Wasp's Small PSK

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  1. Wasp

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    Somewhere, before the photobucket meltdown I had a thread on a different PSK with pictures. I have a PSK in every vehicle and in/with every bag in addition to my regular gear. This one is my motorcycle PSK but I use it for other outings too. This one is actually a bigger kit built around a smaller kit (altoids tin).

    This is a Maxpedition 3x5 (I believe) and it has molle webbing on the back with alice clips for attachment to my pack or belt. It will fit in my pocket like it is, but generally I would take the Altoids tin and put it in my pocket, it depends on what I'm doing at the time. I still don't forgo other gear if I have the option but it's nice to have something incase I get separated from, or don't have additional gear.

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    Profile and Back->
    -Fox Whistle
    -Brunton Compass
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    Inside Zippered Front Pocket->
    -Small FAK
    -Fresnel Lens w/ magnifier
    -Signal mirror
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    Main Pocket->
    -Secondary kit
    -1 Gallon Freezer bag [food/water storage]
    -SOL 2 Person Emergency Blanket [temp regulation/shelter/water procurement, etc]
    -Bandanna
    -Tops Saw
    -Cordage->
    •50'+ bank line
    •30' 550 Paracord
    •20' 275 paracord
    •misc. toggle/button/buckle
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    Secondary Kit [Altoids Tin]->
    •1 Gallon Freezer Bag [water/food storage]
    •Swiss Army Knife = Huntsman w/saw
    •Bic lighter
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    Altoids Tin->
    -Razor blade [lid]
    -Alcohol wipes [fire/wound]
    -Bandaids [under wipes]
    -Firesteel
    -LED light
    -snare wire on bobbin (15'+)
    -Button Compass
    -P51 can opener by US Shelby
    -Folding Razor & Saw
    -Leatherman Brewzer multitool
    -2x mini chem lights
    -1" keyring

    Fishing Kit->
    -Fishing line on bobbin 6 lb test (30'+)
    -275 paracord 12'
    -2x Popeye and similar flies
    -7 various hooks and weights
    -Inline spinner
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    Each person should put together a kit after doing some research. A PSK is not intended to be a long term solution. ;)

    ~Wasp
     
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  2. Wasp

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    On my motorcycle I also have a poncho, ball cap, and large Israeli bandage, and quick clot, large chemlight, more paracord, bandanna, water bottle, multitool, bike tool kit, phone charger, and cinch backpack. The PSK isn't my only gear.
     
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    Btw, I always keep my Altoids PSK inside the Gallon Freezer bag so even with a small kit I still have a way to carry some water.
     
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    Hey man, really cool kit! I'm gonna have to mull over your kit and compare it to mine a little later, but I think I do something similar - I have my "regular" stuff in my work bag, and then a dedicated car bag.

    I followed you over here from that other thread, and you showed a bigger bag (maxpedition gearslinger maybe?), also interested in seeing how these two work together!
     
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    I did a thread on that one some time ago but PB ate that one too. I'll try to dig it up.

    It's a Noatak and is a midsize pack, it has more substantial gear in there but still not a fuul outings worth of gear like you'd camp with. It does have some redundancy to a point of this smaller kit like another two person blanket, small PSK in a pouch.
    It also has a fixed blade, multitool, Platypus water bladder, poncho, water tabs, meds, flashlight, AM/FM radio (tiny Sony), 32oz nalgene, more substantial FAK, snacks including jerky and Cliff bars, 75' 550 paracord, etc. and a lot more --not to mention a second pistol, mag and box of SD ammo. I've been meaning to add a camp cup to it but haven't yet.
     
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    Looks like a good kit for a backup or day hike. joe
     
  7. Wasp

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    Those Dermasafe Razor and Saw are pretty good, I bought mine five at a time but there are places that have them for less than $2 for the razor. Very flat when folded. The saw is all purpose so it won't zip through wood like an SAK or a Silky type, but it works. I keep one of the razors sterile in my big FAK.
     
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    Was there anything else in that larger kit?

    That Huntsman is a great tool to have in any kit. I prefer the Fieldmaster for the Phillips screwdriver, but they are the same outside of that and I keep buying them when they are on sale. You get two cutting blades, scissors, awl, saw, and more in that tiny package.
     
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    The larger PSK is the one I posted in the op. I don't call my bags a "Survival Kit", the Noatak (now Lithvore) is my GO bag (Get Out...Get Home). Yes there's quite a bit in in but I will have to repost it eventually.
     
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    Hey @Wasp, FYI, those chem lights have a VERY limited shelf life, once removed from the foil packaging.

    I use similar ones for night time bobber fishin, and took several out of the packaging for a better fit in my tackle box ..... Don't know if it's the air, or light, but out of the package, they do not last.
     
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    Awesome thread.. Thanks so much for sharing.
     
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    Mine is very similar to yours! Nice! you win, though. Those mini spools did it. :p
     
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    I'm about to make another one for my Gas Mask Bag.

    Just the altoids tin and fishing kit though. The bag already has the other stuff in it.
     
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    Do you drive a van? You might then have a "van GOGH" ;)
     
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    Nice kit. I have a thing for small pouch based kits.
     
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    Nice little kit, @Wasp!~
     
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    Very nice basic kit ...lots of bases covered....
    Reminds me of my GI first aid pouch bag belt ....that expanded from a plastic cigarette box.
     
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    good idea on those metal thread injector (manly name for sewing machine) as cordage and wire holders- minimal weight- multiple uses.
     
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    Got me thinking again @Wasp... a jump start is always helpful, thanks for posting.
     
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    Great looking kit, @Wasp!
     
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    Somebody actually bought this from me but it is pretty good for the size.
     
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    I have a web belt with 2 ammo pouches on it and a Morakniv Lite My Fire. One pouch is a first aid kit (I'm old and need a lot of aid!) and the other has survival items. I like that the belt keeps things secure and not bouncing or swinging around which annoys me greatly. I annoy greatly easily.
     

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