Well, sir,this is a fun question that should keep us all thinking on a daily basis. (You *might* remember me from TB2K ages ago, btw...)
I am revamping my "truck-kit" so what is in it right now is not what *should* be in it. But at the moment, it looks like this:
- A well-maintained vehicle.
- enough gas to get home: I live in the middle of a national forest, having already bugged out of the larger centers of "civilization." I work in one of those centers, 65 miles from home. I live there 4 days a week (sometimes more), but fortunately my workplace is on the edge of town with a direct shot at the house thru backroads. Unfortunately, my part-time home is on the far side of town, and I have supplies there that I would *prefer* to go gather before heading out. Plus, it is the primary meeting point for me & my son, who will be on foot or bicycle.
- mechanic's toolset: A very basic set of tools, covering simple mechanical tasks (socket set, combo-wrench set, screwdrivers, pliers, crescent wrenches, JB Weld, and the like - no electrical tools at the moment).
- floor jack & lug-wrench
- jumper cables
- minor spares: Extra fan-belt, replacement bulbs, spare fuses, fluids, and other such minor bits.
- entrenching tool: VietNam era with wooden handle and spike. Prized possesion!
- DeLorme's Gazetter: While I know a good many routes, knowing more is always better.
- spare mags for my 1911
- spare rechargeable batteries for my flashlights
- 12vdc recharger for said batteries
- 2 flashlights
- camo smock and hat
- 2 first aid kits
- hunting knife
- duct tape
- trash bags
- N95 dust mask
- poncho liner
- goretex rain-jacket
- MURS radio handset
Due to workplace restrictions, I do not currently carry a firearm at work. I am looking at alternatives.
Currently, there is no food/water in the truck. Given the parameters of this exercise - being at work - I will load my 5-gal water cooler into the bed of my truck after putting ice into it (both are in my office). The "snack-food drawer" in my office goes into a shopping bag kept there for that reason and into the truck. The FroggToggs rain suit goes into the truck. The small tool-kit in the office (Fiskars tin-shears multi-tool, multi-bit screwdriver set, crescent wrench) goes into truck. Office first-aid kit stays put - they may need it there and the ones in my truck are as good or better. What few personal incidentals I keep at work would be the last to go - and the first to be left is the situation requires faster response.
My son & I are developing SOP/SRPs right now (std operating procedures / std response plans), depending on circumstances and events. There is a significant river he will have to cross (capable of barge traffic), so planning for that is vital. In town, there are three vehicle/pedestrian bridges (two city street/drawbridges & one interstate) and one railroad drawbridge. There are no other bridges for 30+ miles in either direction. We are evaluating routes and rally points.
I do have a backpack BOB that I have pulled from the truck for revamping. Once I have it overhauled to my liking, it will go back into the truck. Its design will be to go fast & light, carrying tools to keep me moving toward a given goal.