There are a million combinations for as many types of disaster scenarios. All I can say is lose the tools, and replace the decent
knife with a
knife. Also; ditch the contacts. Get yourself some glasses, and a backup or as I like to call them "action set" of prescription sports
For the record though, here's my #3 Survival Bag Tool (#1 being a good knife, and #2 being water tablets):
Every G.O.O.D bag should have a gas mask. People always think that's an overboard object to carry, but it can be useful in a great many ways. I'll
list a few:
-Tsunami- When that water washes into your life, its also carrying with it all the chemicals that get into its path; bleach, chlorine, a combination
of both, gas, etc.
-Police State- No weapon is favored more for crowd herding than tear gas.
-Comet/Volcano- In the event of one of these, the atmosphere will be filled with dust and ash which can cook the lungs.
-Earthquake- Dust and Ash may also be present should large buildings collapse. Look at all the workers with repiratory problems from the 9/11
-Nuclear explosion- Whether it was on purpose or by accident, it doesn't matter, radiation is in the air like love on Valentine's Day. A good NBC
filter on a gas mask can aid in the toxic air in-take.
-Home Fire- A fire fighter buddy mentioned to me that 90% of people killed in home fires could have been prevented if there were just one gas mask in
-Human Decay- The smell of rotting people can make people physically ill, especially during long exposures. These effects can even be permanent.
-Aliens- ............ well, a gas mask can't really save you from these guys, but maybe you can fool them into thinking you're one of them?
In short: spend the $150 (+/-) on a good gas mask w/ an NBC filter. They're light weight and are G.O.O.D. bag gold.
S&F for begging the question. A lot of people have trouble planning their bag. Don't listen to the crap about "check older posts". You'll never get
a response on a forum older than a week, and many of those forums are full of crap.
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