Nolan’s everydaycarry.com pocket dump features an item we rarely see in these exquisitely photographed images: a water bottle. And yet, how important is H2O for our health and, yes, preparedness? (Dehydration slows your reflexes.) Don’t ask me: if a beverage doesn’t contain caffeine or alcohol I’m not interested. Ask the Beach Boys . . .
While the above song celebrates the joys of water (and the gun control paradise known as The People’s Republic of California), note that the music preceding this excerpt indicates that their H20 was laced with LSD. Which, for the purposes of armed self-defense, is a uniquely bad idea.
Question: unless you’re bugout bagging it on a daily basis, how in the world can you carry all the usual defensive gear, Field Notes and water? That stuff’s heavy.