The list author says: "Look around. Gas prices. Food prices. Violence. Corruption. The gov't failure in New Orleans. Inflation. Civil unrest. Who is gonna take care of you in a natural or other disaster? The only reliable and truthful answer is, you. Get smart. Be prepared. Make a plan. Stash a bug out bag. A way out, commonsense, and the will to survive are up to you. Remember, this is most basic kit for the mobile survivor with a two week food supply / gear on their back. Weight is not your friend."
"GET AT LEAST TWO, of these another high-quality, crush proof headlamp. Also, go to the craft store and get some red transparency paper and trim to insert in between the lens and ring. Red is easier on the eyes and doesn't ruin night vision, an OpSec consideration. Also, less 'light throw' and harder to see at a distance at night, a prime OpSec requirement."
"Remember a thing about sleeping bags- the degree rating is not the 'comfort' rating when it is cold, it is a 'rough' rating for not completely freezing to death. Stay away from down, IMHO- drinks water and can weigh a ton."
"Not a long term solution, but it will bridge the gap between a $$$ water pump filter and packing around a small, well-sealed dropper of regular non-scented bleach (8 drops per gallon, shake, wait ten minutes)"
"This is a multi-tasker. I've used a tarp like as a tent (old school A-frame using para-cord) after my real tent was stolen on the trail... Makes a great ground tarp. Also an option for concealment over your tent as a rainfly/blind."
"-18 inch blade -use either as a traditional blade, or flip it over, and use as a saw-Grip is non-slip -nylon sheath with velcro strap as well as a lanyard that you attach a caribiner to for quick attachment
A decent first line of defense in a 'sticky situation'"