I see some very sensible comments here so far, exactly what
I expected from ATS members being the smart cookies they
are. Liveandletlive pretty much nailed it - have adequate supplies
to survive at home for a few months and a bug out bag if you
This thread is a bit of a repeat in ways but I think the vast
number of possibilities for reasons and outcomes justifies a few
I would take: My wife, all the cash I have and I am honestly
undecided about weapons. Both would carry pistols 9mm for her,
.45 for me. I would probably give her the ruger 10/22 for hunting
small game and I would haul either my AK47 or Mini 14 (.223 cal).
Each has their advantages and in the end I'll probably grab the lighter
of the 2. Moi=lazy
Weight is a major issue and you'll want to go as light as you can if
you plan to have to walk very much (despite your best plans you
may end up walking more than you imagine)
My complete B.O.B contents are covered in this thread if you're interested -
Since then I have upgraded both my pistol (glock 36) and water
Aside from having the items you need you will also want to practice
survival skills such as foraging, firemaking, shooting, trapping,
shelter building, first aid etc.
The only other suggestion I would have is get in the best possible
shape you can physically and take care of any dental/eye work you
I'm looking forward to see what other responses you will get.
Forgot to add I might also pack my take down bow and 2 dozens arrows with extra strings, heads and fletching.
[edit on 7-1-2010 by Asktheanimals]