#spotted my bro-in-law got this pretty nifty @timbuk2 Slate Laptop Backpack and it sure does look the part!
My EDC Bag Setup
I spend countless hours at the end of each day rearranging and organizing my setup to fit my specific needs. I use each day as a test period to see what I use most, and what I use least. All items I carry I use at least once a week though in normal situations so I don’t carry anything that isn’t needed.
(Details are number by picture order)
- My Kifaru E&E. For me, it is the perfect edc bag. Customizable and small.
- A small pouch on the front lower molle holds my iPod and earbuds.
- MilspecMonkey pouch holds flatter items that I need almost daily and need easy access to (hand sanitizer wipes and tissues). It is especially function because of the entire from loop portion allowing me to attach patches or other velcro items, in this case a small LED light for viewing into the pouch below in low light.
- Example of the LED lights purpose.
- I attached 2 Kifaru GPS pouches to either side of the bag. 1 I keep empty for extra storage if needed, and this right one holds my sunglasses perfectly.
- I have the inside configured with some chamber pockets, this one shown being the main pocket that I can access simply by unzipping the top portion of the bag.
- Here you can see my 2 back chamber pockets and the LED light that I clipped to the inner seam tape of the pack making it possible to light up the entire inside of the bag.
- Attached the outer flap under the first chamber pocket is a #10 L&L pocket which holds 2 pullout pouches.
- The mesh pullout holds my snacks and all edible items. The white ultralight pouch holds my snivel gear.
- This pullout sits in the bottom OD chamber pocket and holds all my chargers and other electronics.
I use this system of pullouts and pockets because it is easy for me to grab what I need and don’t need and move quickly. By keeping pouches in different colors it makes it easy for me to instruct someone else how to find something in my pack if I am unable to do so myself. Everything woks great and I am finding myself very happy with this setup as of lately.
Nice setup! Love reading about how different people dial a pack in differently to suit their individual tastes and needs!
Even on two week trips I would bring a rolling suit case thingy. The other day I traveled with just a jacket and a skateboard, and it was insane how much freedom I felt. Not being chained down to things, going through security in such breeze. Not having to fight for space in the overhead compartments.
So for this Denmark trip, I brought one Teranishi Excursion and one of my warm up packs with a modular compartment from another warm up pack which gave me enough room for clothes, electronics, and gifts for my people on the other side which actually took most of the space. This is the lightest I’ve ever traveled for an international trip and it is fantastic.
The move toward travelling light..
Fast Pack Friday: Personal Pt.3
I had another experiment with creating a micro pouch using minimal materials. This came out a little smaller that I’d hoped as, after sewing inside out, it lost a bit of width.
The design of the opening has a slight overlap that stops items falling out, but allows enough access to retrieve the items inside. With this smaller size than I was expecting I wondered what to use it for. I realised it was the perfect size to store a few ranger eyes and so decided to call it the Micro Ranger Pouch. There are a few developments to make before I’m happy with it, so look out for updates on that.
Love this ‘lil pouch!