So this is going to be a bit different post, not the sexy cool operator stuff.
Basically I went to a outdoor 2 gun match a month ago and it was cold and rainy, I nearly froze and got all wet and got the flu and an upper respiratory infection. Running around with 2 mags on your battle belt and an IFAK might look good on the Instagrams and running drills on a flat range in Arizona or in the summer. But where I live, it gets cold, it rains, and if I ever have to use my gear for real as a regular dude it probably isnt gonna be a short term thing like some high speed low drag operator doing a SWAT Entry or SF raid and being out in an hour, but living through whatever is going on weather staying in place somewhere or walking in or out.
I figure an Esbit stove, poncho, and one of those emergency Bivy packs and maybe some pemmican or high caloric density food like dates is probably a good idea to put on the battle belt in a pouch. Nothing like a full pack but enough stuff to basically not freeze to death/stay dry/not starve enough to remain effective for 24 hours.
Any idea for a good pack? Like the old alice butt packs or a modern large admin pouch? Any good ponchos besides the USGI surplus? And what would be a good high density food to get at least 2000 calories in a pound or less?