Like many of you “The Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared” has been a big part in my preparedness life, but in reality I think it actually bit me at the the age of 5 after I watched my first Tarzan movie. He had his trusty knife and I have been a knife & gear nut ever since. I can’t remember a time in my life where I wasn’t prepared. I have always had an EDC of some kind as a kid a knife. As I got older and of legal age my EDC included a firearm, knife, multi tool, flashlight, spare mag, fire starting rod etc… My travel kits that have always been bug out style kits, with the highest quality gear and when flying they are packed with my firearm in my locked Stormcase check bag. My remote country hunting gear is much the same plus my rifle usually a 338 Win Mag in N America. A 375 or bigger in Africa. My remote hunting and remote travel gear has an extensive medical kit. Last but not least the craziness that has been going on in this wacky world for decades has been an ongoing catalyst to keep on prepping.