Mountainsmith Day Kit

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  1. Pinelogcreek

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    Trapped inside by weather I though I would document my current kit. The pack is the “day” model and I am using their strapettes. It is set up for all day trips and will easily handle overnight or two in a bind. The weight as it sits is 15lbs with food and water which is still comfortable to carry but at the upper end of the bags capacity. I still have room inside for a light shell or extra shirt if needed. I would also move some items onto my person normally when I’m out and about.
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    Mess kit minus food

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    First aid kit has been modified and includes a USGI cravat, gloves and other items.

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    Shelter kit 5x9 tarp all pre-rigged including stakes, bivy sack, and nylon ground sheet.
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    Tools and equipment

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    Water, I’m using the squeeze and smart water bottles as the can backwash the squeeze using just the bottle.
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    PSK, extra wool socks, bandana etc.

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    Just in case

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    Looks like a very well though out, lightweight, small kit with useful items. Everything you need, nothing you don’t. Any guesses on the weight?
     
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    Just weighed it and updated it 15 lbs. I keep it behind the seat in the truck usually.
     
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    I am still after the perfect lumber/butt pack. This gives me some neat ideas, thank you! :)
     
  5. Pinelogcreek

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    I use it because it’s so hot here I don’t want something against my upper back. Mountainsmith makes excellent gear, I highly recommend this one.

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    Very nice. :) So this rides on your lower back? Have you carried it much that way? Are the strapettes you mentioned for distribution of weight?
     
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    Yes it is lumbar pack with padded hip belt. For some reason it comes with a single shoulder strap to be used that way. The strappettes make it a backpack. I would love the Duluth All Day Pack but it’s three times the price. I have carried it that way quite a bit and it’s very comfortable, even on full day hikes. The only drawback is no place for a hydration system if you like those. More info here
    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/lets-see-those-mountainsmith-packs.186194/
     
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    I always like looking at other kits folks use. Yours looks well thought out especially the SPAM!
     
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    I like it. What is the orange thing above the scrub pad on the red badana?
     
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    Looks like a great kit. I use a web belt, H harness, and military butt pack with a couple pouches on the belt. I don't like backpacks unless I need that much gear.
     
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    Nice kit! I have one of those packs stashed away and haven't used it in a while. Time to get it out and give it a nice walk and some sunshine!
     
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    Very nice setup.
     
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    Hey @Pinelogcreek, whereabouts in Florida? I'm over by Pensacola.
     
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    GSI pot gripper
     
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    I’m in what’s left of Panama City.
     
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    Well assembled.. I also carry a MS Day, very similar set up.
     
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    You ain't too far away then. I've tried a few times to get a get together set up for this area but haven't been successful as of yet. Buddy and I are trying to set something up for Terraya(sp?) Later this month or next, you interested?

    I have this pack (in red) with the straps and all and I really like it for day trips as well. Very comfortable, holds enough, carries very well. And yes, keeps your upper back from sweating like mad in this heat down here.
     
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    Very nice kit, well thought out. What is on the green bag above the Bic lighter. I like that you have the total weight about 15 pounds, and the MS is a good product. Thanks for sharing.

    Bob
     
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    BRS Titanium Stove, it’s a water boiler for certain simmering not so much. Wanted the whole kit to nest in the cup otherwise I use a MSR stove.

    https://www.amazon.com/BRS-BRS-3000...393&s=gateway&sprefix=brs+&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1
     
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  20. Pinelogcreek

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    That’s a beautiful area, unfortunately given the circumstances I can’t get away. I have more work to do than hours in the day. I plan to host one when this hurricane mess clears. I have 150 acres waterfront in Bay County. Hopefully this fall. Below show my current situation.

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/thre...to-the-aftermath-of-hurricane-michael.242643/
     
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    Very cool thanks for sharing.
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    It's pretty amazing you could get all the stuff in that little pack. Well done. I've found Mountainsmith products to be good quality. I bought some of their pack straps and sewed them onto my old German army rucksack.
     
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    Looks ready to go and very well thought out my friend.
     
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    Looks like a good load-out to me. Do you pack sunscreen too?
     
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    No I hate the stuff, I use hats and long sleeves.
     
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    :D Me too! I do the same and make my kids follow suit despite their protestations. When my Dad started fighting skin cancer, though, I started thinking differently, at least about my face & ears.... and fabrics. I'm not going to start preaching. I'm just always curious about how you folks who live with stronger sun that we do here protect yourselves from it. ;)
     
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    Skin cancer is a tough but most people don’t know how deadly it is. We lost a coworker who was only about 40, started. With a headache. I use Outdoor Research hats as I find them to be the coolest and they have a wide brim all the way around.
     
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    Scary stuff! Thanks for the OR suggestion. I'll check it out!
     
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    Nice kit!
     
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    I have the Mountainsmith Day Lumbar pack as well and I really like it. My kit runs about 18-17 lbs. Main difference is my tarp is a 10x10 and I have a bit more cooking gear. I still use the just the shoulder strap and for this weight level it is acceptable. Ill post some pics up later this evening.
     
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    Looks really well thought out.

    Glad to see the Photon Freedom. I am a big fan of that little light.
     
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    I've lived in this intense sun all my life, and I'm lucky to have had only a few skin problems. No actual cancer, but I've had a few pre-cancer things frozen or sliced off. Maybe the few drops of Cherokee blood in me have given me a little protection. I use sunscreen when I'm on water because the sun reflects right up under a hat brim. Otherwise I just wear a broad brim hat and a long sleeve shirt. That's hard sometimes because of the heat, but if it's that hot I will get my shirt wet, and that helps a lot. Don't do that in humid country, tho. I usually wear long pants, too. I like shorts, but there are so many things here that will bite, or sting, or stab, or rip you that I just need the protection.
     
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    That little pack is a sleeper. I've used it for 3 day night fast and light treks many time over the last ten years or so. Probably the longestb gear ive vtraded into that I still have. .

    Used it every day all through nursing school. And still use it every day.

    For heavier r loads. There's strappets mentioned earlier. Plain us gi Alice suspenders really make this pack rock.

    Even have it tonight. Loaded with night shift goodies

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    PLC, I was chuckling looking at your pictures. My day pack has almost the exact same things in it. My revolver is a Model 63, 4 inch barrel, but other than that, no major differences. Mine works well for me, as I am sure yours does for you. :)
     
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    All that fits in that lumbar pack?

    Great and well thought out kit, by the way.
     
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    Great kit! I use a MS Day also, but have been switching back and forth between it and a Tara. Mine is a first generation without the water bottle pockets. Might have to try and pick up a newer one one of these days.

    There is a guy on YouTube that goes by RevHiker that does overnights out of his MS Day Light.
     
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    Here is my setup. Weighs about 18lbs not including my .44 mag.
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    Tomahawk, for day tripping or warm weather cooking fires.
    20190416_192608.jpg this mag pouch holds my folding saw pretty well.
    20190416_192615.jpg surplus pouch for first aid kit, has space blanket, bandages, ace wrap, gauze, super glue, antibiotic cream and a few other odds and ends.
    20190416_193152.jpg here's the dump: water bottle, LifeStraw, tea infuser, mosquito repellent, pile of birch bark, flashlights, ferro rod, compass, leather tool pouch, wooden spatula that I carved, some extra ammo, extra lighters, signal mirror, magnifying lens, compass, signal whistle, pouch of tea, inflatable pillow, some extra lighters, my 10ft by 10ft tarp, a small bag with stakes and cordage, sewing kit and a small tool pouch for repairs. And my kettle to cook. the only thing is missing is my main blade and my folder which changes depending on my mood so it doesn't stay in my pack.
    And also a wad of to at the bottom.

    20190416_193033.jpg my kettle holds my gas tank for my little stove extra condiments, cider and other cooking spices as well as a fold up silicone cup and a small chain to hang my kettle.
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  38. Midwest.Bushlore

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    Awesome kits! Mountainsmith lumbar packs are superb, especially with the Strappettes.
     
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    @Duncsquatch thanks for sharing your setup. I do wish mine had the webbing the new models have.
     
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    Yeah I have what's apparently a very early version and a newer version as well . While both are excellent I definitely much prefer the newer of the two with the external attachment points .
     
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    Nice set up.
    I'm over just West of Tampa Bay
     
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