Larry Williamson's pocket dump of the day
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Larry Williamson’s pocket dump  is fairly comprehensive, including as it does a Whistles for Life Tri-Power Safety Whistle for Scuba Divers and Snorkelers. In fact, I can’t think of what the “technician’s” everyday loadout doesn’t have. Wait. Yes. Coffee. It doesn’t even have  Coke Zero! (Sponsored by Instructor Zero.) What do you think his backpack lacks?

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    • What’s missing? A fricking sherpa to carry around his EDC load.

      Give me a Glock, a Fallkniven and a Surefire and I can rule the world.

      Body Armor is for chicken sissies.

  1. Plate carrier, unless he just walks around holding one plate in front and the other in the backpack. Who the heck wears armor everyday unless you are a cop or .mil?

  2. Pretty much just missing the stuff that could be useful in every day life. Phone, wallet, holster, and keys. Not useful in everyday life but for those who want to play army, a plate carrier to go with the plates is usually helpful. Forgive me if I missed any of those things, there was a lot to look at.

    • And a decent tourniquet. The CAT is better than a stick and a belt but a SOFTT-W is actually less expensive – with no plastic/no Velcro parts

      • I prefer the CAT. Both are combat proven and given the thumbs up by the T-CCC. The SOFTT-W has an advantage with very large dudes, but I can apply a CAT much faster. However, if I was carrying a backpack around, I would add at least a couple SWAT-Ts in case of a mass casualty situation and they are about the only thing that works on small children.

  3. I’d add a few things. Hemostatic gauze like JK suggested, a roll of medical tape, a few plastic bags, a small knife sharpener, a mini-roll of duct tape, a magnetic compass, regulated output 1xAA-powered LED flashlight and/or headlamp plus a few extra batteries, a few zip ties, a butane cigarette lighter, the extra bit set for the Leatherman Surge, and a decent full-tang fixed blade knife.

    I’d dump the folding knife.

    • And the plastic bags and duct tape would work as chest seals. Although I’d still like some true chest seals as part of a “simplicity under stress” approach. Cutting up bags and fiddling with duct tape is backup IMO in a situation that is already chaotic enough to involve a sucking chest wound.


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