"To be truly prepared you need to learn how to survive without your gear."
So true. I think a lot of people kind of "romanticize" this whole prepping/survival thing - I've been guilty myself. Yes, life's lessons will be learned during such an ordeal - because it will be very difficult. When the $hit hits the fan - we may not even be able to get home! May have to think on our feet and never get a chance to use gear.