For my cuurent GHB, I decided to stay light and use a setup that could double as my hiking/hunting daypack. I was tired of changing bags around based upon what I was doing with them. I have appx 18 miles on this setup and it seems to be working well. I also have used it for a few months as a GHB, and the items in it have come in handy on more than one occasion.FIRST: There is no firearms in this kit for a reason.
I consider my firearm to be a EDC item, and I have it, and it's support items, on my person, hence there is no reason for it to be in the pack.
This is my GHB first line, it is stored in the GHB until needed, you can see the knife in the top picture laced into the MOLLE webbing, all the other items are stored in the top pouch. They are easy to get at and, when put on, allow me more storage space for other items that may be needed.
Here is the first line expanded.
Screwdriver bits, the most common sizes that I personally need.
Streamlight AA LED flashlight
Fire Starting kit, vacuum sealed with matches, wax dipped twine, dryer lint and vasoline packets
Small boo-boo kit
Poncho, plastic, cheap.
-Both the blanket and poncho are vacuum sealed together for space savings.
Food-1200 calories of Tuna and high energy snacks
Sharpening stone-remember I said this pack pulls a lot of double duty
Tent stakes (4)
Fire starting-matches and lighter
Duct tape cards
33 gallon trash bag
2 gallon ziplock
1 gallon ziplock
Water purification tablets
Water filter straw
A brief aside on the outside of the pack. It currently contains:
IFAK (see link in my sig)
Did you notice all the black cordage running around everything? It is actually 1/8 elastic cord which I laced on so that I could attach extra clothing to the outside, I always hate starting a hike and having to find somewhere to put your coat.
Also, I had originally intended on putting a soda can stove and small pot in for boiling water, but in hindsight, I decided that it was beyond the scope of a GHB/daypack.
Did I forget anything?