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THMG168 – The Murse

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In this episode, Bob and Mike focus their discussion on the all-important downrange bag, or “murse.” They review their must-haves and explore some of the most important things to consider as you build your own.

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Complete Show Notes

6:00 Why Do We Need a Downrange Bag and What Should Be In It?

  • Allows us to cover our bases by bringing a bunch of stuff with us that we might need when we’re on the job
  • Bob and Mike recommend bringing the following for every run:
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Utility knife
    • Crescent wrench
    • Adjustable wrench
    • Vise-grips
    • Measuring tape
    • Gloves
    • Goggles
    • Various sizes of plastic bags
    • Several pastes, papers, and strips for metering
  • Bag shouldn’t have everything, but it’s important to have the necessities so you’re not caught unprepared
  • Carrying the bag helps you keep it as light as possible while still making sure you have what you need close by
  • Bob and Mike see lots of bags that are way too overloaded with things teams don’t actually need

21:55 Important Considerations for Your Murse

  • Keep in mind that you’ll have everything you need on the rig and a team of people behind you who are there to help
  • When you arrive on-scene, grab what you need from the rig based on the information you have at hand
  • Make a baseline list of what’s going to be in the bag – this is particularly helpful if the person who packed the bag doesn’t end up unpacking it
  • You can have multiple bags for multiple occasions – just think about this as your recon bag and pack light accordingly

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