Here's what I keep on me. I'm using old pics for this post and I'm too lazy to make new ones.
~phone charger (yes, I carry it around)
*Not shown-wallet with cash and cards
WhoShotJR wrote:To give everyone a more equal base to start from, the only gear you have is what's on your person and for this assume you have just left a courthouse or a federal building. You only have items which you could have taken in there, phone, keys, wallet, etc. Out of your car you have a pack with 20 pounds worth of gear, plus however much water you want to take.
Since we're leaving a federal building, I'll switch my handgun to "car gear" since that is where it stays when I'm in places I can't carry.
On to my bag. I probably pack a few more things than most, but I have kids and this does stay in my truck. Plus as one member stated, it's also about a 28 mile distance for me home from work. I went with your run-of-the-mill bag since I want to keep a low profile...
On the left outside pocket I keep a cheap water bottle containing:
~couple hand sanitizer wipes
~Bic lighter with approx. 6' of duct tape around it
~spare loaded mag
~insect repellent with sunblock
~#2 coffee filter
On the right outside pocket:
~another spare loaded mag for quick reach
Little pocket behind that:
~Streamlight TLR1 with a quarter taped to it (explanation in a second) with spare batteries
Bottom outside pocket:
~1200 calorie "1 day" Mayday bar
~teepee (always if you have a little girl)
Top outside pocket:
~zip ties (those have almost as many uses as duct tape)
~50' of cord (Charlie Bronson always has rope.)
~Nalgene bottle with #2 coffee filter
~boonie (Vietnam tiger stripe ftw and I don't care if I look like a goober)
~$8.86 Johnson & Johnson FAK
~1L of high-quality H2O
~cheap pancho (hopefully it's not storming)
OK. Here's why I keep a quarter taped to the TLR1 light...it's the only tool required to mount it to a gun. I'm not a proponent of a light attached to a gun for HD, but having a gun attached to my light (with a one finger on/off switch) walking home in the SHTF would make me feel tons mo' bettah.