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  1. BUSHscandi

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    This is minus food. but these are my tools, hat and bag
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    if you were wondering the axe is by mora
     
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    nice, whats the axe perform like? never seen one before
     
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    its good for chopping, and its light enough to carry for ages, the edge retention is ok.
    For splitting its not that good since the plastic handle is molded onto the head, which gets in the way.
     
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    nice stuff. I've got my favorite hats, knives, hatchet, and a few other day hike tools. The one thing I can't find is the perfect bag. I'm convinced that it doesn't exist. I like how you went with the extra simple bag. Nicely done.
     
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    Nice kit. I like the hat. Who makes it?
     
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    here it is, i bought it from a show, but i think i found the same one on an american site for you
    http://usa.onlinekakadu.com/product/roo
     
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    Water ? I usually carry at least one canteen and cup.
     
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    when i said food i meant that too, that is just a picture of my tools, bag, hat
     
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    Nice looking set up, I was wondering about the cup and canteen too.
    Do you find the saw comes in handy for a day hike?
     
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    well, for cutting wood for carving and camp crafts yes, never needed it for woodcollection for fire on a day hike.
     
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    Nice set up!
    What kind of bag is that?

    Jontok
     
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    its the pathfinder haversack, by dave canterbury
     
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    You only wanted to show off your Brokeback Mountain hat didnt you?;):D:D

    Good kit, but why an axe, saw & knife for a day hike?, just curious, i normally have a knife & and saw and thats about it for a regular day hike, even then the knife might just be a MOD issue pocket knife rather than a fixed blade jobbie.
     
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    i dont usually take the axe out. and i often only use a sak and the saw.
    but this is my fave kit
    and i like the hat ok
     
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    what do you guys think of the axe?
     
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    I went out today to Larch Mountain in the Columbia Gorge and came upon an injured hiker. He had a badly pulled leg mussel and was limping along. He looked like he spent ten minutes rolling in the dirt. He said he had fallen.

    My everyday carry hiking kit had a medical kit and I gave him a couple advil and walked him down then drove him to his car.
    - So, I am glad to say I carried this kit. It felt good to be of help.
    - This kit also includes an extra knife, mini multi-tool, bandages and clean wipes, rubber gloves, dermatone tin, matches and lighter, 50 ft of paracord, and a powerbar.
    - I also had a Mora#2 on my belt.
    - An alcohol stove and cup for tea.
    - A litter of water.
    - Extra Clothing
     
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    It all depends on what I have planned for that particular day hike on what I pack,sometimes I'll take a small shoulder bag with water a knife,food,fire lighting equipment and that it.
    Some times I will pack an Axe because I will need one of that particular hike.

    My day hike backpack is a 25lt Karrimor airspace

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    This is what I took on my last day hike.
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    Water bottle.
    Folding knife & ferro rod.
    First Aid Kit
    Folding saw.
    Billycan & cup.
    Spoon.
    Swedish Army Kuksa to eat from.
    Two Swedish folding cups just in case I meet anyone.
    Shemagh..
    Small Binoculars.
    Plastic container just In case I find something I need to collect and store.
    2 sealable bags for dirty billycan and cups.
    Work gloves.
    Kneeling mat as a seat.
    T.P.
    Anti bacterial hand gel

    Food and drink.

    coffee & sugar.
    Instant pasta meal.
    Smoked pork sausage.
    Salt & Pepper.
    Banana.
    Chocolate.
    Raisins.
     
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    Carriing a medical is certainly a good idea. It happened to me that I choped my hand instead of wood (preety serious) and I didnt have the med kit. Since then its always with me.

    Cheers!
     
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    I have my hatchet and saw on every day hike, just in case. If for some crazy reason I ended up stranded in the bush, the one thing I'd want to have with me is saw and axe and from there I know I'd be fine, so I take it as a survival kit and it's ALWAYS fun to play with an axe in the bush, even on a simple day hike. I concur about the med kit though, even just a little BS one that's super cheap, mine came in a watertight carrying case with a key ring attatched as well. All in all I'm a fan of your kit, mine's pretty similar but not as Indiana Jones as you ;) where's your whip?
     
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    On my day hikes I take my canteen and cup and belt knife. I might carry a small bag of gorp or a power bar.

    Tony
     

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