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What do I keep in my latest iteration of my bug out bag?  Inquiring minds want to know and I’ll be happy to oblige.  My newest bug out bag is a Condor 3 day assault pack in O.D. Green with 7 main compartments and molle attachment points all over the bag.  To this bug out bag I have added 2 molle water bottle holders, 1 molle first aid pouch and 1 molle gear pouch.  The following are the contents which are on or in the entire bag.

  • Non Perishable Food
  • Water in 2 M84 plastic canteens with 2 metal cups and water in a 2.5L Hydration Bladder
  • Complete First Aid Kit including ibuprofin, bandaids, sterile pads, variety of over the counter medicines, pill crusher, nail clipper, cloth tape, various cremes and salves, disinfecting wipes, etc.
  • Multi Vitamins
  • 4 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, 3 pairs of underwear, 3 pairs of socks, 1 bathing suit, 1 windbreaker jacket
  • 3 pairs of glove liners
  • 1 pair of workgloves
  • 1 reversible belt with removable belt buckle
  • 100 feet of 550 paracord
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Knife, Fork and Spoon
  • Complete Toilitries Kit including toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, soap box, shaving cream, razor, etc.
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Water Purification Straw
  • Eye Dropper
  • Portable Tool Kit
  • Steel Wool
  • AA, AAA and 9V Batteries
  • Ammo/portable ammo cases
  • Molle Mag Pouch
  • Holster
  • Firearm of choice
  • Ellite Forces Fixed Blade Knife with Kydex Sheath
  • Knife Sharpener
  • 2 Bandanas
  • 2 High Power Mini Flashlights
  • Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizeer
  • Mini Shovel
  • 2 Compression Straps
  • Portable Radio
  • Binoculars
  • Spare Wallet
  • Cash in Small Denominations
  • 3 boxes of Waterproof Matches
  • Firesteel
  • Survival Manual
  • 5 Space Blankets
  • 2 Sets of Earplugs
  • Compass and Maps
  • Whistle
  • Signal Mirror

This is an ongoing list and I will be continually adding things as the need arises while trying to maintain a good weight to carry ratio.

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.

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Well I thought this day would never come but I’m finally making the switch.  I’m replacing my medium woodland camo Alice/Malice pack that I spent time customizing to get it just right with a Condor 3 day assault pack in O.D. Green.  As I get older comfort becomes more and more important and no matter how you might try and convince yourself otherwise; an Alice Pack is nowhere near as comfy as today’s modern, well padded packs.

I’m going to start changing my methods for this bug out bag.  My Alice Pack was a 100% dedicated bug out bag; the new Condor one will be set up to cover a hybrid of uses.  The new bag will be set up on a 50/50 ratio meaning 50% of the space will be used for bug out essentials and the other 50% of the space will be used for when I need to take a bag with me on vacation.  I’ll call it a multipurpose bug out bag/get home bag/travel bag or just an All Purpose Bag for short.  As soon as Amazon delivers it I’ll set it up and let you know how it functions.  

Here’s the specs on the bag:  

  • – Large load cargo capacity compartment with separate pocket to fit up to two 3L hydration bladders. – Olive Drab contour shoulder straps with D-Ring for equipment attachment, sternum strap and waist belt. – External side compression straps.
  • – Heavy-Duty carry and drag handle. – Two double zipper pulls on the main compartment for easy access. – Individual foam pad back panel for extra comfort and maximum airflow. – Grommets on all compartments for drainage. 
  • Total of seven compartments: – Main Compartment with gear straps to secure gears and two extra mesh pockets. – Second Compartment contains three map/document pockets, two radio pockets, and penholders.
  • – Two large pockets on the back, bottom pocket (12.5″ x 6″ x 3″) with three elastic closure mesh pockets and a zipper mesh pocket. – Two side pockets (9″ x 5″ x 2.5″) one on each side. – One Compartment for hydration systems.

I also ordered a seperate Condor rip stop EMT pouch, a Condor Gear Pouch and a Condor 2.5L Hydration Bladder.  I’m looking forward to setting everything up.  Come on Amazon; hurry up 🙂

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.

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I have tried almost every method there is of carrying shotgun shells including 6 and 12 round molle shot shell pouches, saw molle pouches, large jacket pocket carry and shotgun shell belts to name just a few; but by far the best I’ve come across recently is the Condor 25 round shot shell holder with a Molle attachment configuration.  This pouch will hold 25 of the 2 3/4″ shot shells in a quick, convenient manner, although I prefer to only keep 24 of them per pouch.  And because the pouch is molle and somewhat flat when closed it can be worn on a pack, a belt, a drag bag, a tactical vest, a shotgun scabbard or placed in a large jacket pocket or inside an armed response bag.

You can get a free preview of my first three post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution.

I’ve recently been going over some of my survival gear and suddenly realized the military pistol belts I had been using for potential SHTF situations could be improved upon.  After searching the surplus stores, I came upon the Condor Riggers Belt (OD green for me) which I find to be superior to the military pistol belts so I made the switch.

Here’s why.  The Riggers Belt accepts a variety of Molle gear configurations, the Velcro closure with steel buckle allows for very quick sizing changes, the forged steel harness attachment has an 8,000 pound tensile strength and if you ever need to be air lifted by helicopter, for example, the steel harness attachment is perfect for clipping and securing the rescue line.

I keep two separate riggers belt; the first is setup for AR-15 and pistol configuration and the second is setup for shotgun and pistol configuration.  These are for SHTF scenarios only as far as my applications are concerned, but if I ever need one it is already set up with appropriate holsters, Molle ammo pouches, etc., for if and when a SHTF survival situation should arise.

I have tried almost every method there is of carrying shotgun shells including 6 and 12 round molle shotshell pouches, saw molle pouches, large jacket pocket carry and shotgun shell belts to name just a few; but by far the best I’ve come across recently is the Condor 25 round shotshell holder with a Molle configuration.  This pouch will hold 25 of the 2 3/4″ shot shells in a quick, convenient manner and because the pouch is molle and somewhat flat when closed it can be worn on a pack, a belt, a drag bag, a shotgun scabbard or placed in a large jacket pocket.