Having not found an existing discussion that was quite this broad on the topic, I decided to start one. I am a fairly new HAM and am still working on procuring an adequate Em Comm kit. I think its appropriate to divide this topic into two subcategories. 1. Personal Em Comm Kit 2. Volunteer / Public Service Em Comm Kit What equipment do you use and what is your methodology in the storage and employment of these kits? In the military, I was taught to Keep It Stupid Simple (KISS). My current personal kit is lacking, however it is still a fairly functional multipurpose one. My only XCVR is a Baofeng BF-F9V2+ (HT) with a primary Nagoya NA-771 antenna, a secondary stock Baofeng rubber duck antenna, an extended 3800mah primary battery, the standard 1800mah battery as a backup, a TRAM dual band mag mount (mostly for mobile use), base charger, Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus solar kit and a car inverter. Not much to it but its flexible, portable and works. I have more items that enable me to do both RF and TCP/IP APRS as well as Software Defined Radio (SDR) for my mobile device or laptop. I plan to add items and find some sort of bag to put it all in. I was hoping to get inspiration from the community to develop a kit that is robust and capable to work for personal and public service Em Comm. I will post pictures of my gear later in the thread. Thanks all and 73's!