I keep a ruck full of camp gear, as we camp out alot. All I would need to do was grab my tac. vest full of AR mags, my pistol and extra ammo. Food, water and all related hike /camp gear is ready to go. Also, by spending time camping year round, we 1. get to test our gear/ skills. 2. find out what works best. 3.Become in tune with the outdoors and feel comfortable sleeping/ living there.