What does you daybag contain?

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Brizzlebush

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dnarcher

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Anybody else carry a blizzard bag? Sport for summer, main one for winter. Always have a plastic poncho, for other people.
Got caught out last month, dog barking at squirrel up tree got his paw stuck between two trunks, grew together higher up,so no bending it and thinner one wrist thick. I had and used a rangergrip, but now carrying a silky gomboy, just in case he does it again. These things always happen when you haven't got your good kit with you, so the moral is always carry your gear. A hori hori is quite useful, too.
 

BigMonster

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Anybody else carry a blizzard bag? Sport for summer, main one for winter. Always have a plastic poncho, for other people.
Got caught out last month, dog barking at squirrel up tree got his paw stuck between two trunks, grew together higher up,so no bending it and thinner one wrist thick. I had and used a rangergrip, but now carrying a silky gomboy, just in case he does it again. These things always happen when you haven't got your good kit with you, so the moral is always carry your gear. A hori hori is quite useful, too.
I used to but it's an overkill. Now I have the SOL bivvi in my first aid kit as a hypothermia item that can also be used a s a survival item. If you unroll it once they fold really flat to the size of a notepad.
 

MikeeMiracle

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Just recently setup a day pack, meant more as a Rural and Urban bag to have with me when out and about with or without the family. Items are:

Paracord
Rain Poncho's x2
Mini survival kit (Wallet card multitool, wetfire, tinder, alcohol wipes, waterproof pen & pencil, emergency wistle)
Small ultra lightweight 2.1m x 1.5m tarp
Flat packed emergency water containers
Mini Table
4 x 500ml Regular Water Bottles
1 x 500ml Sparkling Water (for the Mrs)
First aid kit
Microfibre towel
USB Battery's & cables
Spork
Head Torch
Multitool
TBS Wildcat
Tissues / Wet Wipes / Alcohol Gel
Gloves
Medication

If I were heading into rural areas alone I would swap some of the water and add a 750 metal mug and some food in the form of flapjacks and pasta.

Wouldn't mind some suggestions for additions to cater for when im out and about with the family (small kids.) The kit as it stands was thrown together and I feel like I could do with more stuff handy for the family.
 

Oliver G

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We use traditional nappies and you can buy zippered waterproof bags to keep soiled nappies in while you're out and about. They come in all sorts of funky patterns and will be handy if you've got small kids who are liable to get their clothes ruined throughout the day. Spare clothes are also a godsend, if you've got a spare set of clothes vacuum pack them and they'll remain small and waterproof.
 

Van-Wild

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Wouldn't mind some suggestions for additions to cater for when im out and about with the family (small kids.) The kit as it stands was thrown together and I feel like I could do with more stuff handy for the family.

A whistle each is a good idea. We give our kids a small walkie talkie each and also have one, so they can wander safely and still have comms. The eldest (12) also has a mobile phone.

Wet wipes are a god send. In the winter, reusable hand warmers are great for chilly fingers.

I always have a few little packs of jelly sweets to hand. They keep morale up and a fast energy supply if little legs are waning.....

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Robson Valley

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Most common autumn mountain trips involve a great deal of very low speed driving, searching for our forest grouse (Ruffed, Dusky and Franklin's). My day pack contains all sorts of personal hygiene things a couple of bog rolls and so on. Those are the essentials as far as I'm concerned.
The fire kit must have half a dozen different starters from hurricane matches to a 10 minute railroad flare. Nice butane cartridge stove ("just in case.")

Food is all kinds of fridge stuff and fruit packed into a couple of small hard-side insulboxes.
Water is a 5 gal water tank which, in autumn, is never left in the vehicle in case it ices up. Field dressing grouse then a wash up in 20C water with a towel is heaven on a -5C day. Seems like a lot of water for a day trip but I might just need to hand out a gallon or three to somebody else.

You all would love this. We go up and putz around, maybe find a couple of bags of sand for polishing stone. Bit of a hunt with hammers and stone chisels for big (1" ) pyrite crystals. Something to do while we fix a hot drink.

There's always a fresh rock slide every spring to paw through. Then we get lucky and pop a few grouse so supper is assured. Fingered, breaded, fried up, plum sauce, Chili chicken sauce and some sort of vino from a case here and there.

Last day of last year's season, I shot a very good-sized Ruffed grouse. My only bird of the entire season. The biggest joke was the argument about who had the best sense of balance to bend over and filed dress the bird! I had to lean on the back bumper of the truck to get it done!
 
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