The bag is a Camelbak Urban Assault, going on 4 years old. Still lookin' good, no rips tears or busted zippers. Excellent bag, with a dedicated laptop pocket and lots of useful internal pockets. The gear pictured goes into admin pockets, leaving the main compartment wide open for whatever I might need.
The bag's contents are a mix of daily-use items, snivel gear and lightweight contingency kit. Doesn't weigh much, provides some good capability and keeps oft used items at hand.
Contents after the jump:
- Guyot stainless water bottle with CapCap
- N95 mask
- Mechanix gloves
- Military Energy Gum x2
- Metrx Bars x2
- Clif Bar
- Electronics kit contained in an Eagle Creek Pack-It:
- Bic lighter
- SAR signal mirror
- Pocket survival kit similar to this one, with a repair card ranger banded to the back
- 25-feet of Technora 400 survival cord
- Leatherman Charge xTi (apparently has been replaced by the TTi) with extra bits and bit extension
- Leatherman PS4 with pliers swapped for scissors
- Lamy Tri-function pen
- Spare reading glasses
- Lens cleaner
- Headphone case with Bose MIE2 headphones
- $125 in cash, mixed bills
- Microfiber cloth
- Stanley Mini-tape measure
- Lip balm
- Altoid tin with Fisherman's Friend
- Hand sanitizer
- Boo-boo kit
- Titanium Spork
Some additional commentary:
Pretty simple, but it works for me.
If you look back over some of my older dumps, you'll note that I've trimmed out quite a bit. I used to carry a toiletry kit, more food, etc. - it didn't get used and it wasn't worth carrying around. There are certainly still some non-essential pieces of gear, but I keep them on hand 'cuz they're convenient for daily use and/or weigh little.
Example - I could drop all the snivel gear and only suffer some inconvenience as a result...but, it'd gain me a few ounces that aren't really needed for my purposes.
I've misplaced my little notebook that I keep in the bag - need to replace that. Somtimes have a glow stick or two in the bag, used those for kiddo entertainment and need to replace them. Other contents added based on needs.
My personal laptop is beefier than I'd like or need it to be for travel - it's something like seven or eight pounds with the cable/adapter and makes up the heaviest component by far. I need to get a tablet of some variety for trips, reducing that down to 1 whole pound.
That's about it! Happy to answer any questions, open to suggestions.