I’m ba-a-a-a-ck! I couldn’t stay away forever! Our son is doing much better, still having a few seizures here & there, but he is overall improving! Thanks for all your support, thoughts & prayers!
My first post back is a gear review…actually, two. I bought a bag for my EDC.
The Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack in Pink-Foliage
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Before you start griping at me that pink is too bright of a color…Let me remind you that I am a mom (& wife!) on the go! This blends into everyday situations and is great for outdoor adventures. I haven’t taken it on a day-hike yet (school, work, mom/wife-stuff, you know!) but it is in the plans. I can successfully store my EDC Altoids tins (two 1.76oz (50g) Altoids tins taped back to back with a supply of duct tape, then wrapped in electrical tape. Contents include: 4 antibiotic ointment Band-Aids, 2 alcohol prep pads, 4 220mg Aleve tablets, 2 prenatal multi vitamins, 2 women’s multivitamins, 2 cough drops, 1 tea bag, 1 beef bouillon cube, 1 chicken, bouillon cube, 4 large bobby pins, 4 large & 4 small safety pins, 2 fishing hooks and 5 sinkers taped to a cut index card, 1 sewing bobbin of fishing line, 1 sewing bobbin of snare wire, 1 sewing bobbin of thread, small tube of super glue, 2 tabs of striking paper and matches, 12” of aluminum foil folded as compactly as I could, a tiny zippered bag of dryer lint… I’m always looking to add to it, as there is room for much more. I have a few items I need to pick up & add to it, but if you have any suggestions, feel free to comment!), an LED mini flashlight with extra batteries bound with extra electrical tape, a multi-tool (pink, of course), pepper spray (again, pink), a few pens, SPF 15 lip balm, medicated lip balm, a protein bar, pack of tissues, feminine hygiene, glow stick, 6ft of paracord, water flavoring pouches, my wallet (which needs down sized!), a plastic grocery bag, and a simple ID pouch on a lanyard with a copy of my driver’s license & emergency contact info. That is all I have currently in my pack, I have additional items I would like to add, but it is fairly new & I’m still “feeling it out”. It also has a wonderful concealed carry pocket. I’m anxious to take my CCW class with my hubby so I can try it out.
So far, this bag is great.Like I said, I haven’t had it for too long, but it seems very durable. It is well crafted, lightweight (only weighs 17.6oz when empty!), has plenty of pockets for storage. One of my favorite features is a water-resistant storm collar for the internal main compartment. It’s a locking drawstring that will keep your contents dry. I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about my great bag as spring & warmer weather roll into town.
My next review is of: The Voodoo Tactical EMT Pouch Medical Team Series
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I was looking for a pouch I could use for basic medical supplies to add to my BoB… Ideally, I wanted one that opened like a book and was about 5x7. While my hubby was buying his awesome new Glock 36, I was wandering around the shop, looking for something that I needed, err…wanted. They just got a new shipment of things in & the Voodoo Tactical EMT Pouch was one of them. It measures 5"L x 2½"W x 7"H, just what I was looking for. Unfortunately, they do NOT open like a book, just the opposite, but that’s okay. It’s MOLLE compatible, has silent cord zipper pulls, elastic hold down web, and plenty of storage for my basic needs: Band Aids, triple antibiotic ointment, gauze pads/rolls, ACE bandages, a 3 day supply of my son’s medication, medical tape, small bottle of OTC pain relievers, small packets of burn gel, hydrocortisone cream packets, small scissors, etc… It seems sturdy & durable. I’ve heard good things about Voodoo Tactical, so we will see.
There you have it…two great products! I’m looking forward to blogging again & getting your comments, feel free to leave some below!