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    I've been muzzleloading since my teens and have enjoyed the convenience of having everything(within reason) for my muzzleloaders stocked in one bag. Basic tools, cleaning, loading, ammo, lead, flint/caps, and a fire kit and a knife. If anyone saw "The Patriot" I hope you noticed that as his house was burning he grabbed his guns, their bags, and headed out the door. Now THAT was a SHTF situation!! I think this can still apply today.
    I'm currently working on stocking a seperate "possibles" bag for each gun. Each bag is individualized for the care and feeding of it's particular mate. This helps address some issues in a tense, fast situation: 1. You have everything you need for a gun to shoot and maintain it, 2. The bag is compact and easily adjusted to the individual, 3. If, as in the movie, you need to arm others you can thoroughly equip them by just handing out the gun/bag combinations.
    Since all of my firearms(with one exception) see time in the woods I have found this system to be very convenient all around! Trust in God and keep your powder dry!

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    Might be a good idea to put a mark or patch of color on a possibles bag that corosponds with your weapon. Just in case you have to make a choice fast. I have my guns down to several taking the same basic calibre of bullet, just different cases and powder charges, same with primers.
    On my black powder rifles I also have in my possibles bags. Extra springs, and replacements for the weaker parts that will break,eventually, a drill bit to clean the nipples or cap holders. I even have two CVA Hunterbolts with each having a 45 and 50 caliber barrels. And lead bullet molds and many parts.

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    • #3
      Excellent Idea

      I have been practicing this for years and it is a great idea. It sounds like you both are preparing primarily for the Black Powder rifles but I use the same concept with my tactical rifles. My sniper rifle is transported/stored in a drag bag with multiple compartments. It has all the cleaning gear, range finder, ballistic tables, poncho, booney cover and a minimum of 60rnds of .308.
      For my teams AR's we all have "grab bags" for call-outs. We have 6 loaded AR magazines, two MRE's, water, parachute cord, leatherman, cleaning gear, 3 extra duty magazines (mine is .40cal), and a first aid/trauma kit.
      Its great for piece of mind knowing that I can grab that and run and have what I need to fight.
      "Live for something rather than die for nothing" George Patton

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      • #4
        Well part of what I know about weapons is black powder. I try to get as proficent as I can with everything I can. I read everything on every weapon I might come into contact with. As a hobby I make many protective things and try them out as much as possible.
        My trouble with getting older, alot of things I'd like to do, or used to do. Is just not able to with this old body.

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        • #5
          What a Concept...

          Never really thought about it in this way. What a great idea. I just planned on grabbing the guns and what ammo I have in boxes in the safe. I need to go shopping for some bags. Anyone with good links to good bags for this purpose? Any and all welcome. :)
          As Zombie Axe would say...
          "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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          • #6
            Bag source...

            Sportsman's Guide has several deals on shoulder bags. I think an adjustable strap is important because you may be wearing a coat, or not, or to fit another user. I'm a hands-on individual and have been making my possibles and muzzleloading supplies for some time. Most have been leather, and I have a converted cloth haversack for the .32 CVA, just finished a bag made from old blue jeans for the T/C Thunderhawk, and one made from old army canvas for the shotgun is in the works...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Skyowl View Post
              Never really thought about it in this way. What a great idea. I just planned on grabbing the guns and what ammo I have in boxes in the safe. I need to go shopping for some bags. Anyone with good links to good bags for this purpose? Any and all welcome. :)
              This bag is the one I am considering to upgrade from my current Molle setup. Keep in mind this is not a total replacement for a large BOB. I keep this in the vehicle with me. Bags are like opinions. Everyone thinks thiers is the best. Look, try on, decide based on your needs. Happy shopping.
              http://www.ustactical.com/granite-ta...pack-1914.html

              5.11 Tactical also makes a good 24 Rush Bag
              http://www.511tactical.com/browse/Ho...:10905/I/58601
              "Live for something rather than die for nothing" George Patton

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              • #8
                Here's how I make a multi purpose bag. I take a pair of old blue jeans with no holes in the legs or wear patches. I cut the leg straight across, say at the knee, if I want it that long. Just cut it longer if I need a bigger bag. Turn them inside out On the end I cut, I sew it together about a half inch above the cut. I go back and fourth many times to make it tough to tear the threads out. On the end with the fold made at the factory I go down about and inch and sew back and fourth. Turn the bag back, rightside out. I make a slit in the middle of this. Then I take a coat hanger I have bent straight and put a small curve on the end. I put it in the hole and push it around the pants to where it comes out the slit again. I put a 1/4 or 3/8 nylon cotton cord here, looped in the coathanger loop, and pull it back through. I cut the cord as long as I want it to be. Tie a knot here and now it's good to go. Takes about twenty minutes and I got another bag.

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                • #9
                  Bags similar to the link IronHorse provided can be found at www.Sportsmansguide.com for a lot less money. I also use the military type canvas mechanics bags from Harbor Freight. They have several sizes and range in price from $8 to $15, so they don't break the bank. I keep spare parts tools and spare mags in these for each weapon. I haven't until now thought about including some ammo in the bags but now believe I will!
                  Cam

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