posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 12:46 PM
It is interesting how many of the items mentioned, I will already have with me, and I consider myself a low-paranoia guy.
I always have on me my smartphone, which contains GPS, maps pre-loaded, small number of handy reference books installed, etc. I also almost always
have my iPad, with a far more extensive library of materials, topographic maps, etc.
I will have my hand crank 10W USB charger, to keep the aforementioned devices functioning. Granola bars, protein bars, water, toliet paper, hand
sanitizer, etc. are necessities when traveling with kids.
The biggest two areas where I am falling short on the recommendations is the fact that I am flying. Due to the distance involved, duration of trip
and traveling with small children, driving simply isn't feasible. As for taking enough supplies to make it home on foot if necessary, because of how
far north I am traveling, the time of year and the distance involved, it would be suicide to attempt such an endeavor. If, God forbid, the SHTF while
we are gone, the far more prudent course of action would be to hole up there.