Okay, this is my start towards a good Bug Out Bag. By no means am I finished, so to be honest, I guess I'm just looking for compliments, criticism- or just showing off! I should say that I see this as a 3rd level of preparedness, or EDC. I carry on my person what I consider the absolute essentials. My "work bag" is to me what some other people might call a "Bag of Evil", or a purse , it's got stuff like sunscreen, gloves, papers, things I know I'll want, but don't want in my pockets. So this "Bug Out Bag" is a step up from EDC, it should provide me with things I will need in an extended stay from normalcy. The pack itself is a North Face, well padded as a backpack. Just plain black. The outermost zippered pouch is empty for now, would do well to hold small items and papers, like maps. The second compartment has lots of little pouches, for things like a pen, pencil, flashlight, radios, police scanner, batteries, Clif Bars, and a sturdy belt knife. In the main compartment I went kind of modular. Almost everything is in it's own pouch and can be removed seperatly. My first aid kit is seperated into two parts: a trauma kit, and medication. Also shown is a towell and an extra pair of socks Also in the main compartment is a US Army poncho, poncho liner packed in tight in the pouch with all the molle straps, a cheapy mini shovel/hatchet, and a survival kit I've shown here before. I read somewhere before what a great tool a machete is, so I picked up a Gerber Gator, only $20 and seems like a good multi-tool, ie. axe, hatchet, knife, sword and saw. Lots of para cord wrapped around the sheath.