I was doing a little resizing of some .45auto brass and thinking about if the SHTF, Just what I would take. Not to be a person who want to spoil the party but a few what if’s came to mind. The situation, All out war has progressed in every land on the face of the earth and countless people are killed. The infostructure is trash, but you still have most of your supplies and equipment. No gas for the automobile, your 4 wheeler was stolen and all you got is your feet. You need to get the hell out of dodge before marauding gangs find you and take what you got. Your destination is 2000 miles away to a sanctuary where they are holding out against the raiders and murders that plunder everything. Can you make it with what you have planed to take to the hills strapped to your back? The reason I will not take the .45 auto and take my 9mm instead is a weight factor. With the 9mm I can carry more ammo the handgun is a tad bit lighter and the mag holds a few more rounds. The Mossberg 12 gage will be my other weapon but I will limit it to only 25 rounds of #4 buck, reason again is weight verses firepower, and maybe a slingshot for small game. I plan on traveling light as possible but with as much as I can manage to hall each day for at least a 30-mile trip. Can you manage the weight and 30 miles a day in rough terrain in all seasons? Weight everything you would take and load a backpack with that much weight and trace out a 30 mile round trip from where you are and take that walk to see if you can make it. Don’t just say you can make it, know you can by actually doing it.