I've always carried a satchel. She travels with me daily, sometimes slung around my shoulder, often just by its grip. We're never apart.
Its old now, handmade of leather somewhere in England and I've darn near worn it out. The satchel is filled with my business journals, reading material, and other bits and pieces. One pocket of the bag holds a backup handgun with a spare magazine.
I bet if I search long enough I could find a piece of candy and cookie crumbs left by Little Bit. My old leather satchel serves many purposes. She's part 'get home bag,' but more importantly, a transport of my shops cash and records. I need her. Let me repeat, we're never apart.
It's time to replace my old companion. It arrived this morning.
I chose canvas for my new satchel. She's soft and will mold to my body. Plenty of room.
I purchased the bag from Major Surplus, Everest brand, made in China, of course. But, she's well made. Sturdy canvas with good stitching and brass attachments.
Here's a picture of her mouth standing wide open. I've already placed a couple of items inside. My Kindle and handgun. I shall include other items when I take her home. A chunk of Paracord, a water bottle, a lighter, spare cash for when its needed, and whatever else I can find I believe I'll need in an emergency.
Between this bag and my 'get home bag' which is always in my truck I'm ready for whatever the good Lord or mother nature throws my way.
Guess I'll retire my old leather friend to the attic. She's served me well.