hey, I am sorry. But. 6'2", 280lbs, pack a day smoker....You shouldn't be carrying anything more than a basic combat load. That would be 60 rounds for a bolt or 210 for an AR15 and 45 rounds of pistol. No offense but eagle scout or no, you don't seem combat effective at your weight and lifestyle. Unless you are Brock Lesner, you won't be able to move quickly enough to survive many firefights.
Not only are you a big target but you are easily flanked. In combat you die from one of three things; failure to move, failure to shoot, failure to communicate. So, with your ammo, you can shoot. But you didn't mention traveling with friends so commo is out. Your size and smoking makes moving tough.
Look at it this way, I am 100 pounds lighter, and can run 2 miles in 16 minutes. And I am 47 years old and consider myself in out of shape. How would you fare against 2 or 3 guys like me so inclined to rob you?
You need to travel light and look poor.
Man!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about making an EXCELLENT point. So many people think that having a bunch of guns, a bunch of ammo in a bunch of different locations etc..... etc..... etc.....will by default allow you to survive. A lot of people out there never or seldom consider their own fitness into the whole equation of whatever situation they are preparing for. Talk to the the top shooting industry instructors and survivalists and ask them where physical fitness is placed in the hierarchy of surviving a firefight, an extended conflict or survival situation?
I'll be willing to bet most will either not like the answer, will be in denial or will be shocked with its importance.
I really hate to say it, but soooooo many gun owners have NOOOO idea of what the body goes through physiologically alone during a fight. (not counting the running around one has to do, to change the OODA loop in your favor). What happens to the body and how to work within those reactions or how to try and minimize them so one can be somewhat effective behind the gun. Otherwise you're just throwing lead downrange and hoping you get lucky in making a hit.
The typical guy that thinks going to the range and shooting 50 to 100 rounds at a square range, where the environment is nice and calm, there's no pressure or stress, from a comfortable position, you shoot the drills you like and are decent in, you're heart rate is beating slightly above your resting heart rate, and overall are having a good time, have a real false sense of security in thinking that they are prepared for just a gunfight event alone.
I can tell you that doing a mag change, squeezing the trigger or even looking through your sights under the aforementioned conditions is nothing like doing a mag change, squeezing the trigger or looking through your sights when under the duress of a gunfight and under the physiological effects the body goes into . When your heart rate is close to 200bpm, your performance is affected, even the way the brain thinks or processes information changes. Veterans that have been in engagements know what I mean. You'd be surprised what a different experience those 3 simple actions are. They are the extreme opposites of each other, and the only thing that gets you somewhat ready for that experience is the right mindset, the right training, and being physically fit. You don;t need to be an Olympian, but be in good shape. Your odds of survival will increase substantially. One has to learn how to control heart rate and breathing so we can lower them and be effective in what we're trying to do. Both of those are at the center of being in shape and in turn how we perform.
IMO it can all summed up in a great quote by Col. Jeff Cooper who once said "Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.”