I have an older blog post on the subject of Bug-Out Bags. In this post, we list and show the various items we felt would be useful in a three-day crisis situation. The list includes such lightweight (and I stress lightweight) but useful items as bandanas, paracord, and mosquito netting.
Once in awhile it appears this post gets mentioned on somebody else's website or blog, because all of a sudden I get a flurry of comments. This is what has happened in the last couple of days.
Most of the comments are highly useful -- additional information, or product suggestions, or otherwise helpful ideas. But once in awhile a startling comment comes through, such as this one:
Hey, The New Testament I would never bring. That won't help you either. It's extra dead weight. You should be able to comfort yourself from your own spirit, jeez. A book!? Get real.
So I got curious. How much did our pocket New Testaments weigh?
A two-ounce "dead weight" isn't going to make or break our bug-out bags. As Younger Daughter put it, "I'm not fussed."
Thanks, I'll keep the New Testament. Should we ever need to bug out, it could well be worth its weight in gold.