So for a while I was trying to have dedicated pouches for every part of my EDC. My wife pointed out just how dumb I was being, which led to this little project.
I picked up this pouch or fanny pack from Wal-Mart for about $8. It's by "Outdoor Products" and is a decent size for what I was trying to achieve. Now, whilst I'd consider firearms a necessary part of EDC, they have nothing to do with this project. Also, my knife again, falls into that bucket of not that part of my EDC. These wouldn't fit even if I wished them to.
So what does go into this pouch?
- First aid kit
- Passport, DL, & wallet
- Notebook & Pen
- Multitool(Gerber Suspension if you're curious)
- iPod Nano & earbuds (really, any rechargeable MP3 player in an sff would work)
- Phone, if I ever bother to get one again (dumb, naturally. Keep yer smartphones.), and headset
- Small P&S digi-camera
- 2 emergency tampons for wife
- 2 doses each of migraine & panic meds
- 18 cigs & lighter
- Vape, oil, charger
- Torch/Flashlight in SFF over 200 lumen
As you can see, the list is pretty long. I really don't like to be caught unprepared. And I really despise pockets. They're ugly when full, and uncomfortable and... anyway, back to the project.
Taking advantage of the pouche's design to minimize my work, I removed the center stitch from the front clippy/elastic bands, cut two holes in the rear of the pouch. I sealed the edges in the (formerly) rear, now front, with a lighter, then folded the waistband into the now-front pouch. This way it has a cleaner appearance on my belt without removing any functionality.
Do you think I could have done better with the same or similar investment? Do you think I've forgotten something I should be carrying?
Edit: Forgot part of the list. Second Edit: Yeah, I forgot another part.