The list author says: "This is my list of what I've decided to leave with if SHTF. In my opinion, these are the essentials for regular hiking, along with my insight. I Plan on leaving in a car and taking bigger and heavier stuff to begin with, and having this as a last resort in case I eventually need to hike to my destination. I'm about 1000 miles away from where I want to be if SHTF, so in case I run out of gas or hit road blocks, this is hopefully going to finish getting me where I need to go. This is just for my gear and below are links to what I would wear and what I would pack in my car. I hope this helps with your own gear selection.
My Clothes: http://www.amazon.com/Clothes-for-Hiking-if-SHTF-and-it-s-Time-to-Bug-Out/lm/RLEMG58EN19RY/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full My car: http://www.amazon.com/Bug-Out-Vehicle-Gear-if-SHTF/lm/R30X2A12NZRK55/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full"
"If you're going to take a tent then I'd recommend the lightest possible and think this is worth the money. This weighs almost as much as a bivy bag. This 2 man is barely large enough for me, my dog, and bag (which i would want next to me and not outside in a bad situation). The Kelty Grand Mesa is good too for about $140"
"This is insanely compact - about the size of a 2 liter. Get the right temp rating for your area, but I live in TX and I'd prefer to have a lighter temp rating like this and add liners for extra warmth if needed in the winter. This packs very small and doesn't weigh much. Sleeping with thermal under armour and inside a tent will help some too"
"These are the best because they are block shaped as opposed to round! Keeping clothes in a sack like this makes them easier to pack in your bag and keeps other stuff from getting mixed together or buried underneath which greatly reduces frustration. This square sack fits better inside a pack and when rolling clothes it's much easier to stack them inside."
"This is a good dry bag for your food that you can squeeze the air out like a vacuum seal and keep your food in good shape. I'd pack oatmeal, tuna, and Uncle Bens rice packets, along with the emergency rations below."
"This is feather light and packs in its own sack to about the size of a baseball, but i use it to store mountain house and campsite items, and obviously have the option of using it as a lightweight day pack."
"I like a small fixed blade but also keep a pocket knife. I own the eskabar which is similar to the Izula and about 1/2 the price, but that knife rattles in the sheath and is more bulky which annoys me. I think the extra quality is worth it to me. Look at the eskabar if you dont want to spend so much."
"This is the best multi-tool for the size IMO. The quality is top notch and the blades are great if you plan on using this as a pocket knife as well. This also comes with tool bits. The wave is a cheaper version and I also have the Sidekick which only cost $35 if price is a concern and i like that a lot because it has spring pliers"
"This takes 3 AAA and can be recharged via the goal zero through a USB cord. It also has a good high beam as well as red lights for night. I highly recommend getting a case to keep this in to keep the band from getting tangled"
"If you have some experience with first aid it might be good to create your own or modify one like this. Quick clot and moleskin would be good to have as well as a good disinfectant gel. Keep it protected though because if you need it you'll want it to be in good shape and if something leaks or gets wet this can get bad."
"These are pricy but have a variable 8-24x magnification which is tough to find on cheaper models and Nikon also has amazing quality. Bushnell makes similar zoom lenses for about half but i didn't like them as much"
"I used this as a lifeguard and it's amazing. Much louder then other whistles to the point where it hurts your ears at full force, but if I ever needed it in a bad situation I'd be glad to have this. I think any poor reviews are from people using it wrong."
"This is a great reference to have on hand. There are a number of other books I'd keep on my kindle too but would want this in hard copy. This is more geared to surviving in the wilderness with very little, but that makes everything else you have a luxury"
"I love this and read all the time. You can put your whole survival library on here, the battery life is amazing, and this is self illuminating if you want to read at night. This is so small and light weight it will be great for the amount of info it can bring."