So, this morning when I woke up, I decided to write a post about what if the SHTF while I was traveling for work, and all I had time to do is grab gear from out of the hotel room and get the heck out of Dodge on foot.  I did a quick survey of the room, and this is what I found that I could grab quicky, and stuff in or strap to my backpack or strap to it and get out.

  • Extra blanket in plastic zipper container
  • Shower Curtain (Thanks to JR in Texas for his comment on the Ultra Light Shelter post for this idea)
  • Pen & Paper
  • Plastic cups
  • Water Bottle (I usually buy a couple liters of water when I get back from work every day so I have ample water in the room)
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Washcloth and Towel
  • Coffee pot (just the pot) to cook or boil water in
  • Coffee, Creamer, Sugar packets that are next to the coffee maker
  • Roll of Toilet Paper x 2
  • Ice bucket to store water if I have to stay put
  • My Travel EDC kit (I have added a couple of MRE main meals, peanut butter packets, enough Gatorade powder for three quarts of Gatorade, and additional Paracord).
  • My lighter
  • My Gerber Paraframe I folding knife

Just a quick thought this morning.  This should give me a head start on figuring out what to do in the event of a SHTF as compared to everyone that will be milling around in circles wondering what just happened or what to do.

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