MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

CountyComm Bail Out Bag

by Bob Scott

As seen in MAKE 04 Toolbox

Tool photo.

I’m a guy that thinks he might actually need a voltmeter at lunch. Backpacks are the old stand-by for such gizmo hauling, but they tend to get disorganized and are storage overkill for my daily use. Developed for law enforcement, the Bail Out Bag’s scads of ammo pockets, dividers, and compartments handily corral the less exotic civilian gadgets that I think I need to carry everywhere. Wrap-around handles and all-black nylon construction provides no-fail support and hacker chic at the same time. Although bulkier items (e.g., a laptop) have kept my rucksack out the trash, the Bail Out Bag is a cheap, tidy solution that’s a lot less clunky on mass transit.