Straight from the box, I liked the look of the backpack. It had a top handle and comfortable shoulder straps for two modes of carrying. It also had high visibility with day-glow orange side panels and double zipper pulls for the main compartment and the outer pocket. The outer pocket held a small headlamp, a pocket medical guide, a natural disaster handbook, AMK’s Ultralight/Watertight Medical Kit 3, eight wet wipes, a Heatsheets space blanket, a lightweight clear plastic poncho, and a travel size toothbrush and toothpaste. Of these items, my only wishes were for a larger and thicker poncho, and a headlamp that ran on AA or AAA batteries. The thin poncho won’t hold up against shelter building tasks, and finding a small disk battery replacement for the light could be a real challenge in a crisis. Some kits don’t even have these items though, so I was still glad to see them.