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henchy3rd

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Just to break up the monotony of the lockdown, how’s about a show & tell
I consider my kit fairly light,how come it’s so bloody heavy..water, sleep system, food maybe?




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henchy3rd

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2 titanium life venture plates, lixada titanium cup, Swedish Kuksa, eagle kettle,camelwill pot,cheap lixada stacking wood stove( love it), titanium bushcraft essentials wood stove,not so clean canteen flask, folding camp grill,
Coffee & tea pouch with spices & oil, first aid kit pouch with mini sawyer water purifier,utensil roll with carving spoons/ chisel & knives ,tinder pouch with traditional & modern fire lighting methods,UCO candles,baby feure hands lantern,Hultafors mini hatchet,,shamagh,DD 3x3 tarp with Dyneema & light eyes set up,DD Jura 2 sleeping bag, DD inflatable mat, uk army gortex Bivvy bag,Haix liability boots, old school Italian army gaiters, uk army leather & gortex gloves(when it’s cold), Ridgeline monsoon elite 2 smock( small Opinal knife & lighter always in pocket) Trangia meths stove, metal bow saw,lumino lite head torch,
Scaffolders belt( note double eyes), possibles pouch, axe loop, Bahcho Laplander saw, large ferro rod,Condor swamp romper knife & Casstrom woodsMan knife,(belt & fixings all in dark brown leather),
Other stuff..
OneTigris back woods bungalow, polish lavvu, trekology pillow,Terra hiker ground sheet, small Anker phone charger( indispensable), Karrimore sabra 45 rucksack with additional side pockets,lightweight DD tarp(summer)& various hats but mostly wear my Australian BC leather cowboy hat, Fjallraven Vida pro & Percussion bramble trousers.pure wool shirts/ jumpers, Marino base layers.
 
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C_Claycomb

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I am not sure I can stand far enough back, in my house, to fit all my kit in frame :rolleyes3:. Single, living alone, used to have a reasonably well paid job...it is true what they say about stuff expanding to fill available space!

Sleep systems can be heavy, but my own personal millstone has always been tools and metal-ware. You can have a lot of silnylon and down for the weight of a tiny camp axe, pair of binoculars, extra cook pots, Leatherman packed in case you need tools, carving tools, spare fatwood, lamps, multiple ultralight stoves and metal water containers. In other words, I have trouble cutting out all the fun, cool, tools and toys that "might" be useful!
 
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gra_farmer

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This is my simple grab kit that is thrown in the car, I have had to use this before when stranded from home for 2 days, worked very well.





This smaller kit is carried

 

gra_farmer

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Is that a bar of Wrights coal tar soap.. I haven’t seen that in years?
That's correct, forget liquid soap, a standard bar and particularly a tar soap does wonders for keeping you healthy and clean in the outdoors.

Many years ago when I was a sheep farmer, I used to use flaked soap for everything during lambing.
 

C_Claycomb

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What pieces of that kit did you use while stranded, and where were you stranded? I am curious, and I admit sceptical, about the utility of the spears, yo-yo reel, and the slingshot. Is this meant as a UK vehicle bag, or something for more exotic travels?
 

gra_farmer

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What pieces of that kit did you use while stranded, and where were you stranded? I am curious, and I admit sceptical, about the utility of the spears, yo-yo reel, and the slingshot. Is this meant as a UK vehicle bag, or something for more exotic travels?
The yo yo wheel, is yet to be used, but the spears and slingshot work on fish and rabbits. Mostly the kit is for fun, and elements change all the time. This kit goes in the car.

It was a number of years ago, while trying to get back from a round trip to get funding for a continuation of a PhD study, found myself in a remote part of North Wales.

Almost out of fuel, a little lost, cold, not feeling well and very tied. Used a mixture of car and Tarp, as lean too, some food in the car to keep me going, collected running water nearby to drink and wash with, and settled down. Waited out the 2 day constant down pour, had a fire and rested until feeling better. Used a cotton cloth to filter water, as didn't have the brown bag then, and mixture of the others bits seen, but the pictured are mostly replacements, on the originals used.

Once the rain stopped, I walked quite a few miles and eventually found a fuel station (looked more like a house and driveway). Got fuel and a lift back to the car and off again.

Nothing exceptional, but made everything so much more comfortable
 

C_Claycomb

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That does not sound like a fun situation.

Hunting/fishing/trapping gear is always popular in survival kits and is something of a personal bug-bear of mine when that kit is meant for the UK. I know its cool, and fits with parts of the "bushcraft" image, but in the UK its almost always illegal, and I see that sort of gear as a waste of valuable space. I also think that there can be a tendency to pack such kit and cease thinking about other, more realistic and practical items.

The sheath/lock knife is questionable legally for a just-in-case kit, but of unquestionable value if you need to do as you did with tarp and fire.
 

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