the BBI bag, if you will. in my work i travel...alot. all over tehas...the short of it, i frac for a small no name company. where we work, saying out in the middle of nowhere is an understatement. we stay in places like JR's motel and truckstop just so we can be at least an hour away from location. One area that is of personel concern is south texas, border towns. and unless youre retarded, you know why. We have no personel vehicles. we hire contract drivers to and from. and they leave after each drop off. maybe 2 or 3 pick up trucks that belong to the other company or supervisors/mechanics. So now you are out in the middle of nowhere, no vehicles, and your pretty much the only former military guy working on the crew. Knowing if we're suddenly attacked by cartel, and it has happened before. people who have rides are gone. and everyone will have that civilian mentality that "everyone for themselves". what would you bring in a back pack like carrier to help you get back home? Keep in mind, you cant call a cab where you are. 911 is probably a good 2 1/2 hours away, thats if it is even 911 where you are at, let alone get signal. lease roads can be more than 10 miles long and they have no signs, shotty contruction, straight sand and gravel, and only made to last till the job is done. it took an hour and a half to drive out to location so you have about 5 hour walk back to civilization at the least, with or without bad people traveling the roads. keep the gear queering to a minimum. im talking about out here working, not on a mission. when i first got this job i was told sometimes we go to laredo, and i was joking when i said "hell, i better bring my gun heheh" ...nobody laughed. they just agreed with me with a straight face.