1L psk

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  1. Pinelogcreek

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    With the help of things I’ve learned here and other places I have put together a small psk that it think covers the basics pretty well for the size. I have carried it on several hikes and the size fits in a daypack well. Everything fits into the zip top bag with the blanket except the rain poncho and knife. The clip let’s be hang it from my belt it I decide to leave my pack for any reason. I’m open to any suggestions.

    Osprey 1 liter stiff sack
    Niteize locking clip
    SAK Farmer with firesteel
    SOL 2 person survival blanket
    Walmart rain poncho
    TOPS whistle
    Two whirlpack bags
    Six aquamira tabs
    20 ft Kevlar cord
    Bic lighter
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    Benadryl and Zantac
    Compass
    Photon microlight
    Small signal mirror
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    Gorilla tape
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    Two bandaids
    Bens bug wipes

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    Very nice compact kit
     
  3. Pinelogcreek

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    I am allergic to seafood so no fishing kit.
     
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    Here's a thread on a 'larger' kit, and it will clip to your belt. There's also room in the pouch for a small, thin tarp-ish thing to make it easier to waterproof a roof (though contractor bags work well for that.)

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/ditch-kit-psk.89100/

    I'm not sure why the pics are so small, but you can click on them and they'll expand. A container, a full sized knife, fire, and a waterproof sheet of some sort are probably the 4 things that are hardest to improvise/save the most time.
     
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    That was a cool thread thanks for the link.
     
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    Nice kit!

    Looking at some of my old kits lately, I found that I almost always stuck a snack bar of some sort into the mix. They seem to keep forever.
     
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    Nice kit. BUT...I hope you've ditched the MRE matches for some UCO stormproof matches, and perhaps added some Baddest Bee Fire Fuses. :)
     
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    Oh no, and even where you live! Nice kit, now I've got some "playing" to do.
     
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    That looks like a well thought out kit and large enough to contain useful gear.
    Thanks for showing it.
     
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    Good points on both I like having three ways to make fire. I have added a petzl zipka headlamp to the pouch for better functionality. Also need to add a suture which is just a handle needle and thread.
     
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    I was surprised that a 1 liter water bottle was not a part of this kit. I would ditch the water bags and add more medicine....
     
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    You missed it I have 20’ of Kevlar cordage in there already. Thank you advice and looking though.
     
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    Lol, I did miss it. Really, that's nearly identical to my kit, but I keep mine in a metal mess tin.
     
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    Playing The Devils Advocate here
    What do you use to melt snow/boil water in?
     
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    No snow in the sunshine state but I would use the aquamira tablets and the whirlpack water bags for purification. No boiling for this scenario, if outlasted six liters I would likely look for a can/bottle along the way.
     
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    You don’t wear socks?......yes I have..... for the record Yes I do carry tp in my pack but it’s not a survival item for me.
     
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    I've always thought that a PSK should be multi region/multi climate capable, so either a big billy or a waterbottle and cup at a minimum as a part of the kit, I didn't see any mention of 6 litres of water in the original post, what did I miss?
     
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    Whirlpak bags hold 1 liter, I have two. Aquamira tablets purify one liter each I carry six all listed in the original post. I understand your thought on a container but then the kit is not something I would be carrying on my person anymore. I have a pack with water bottles and a gsi cup this kit is a on your person kit. I will disagree about needing to be multiregion capable because when I travel to different places I adapt my kit according to the worst conditions I might encounter there. This kit gives me three ways to make fire, a knife with a saw, shelter, a raincoat, water, light, navigation and first aid all of which one would use anywhere. I’ve seen snow exactly one in 43 years, melting it is unimportant to me. That’s just a function of my location, I would have to drive 12 or more hours to have any need for this in the winter. My idea of a Psk and yours may vary, I want mine on my person if I set my pack down or if I’m out without a pack.
     
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    Many folks point that out and it’s a valid point, my use for this kit is to have it pocketable hence no bottle. When I’m out I carry a pack with bottles and other gear in it including a larger first aid kit. I am interested in what other meds you might add also. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Based on my experience so far this year, add tweezers or key for ticks. I have more tick bites than skeeter bites so far this year.
     
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    A very good point a close coworker got Lyme disease a few years back from a tick bite and had a very rough time of it.
     
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    OK point noted, but how will you collect that water to treat?
     
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    Dip the whirl pak bag in the water, or dip cloth in the water and ring it out
     
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    The meds that come to mind are Benadryl, Pepto, and Ibuprofen...
     
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    Good catch I had the Benadryl and a Zantac but no pain reliever, I will add one.
     
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    Looks good to me. You might consider adding some sunscreen and maybe a bandana or buff for cooling off.
     
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    I usually am wearing the bandanna when I leave home, as to the sunscreen a valid concern for most. thanks for the input
     
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    By the time you add the stuff other people would carry, you will need a 2L stuff sack :)

    Your kit looks good to me. Use it and have fun.
     
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