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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 should contain your shotgun shells and rifle ammo with magazines for defensive purposes. 

My armed response bag is the Voodoo Tactical extended deployment extra large bag in woodland camo;  which is a shoulder, sling mounted bag with 4 separate compartments.  I have made some changes in what I carry as follows.  In the front compartment I keep 24, 00 Buck shotgun shells in a Condor molle shotgun shell pouch, In the rear compartment I keep 4 P-Mag 30 round magazines; and in each of the side compartments I keep 12 additional 00 Buck shotgun shells in Voodoo Tactical molle shotgun shell pouches.  Total available rounds for quick deployment equals 48 shotgun shells and 120 rifle cartridges.

Your armed response bag is for when you need immediate, quick access to your ammo in the event of a defensive scenario where your life or your families life is on the line.  The reason I keep both shotgun and rifle ammo with mags available; is depending on the scenario, it will make a difference whether I go to my 12 gauge shotgun or my rifle as my primary defensive weapon.  In either event I have everything handy in the event an armed self defense response is necessary.

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Well I’ve decided to retire my 45 litre Fox Rio Grande Woodland Camo bug out bag in favor of my old woodland camo medium size Alice Pack.  Problem was the Alice Pack strapping system; clipping and unclipping the straps always seemed to be problamatic.  Solution……..I went out and bought some industrial strength sewing thread, a 6 inch sewing needle and a leather thumb thimble to push the needle and thread through the material.  Then using scissors, some sewing skills, some cloth tape and a lighter to repair frayed ends I was able to replace the old Alice threaded attachments with  spare pairs of voodoo tactical quick release buckles.

But why stop there.  I reinforced the waist belt by sewing a military, heavy duty pistol belt to the original waist belt in conjunction with strategically placed cloth tape which not only doubles the strength of the belt but also allows heavier pouches, holsters, etc., to be mounted directly to the web belt/waist belt.  I also added a carry handle to the top of the frame so lifting the bag has just become easier.

My wife said “just take it to a tailor and show them what you want and they can machine sew it.” “No” I said.  I wanted to try this myself and although I had to sew it by hand and it was a royal pain to get the needle and thread through the thick straps and belt; I managed to do it all in about three hours and it came out pretty well.  Considering places that modify Alice Packs charge about $120.00 to do these types of modifications; I was able to do it myself for about $19.00 in materials and three hours of my time.  Just goes to show you what can be done with a little time, ingenuity and effort.  Next step will be to load the pack up and see how it holds up while carrying supplies.

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 OD green which is a shoulder, sling mounted bag with 4 seperate compartments and is molle compatible.  In the front compartment I keep 50 shotgun shells, In the rear compartment I keep 4, Ar-15, 30 round magazines, in 1 side compartment I keep a set of binoculars and spare batteries and in the other side compartment I keep spare ammo pouches and 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 have an elite forces fixed blade knife and sheath weaved through the molle attachments for rapid deployment.