So i am not a prepper but I don't think preppers are crazy. I was born and raised here in oregon and since I was a kid I've spent almost all of my free time in the backcountry, never been a fan of marked trails or campsites. So although I'm not a "prepper" I have many skills and the experience to survive out in the back country if I have to. I just recently upgrade my two main backpacks. I had a 50 and a 65l Hi-tech backpack. I use larger packs because I tend to pack heavy and do a lot of winter camping which requires more gear. For the first pack I actually down sized to a 40l kelty courser for my over night/weekend fall, spring, and summer pack. And I went bigger with my 90l Kelty RedCloud That I'll use for winter/extended trip pack. I'm keeping my old packs and was thinking about making one of them into a bug out bag. Here is my dilemma. Over the years I've spend well over $1000 dollars on my backpacking gear. I don't cheap out of any of my gear. Since I keep all of my gear well stocked and maintained and stored all in the same, big *** tote, i can pack my bag in a few minutes. Would it be worth it to buy all the extra gear to save a few minutes? I'm leaning toward just using the same gear that way I don't have to spend extra $ and I can use my 90l kelty as a bug out bag. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.