Re: Who carries a "traditional" possibles bag?
If I'm not carrying a daypack, this is what I'm usually toting for the casual hike. It carries a small hatchet, small nalgene water bottle, mini kit, first aid kit, binos, and a field guide or two. Also there's usually a light scandi fixed blade in there as a backup to the fixed blade on my hip. A mora or maybe something from Kellam. I have a black one almost identical to it that I carry to work. I keep a mini kit, first aid kit, leatherman and books, pens and papers, etc, in that one.
I do have a pouch I often carry around my neck. This is a mini kit and if it isn't around my neck, it's usually in my coat pocket, shoulder bag, or day pack. I have several (or more ) of these so I can just leave them in a bag or pack and know they are there.
I have several nice leather shoulder possible pouches but I almost always opt for the canvas bag because it carries more. It's a gear junky defect.
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