I have been reading the Cache for a a few months, and I must be dense because I just noticed you even have a forum.
My brother and I both were raised in a household that believed in self dependence, but also knew not to bite the hand that feeds. With that said I have been hunting, fishing, camping and competitively shooting for as long as it has been prudent.
My brother is equally as interested in these types of things, but lives 1000 miles away. We have a unique ability to plan, and discuss equipment and other BUGOUT options given each geographic consideration with unique potential plans to meet up in a SHTF type situation.
1. Please describe your Every Day Carry?
On my person every day I carry at minimum, wallet with some CASH, cell phone, SOG Twitch II, black bandanna, LED flashlight on my key ring along with a P-38 can opener and my Ruger LCP .380 with 2 mags (one loaded with ball points, the other with JHP's)
2. Favorite Bug Out Pistol?
4" Springfield Armory XD .45ACP
3. Favorite Concealed Carry Pistol?
I carried an XD for a long time, but it is too bulky for every day use. The LCP .380 will do the job should I need it, so it has been promoted to the daily CCW.
4. Favorite Bug Out Rifle or Carbine?
Depending on the situation a custom AR-10 (20" barrel .308) or the trusty AK-47.
5. Favorite Rifle or Carbine?
6. Favorite Shotgun?
Mossberg 500 12 gauge 18.5" 6 round, tac'ed out including a light.
7. The amount of food you have at your house?
Enough to meet the planned need. Anybody else store salt? (OPSEC)
8. Name your top 7 items in your Bug Out Bag?
Water storage and purification, MRE's, Fire starting, Knife, First Aid Kits, Paracord, Canvas Tarp.
9. Describe your Bug Out Location, if you have one?
A location along a river near a rock face defensible from all angles, with shelter opportunities. (OPSEC)
10. Describe your Bug Out Vehicle?
2nd Gen 4Runner, V8 swapped, 4x4 lifted with meaty tires.
11. Describe your Bug Out Bag?
REI Traverse New Star in dark green utilizing straps to hang extra items.
12. Favorite home defense pistol?
Defer to the gauge, but my .380 is the only pistol not secured.
13. Favorite home defense Rifle/Shotgun?
The Mossy described above mixed with PXD1 ammo and #2 shot.
14. Favorite Survival Book?
Carla Emery's Encyclopedia of Country Living.
15. Favorite Survival Type Movie?
16. Survival Knife?
KA-BAR Becker Tac Tool
17. Survival Tools in Your Kit?
2 different types of Gerber multi tools, Saber Cut hand chain saw, entrenching tools, hatchet.