Low-Key Pack (Atlantis Project): rewriting the Contact Pack and Bug Out Bag
It is often acknowledged that the appearance of the Morrow Project personnel may be intimidating and/or distinctive. This can be unhelpful if the team wants to be discreet.
A couple of solutions have been developed
In the canon (3rd edition) game, the Contact Pack was introduced via ‘Operation Lucifer’. In essence, this is a disguise: a way to contact survivors without looking like a group of uniformed and heavily-armed paramilitary troops. It is intended to be used by one member of the Team.
[NOTE The 4th edition includes the Contact Kit but does not give a lot of detail ]
Similarly, a common (but unofficial) addition to the game is a “BOB” or bug-out bag which is intended as an Escape & Evasion emergency kit and includes weapons, communications and survival gear. This is intended for use by all team members. An example is shown here
Atlantis Project version:
The Atlantis Project planners liked both of these concepts, but they preferred to simplify the logistics (to save money). Therefore, they developed the Low-Key Pack. This can be used for Disguise, Escape/Evasion, or even as a “day pack” for regular operations.
Personnel are encouraged to select their own “hiking” clothes (after all, the intention is to avoid a uniform) but the Planners recommend a light vest or jacket – this gives the opportunity to conceal a holster.
Top pocket: kevlar gloves, sunglasses (folding, metal frames), bandanna , monocular, signal mirror, whistle, compass + lanyard
Outer Pocket (upper): First Aid kit and Bribery/Entertainment Kit
First Aid Kit
|1||EFA – First Aid Instructions||1||Burn Aid Package|
|16||Bandage Strips, 1”x3”||1||Tape, Roll, Adhesive|
|5||Butterfly Strips||1||EMT Shears|
|1||Elastic Bandage, 4”||1||Pair of Stainless Steel Tweezers|
|6||Sterile Sponges, 4”x4”||2||Ammonia Inhalants|
|1|| Blood Stopper Kit
||60||Antiseptic BZK Wipes|
|1||Abdominal Pad, 5”x9”||6||Safety Pins|
|1||Triangular Bandage||1||Pair Latex Examination Gloves|
Bribery & Entertainment Kit
Iphone with solar power case. (Includes games, music, books, etc).
Gold jewellery ( several 10K gold chains, about 10g of gold in total).
3 full sets of acoustic guitar strings.
note: personnel are encouraged to customise this kit
Outer Pocket (lower): map of area and utility gear, in organizer
– Lifeforce 80 lumen flashlight
– Bits for Leatherman Wave
– “Write in the rain” pen
– Bic pen
– Paracord (black: 4 metres)
– Emergency poncho
– microfiber cloth
– crazy glue
– AA battery, CR123A Battery
– Leatherman Wave multitool
– Bic lighter
– chapstick/lip balm
– WD-40 pen
– Paracord (tan: 2 metres)
– Velcro tie roll
Middle Pocket: FRS/GMRS radio walkie-talkie (eg the Motorola EM1000) with shoulder strap, emergency bivvy sack (in stuff pouch), ‘hobo’ stove (made from drinks can). stainless steel water bottle (1/2 litre), 2 rain ponchos (1 green, 1 “distress orange”), 2 rain pants (1 green, 1 orange), 2 lifeboat food bars, aluminium mess tin and spork, water filter straw .
Inner Pocket: clothes: socks, thermal underwear, polypro hiking pants (convertible to shorts) and “hoodie” vest (or equivalent)
Weapons: (can be worn concealed under vest or jacket) knife/bayonet, or butterfly knife, and sidearm.
note: the weapons would be the ones already issued to the PC.