posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 08:48 AM
OK .. so are you asking about a bug out bag for leaving town after a terrorist attack, or a home Survival kit?
In most situations, it might be far wiser to stay put and not bug out. If that is the case then your needs will be quite different. A bug out bag is
for a rapid exit from the area with the appropriate survival gear for a few days. A Stay in Place Survival kit is for getting through the initial
Terrorist attacks thus far have been of the "blow it up" variety and unless you are directly in the blast area, you should be fine staying put. If
terrorists manage to set off a dirty bomb, use bio-toxins, or some other new method then your planning needs grow considerably. Covering all the
possibilities would require a significant amount of equipment, investment, and time. I refuse to live in fear of an attack as that is what the
The aforementioned SCBA suit would be of very limited use. Their air supply is only good for a very short time. You need a decontamination facility
just for getting out of one when it has been used in a bio-hazzard situation, and they take training to use properly. They also cost a small fortune.
In the same light, lugging around a bunch of guns and ammo is also of limited use for the weight/space they take up. A pistol would be fine for a
deterrent if you so choose. Terrorists don't stick around after they sucker punch you, so there is little need for battle gear and big guns.
Water, food, a good radio for getting information on the situation. Think of it like you are simply weathering out a storm where the power gets
knocked out. Oh yeah, a swiss army knife and a snickers bar. That's the best recommendation I have seen thus far.
Unless you are planning for some different scenario, like Zombies, this should be sufficient. It always strikes me as funny when everyone feels the
need to grab guns and ammo. Tons of people in NYC have guns and it didn't do anything for them when the towers fell. Rambo is simply a bad movie and
not a good thing to emulate.