I enjoy traveling but I hate flying. Well, it isn’t the actual flying I don’t like, it is the fact that I can’t always bring what I want to bring on the plane. If I absolutely have to, I’ll check a bag but that’s time out of my trip I don’t want to take if I can avoid it.
For my trip to the Living Ready Expo this weekend, here’s what I’ve done. First, I mailed to myself at the hotel a couple blades to have with me when I’m there. Just two small but decent pocket knives. When I leave Atlanta, I’ll either mail the knives back home or I’ll put them in my carry on luggage and check the bag.
In my carry on luggage, I’ve packed a butt pack with the following:
–A Heatsheets emergency blanket
—A magnesium striker
–A small fishing kit and some snare wire
–Some shelf-stable food
–Water purification tablets
–A Sierra cup (large)
–Some first aid supplies
To the best of my knowledge, everything there is ok to keep with me on the plane. I guess we’ll find out for sure when I get to the security checkpoint.
All of those items make up my mini-BOB for while I’m there. I’ll have a rental car once I land in Atlanta so at least in theory I’d have transportation to get out of the city if needed.
If any of you visit the Expo on Saturday, be sure to stop over at the “Meet the Experts” table and say hi!