Well I never thought it would happen to me but it did.
When I purchased that bag and supplied it with necessities I never thought the day would come that I had just enough time to grab a bag and go because I had no time to get anything else.
That day came!
Last weekend I get someone pounding on my door at 1:30AM while I am cold out. It takes me a few minutes to get to the door and when I answer it I see my neighbor in panic mode telling me my truck is going underwater and get it now or lose it. So yes I wade in 2 ft of water to my truck and luckily having a 4wd truck I just drove right out. Not so for many of my neighbors with cars. SO now I go throw my truck a few hundred yards away to dry land but who knows what is going to be dry soon. So I run back upstairs and Im in panic mode. My thoughts are I have to get out now or be trapped in here and this water is rising fast. SO I go upstairs and grab my bug out bag and open it to put some more useful and fittable clothing in it. I already have 5 days of dried foods in the bag but I also stick in 6 cans of tuna some peanut butter and a few cans of beans. I also grab my boots and throw some extra socks and undies in them and I head back out to my truck loaded with my B O B and my boots and a jacket in hand. The water has come up even more now and it is up to my knees for the wade to my truck. Now I am really panicing. I decide I need more stuff and wade back in again. I hit a pile of ants on the way back and they tore my legs up in that nasty nasty water. While all of this is going on it is pouring down in buckets. Just heavy torrential rain. Very unnerving. SO I go back up and all of this has taken at least 45 minutes. Now I just grab my backpack load it with as much fruit and food as I can and set it by the door. Why I didnt leave I dont know but I decided that I was going to wait until it was chest high to leave. About 4 am I waded back out to the truck loaded up my backpack and whatever else I had in my hands at at that point it was up to my juevos.
Again I go back to my place and wait and watch the water. Thankfully it stopped rising about there and I just sat there and watched it rain all night and day and night and day etc etc
SO I am grading my BOB
What I took out. MY Takedown 22 and ammo where out. The clothing I had in there was old non fitting stuff and it came out. But that was it everything else was good to go. But I probably will keep it in there in case the next situation is far worse. And yes it can get far worse.
What I put in was a few rounds of 45 w mags and better clothing and whatever appropriate food I had available at the time
SO my bug out bag did well just need better clothing just in case I have to get out faster next time.
This is why a BOB is a good thing and you should have one
Pic is view from my balcony at 7AM that morning.
My trusty and beloved HK was not leaving my side. I think a pistol is all I need for a bug out situation of this magnitude. A much worse catastrophe like a nuclear strike, major tsunami, grid blackout or supervolcanic eruption I would definitely have kept my TD22 with the 300 rounds I had in there.
What a night it was a nightmare and I am glad its over. Sorry to spill the beans like this but it is therapeutic to be able to talk about it.
I hope everyone is safe and sound and dry again. The misery out there is something you just cant fathom. It is bad for a lot of people.