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#187955 - 11/10/09 02:22 PM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Mark_F Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
Now that's a kit [eyes bugging out of head, jaw dropped and tongue laying on the ground, drool mess everywhere]. Great detail too. And looks like all quality gear so no let downs at the worst possible moment.
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Uh ... does anyone have a match?

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#188158 - 11/12/09 10:39 PM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: litlefoot01]
litlefoot01 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 25
Loc: NY
WOW thanks guys love all your kits I just got mine toghter
and I'm very happy with it. the survival kit is going to
be in my day pack on all my hikes.


thanks litlefoot01.
tell me you cant look up at the sky and say WOW. smile

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#188170 - 11/13/09 01:35 AM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
nurit Offline
Member

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 191
Loc: NYC
"1 small vial of Bog Myrtle oil."

This caught my eye. What do you use Bog Myrtle oil for?


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#188363 - 11/15/09 12:50 PM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
TomSwango Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 10/26/02
Posts: 67
Do you know of a USA source for the aluminium containers like the BCB mini-mess tin. I would like to try one as a container for my PSK.

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#188384 - 11/15/09 08:48 PM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: TomSwango]
Pete Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1128
Littlefoot

Just a suggestion. Go over to the forum on Urban Survival at this Web site. Find the recent thread about "urban survival kit". Go to page 10. Scroll down, and you'll find a long comment from me which starts with the line "Let me add something here".

You might want to give those comments some thought. There's nothing wrong at all with buying a survival kit. But many new people become frustrated when they find they can't use it as they had hoped. The alternate approach I laid out on the other thread might help you to focus your thoughts a bit more.

Pete


Edited by Pete (11/15/09 08:49 PM)

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#188406 - 11/16/09 01:45 AM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: nurit]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077
Quote:
This caught my eye. What do you use Bog Myrtle oil for?


Mainly as an insect repellent, but it can also be used as a anti bacterial, anti fungal treatment and insect bite and skin rash relief.

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Do you know of a USA source for the aluminium containers like the BCB mini-mess tin. I would like to try one as a container for my PSK.


You should be able to get one here at a reasonable price.

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


Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (11/16/09 01:46 AM)

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#188408 - 11/16/09 01:58 AM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
nurit Offline
Member

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 191
Loc: NYC
"Mainly as an insect repellent, but it can also be used as a anti bacterial, anti fungal treatment and insect bite and skin rash relief."

Thanks, that's good to know.

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#188417 - 11/16/09 03:15 AM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: litlefoot01]
duckear Offline
Addict

Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 477
Bare minimum IMO:


AMK Heatsheet
AMK Heatsheet bivy bag (in colder climates or time of year)
1liter platypus bag
Katadyn Micropur tablets
Doan's magnesium firestarter
Victorinox Swiss Army knife, Camper model
10 meters of real paracord
small compass
duct tape, about 10-15 feet
signal mirror
whistle







Edited by duckear (11/16/09 03:17 AM)

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#188431 - 11/16/09 01:39 PM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: TomSwango]
Cauldronborn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 82
Loc: UK
TomSwango

Best glide is an official US BCB distributor, you should see it on the main page. I've seen a few on ebay as well, so you might want to take a look there.

Also, Survival Resorces sells some similar mini mess tins


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#188446 - 11/16/09 06:45 PM Re: Wilderness survival kit [Re: Cauldronborn]
MDinana Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2183
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
My kit from my first few days on this site. Basically that same kit is tucked into my car kit now. But a virtually identical kit, minus the carbiner, was squeezed into an altoids tin.

http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=90027&page=1

My pseudo-EDC kit (not always carried due to uniform restrictions). Still useful start for an outdoor kit though.

http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=10793&Number=126505#Post126505

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