BUILDING A BUG OUT BAG: Research and Development – URBAN TOOLS

(Note: Special thanks to “mrmonkeyman50” for all of his input on this compartment. His ideas and dialog were extremely helpful in creating the baseline of the Tools compartment. Thanks!”

This is part of my “Building a Bug Out Bag” video series that will document my process of redesigning my B.O.B. The bag will be divided into multiple “compartments”, which will each have two related videos: an R&D (Research & Development) video and a finalized version video that shows what I eventually decided on for items in the particular compartment.

This video is for my “URBAN TOOLS” compartment. I am currently in the early design process of this compartment. This Tools Compartment would be included in my Bug Out Bag and will be labeled so another person would be able to easily identify it, if necessary (Ex: the wife).The tools discussed in this video will not be for those looking at creating a BOB for a rural environment. It would be too much extra weight. But for an urban environment, I feel that having a basic set of tools for repair and emergency is essential.

Any input that you could provide to this TOOLS compartment during its early design process would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Tool Bag Inventory: (Updated 4/18/2011)

Telescoping Inspection Mirror (Harbor Freight)
Klein Free-Fall Snip Scissors (Home Depot)
Leatherman Bit Kit (Amazon)
Leatherman Squirt ES4 Wire Strippers (Amazon)
Klein NCVT-1 Voltage Tester (Home Depot)
PVC Pipe 3/4″ x 10″ (Home Depot)
Carpenters Pencil (Harbor Freight)
Stanley Mini Hacksaw (Walmart)
Travel Size Sewing Kit (Joann Fabrics)
Coghlan’s Eyeglasses Repair Kit (Sportco)
Gorilla Duct Tape (Home Depot)
Dasco Pro Cold Chisel 1/2″ cut (Home Depot)
Telescoping Magnet (Harbor Freight)
Gator Grip Universal Socket (Amazon)
Stumpy 3/8″ Ratchet (Harbor Freight)
Stanley 6-Inch Multi-bit Screwdriver (Walmart)
Central Forge Mini Hammer (Harbor Freight)
SnapGate 10′ Carabiner Tape Measure (Harbor Freight)
General No. 744 4-in-1 Mini Precision Screwdriver (Home Depot)
Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener (Amazon)
Jones Sillcock 4-Way Lawn Faucet Key (Amazon)
Husky Razor/Utility Knife (Home Depot)
6in Cresent Wrench (Home Depot)
Mini Gorilla Super Glue (Home Depot)
Knipex 7101200 8-Inch Lever Action Mini-Bolt Cutter (Amazon)
Wire (Harbor Freight)
Spring Loaded Center Brass Punch (Harbor Freight)
Fresnel Lens (Amazon)

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