I have recently been trying to organize and inventory my preparedness supplies. It is a daunting task. One of the things I want to do is redo some of my bug out and get home bags.
I want every vehicle to have a kit in it “just in case”. The most likely scenario for these kits use is in case of some kind of catastrophe which results in a giant traffic jam. In the past there has been a small plastic tote in each car with a variety of supplies- water, a few energy bars, multi-tools, some paracord, first aid kit, maps, phone numbers, etc. This is all fine and dandy unless the driver needs to walk 20 miles home. Lugging that tote around won’t be easy.
Foolish I haven’t worked on this sooner.
So – I need bags. I have lots of bags – mostly from SurvivalGearBags.com. I have an old backpacking pack, a Medium Transport Pack, a Paladin Go Bag, and a Paladin Mission Pack Expedition. Right now as I type this I have these bags laid out on the floor of my garage. Plan is to put together new kits to go in each vehicle. In my wife’s Expedition I will place two kits as we are often driving that one as a family.
Putting together the bags is easy enough. Next is convincing the wife that she needs to lave it in her car and explain the procedure of using it. She is not a prepper by any stretch. I have explained to her that if “something” bad happens she is to get our youngest boy and then our oldest. I know our oldest could walk home from school if necessary.
As far as myself I can walk home if needed. I work 22 miles from home – and I figure it would take me 10 hours or so to make it – hopefully less. I have talked to my wife about doing a trial run and making the walk. She looked at me like my head just spun around and green slime flew out my mouth.
Nope……haven’t tried it.
After putting these kits together will work on some tactical load outs. Right now I……alright, saving that for another post.