Okay, let’s take a jab or two at this.
Quibbling on the freeze-dried/dehydrated food. They work great as long as you have WATER. You can John-Wayne it and eat the stuff without rehydrating, but the price is the food dehydrates you in return. Supplementing that food pack with energy bars, water purification tabs, a filtered water bottle along with the Katadyn filter are good plus-up’s.
Something missing is, SOCKS. Care of your feet got drummed into my brain in the military. Extra pairs of both cotton and woolen socks will serve good stead. They can be used as packing and padding for fragile items, or wrapped separately in vacuum bags to reduce bulk.
An additional thing: consider a stash of cash. Bugging out of an urban area can be made smoother by greasing a few palms along the way. Opportunities may arise as you exfiltrate the disaster area to restock your kit. A hot meal at a beanery that’s still in operation, or a surviving fast-food joint, can do wonders for your morale. And once you do arrive at your destination, whether by chance or design, you are not utterly destitute.
That is a poor choice to have for getting out of Dodge. The only way I leave my house is if a hurricane or tornado destroys my house to the point I have to leave. I do have a bug out bag for that and in there is four days (12 meals) of MRE type food (not government issue crap) with the heater in the box. Those things are expensive and are only for having to leave my house to go where I can find proper housing. There are also individual boxes of water for six days and that includes enough for my Yorkie. Her food is also in the bag.
The best way to survive a disaster in NY, is to LEAVE NOW and live somewhere else out of that state, and not Mass.. Seriously, that state and Mass. just took those people hostage - no guns allowed.
Yes, that author didn't mention a gun and no effective method of self defense. Zombies with “illegal” guns there would take what the preppers had and kill them to boot.
Me, I'll head out to Old Sarge's house and he'll give me a special name like he does the rest of the family. I'd have to rent a moving van to take all my preps there, but it would be a blast to intrude on Old Sarge. I forgot - what state are you in? I've got a number of guns and ammo now, so I'd probably be welcome. Plus, I could be the medical director. :o)
Thanks Old Sarge for the heads-up.
“..consider a stash of cash...”
Perhaps Jesus’ parents were early “preppers”. In all seriousness - the VERY expensive gifts the wise men gave them would have helped greatly when they had to flee Israel and live in Egypt for awhile. It would have taken awhile (if ever?) for Joseph to build up his trade as a refugee.