The list author says: "A PRACTICAL list of apocalyptic survival gear. I have read through about 15 other lists and added a few items here and there. The difference with mine is you can (for the most part) carry everything easily. I've seen lists with generators and other large items which would be fine if you can stay put somewhere. This is more for if you are on the move scouring for additional supplies or survivors."
"In the mad dash at the beginning of an apocalypse to obtain and store food, these will give you a head start. Portable, and enough nutrition for 3 full days, and you will want to have as much energy as possible to survive."
"With civilization coming to an end, it is going to stink, literally and figuratively. With a full face mask, it will not only filter out harmful pathogens (with the right filters) as well as protect the eyes from any spatter."
"Guns are good. Guns are great. Guns are loud. Guns require ammunition. That's where the sword comes in. Quick, deadly, efficient. Most lists are filled with machete's but I would prefer a sword as you will be splitting more heads than logs."
"Power may be hard to come by in the apocalypse. There will be no engineers to look after power plants and generators will run out of fuel sooner or later. A reliable and bright flashlight will make the night less dreadful."
"A good backpack is one of the more essential items on this list. Ability to pack and hoard useful items you come across such as ammunition, clothes, food/water etc. This one is Molle compatible for add ons"
"The grounds will be filled with debris, bodies, mud, and the normal gunk. Tactical Research boots have aggressive traction, extra thick leather, and even special notches to assist in climbing fences."
"A good tactical vest will make all your essential gear within reach and easily at hand. Ammunition, lights, knifes, all close at hand. This particular one has a side holster for an emergency or secondary weapon if you don't like the thigh holster. It is also Molle compatible so you can add many attachments."
"Depending on where you are, Under Armor has a face mask for the cold or the heat. This will help in covering your mouth if you have to take off your face mask for whatever reason and will also black-out your face making you much more stealthy."
"A multi-tool will be another small piece of equipment that can get you out of tricky situations. It is small to pack away in a pouch on your vest and has many features useful for when you can't carry a tools box around with you."
"If you can, it would be best to get a tactical thigh holster specific to your sidearm, but this universal is said to be the next best option. Being able to draw your weapon a couple seconds faster may mean the difference between life and death. I would suggest filling with a Springfield XD 9mm. 18+1 in the chamber, lightweight, picatinny rail for mounting a light/laser attachment."
"I would use the Mossberg almost as a backup to my M4 so in the meantime, keep the shotty safe in this scabbard. It is Molle compatible meaning you can easily attach to the back of your vest or backpack."
"Keeping guns clean is vital. You can't afford to have your weapon jam if it is improperly maintained. This universal kit is good for pistols, rifles, and shotguns, basically everything you are carrying."
"Instead of lugging around a pair of heavy night vision binoculars, save yourself the room and weight and get a monocular. Has a day and night mode so you can scout ahead in the day as well. Is also picatinny rail compatible so you can use it as a scope."
"Will assist in getting you access to places that may otherwise be of limits. Doors? No problem. Drywall? Punches right through it. And if all else fails, a weapon. Plus, it is small enough to pack so you don't have to lug around a heavy, full sized crowbar everywhere you go."