I've been working on an E&E/grab and run bag for a while and this thread motivated me to finish it off.
Being in the city, I would prefer not to have to use my ALICE pack if I had to just grab a bag and run. I have the ALICE for long term bug outs where I have had time to assess the situation and know that I may be hiking for a long distance to get to my BOL.
Since things in the city could get bad really fast, especially considering that I live next to an international train hub, I wanted a bag that I could keep packed all the time and leave near the door. Pretty much just set and forget.
Here it is:
It's a Camelbak MULE, with the reservoir inside the main pouch (as opposed to using the space for storage).
I've got a CAT and ETD for first aid. Space is limited, so I just put in things that I thought would preserve my life or someone else's for as long as possible until medical attention can be received. I'm not going for full FAK sufficiency, just the most essential things.
I have 2 MRE main meals with the flameless heaters packed inside the boxes, 20 water purification tablets and a folding KFS.
The usual duct tape and nylon chord are there, as well as a large bin bag, cam paint (probably unnecessary, but you never know), some tissue paper for when nature calls, some pens and a bunch of chemlights (maybe a few too many, but I got a great deal on a bulk shipment so I am pretty excited).
The mini mess tin is water tight and holds some matches (weather proof and regular, cotton wool, firesteel, cash, a crappy little multi tool and a pencil with more duct tape.
Lastly is my KA-BAR, which I threw in mainly because I haven't had a chance to show it off yet. If things really go south, then it'll be the best weapon I have available to me that I can carry while running away.
I've carried it around a bit, and I have found it very comfortable and perfect for being able to run in, unlike the ALICE pack.
It still needs more maps and a compass, but I have a mini map and compass in my field jacket so it isn't all that bad. I'm toying with putting the LED flashlight from my GHB in there too.
I'd be glad to hear what you guys think!
EDIT: I forgot... there is a bandanna and spare socks in there too.