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Possibles pouch whats in yours

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by jdlenton, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. jdlenton

    jdlenton Full Member

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    We have had a couple of threads in the past on this subject but we've not had one for quite some time and there are lots of members here now that weren't here the last time

    I made a possibles pouch for Ogri the trog in for the brantub (same pattern as the my one (shown)). I gave it to him at the Moot he really liked it and wanted to know what i had in mine, unfortunately i never had chance to tell him so this is partly why this thread is here.

    The question got me think about what i was carrying and why, it also made me realise that we dont really talk about possibles pouch much any more and i didn't know why? I like mine it's handy and i have most of the things i need on my belt when I'm out and about. i do get ribbed on the odd occasion about my buscraft utility belt :p
    so here's my list and a photo
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    Contents:

    Swiss Army Knife [Huntsman]
    LED torch
    1m paracord neck lanyard
    Match case with compass in lid
    Strike any ware matches with cotton wool to protect heads
    Alcohol hand cleaner
    5m thin nylon twine
    2.5m 3mm paracord
    1 Maya wood stick
    3 zip lock food bags
    Green and Blue filters for Petzel Tika XP torch in in separate pouch on belt too with spare batteries
    3’x1’ of tin foil
    Mesh washing tablet bag
    Sewing kit [in small zip lock bag not shown]
    ....1 large needle
    ....2 small needles
    ....1 large curved needle
    ....1 small curved needle
    ....1 sadlers needle
    ....6 small safety pins
    ....3 4m lengths of black cotton
    Personal First Aid Kit [in small zip lock bag not shown]
    ....Assorted sticking plasters
    ....2 packs steristrip stitches
    ....Sterets alcohol preinjection swabs
    ....2 Melonin non adhering dressings
    ....Should have some sort of dressing maybe medium No. 8
    Should have some sort of sharpening device DC4 maybe
    I still have a small amount of room too!!!!!!

    EDIT 23/8/06:
    i have added
    No8 medium dressing
    plastic drill container wrapped in 3m of gaffer tape containing
    15 x 2" nails don't know if this is staying yet
    one Indian stone [fine water stone]
    6" of bcycle inner tube



    So
    what extra could i put in mine that I've missed?
    do you use a possibles pouch if not why not?
    whats in yours?
    whats it look like?
    after you've had a think what would you change in your pouch?
     
  2. pteron

    pteron Acutorum Opifex

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    Pedant alert, but isn't it a match case rather than a knife case? :)
     
  3. jdlenton

    jdlenton Full Member

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    oops will edit that's dyslexic proofreading for you:)
     
  4. gregorach

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

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    Hmmm, not sure if you'd call it a possibles pouch, but I have a PLCE double ammo pouch, half of which usually has snacks, brew kit, meths and the like, and the other half contains the following "emergency equipment":

    Signal mirror
    Survival bag
    Lifeventure knife / fork / spoon (the knife is a 3" stainless locker)
    1 sachet Greenheat
    Small arkansas stone
    Several fabric repair patches (mainly waterproof coated nylon)
    Small tube of seam sealant / adhesive
    Firesteel and striker
    Tinder pouch

    Plus 10m of paracord attached to one of the bungee loops. Needles and thread are in my FAK as I carry that everyday. Whistle on my keyring.

    I clearly need a torch in there somewhere. I keep thinking about putting some emergency fishing kit in there, but then I remind myself of just how useful that's really likely to be... ;)
     
  5. scruff

    scruff Settler

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    Golden Virginia and a packet of Rizzla? :D
     
  6. pteron

    pteron Acutorum Opifex

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    Is it the brass one? I bought a brass one and the black Alu one, the brass looks nicer and more bushcrafty but it is so heavy compared with the Alu.

    I like the pouch, did you make it yourself? I've been using an MEC manbag for mine but it doesn't look as good. It's more of an urban possibles kit though and usually contains:

    Blue Flame lighter
    Arc LS torch
    Small wood inlay Sebenza
    mobile phone (I may try and paint it OD ;) )
    AMBU rescue shield
    Keyring with Photon White LED light, SAK classic, Swiss tech key, button compass and even the odd key on it
    Leatherman Charge Ti + its bits
    Waterless hand cleaner with duct tape wrapped around it (my wife used to take the p*$s about this until one day my son's sandal fell apart and I stuck it back together with the duct tape)
    Telescoping space pen + post it pad
    A bit of Para cord, often some sailing line (similar to climbers accessory cord)

    (OK so I'm a bit of a kit junkie :D )

    You've reminded me I need to put more first aid stuff in it and a sharpener, plus the foil is a good idea too. Great thread!
     
  7. dommyracer

    dommyracer New Member

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    I don't have a 'possibles pouch' per se (I'd like a nice leather pouch though, considering making one)

    I tend to carry all the stuff I'd want to hand in an old Swedish Army gasmask bag.

    Generally it contains:-

    Gloves, knife, saw, FAK, Paracord, KFS, Snacks, Mozzie spray, camera, torch, spare batteries, basic sew kit and a couple of Collins Gems - Food for Free and Trees
     
  8. Mikey P

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    I like the possibles pouch - do you have a pattern for it? And how did you dye it?

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
  9. Seagull

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    Contents of possibles pouch..

    Much the same as everyone else,s , I suppose.
    I do like to carry a small magnifying glass, too..(eyes aint what they were).
    Also a bit of beeswax and a few skullache pills.


    So, I ended up with four of these pouches, (sort of like the Matrushka dolls), and I,ve finally decided that theres a definite need for a Tardis-like quality of being able to accommodate infinite volume inside an unreasonably small space!



    Ceeg
     
  10. jdlenton

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    me too maybe I'll drop some hooks in the sewing kit at a push i can press the twine in to service as line i haven't got any in now because i believe i could make some
    what no tea bags or a small bottle of mead:D
    a pattern well not really i designed it after seeing quite a few other examples i then made a mould for the wet forming [have a look at this thread] and that's about all the pattern I have. I mark out the lid/back with a ruler the pouch front after i have trimmed it and a dinner plate :eek: (it's just the right radius) as for dyeing i use fibbings professional oil dye and them finish with neatsfoot oil and leather balm with atom wax after talking to Leon at the moot i am considering using resolene (sp) an acrylic finish
    I have contemplated a lens but not found the right one yet, skullache pills dont use them if i can avoid it but not a bad idea for the PFAK. Whats the bees wax for ?

    I think i need a whistle in there too having thought about it
     
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    pteron Acutorum Opifex

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    Not really a possibles pouch more a going for a walk in the woods bag.

    It's an S10 resperator bag containing the following;

    Penknife - WWII patten single blade with marlin spike
    Torch
    FAK
    Brewkit
    Crusader mug/stove/waterbottle hexemine tabs (soon to be replaced with Coke can mini meths burner - when I get round to making it)
    Notebbok and pencil
    Field guide (sometimes)
    Monocular
    Compass
    Whistle
    Length of paracord
    Small sheet of plastic - for use as a bivi/poncho if caught out
    Snacks
    Laplander saw


    Moduser
     
  13. Seagull

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    Hey ho, JD.

    The beeswax, yerse, I used to mess about making bushy type glue or gum,
    but I found that my Missis,s dumplin,s were much better :lmao: .

    I use the wax for waterproofing thread, when I have to; and as a focal point for pocket lint.

    Congrats on the promotion, btw! ;)

    Ceeg
     
  14. jdlenton

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    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: nice idea


    might carry some for making glue that's an ides but it not really a possible IMO
     
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    mp3 player star was top trumps lip stick and rainbow bubbles :eek:
     
  16. Ogri the trog

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    Having been mentioned in James's first post, theres a heap of good ideas that I'm going to have to sift through. But if I was to take everything mentioned, I'd have to trade the pouch in for a leather rucksack ;)
    So things like FAK, small knife, hand cleaner, ignition source, torch, compass etc etc will all come in useful, I just need to prioritise what goes in the pouch and what could be better off elsewhere.

    Cheers all

    Ogri the trog
     
  17. wingstoo

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

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    How about using one of those credit card size lenses? and a couple of cottonwool and vaseline balls to help with the fire lighting?

    LS
    Good list of bits though, will have to do some re-packing I think...
     
  18. jdlenton

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    i ordered the very same yesterday

    so whats on your list now LS and what will you change?
     
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    i don't know what that lot would make possoible:confused: and what no four pint jug of bushcraft:rolleyes: :cool: :D
     
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    wingstoo Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Hi JD,

    What I will do is strip out my possibles pouch, and photograph the kit, add the necessary bits and bobs and re photograph...

    LS
     

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