Dear Reading Friends, this is David Telbat. I spent days preparing fact sheets for Dawn of Affliction and the journey that Levi Caspertein takes across America. In this post-apocalyptic trek, what would he carry in his backpack? From my own hikes, as well as from journals of the outdoors, I organized the most comprehensive list of survival gear I could imagine. Are you ready to inventory your own post-apocalyptic gear for the journey?
Survival Gear for the Journey
Below is a list of survival gear that Titus Caspertein helped his son, Levi, gather for the trek across America. (The list is not in any particular order.)
1. External frame pack, green. Capacity 70 pounds
3. Sharpening stone for knives
4. Deer call
5. Water bottle
6. Wind-direction indicator for hunting
7. Nylon bag with parachute cord
8. Aluminum cooking pot
9. Topographical maps
10. Two-way radios
11. Plastic bags, waterproof sheets
13. Folding knife
15. Parka, camouflage
16. Rip-stop pants
17. Storm boots
18. Rappel belt
19. Crossbow, 125lb draw, 35-inches long
20. Three MREs
21. 5-inch skinning knife
23. Bullpup battle rifle, .308, eleven magazines
24. Granola, jerky, powdered milk, dried fruit
25. Sleeping bag
26. Rain poncho
27. Wrap-around sunglasses
28. Water filter
29. U.S. Navy Seal analogue watch
30. .22 rifle with silencer
As you read Dawn of Affliction, you’ll notice that many of these things are mentioned throughout the novel, but here you see what Levi was working with along his route from San Diego heading east. Interestingly, the item that is mentioned most in the book from this list is number 32.—the Bible.
If you were to make a list of survival gear, what would be your most valued item?
See you on the next page!
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