Okay everyone I wanted to post some shots of what I use for when I go scouting. Right now I am planning on checking in on a few more of the neighboring farms to check for supplies and survivors. Here is a breakdown and visual guide to what I am using.
Front shot of the scout pack
Rear shot of pack
Complete layout of gear
Miscellaneous gear laid out on pack
Tools and weapons laid out
Basically here is the low down for what I use in the scout pack.
Camelbak 100oz bladder GPS US military style compass
Flask of water Surefire G2 Surefire Executive
Rubbing Alcohol(For first aid) Camera(for taking pics for later reference) Gerber tool
Bootlaces which double as tie downs 2x Bandanas
First aid kit
Notebook and pencils for jotting down notes and taking inventory
Spare set of clothes
Jeans, socks underwear, tshirt and wooly pully sweater(due to cold weather). A
Also I have poncho liner to use as a blanket if I do get stuck somewhere
Tools and weapons
Since I just moved here from the United States I was not able to bring up any of my firearms before this all went down so I don’t have any up here.
Baseball bat for self defense, granted it won’t kill an infected on the first shot it can knock them down at least.
Crowbar for getting into places
Kbar tanto knife for self defense as well. Lashed to a stick it makes a decent spear.
Folding knife for cutting things
Hatchet for chopping doors open.
This set up is really for short excursions on foot. As the weather gets better here and easier to travel my goal is to slowly do circles starting with 2 miles out then 4 then 6 etc etc. Once I get to the point where it takes longer getting out than I have available daylight getting back then I will switch to using my truck or if I am lucky and find a 4 wheeler. Also for food since this is for short trips I generally bring a few protein bars or jerky with me. Even with the gear that is stashed inside I still have room to load up any supplies I might find in my travels.
I hope this article helps