So, out of sheer boredom, I joined a local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) just civvies with a 30 hour class, and some kit to help out in case of huge disasters etc.
Well they issued us our "gear" last week, and as I assumed, all bottom-end, cheapo crap...stuffed in a cheap Chinese bag. While I don't expect any disasters, I will technically be "on call" if something happens, so I'd like to build up a small SAR bag to replace the one they gave us.
I want something that won't fray and snap off at the first piece of rebar that catches on it.
So, small(ish...perhaps 2000CI or just under)...robust (holds some metal tools etc.)...blaze orange/yellow is fine...and as non-snaggy as possible. Reflectors are fine. I'm just going to stuff it with a tool or two, a bunch of super basic first aid stuff, and some of my own flash-lights/etc. So what are some good bags?
Also, is there heavy duty reflective tape on the market? Think Gorilla Tape but with a reflective surface? I'm not in the EMS/EMT field. I just want something simple, rugged and visible. It will accompany my 72 hour bag on an evacuation as well if there is spare room (or another person to hump it).
The only thing catching my attention is the Voodoo Tactical bag seen here...however it is red, and I don't know if red bags are immediately seen as an EMT/EMS etc. Are there colour identifiers for emergency responders I should be aware of?
For something I'll probably never use, I'd say my budget is around $100-120 for the bag, and I'll just slowly add some stuff to it...