So I have been thinking about SHTF scenarios and I have decided that I need to prepare for an incident if I were away from home, most likely at work. I work 40 miles away from my home. My route home includes metropolis, suburb, and rural. I figure if I had to walk all the way from work I would wait till the morning and begin walking. I would hope I would be able to spend the next night in my own bed but if not I have some spots selected.
So I am looking at making a bag that I could put in car and attempt to drive home. I want to be prepared if I need to ditch my car. So I figure a backpack (nothing surplus, don't want to worry the sheeple) Is the way to go. I already have a small nalgene bottle kit with the following contents:
32oz nalgene bottle.
gerber clutch pocket multitool
keychain led light
pocket folding saw
small bic lighter
break light stick
duck tape rolled onto itself
small fishing kit (hooks, spilt shot, 30' of line wrapped around a pen)
bottle of hand sanitizer
small first aid kit (steristrips, bandaids, moleskin.)
some hobby knife blades in a plastic container
belt hoder for the bottle.
Now that is all in the bottle in my car.
I have a few items I think I should add to it in my backpack.
change of clothes (uniform not a good idea)
some sort of firearm (my trunk gun or a ccw when I get it)
some money (50 bucks no bigger than fives)
map of both counties
better first aid kit
extra water bottle
concealment paint if I need to move at night
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated