This is what I am calling my Bug Out Loadout. The basic premise is only to take what I can fit in my bug out bag
When Z-Day happens for real I will just replace the 229 and the Mac 10 with a crowbar, hammer and some MRE's.
I love that idea and reading some of t'internet's conspiracy sites is simultaneously some of the most mind expanding verbiage and the most surreal comedy available. I've thought about it. Not zombies, the collapse of the US dollar. I wonder, would it be best to be prepared for as much as possible, or go as lightweight as possible?
The thing about survival is that even a single night in a hastily made shelter and basically relying on a mylar blanket to retain body heat, while the ground, via damp insulation foliage, is sucking the heat out of you, is a 'kin nightmare. Unless you're in excellent physical condition, literally one cold damp night can take so much out of you that any advantage you gain in increased mobility, through carrying less, is more than lost by lack of energy...
Are you going to skirmish carrying your day pack?