I have gone through many variants of a BoB or EDC Bag over the years, and feel that I’ve found a really good setup for a “covert” EDC bag that can function as a get home bag (GHB) more so than a BoB. It doesn’t draw unwanted attention to carrier, but provides what I think is essential to EDC.
As a summary, I am using a 5.11 Covrt Backpack as my bag. It provides all the needs I want in a “tactical” bag but doesn’t scream “HEY LOOK!! I have a MOLLE bag with a bunch of stuff on it! Shoot me first bad guy (or LEO, take notice of me).”
It is set up with:
- Concealed full size pistol + 1 extra magazine
- Individual first aid kit (IFAK)
- Toiletry kit
- Hand-crack radio
- Leatherman MUT
- Lock pick set,
- Streamlight Pro-Tac 1l flashlight
- Fire starter tools
- Water purification items
- Paracord wrap
- Oakley gloves
- ORAL IV rehydration ampoules
- Plus a slew of other small EDC items
That still leave plenty of room within the pack itself. This is a bag I carry into work and in my car on a daily basis, and no-one gives me a second look. Previously, I had a MOLLE bag with most of the same items in it, but it would draw unwanted attention to myself (even though I thought it looked cool).
Regards, – Nick K.