The Ultimate Expedition Bag
Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 by KielB
Have you ever considered what pack you would like to have in a post-Armageddon scenario? Before you throw out an answer like your “favorite backpack from middle school” let’s consider the criteria.
First off the bag would have to be tough enough to have survived the aforementioned end-of-world context, which probably rules out a lot of the soft leather and fabric bags we all love to carry around the city. It should be made of strong leather, preferably one piece as well. Naturally it has to be its own shield against extreme weather, scattered debris, zombie hoards, onslaughts of wild pigeons and the like, and hopefully look better after the beating. The seams and stress points would absolutely need to be reinforced and unless you were a whiz at leather work in the old world, it better have been made that way in the first place. You also need the bag to carry on a legacy if and when your luck runs out, meaning an embossed name tag is a necessity, so the next survivor who finds it should feel honored to pry it from your grip and it least will have known your proper name.
You need to be organized. The bag must have designated compartments for everything. The last thing you want to be bothered with is clawing around for your cantina or your medicine in a floppy duffel bag. To survive you need structure and support, and when you have nothing else but what you tote those concepts should be integral to your carryall. In terms of transporting, it should also be wearable multiple ways, on your back, over the shoulder and by hand in order to relieve stress from which ever limb is aching most that day. In the off-chance that you find a functional plane, and you know how to operate said plane, the bag should meet standard carry-on luggage requirements so that you may properly stow it rather than have it bouncing and sliding all over the place.
Let’s hope for the sake of mankind that you have not forgotten how a modern man should present himself regardless of the situation’s duress – the bag needs to look good and defer to your civility. This bag is more thanjust a bag, it is your new best friend with which you will sleep, eat, walk and possibly talk to more than anything, so for your sake it should be beautiful or handsome if you prefer. It needs to be such also because when you do take that plane and fly to the rumored untouched island of beautiful Amazonians you cannot risk that they turn you away. You need to take the paradise of your salvation in confident style, and maintain the integrity of timeless worldliness.
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