Exploriment wrote:Realistically.....put the pack on your back, and walk from your house to your hunting shack, living out of your pack the whole way. Only way to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your kit.
Oh, I know, you plan to drive there. What if the traffic is so bad, you have no alternative but to walk? What if your car breaks down? You need to be prepared to walk that route. It’s an eventuality you must be prepared for.
Given the distance, 2 Mountain House meals is woefully inadequate.
What's in the first aid kit?
Have you actually tried to keep yourself clean with your hygiene kit? What will you use as a wash basin?
That cord is far more manageable cut down in to smaller lengths. I usually cut 100 feet of paracord down into a length of 25 feet, and a bunch of smaller ones of 10 feet and 5 feet.
maldon007 wrote:Pretty decent kit imo, being a knife guy though... And having had that same knife... Maybe a better/carbon steel fixed blade on the to-buy-in-future list? Or a machete/mora combo... The gun, I have one of those too, and I like it anyway
Other than that, maybe swap the 100' rope for 200' (more) of lighter/smaller para, since it will do most things the rope can.
Exploriment wrote:If something happens, so catastrophic that an entire city, a large city, possibly with satellite communities around it, needs to flee, I don’t see comfortable cruising along a freeway. I see gridlock, chaos, police roadblocks to direct traffic, etc. If the possibility exists that I can sit in a car the whole distance, fantastic. Do I plan for that? No. I plan for grabbing my pack, having it filled with the best gear I can accumulate, food, etc. and walking, possibly for weeks if I have to.
Exploriment wrote:FEMA black helicopter road blocks, riots, alien zombie invasion - whatever. If for some reason your escape route is cut off for a vehicle, what is plan B? I build on the smallest stone - me. My brain, my feet, my shoes, my legs, my pants, my pack, my kit, my map, my compass....etc. A car is a ways up that pile of stones to my mind. I would rather err on the side of being ambulatory and being as certain as I can be that I am comfortable with what I have chosen. Would love to be able to go by car away from an emergency, but I build on the foundation that I will walk it.
cbr900 wrote:I do need to add a little more water but need to cut down the weight a little this pack is 47lbs as it stands now.
Maybe I can talk these two into carrying a little more weigh for me
cbr900 wrote:I do need to add a little more water but need to cut down the weight a little this pack is 47lbs as it stands now.[/img]]
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