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"Gee, Everyone should carry a kit like this." -Hobbes

Calvin's "Be Prepared" kit, featured in a single weekday strip, includes several items of little actual preparatory value, although to a child it may seem like an invaluable resource. Calvin feels that he needs to be ready for anything.


The kit includes:

  • 1 Umbrella (doubles as a parachute)
  • 1 Dart gun
  • Unknown amount of gum
  • 1 Wrench
  • 1 Map of Montana
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Rock
  • 1 Book on Bugs