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#16873 - 06/07/03 06:09 PM WOFT's outdoor EDC
WOFT Offline


Registered: 05/10/02
Posts: 391
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
Hi all.
This is my PROPOSED IDEAL OUTDOOR EDC. As it is simply a proposed kit, I won’t take offence to any criticism that forum members have.

The reason I put this kit up on the forum is so that it WILL be CRITICIZED.

Click on the link to see my:
WOFT's Hip-pack survival kit
WOFT's PSK

All the time
Fox-40 Whistle (orange)
Kershaw Vapor 2
BIC Lighter
Photon 2 (white)
Bandana
Tissues/handkerchief
Asthma pump
First-aid rescue pouch (Resusi-aid, gloves, trauma-pad)
Fixed blade knife (to be decided – help please?)
Signal mirror
P-38 can opener (nice multi-purpose tool)
PSK
Hip-pack survival kit (if I go far away from camp)

At night
Photon Micro-lite (red)

Any comments? Many thanks in advance!
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#16874 - 06/07/03 06:45 PM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1715
what no real multitool or SAK ? how are you going to open a wine bottle for some chicks ? <img src="images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> and maybe a flat roll of ducttape, very usefull !
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#16875 - 06/07/03 07:17 PM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 995
Loc: Germany
If your fixed blade is primarily for cutting, I recommend a 4" scandinavian knife. My favorite brand is Martinii.
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#16876 - 06/07/03 07:23 PM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
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Registered: 05/10/02
Posts: 391
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
Well, what do I say to my mom when she sees me take a corkscrew with me when I go camping <img src="images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Good point. I do have a SAK hiker that has a corkscrew on it, but I think that the vapor is a more rugged knife for outdoor use. I also have a wave, but I am debating it's usefulness for an outdoor situation. The blades aren't as strong as I would like them to be.
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#16877 - 06/07/03 07:37 PM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
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Registered: 05/10/02
Posts: 391
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
Personally, I prefer a larger blade (5-6 inch). A lot of camping that I do is fairly minimalistic, ie. not in a public, commercial campsite. I therefore need a multi-purpose knife that can do 'dirty work'. more than cutting, but less than chopping. <img src="images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Also, I havn't seen any fixed blades locally that fit my criteria.
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#16878 - 06/08/03 11:35 AM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
WOFT Offline


Registered: 05/10/02
Posts: 391
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
PC2K

Forgive my ignorance, but how do you flatten a roll of duct tape?
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#16879 - 06/08/03 01:41 PM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1715
you don't ! the company ducktape sells flat rolls ducttape, but you can also made a flat roll your self, by wrapping ducttape around a piece of cardboard or wax paper.... if you atek more than one layer of cardboard you can stukc something between it.
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#16880 - 06/08/03 02:07 PM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
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Registered: 05/10/02
Posts: 391
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
OK. I've never seen a flat roll of duct tape in any local hardware shops. thanks.
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#16881 - 06/09/03 01:47 AM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
Anonymous
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Quote:
Well, what do I say to my mom when she sees me take a corkscrew with me when I go camping


Just show her the wine. That should change the annoying questions <img src="images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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#16882 - 06/09/03 04:46 PM Re: WOFT's outdoor EDC
indoorsman Offline
journeyman

Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 88
Loc: Ohio
How about some redundancy in the fire making department? I'm assuming you have some additional fire making gear in your PSK, but it might be a pain to have to unseal your kit just because your lighter ran out of fluid. <img src="images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />


Edited by indoorsman (06/09/03 04:47 PM)
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