You could always spin this to your advantage Sassenach. Now you know you have holes in this area of your prep, it could be a great way to mitigate the problem and get you thinking about plugging the holes. If you have a vehicle how about making up a small ultralight camping kit to keep in it? What can you do to improve your chances by stashing a bit more kit somewhere else or having a good walk round your neighbourhood for things to possibly scavenge en route. This could give you some ideas what to carry. Just a thought
I've given this a bit more thought, and have decided that I will stick to being vehicless as this is what I would actually have to do.
So, firstly, I would sort out the ultralight camping stuff all of this is stored in waterproof tubs in the shed.
A couple of tarps,
trangia stove and a bottle of fuel,
compact sleeping bag
a few mylar blankets and a wool blanket.
I also have a pocket version of the SAS Survival Guide and Food for Free.
My fire starting kit,
one of the knives,
small hatchet and a dinky little folding trowel.
I keep a set of clothes vac packed in my camping kit so that will go in.
I'd then bung in some seeds, my shorthandled hand tools and mini tool kit.
A good folding saw would go in too.
Compact wash kit,
water prurification tablets and filter. a couple of folding water bottles and 5 litre folding water carrier.
couple of litres of water.
Metal mug and set of nesting billy cans.
map and compass
a hanful of rags from the rag bag
some rubbish bags
a box of candles
Food is very basic out there. It's mostly staples stored in airtight drums. So I'd help myself to
I'd dig up the money stash too.
Fishing gear is also out there, so I'd probably snag some line, hooks and lures. Souds a lot, but I know all of that will fit in my backpack, and I could carry it.
I wouldn't just use my backpack, I'd get out one of my wheeled suitcases and make a start filling that with useful, but non essentials.
more garden tools, a few carpentry tools, some nails and screws. Staplegun and staples
en route I would keep my eyes open for anything useful like empty plastic bottles, tins, pine cones,
Defence for me would have to be a few homemade booby traps to secure the camp once I got there. Firearms are more strictly controlled over here.
For the moment I think I'd be happy with that.
Speaking of stashes elsewhere...Just rememeed I have a few bits stored at the allotment too! Including a couple of packets of Hobnobs.
It's actually got me thinking that maybe I should make and store some hardtack and jerky in the shed too.hmmm much to think about.