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#125741 - 02/29/08 05:37 AM fanny pack sized kit
jaywalke Offline

Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains
I made up this kit simply because I have a lot of gear and wanted to see if I could make a complete PSK from the extras. I do take it in the car when I explore back roads, just in case I come across opportunities to hike.

Starting at the top, left to right.
- pouch: Warp Corp pack side pocket. It's about the size of a fanny pack, but has a great feature I'll discuss later
- bandanna
- 3" ace bandage, because I roll my ankles a lot while hiking
- 50' paracord
- 8-hour candle wrapped in foil
- bic lighter
- Sparklite kit
- rescue flash mirror
- Light My Fire SL3 knife: locking blade, whistle in handle, sparking rod insert
- toilet paper in ziploc with hand sanitizer
- waterproof paper, pencil, spare AAA, aluminum foil
- 16oz Sierra cup, steel
- Millenium food bar
- Silva compass
- Gerber task light (w/1 AAA battery)
- basic first aid kit (got cut off in picture)
- BestGlide basic emergency fishing kit
- Zippo tin w/duct tape, needle, pins, thread, buttons, safety pins, P38 can opener, glue stick
- Survival straw water filter
- 4x MP1 water purification tabs
- 4 each tea bags, sugar, salt packets, bouillon, wrapped in foil
- tweezers
- Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Pepto-Bismol
- 1L Platypus bottle, 2x 1qt. Ziplocs
- vinyl poncho
- 42 gal. heavy-duty trash bag
- Heat Sheet blanket

The best thing about this pouch is that it has a top panel that unzips and unfolds into a daypack.

I've stuffed a sweatshirt into it here, to give it some shape. All of the gear remains in the original pouch, which is now the bottom pocket.

Edited by jaywalke (02/29/08 05:40 AM)

#125744 - 02/29/08 08:22 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Small headtorch. Hands free illumination is a must.
I don't do dumb & helpless.

#125750 - 02/29/08 10:42 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
dweste Offline

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Where do you get the Warp Corp pack side pocket?


#125755 - 02/29/08 12:40 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: dweste]
jaywalke Offline

Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains
Unfortunately I'm not sure they are made any more. I bought this one, and a similar pack side pocket that turns into a fanny pack, several years ago from REI-outlet. I think they were only on the shelves a year or so.

There is a Warp Corp based in Seattle that does industrial canvas, so it may have been their product. You could contact them. I found them on Google.

Ebay, perhaps?

#125756 - 02/29/08 12:42 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
jaywalke Offline

Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains
Originally Posted By: Leigh_Ratcliffe
Small headtorch. Hands free illumination is a must.

True. I wonder if I can get that little bugger to fit in one of my headstrap light-holders. I have many more lights, including headlamps, but I really was playing around and seeing what I could do with things I don't currently use. This is a very low-cost kit, and I got several of the items free (like that light) with other purchases.

#125759 - 02/29/08 01:00 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
JIM Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
As suggested, a headlamp would be good. I would remove the purification-straw, because you've already got Mp-1 and the effectiveness of those straws are questioned.

Maybe add a head-net and small saw-blade?
''It's time for Plan B...'' ''We have a Plan B?'' ''No, but it's time for one.'' -Stargate SG-1

#125780 - 02/29/08 02:30 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: JIM]
bigreddog Offline

Registered: 07/02/06
Posts: 253
I'd be tempted to throw in a SAK/multi-tool - saw blade, couple of screwdrivers and a can opener, in a small package can be oh so handy and pretty compact

But nice kit generally.

#125799 - 02/29/08 05:46 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: bigreddog]
horizonseeker Offline

Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 84
that pack is cool! I've been looking for something like that, the closest thing is the maxpedition merlin right now, but I'm not a big fan of their stuff for casual use, too heavy.

#125808 - 02/29/08 07:40 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: horizonseeker]
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
Nice kit! I always like a bit more food, and to carry my own water (camelbak or water bottle) but you set-up is compact and seems complete. Do you edc a cell phone?


#125815 - 02/29/08 08:37 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: teacher]
massacre Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 781
Loc: Central Illinois
Great kit. Interesting bag. Superb carpet. smile

How's the knife? If I recall, others here have questioned it's quality and sturdiness, especially under survival type situations. I assume that this is a backup knife for you.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

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