“In the event that I can not get to my Jeep (which has many more supplies), this is what I have packed and waiting by my door.
(6) 16oz bottles of water
(1) Hunting knife
(1) Military issue bayonet
(1) Pair of scissors
(2) Bic lighters
(1) Small waterproof case
(1) 12-pack of Ramen
(1) Sleeping bag
(2) Full changes of clothes
(1) Heavy duty flashlight
(1) Deck of cards
(1) Emergency first aid kit
(1) Pair of high flexibility, high grip gloves
(1) Pair of polarized safety glasses
(1) 8 foot length of 3/16 wire
(3) 16 foot lengths of 1/16 wire
(1) 50 foot length of 3/8 rope
(2) Bags to carry it all in
(1) Pack of cigarettes
The water bottles contain a total of 96oz of water, or about 2/3 of a gallon. Not much, but enough. The bottles themselves are an invaluable storage tool, and can also be modified into a water distillation device. The hunting knife and bayonet function as tools and weapons, with numerous uses for both, with the whetstone to keep them sharp.
The scissors are for use as a tool only. Hair, rope, thread, ect. I will not be using them as a weapon and possibly contaminating them with infectious material. The lighters are to be used for lighting fires, obviously. They are stored in the waterproof case to keep them dry and functional.
The 12 pack of Ramen (chicken flavored) can be eaten raw, and contains a total of 4560 calories, which is enough to last me several days. Not the healthiest diet, but passable, and never expires. The sleeping bag is for sleeping in, once Iâ€™ve set myself up in an area up above the danger zone and secured myself in with rope. Iâ€™ve tried sleeping like this a couple of times, and it is possible, though a tad bit uncomfortable.
I have included 2 sets of clothing, because you will undoubtedly sweat in the clothes you wear, and you do not want to chaff while you run. Slows you down and distracts you. Extra socks packed because taking care of your feet is a big requirement for a life on the move.
The flashlight I included is an emergency flashlight from a vehicle safety kit. It is durable, waterproof, and very bright. It also has two battery chambers, one for usage and one for storing another set of batteries. It also makes for a passable mug, if you remove the innards. The deck of cards is for entertainment when I have downtime. It also is a sleep aide, because who isnâ€™t put right to sleep by a couple rounds of Solitaire?
The emergency first aid kit contains several bandages, a small suture kit, various antiseptics, and some painkillers. The gloves are to prevent injuries to my hands and to keep them warm. Your hands are a key part to your survival, and if you fuck them up, you are fucked.
The safety glasses serve the dual purpose of protecting my eyes from debris and gore, and reducing glare while improving visibility. The rope and wire have literally thousands of uses, and Iâ€™m sure you donâ€™t need me to list them.
The two bags have many pockets for sorting the equipment, are durable, and are solid black to reduce visibility. The fork is so that I can eat without acting like a total slob. I know itâ€™s the apocalypse, but what really Iâ€™d like to keep some semblance of civility.
The cigarettes are for trading purposes. Marlboro Reds.
And finally, the sledgehammer. The sledgehammer here is a hand built tool, designed and created by me, that contains within it a full set of screwdrivers, allen wrenches, and a full socket set. On top of that, this beast is 36 inches long and weighs 12 pounds, with the ability to crush any skull or break down almost any door.
Now, as for what I’m wearing…
Some of you are thinking “What the FUCK is he doing? Is that a suit?”
And you’re right. That is a suit, complete with tie and fedora. I figure that I might as well look good while I smash skulls. You only live once, might as well have some fun while doing it.
I won’t normally be wearing a suit, though I might wear it from time to time for the hell of it.
For the Apocalypse, I would wear simple blue jeans, a T-shirt, my lucky black hoodie, and my steel-toe boots. The jeans are thick, durable, and warm, while providing multiple pockets for storage of items that may be needed immediately. Difficult to bite through or tear, they are simple but effective protection for my lower body. The hoodie is also thick, durable, and warm, easily guarding from bites and scratches while not weighing me down in the least. The boots are waterproof, high quality boots that will last me several years. Good for hiking, running, climbing, you name it. Also nice and toasty in the winter months. The gloves are to protect my hands from sores, which are an easy avenue of infection and the cold. I have polarized safety glasses for my eyes and a bandana for my mouth and nose. For the winter, I have a snowmobile suit.
Once the zompoc hits, why not dress to kill?