I live in Virginia and as many of the southern state residing forum members are aware, we have been getting hammered by the tornadoes and storms lately. There was a tornado that touched down not 5 miles from my house and we scrambled everything up into the bathroom. My wife grabbed her overnight bag, our son's diaper bag, and blankets. I grabbed my bug out bag, some extra pants...and my 20" HI CAK. Now, be completely realistic when you respond to this, obviously you are not gonna pack your entire HI collection to go with your pack, but what would you take (that you have readily available) in the event of natural disaster/ total economic failure/ ZOMBIES!!!! I will start... My 3 day USMC assault ruck 1 extra pair of clothes (my old uniform) 2 extra pairs of socks and underwear 1 box of nutri-grain bars 1 box of cliff bars 4 emergency blankets 4 emergency ponchos (i learned how to make a shelter out of these items) 1 roll duck tape 1 roll electrical tape 1 first aid kit (contains field scalpels, burn care and cover, cut care and cover, super glue, and butterfly enclosures) 1 hygiene kit (travel toothbrush, travel toothpaste, scentless antiperspirant, 3 packs of thick wet wipes, one small bottle of body wash, one small bottle of baby powder) 1 small ziploc filled with various singles of wet wipes, alcohol pads, band-aids, MRE napkins, and a travel sized tissue package 1 large ziploc filled with MRE matches, wet light matches, 2 bic lighters, more MRE napkins, and one MRE heater 1 small ziploc with 1 LED flashlight, 1 standard small flashlight, 2 extra packs of batteries, 1 long life survival candle, and what appears to be a rape whistle My lansky puck and butchers steel My Condor Parang machete strapped to my pack My 20" HI CAK on my hip My Mossberg 500A Persuader w/ one full tube (7+1) and a full ammo belt (25 shells) and about 10 or so extra shells in my cargo pockets The wife will be sort of screwed, she only has a bag of clothes and makeup. She is much to small to use my McCurdy kukri easily or my 45/70, so she gets this old pipe I turned into a mace (mounted a nut onto the end and wrapped the grip), and my Ka-bar heavy bowie. When asked what she would do in the event of zombies, her response was simple, hide behind me. I said that was great, your screams will let me know if they closing in behind me. She didn't like that last part, lol. I have this pack set up for all things though. Looters are a HUGE problem in natural disasters, I'm sure everyone remembers katrina...ppl running around holding stolen HD TV's but no food or water...SMART! The shotgun should scare them off. The khuk is my go-to tool. wood splitter and chopper, combat knife, shelter builder, and light pry bar. I may pack my McCurdy into my ruck and use that to pry with since it is still pretty thick and i have pried with it before and it did not bend. Try to make the CAK last as long as possible. The parang will be used to clear a path, light chopping, and a combat weapon as well (24" long and 1/4" thick with a distal taper on the curved blade...what part of that doesn't say combat weapon). Well, I can not think of anything else at the moment. So, what do you guys have set up for if the SHTF?