Fieldcraft Survival Mobility Bag: What’s Included & Why You Should Keep One In Your Rig – Overview & Review
Overlanders often pack a substantial amount of gear. We spend countless hours researching, selecting, and finding the right way to store it. Weight is always a consideration, but what you pack is more important than how you pack it.
For some, our rigs are daily drivers. For others, the weekend means to get to the trails. Whether you are off-roading or driving to work, tragedy and inconvenience can happen. Although you cannot plan for every scenario, the need to leave your rig behind is sometimes necessary.
Having the ability and equipment to make it from point A to point B without your rig can be the difference between safety and injury, or even worse. Enter the Fieldcraft Survival Mobility Bag. This kit has what you need, when you need it, to get where you need to be.
Find It Online:
- Mobility 01-02: GOBAG Black (Gen 3): Check Price
Who Is Fieldcraft Survival?
Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Fieldcraft Survival was founded by former Green Beret Mike Glover. This company specializes in preparedness providing training, equipment, education, and all facets of survival.
Whether it’s a hurricane or earthquake, power outage, or medical emergency, they have you covered.
Fieldcraft Survival offers a wide range of gear that align with off-roading and overlanding. They produce bags, first aid kits, tourniquets, visor panels, tool roll, flashlights, belts, and survival books. Fieldcraft Survival is a veteran-owned and operated company, whose goal is to ensure your preparedness and survival in worst-case scenarios.
What’s In The Mobility Go Bag
The bag comes in two variations, both black. There is a low visibility option with no markings and a standard option with the Fieldcraft Survival logo. Both options are made of water-repellent material with overall dimensions of approximately 14″ wide, by 20″ long.
The bag comes with three removable storage bags. A large storage bag that is approximately 12″ wide and 5″ tall, and two smaller bags that are 6″ wide by 5″ tall. The main bag backing is stiff, but pliable, and has velcro from top to bottom with MOLLE straps across the middle. It comes with all straps and clasps needed for seatback mounting, and to convert into a backpack.
Why A Go Bag?
Disaster can strike at any time. Are you prepared should you have to leave your rig behind? Are traveling 1 mile or 20? Do you have the right equipment to make it to your destination safely when leaving your rig? Whether you get caught in an earthquake or break your rig off-road, sometimes leaving your rig is necessary. Most people, even in groups, travel with the necessities only for themselves. Having your own equipment can make all the difference.
Easy access and removal of your Go Bag are critical. Flexible no-tool mounting options like Velcro and MOLLE allow you to set up your bag optimally. This flexibility also allows for multiple bags per vehicle, ensuring each person has the equipment needed to make it to safety. With safety, security, and ease of use in mind, the flexibility of this bag is unmatched.
Go Bags allow for quick response to emergency situations. When seconds count, having a tourniquet close can save a life.
What you carry in your bag depends on several things such as your specific needs, location, and environment. My Go Bag loadout comprises the following items:
- Chest Seal
- Compressed Gauze
- Quick Clot
- Emergency Dressing
- Medical Shears
- Ferro Rod
- Sawyer Water Purification Kit
- HAM/FRS Radio
- Fixed Blade Knife
- Baby Wipes
- RATS Tourniquet (for dogs/kids)
Regardless of whether you like to overland, off-road, or your rig never leaves the pavement, preparing for the unexpected is paramount. As you plan out recovery gear and off-road lights, don’t forget about emergency gear and how to be prepared if you need to leave your vehicle behind.
The Fieldcraft Survival Mobility bag is an excellent comprehensive kit. I have personally been using this bag for over two years. I have transferred it from one vehicle to another and having the ability to have needed items at hand cannot be emphasized enough.
Recently, I had a situation where a vehicle flipped over on the street next to our property. It was about 8 pm and very dark. After hearing the noise, I got in my 4Runner, immediately grabbed my med pouch and flashlight, and headed to the scene. Nobody else responding showed up with med gear.
Thankfully, it was not needed, and nobody was majorly hurt. However, I was prepared either way. My current loadout weighs in at only 7 lbs. That’s a small price to pay for being prepared if you ask me.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]