Cris Villacorta’s everydaycarry.com pocket dump isn’t the best picture in the world. Nor does he iD most of his kit. And ho-hum, another day, another GLOCK. The reason I include it here is the bag. Like many members of the TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia . . .
Cris goes through life with a backpack on his back. Stuffed with stuff!
I’m adamantly opposed to off-body carry, unless it’s the only option. There’s too great a chance of a firearm being inaccessible, lost or stolen. An everyday carry gun should be on your body or in your safe.
That said, there are a bunch of non-ballistic accoutrements that a backpacker can pack on his or her back which could come to save the day: tourniquet, extra ammo, flashlight, mace, signal flare, etc.
What’s in your everyday backpack?