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Bush Wacked
03-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Seriously, composed of every little nook and cranny found and deemed useful in this sites material.

GMScooter
03-21-2012, 09:34 PM
Um....huh?

GreyOne
03-21-2012, 09:48 PM
It would not be a pocket sized affair ,the amount of shared information here is almost mind boggling. :)

I suspect adding the combined download archives would really make a gargantuan pocket full.

TaigaTreader
03-21-2012, 10:00 PM
I carry manual 64-5 on most of my outings, as well as a flippy 5x7 notebook with lines on one side and grid on the other. I keep notes of what I learn, where I go, what I do, sketch maps to cool places off the trail, etc.

QFry
03-22-2012, 02:10 AM
The problem is...good reference material for you could be useless for myself and only half true for Joe Nub (not a real person)...i find the best thing to do (which many people here would recommend as well) is to keep a notebook/journal/whatever that you can use to write down and draw what you find useful. I use a couple of waterproof notebooks that get consolidated every once in a while...if something comes up while in the bush start a new page with the new idea and then research and fill page in when home. These work great for that... http://www.bushcraftoutfitters.com/Rite-In-The-Rain-Adventure-Travel-Journal-ritr-adventure-journal.htm
http://www.bushcraftoutfitters.com/Rite-In-The-Rain-4x6-Outdoor-Pocket-Journal-ritr-outdoor-4x6.htm

Two Bears
03-22-2012, 03:36 AM
I never saw a point in keeping a journal. 25 years later I still don't. I can't draw so it wouldn't do me any good to draw anything, a few months later I wouldnt know what the he'll I was drawing at the time even if I explained it to myself in words.

zero40484
03-22-2012, 03:42 AM
i want some of the little plant repherence cards.

maby do them in micro text and include a fresnel lens that way you can read the cards and you have a way to make fire. 2xwinning.

vermillion8604
03-22-2012, 03:46 AM
It's called an iPhone with the tapatalk app :P lmao :). Half the time I post on here I am on my property bushing it out :). Lol

Corso
03-22-2012, 04:35 AM
I'm in the process of making some laminated credit card sized reminders - that i'll keep in a credit card pocket wallet

Panzer
03-22-2012, 07:13 AM
Seriously, composed of every little nook and cranny found and deemed useful in this sites material.

That's easy for you to say :15:

Clovishunter
03-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Start making a journal of your expierience, and add what you learn as you go, draw maps,trap sets, shelters and the such, list your resources in your area and areas abroard. It's what I do, just my opinion..

Buckskin
03-22-2012, 10:42 AM
You could always get one of these. There is some stuff that could apply, but a lot that does not.

http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Ref-Thomas-J-Glover/dp/1885071000

QFry
03-22-2012, 12:19 PM
You could always get one of these. There is some stuff that could apply, but a lot that does not.

http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Ref-Thomas-J-Glover/dp/1885071000

Just ordered one, thanks for this, it looks great!

GMScooter
03-22-2012, 12:45 PM
I've got one of those. They are fantastic!

econnofoot
03-22-2012, 01:19 PM
they are worth their weight in gold

TaigaTreader
03-22-2012, 03:14 PM
There are also pocket sized SAS Survival Guides as well.

wingnuts
03-22-2012, 03:19 PM
There are also pocket sized SAS Survival Guides as well.

I have one of those and just dug it out to throw in my pack. there's some fairly good stuff in it. I like the journal idea too! I just seem to loose intrest in those and end up carrying a half empty note pad! I use a rite in the rain spiral bound and fisher space pen. Even take it on the kayak fishing!

Bush Wacked
03-22-2012, 05:38 PM
Great ideas, ive already started the journal method yesterday and just use pencil to trace then pen to finalize the small drawings for assembly or schematics of whatever it'd be. Using Cody Lundins second book for which order the material will be layed out upon and so on from there.

I own about 5 different pocket refs, there all cool but an outdoors one made from infinite sources would be great too.

econnofoot
03-22-2012, 08:03 PM
I have a us army special forces handbook that is pretty small now that I think about it.