Summer “Jaunt” Kit

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  1. Snake Doc 415

    Snake Doc 415 In a world of wolves and sheep, I am a Sheepdog. Supporter

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    Hey all!

    Not sure where this should go so I’ll post it up here. This is my kit for short day hikes and summer jaunts in the woods. Gives me water, snacks, and some emergency items if need be. I have put a lot of thought into this kit and I think I finally have my perfect setup, but suggestions are appreciated.

    A couple things to note: my FAK is not pictured (I forgot) but it contains minor as well as major wound care items, I carry a flashlight and tinder box (containing fat wood and pjcb) on my person so it is not in the bag, water bottle starts full :)

    Here is the outside of the kit:

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    Helikon-Tex essentials kitbag w/tinder zips. My Mora Companion rides in the back.

    Contents all laid out:

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    Let’s take this one section at a time:

    Food/Water:
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    -Nalgene
    -Nesting cup
    -Coffee, x2
    -MRE Peanut Butter, x2
    -Carbohydrate-Electrolyte drink mix
    -Aquatabs, x10
    -Small folding stove (for quick coffee)
    -Spoon

    I’ll add some cliff bars/hot chocolate depending on the occasion.

    Fire (minus tinder box):
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    -LMF Ferro rod
    -Bic lighter in Exotac Firesleeve
    -UCO Stormproof matches (these things rock!)
    -Utility flame, x2 (to heat up water)

    I don’t plan on building any full-blown campfires, so this gets the job done.

    Signaling/Misc.:
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    -Rescue Howler
    -BCO Signal Sack (multi-use)
    -Duct tape (multi-use)

    Marking trails (tape), signaling (whistle or flag), repair, foraging, etc.

    Shelter:
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    -SOL poncho (poncho/Palmer furnace)
    -Zombie Tinder 12hr candle
    -Kevlar cord, 20ft (don’t know what section this goes with so I put it here.)

    Sit down on my signal sack, put my cup between my legs, light my candle in the cup, pull the poncho over me and tie the arms shut, and I have a warm, dry shelter. Kevlar is great for snares, shelter building, etc.

    Alright, feel free to compliment me or tear me apart! Just thought I’d share my kit. Works well fir my needs, at least in summer.

    -Snake Doc 415
     
  2. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I think you have it set up nicely.
     
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    Like this, Thanks for posting!
     
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    Looks good. I'd add bug juice, sun screen, and either make sure I had a GI style poncho the opens up, or a light weight tarp, to be able to make shelter and/or shade.
     
  5. Snake Doc 415

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    Great reminder! I usually spray before I go out but a little bottle would be handy!

    -Snake Doc 415
     
  6. NevadaBlue

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    That looks like a nicely though out and well put together kit. Looks green there, where do you live?

    I would add a couple of MRE crackers or hard tack to give something crunchy with the peanut butter. Maybe consider one of the tiny stainless steel twig stoves? They take up almost no room and make for a handy way to heat something, whether using twigs or fuel tabs or gel.

    I also like the ranger band on the match case. Another dual purpose item. I will be adding that to mine.

    Good Job! :dblthumb:
     
  7. Snake Doc 415

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    Thank ‘ya sir! We live in Southern Illinois. I say that and people are like “oh how’s Springfield” and I’m like “we are three hours south of Springfield, closer to Kentucky” and they are like “Illinois touches Kentucky?!?” :31:

    Crackers are a good idea. Tell ya what’s good: a chocolate chip cliff bar with peanut butter on it! Tasty and satisfying!

    I’ve been eyeing a Lixada stove for a while, just haven’t pulled the trigger yet. :dblthumb:

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    Good looking kit you have there @Snake Doc 415. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    I suggest adding a small folding knife, some sort of illumination, a basic IFAK, and perhaps a pair of gloves.

    The post is probably fine here, but in the future, Packs, Bags & Pouches may be a more relevant.
     
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    LOL, I get asked about Las Vegas. It is hundreds of miles away and belongs in California. :rolleyes: Although I should be happy that the fools who throw away their money there pay our taxes. :4: (No state income tax)

    I have the little stove and like it a lot. I have used it with twigs, Coghlan’s tabs and an alcohol burner. Works fine for all. Get the folding one if you can, it is much easier to assemble than the puzzle piece versions.

    Yep, granola bar and peanut butter is a nice combo. But it needs a piece of bacon jerky on top. It is ‘instant bacon’.

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  10. Snake Doc 415

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    I have a FAK but I forgot to put it in the picture. I carry a folding knife and flashlight in my EDC but a backup would be handy.

    Thanks!

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    That bacon jerky looks awesome! I’ll have to try some.

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    Yes! Go with :36: jerky unless you cook bacon on the spot. Shelf-stable bacon crumbles are good if they are the good stuff (I.e. real :36: not imitation.) I avoid pre-cooked bacon strips for the butthole sandwhich unless I'm going to fry them first. ;)
     
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    Good looking kit. I add a flashlight or small head lamp. It can save your bacon if you end up being late while trying to get out of the bush and it gets dark.
     
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    edit...just seen this post now. Never mind.
     
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    Still, a second flashlight would be handy :dblthumb:

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    Those tiny O-lights (?) are very small yet bright. They weigh next to nothing and take up hardly any space.
     
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    I have a Thrunite Ti3 that is small, cheap, and quite effective. Thrunite is like a cheaper Olight.

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    Edit: Duplicate
     
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    What make is the canteen carrier? I like the side pockets better than the supposed MilSurp one that I have....
     
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    Helikon-Tex essentiasl kitbag. Perfect size for a day hike, great value as opposed to something like a CLS Mother.

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    Thanks! Will have to look into getting one in the near future...
     
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    I've been looking for one and everyone seems to be out of stock.
     
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    Well thought out kit young fellar. joe
     
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    Even for short summer jaunts, I won't forego the ten essentials. You ought add a bit to your kit.
     
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    With some of the company’s other items, they seem to produce stuff in “spurts”. They’ll be out of stock for a month, in for a month, etc. It is a well made bag and worth the wait.

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    Good idea, but:

    (A) I don’t have room
    (B) I use subcreen/bug spray before I go
    (C) This kit, like the name implies, is for short jaunts, not even full day hikes
    (D) I dress appropriately
    (E) This is tailored to my needs, not the requirements of a list
    (D) It still covers the 5cs

    I follow the 10 Essentials for most of my kits, however, this one is geared towards a different purpose and size.

    -Snake Doc 415

    Edit: I did not mean this to sound rude/disrespectful, just listing some reasons.
     
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