The list author says: "This kit was designed for one woman and one dog for 7-21 days, intending to get out of the city and into the woods. I live in Boston, so tried to take into account the types of disasters that are most likely. I tried to make best use of the 40 item limit to include items with multiple uses; copper wire doubles for galvanic cell. If I added a 'pack', 'bucket' or some sort of pre-packaged kit, I made sure that most every item in the kit was necessary. I like doing my homework and did a fair amount of research prior to compiling the list. Finally, like many of you I'm on a budget - ziploc bags go a long, long way. Thanks for checking it out! (also follow me at foxyexcel on twitter if you are really bored)"
"You absolutely can't go wrong with this pack. I'm 5'5" and weigh about 140 with a solid build. The medium works well for me, and at 4,455 cubic inches, I can't imagine a better buy. If cost is more of a factor, then I'd go with the Deva 60, or even cheaper with the Jade 40 but you'll be sacrificing space. Dude, zombies."