"Try to keep it to a 3-season, 1-person tent as it will be better for the elements and less bulky than a larger tent. If there is 2 of you, I'm sure you can make due with this. Finding one that will fit in your pack is a must."
"You can go full gas mask if you choose, but that will take up quite a bit of room in your pack. Get a gas mask, but keep it out of the B.O.B. until you know you'll absolutely need it. Instead, throw 5-10 of these in there. You never know when you might need them."
"this is a quality bandolier and holds 56 rounds. A shotgun is a must and your are going to need to carry some ammo. For guns, I recommend 1 pistol, 1 shotgun, and 1 assault rifle. Accessorize as you see fit."
"This was the pack I chose. You can certainly go with something else, but try to find a molle pack...it will make things easier and more comfortable. You don't need to spend upwards of $100 to get a good pack, but do make sure you get a good one as it is one of the most important purchases you will make in preparation of some catastrophic event."
"Get a tactical vest to help carry your weapon, ammo, communication, and whatever else you might need fast access to. You don't need this brand/model, but make sure you don't get something that was made strictly for Airsoft...your REAL gun won't sit in the holster right."