Thursday, October 1, 2020

Prudent Prepping: the Bat Belt Returns!

The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.

This is a work-in-progress post as I see how I make all the things I may want to carry actually line up with the things I need to carry. Your prayers are appreciated.

Adding to the Stuff
In my post last week, I mentioned trying to fit more stuff into a small space and how it wasn't working. So far, I'm doing okay.

First Try
Initial load

Here's everything I want to carry, at least for now. Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
  • H&H Compression Bandage
  • Adventure Medical Clotting Sponge
  • CAT Tourniquet
  • Maxpedition EDC bag
  • Benchmade Rescue Hook
  • AAA Flashlight
  • Small roll of duct tape
  • 2pr disposable gloves
  • Alcohol wipes

Initial Placement
Half Way
Right Flap
Folding the tourniquet was a bit difficult, since the Velcro had to be re-re-redone to make it fit into the right pocket. The AAA flashlight fits perfectly into the elastic loops.

Left Flap
The rescue hook is also mounted in a less than optimal way, but as there are no MOLLE straps inside, I made it work. The compression bandage and clotting sponge are stacked together in the left pocket.

Done, Maybe?
Last Bits

The last items to go in are 2 pairs of gloves and alcohol wipes inside a zip lock bag next to the tourniquet on the right, and 20 feet of duct tape wound on a pencil in the left pocket.

I need to wear this more that 5 days to see if I can tolerate something fractionally wider than the previous case.

Recap And Takeaway
  • I want to have a little more gear with me, but I'm still unsure if I like the added bulk.
  • Nothing was purchased for this post, but I did buy two more of my favorite mini flashlights -- now improved with 3 brightness levels! The Hatori Mini LED in a 2 pack, $9.99 with Prime! Review coming soon.
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NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.

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