Guest post by Tera Shanley
Here is a peek inside the bag that goes everywhere with her. (Don't forget to pop over to Amazon and snag Love at the End of Days for $2.99!)
- Extra throwing knives – Her weapon of choice is knives and she’s put in the time and practice to perfect her craft. It’s essential she not run out of blades while on the run, so if she’d running low, she has spares in her bag.
- Canteen with iodine tablets – Water is important. Clean water is a must.
- Tarp and rope – For a quick and easy shelter, tie the rope between two trees, drape the tarp over and anchor the edges with rocks.
- Protein bars – Food is imperative for energy to escape the hordes. Protein is a must and these are easy to eat on the go.
- First aid kit – for injuries less lethal than Dead bites.
- Spark starter – for making fire.
- Dry socks – need at least two extra pairs. If your feet go, you’re a Dead snack.
- Fishing line and flies – these can be stored in a Tic-Tac case.
- A tree harness – in case you are treed by Deads, you don’t want to fall asleep in a tree without some safety precautions.
- Flashlight – it’s dark out there with no electricity. Step carefully.
- Small ax – doubles as weapon and for cutting/chopping.
- Compass – don’t get lost.
- Laminated maps – following soggy, smudged maps is a dangerous game.
- Small shovel
- Bug spray
- Soap/hand sanitizer
- Multi tool – I use one of these all the time and it’s not even the zombie apocalypse.
- Pistachio shells – provides a clean slow burning tinder for starting fires.
- Pancho – stay dry, stay alive.
- Leather palm gloves –protect those hands, survivors!
What about you? Do you have anything else you would add to Vanessa’s bug-out bag?
Now, I would just like to add that I fully plan on joining the zombie horde. I mean, it's less stressful. All I'll care about it eating brains. No worries about the one being eaten. And if I get shot in the head, I still won't care because I'll be dead-dead.
About the Author
Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Dystopian (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love! A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn't busy running around after her family, she's writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. Other works can be found here.