The following is an excerpt from an email that I sent to Woody last night describing most of my weekend. I was going to re-type it for y'all, but I'm a lazy fucker.
I'm not a survivalist but I do believe in being prepared for the unexpected - be it a natural disaster, a man-made catastrophe or the the Feds kicking in my door for badmouthing the Obamessiah.
Picked up an ALICE pack, a new poncho liner and some MREs at Crescent Supply yesterday. With the 20% sale and my store credits (for returned merchandise) it cost me a 20 dollar bill.
Today I went to Sports Authority and picked up some freeze dried food (MREs suck) and while I was there saw a camo tarp on sale marked down from $24 to $12.99 and a BAD ASS emergency weather monitor marked down to $19 from $49.99. With my store coupons I walked out another 20 dollar bill lighter AND they gave me another $10 coupon at the register and another 10 bucks to download off the internet because I'm such a great guy.
These fuckers are going to break my bank account.
I had no intention of putting together a survival kit, but I packed that ruck with a change of clothes, a water filtration system, 4 days worth of food, personal hygiene package (especially toilet paper, can't forget that), a first aid kit, gun cleaning kit, camp stove and fuel, cook pot, 100' of 550 cord, poncho liner, and other assorted shit, strapped my tent to the top and my sleeping bag on the bottom, then packed 500 rounds of assorted ammo and my night vision in a first aid bag. The whole thing comes in at about 40 pounds is all, even lighter if I can train CGD to carry part of the load.
Man, it's raining like a motherfucker out there. But I knew it was gonna happen with my high-speed emergency weather monitor....