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basic kit

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by mick, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. mick

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    here's a list of my basic equipment. all suggestions are welcome. :)
    1. rucksack or daysack
    2. tarp or tent (depending)
    3. sleeping bag
    4. role mat
    5. paracord
    6. sweedish Army trangia or just the billy can
    7. metal spoon
    8. matches
    9. firesteel
    10. knife (mora)
    11. lock knife
    12. saw
    13. waterbottles and brewing mug
    14. brew kit tea, coffee etc
    15. survival bag
    16. first aid kit
    17. socks (wool)

    My first aid kit is fairly simple and consists of:

    2 triangular bandages
    2 crepe bandages 5cm
    two roles of tape
    resuscitation aid
    pair of gloves
    antiseptic wipes
    assorted plasters
    scissors
    non adherent pads 5cm sqr and 10cm sqr
     
  2. TheViking

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    Great kit! Just my taste... Light, but efficient. :wink:
    I use a swedish mess kit too.
     
  3. Ed

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    Well thats a nice little basic kit... seems to cover fire food water and shelter...

    I personally would add a whistle and a mirror/heiliograph for signalling (you never know!!!)

    and some sort of filter (milbank bag) for filtering the crud water before you boil it.

    ....and if you are in wales like me, you want waterproofs on the top of your bag for easy access ;-) ...

    :)
    Ed
     
  4. mick

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    thanks for the suggestions a milbank filter would be a good idea.
    a little more detail on my kit.
    all items in my pack a kept inside a rubble bag for waterproofing, with a spair rubble bag carried just in case.
    a whistle is carried on a neck lanyard although i never thought of the mirror becuase of the usualy poor weather, a good idea though.
    thanks for the advice
     
  5. Ed

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    Just having aquick look at your first aid kit, I was thinking you may want to add some pain killers and antihistamines (sp?).... and maybe a couple of hydrocollide(sp?) plasters for blisters....

    :)
    Ed
     
  6. RAPPLEBY2000

    RAPPLEBY2000 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    seems a pretty good kit,

    you don't seem to have a torch, even a basic £5 LED one would get you out of trouble if you drop your keys!

    pair of tweezers from a swiss army knife are tiny and helpfull

    some sort of washkit?

    :roll:
     
  7. mick

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    Ed - These hydrocloride plasters, which ones do you use. i used to use the the boots own brand but wasn't impressed so stopped adding them.

    one item I use for blisters are the fabric knuckle plaster, there a good little multipurpose item.
    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/firstaid/index.htm
    try that site for ideas. worth a little look.
     
  8. steve a

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    try using compeed(sp) they stick really well, will stick until you decide to remove them.
     
  9. jakunen

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    Yeah, superb plasters!
    Coem in different sizes too. Used them a few years ago and now keep them in all my FAKS and the medicine cupboard.
     
  10. Douglas

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    They've always come off too early with me, even when I reinforced them with tape...plus one type of plaster only suits one specific place, so you need tons of differant types.

    I know everybody loves them, but I hate them just because they keep coming off! And I do put them on according to the instructions (warm them up etc.)...
     
  11. jakunen

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    That is a common problem. I think it's due to skin type or surface chemistry. I can't use the waterproof plastic plasters as they refuse to stick for more than 2 minutes but the old fashioned fabric ones sometimes need a pair or pliers and super-glue solvent to remove... :?:
     
  12. TAHAWK

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    map?
    compass?
     
  13. Ed

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    I use wilko (wilkinsons stores) own brand ones.... they stick fine on my skin. scholl also make them but I've not tried these. I like them because of the cooling effect the have on those hot spot areas.

    :)
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