> TEOTWAWKI Blog: Repacking




Took some time after work to adjust my daily carry bag for my adjusted daily circumstances. Mostly shifting stuff out - it was in need of a slim down - some of which will end up in a vehicle bag, others I will try living without and see what happens. The pack may get further trimmed down, but I was able to cut 2 or 3 pounds, which ain't bad for a bag that weighs under 10 to begin with.

At the same time, I also took some time to repack my go bag - shifted placement of items, added a few things from my EDC bag and removed a few things that had been shoved in for the move. I'm going to trim a bit further here and want to re-do some areas. Example: somehow, my go bag ended up with a crappy fire kit, and the good stuff got put into storage. Yarg.

I find that there's something calming and a bit soothing about repacking. Focus in on the task, bust out the scale, trim the excess and zone in on what you need. It's fairly rewarding too - you end up with a pile of unneeded gear and tactile weight cut from the pack in question.

If you haven't repacked one of your bags or kits lately, I highly recommend it.