

  2. rmactsc says:

    I will have to look into that. I’m so used to using the armed response bag it has become old habit. I’ll look into the plate carrier or load bearing vest. Thanks warriorethos0311

  3. Thanks rmactsc, hard lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan. A protective posture takes highest precedence in a scenario that will undeniably include physical conflict mixed with survival. Survial items are necessary and need to be close by, but physical preservation will inherently become the first priority in these rapidly approaching days of strife. If you get time, check out my series of articles, “On Survival,” where I speak of preparing bulk supplies in multiple places while having the mobility to fight and survive while making your Exodus to greener pastures.

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