Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sitka Gearslinger Maxpedition - Excellence in Every Day Carry

A few months ago I picked up a pack I have been eyeballing for a long time.  It is called the Sitka and is part of the Maxpedition Gearslinger Series.  I have found it to be perfect for my "every day carry" (EDC) needs.  I purchased it to use as a multifunction bag, with the main purpose to serve as a bag to get me to work and back home. 

My wife and I understand that the world is becoming more unpredictable We see more evidence on a daily basis that it is better to be ready for an emergency.  I have taken the motto of a former employer to heart, "Hope for the best, plan for the worst."

A fresh example of being unprepared is the tragedy witnessed in the aftermath of the storm Sandy that hit the New England states.  Unfortunately, much like Katrina, days into the disaster many people received no support.  No food.  No water.  No suitable shelter.  No clothes.  They were completely unprepared.

So, with that in mind, you can call me "paranoid" if that makes you feel better...but honestly I could care less.  If something ever happens, whether my vehicle breaks down, natural disaster, or any other crazy event, I want to have some level of preparedness to get back home.  That is where this bag comes in.  It is just another tool in the toolbox.