posted on Jun, 11 2007 @ 11:45 AM
While all of the items listed are good, and should be acquired as soon as you can and put in your BoB, things have a way of not working out according
You've gone to the nearest city to have a hearing test, riding with a friend, and while you're in the waiting room, a dirty bomb hits between you
and home. The FEMA people come on TV and say it's martial law time. Your BoB is 40 miles away.
Carry the most needed articles with you AT ALL TIMES.
Leatherman tool w/ stone. It can be worn on your belt all the time. A multi-purpose tool w/ saw blade is essential.
A GOOD folding pocket knife that holds an edge. (The one on the multi-tool is hard to use well and usually not top quality.
Money belt. Store some fishing line and a few hooks, a few silver/gold coins (of small denominations), a map on thin paper, some band-aids, etc....
Even if you don't smoke, carry a good wind proof Zippo with extra flints in the case. (Even out of fuel, you can start a fire with it as long as the
flints hold out.)
Comfortable hiking shoes. (People need to wear good walking shoes anyway. And if where you are going requires more dress type shoes, carry a pair
everywhere you go, with two pairs of extra socks. This cannot be stressed to much. A blister is bad, but enough blisters will stop you in your
A roll up hat that covers your ears with some shade.
A small tube of sun block in your pocket. (Sunburn will not only et you down emotionally, but saps your strength as the body tries to repair
If you are forced to leave on foot from an area on short notice, don't overburden yourself with things you can acquire along the way. Unless you're
an avid hiker, the more you carry, the slower you will be.
Always have a minimum amount of items on you, just in case.