I've been moving some gear around to prepare for the warmer weather and thought I would offer a view of what I'm working with for a summer hike in SW Germany. Part of the motivation for this post is as an adjunct to the recent threads regarding kit for short trips, without a planned overnight in this case. This would be carried for walks along the many trails that exist close to home, as well as for longer (half+ day) circuit routes in and around the Pfälzerwald. The kit is designed to allow for an unplanned overnight stay, plus the typical signal and aid items. I'd appreciate any comments or criticism, thanks for looking! In a Kifaru E&E Pouch Platypus Bottle, 1 liter x 2 Snacks Ace Wrap, 2 in. PSK Firesteel & Striker (to be replaced by a Flint & Steel set) Stainless Mora (to be replaced by the new forum knife!) Emergency Sleeping Bag Suunto M3G Compass (route map to be added when needed) Gerber Pocket Hone CMG Infinity Light Bandana Bullfrog SPF 36 Stick 550 Cord, 40 ft. My PSK is built around items salvaged from a survival kit I was issued in the service and is meant to serve double duty as a FAK. The kit is a bit on the heavy side for what it is... Otter Box 2000 PSK Telfa Pad, 3x4 in. Bandaids, ¾ in. x 4 Bandaids, Butterfly x 2 Oven Bags x 3 Antiseptic Wipes x 2 Gauze, 2x2 in. x 2 Moleskin Triangle Bandage Meds (Immodium & Aleve) Braided Nylon line, 30 ft. Safety Pins x 4 Sewing Needles x 4 Spark-Lite Firestarter Tru-Nord Compass Duct Tape Whistle Signal Mirror Lighter Razor Blade Survival Cards Tinder Quik Micropur MP1 tabs x 30 If there is a chance of cooler weather, I would add a brew kit and trade out the Platypus bottles for a single Nalgene. I also have a couple of Vaude windshirts for my wife and I that live in my camera bag.