Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Woods Kit

A good place to start, I think, would be to talk about what I take into the woods for an afternoon hike or forage.
  1. Shelter kit- a poncho and 550 cord
  2. First aid kit- band aids, 4x4 gauze, roller gauze
  3. Water bottle
  4. Metal cup- cook with or boil water
  5. Petzl e+lite- the best headlight I've owned
  6. Snare wire
  7. Multi tool
  8. Mora #2 sheath knife
  9. Fire starting kit-a fire steel, piece of candle, and man made tinder
  10. Diamond steel and ceramic rod
  11. Gerber saw
  12. Wetterlings hatchet
  13. Bug dope (seasonal)
  14. Sunscreen
I carry all of this goodness in a Mountainsmith day pack. With this kit I can set up a waterproof shelter, boil and store water, start a fire, and possibly catch food. This may seem like a lot of stuff to carry on a short hike, but I like to have it with me in case I get the itch to practice some sheltercraft, firecraft, or any other rusty skill.


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

I saw a comment you'd left on Norseman's blog saying you'd just started a blog of your own.
So i thought i'd drop by and wish you luck. The first six people are amazing after that you'll be amazed how fast your blog'll grow.

Be sure to join the outdoor bloggers summit and Foal's bushcraftusa
All the best

barnislavia said...

Thanks for the help. I'll check out those blogs, as well as yours.

Survival Chick said...

Good luck with the blog!

Anonymous said...

How do you like your Gerber saw, and are they expensive?

barnislavia said...

I love it, and no you can pick them up for about 11 bucks. If you have a Menards close they carry a Fiscars brand for about 9 dollars. Same saw.