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#114214 - 11/30/07 10:53 AM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: ironraven]
hamilton Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
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I imagine he refers to pitch from a tree. Like what they use to seal ships.

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#114316 - 11/30/07 10:49 PM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: hamilton]
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How did you make the soap? That would be a fun weekend project!!!
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#114338 - 12/01/07 01:09 AM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: Askdamice]
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Registered: 06/13/07
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Welcome...I love the old look of the kit. It reminds me of my mountain man days in scouting. One thing I noticed that you have that I tried and replaced was the Swedish kit. It got too heavy, especially with the separate canteen and canteen cup. I switched both to the BCB canteen kit:

http://www.bestglide.com/integral_survival_unit_info.html

Hope it helps...

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#114345 - 12/01/07 01:52 AM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: CBTENGR]
Hacksaw
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I just bought the BCB Integral kit from Best Glide. I haven't had a chance to put it through it's paces yet but it seems a solid system.

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#114358 - 12/01/07 03:13 AM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: ]
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The only problem I have with the system is the stove. It does not fit around the canteen cup like the old GI issue stove did. It seems you need some sort of carrier to secure the stove to the cup. BCB offers a carrier for the entire system, but I am not about to spend $40 on a nylon carrier that doesn't have adequate attachment points.
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#114360 - 12/01/07 03:39 AM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: CBTENGR]
Hacksaw
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I bought the carrier...it has more than adequate attachment IMO. Shoulder strap (everything metal), on the back is 2 vertical straps with snaps and 2 horizontal straps MOLLE style.

You are right though. The stove doesn't 'fit' perfectly. I plan to modify mine so the stove can store and utilize my Vargo Triad stove.

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#114362 - 12/01/07 03:45 AM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: ]
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Registered: 06/13/07
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The best luck I had was placing the handle of the stove in between the handles of the cup and then wrapping the handles of the cup around the stove.
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#114385 - 12/01/07 08:00 AM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: Askdamice]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2828
Loc: La-USA
Greetings AskDaMice and welcome to ETS,

I find your gear interesting in the amount of leather you use for pouches/scabbards. I feel the same way about trusting to leather more than synthetics for such tasks.

I also own a long glass and have neglected it for several years, leaving it behind on my camping trips.

Because of your post, I have reevaluted my long glass & have decided that it should be in my ALICE (camping) pack but I will keep my small binoculars in my BoB.

I also rely on the Swiss/German Mess kit along w/2 US Army canteen cups for cooking, but I have also been known to bring my US Army Mess kit along as well.

I still put a higher priority on using equipment that I'm familiar with versus trying to shave weight here and there.

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#114405 - 12/01/07 03:54 PM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: wildman800]
JustinC Offline
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Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 48
Loc: New England
Do you carry all of this in the leather shown? If not, I'd be interested to see how you carry that.


Edited by JustinC (12/01/07 03:54 PM)
Edit Reason: Grammatical Correction

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#114414 - 12/01/07 05:22 PM Re: "My Core Gear" by Askdamice [Re: ironraven]
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I love your kit!!!!!!!! I LIke how you have all the things that I like!!! The spruce gum and the beeswax!!! I wan't your KIT!!!! CAN I have it???? PLEASE!!!!!!
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