Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 6 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6
Topic Options
#221754 - 04/17/11 09:50 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: bacpacjac]
hikermor Online   content
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7076
Loc: southern Cal
I totally agree with you about the utility of paper and pencil, although a ballpoint will write on skin, which I almost always have with me - can't recall any exceptions. But this being the digital age, press your camera into service. I am just realizing with a digital camera and a half way decent memory card, there is no realistic limit to the number of photos you can take, so you can take pictures of critical junctions, distinctive landmarks, the way the trail looks on the way back home - whatever suits your fancy. If you don't need them, just delete and wait for another day.

I've just got a little point and shoot, but it has capabilities superior to any camera I have ever used, which includes several types, from subminiatures to 35mm to 4x5 models. Digitals rock!

Just wait until my batteries run out some fine day - wonder what I will post then?


Edited by hikermor (04/17/11 09:51 PM)
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
#221756 - 04/17/11 10:12 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
LOL @ Hikermor!

Good idea about the digital camera. Do you use a system to remember what way you're facing when you take the shot?

Blackberry or cel phone memory often lets you rename the pictures, and that could be a useful way to index them. I haven't seen a camera that does, but there's probably a way to keep track at the time of shooting that I haven't thought of. (a sign in the picture maybe, to act like a lable?)

I love the idea of having a library of pics, in trail order, that you can refer to on the fly! I recently had to lead a hike in an area I was unfamiliar with (the intended leader, who knows the place like the back of his hand, had an accident and couldn't make it at the last minute.) A photo reference would have given me more piece of mind.


Edited by bacpacjac (04/18/11 01:05 AM)
_________________________
Mom & Adventurer

You can find me on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT9fpZEy5XSWkYy7sgz-mSA

Top
#221763 - 04/17/11 11:51 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: bacpacjac]
hikermor Online   content
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7076
Loc: southern Cal
I must admit that I have never used this technique, but it seems perfectly reasonable. I am still making the adjustment to digital photos, and just getting a glimmering of what a game changer they are.
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
#221782 - 04/18/11 01:31 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
Frisket Offline
Addict

Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
I have a small notebook in the tupperware portion of my kit and the small red pencil that cam with The DR Kit. I may add a Carpenters pencil and maybe some folded up copy paper.
_________________________
Nope.......

Top
#221790 - 04/18/11 02:57 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1580
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
I've always advocated the use of a grease pencil (China Writer) sharpened by peelaway paper so you can write on a slick surface... not a fine point, but offers advantages...used them for years writing on lab glassware but kind of hard to find at Staples/Office Depot now that I'm retired

Top
#221813 - 04/18/11 06:14 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
Frisket Offline
Addict

Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
Im sure Arts/Crafts store will have those pencils Les.
_________________________
Nope.......

Top
#221814 - 04/18/11 06:26 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1580
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
thanks Frisket...not one of my usual shopping locations, but will check

Top
#221816 - 04/18/11 06:28 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
Frisket Offline
Addict

Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
If you have a Michaels Id check there first they have a large amount of art stuff.
_________________________
Nope.......

Top
#221820 - 04/18/11 07:03 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Grease pencil. Wonder how flammable that is..... could we use it like magnesium?
_________________________
Mom & Adventurer

You can find me on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT9fpZEy5XSWkYy7sgz-mSA

Top
Page 6 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (hikermor), 214 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Acropolis50, SimonBlack88, KnifePark, Sank, AppalachianGirl
5299 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Survial Caches
by chaosmagnet
10:57 PM
Article: Community, Preparedness, Resiliency
by DaveL
10:12 PM
Strike Anywhere Matches
by clearwater
06:33 PM
Happy anniversary to me!
by Chisel
07:39 AM
ABOK 1424 (secure decorative loop) with tutorial
by TonyE
12/11/19 11:57 PM
Going off pavement
by KenK
12/11/19 07:04 PM
Nifty small headlamp
by Eugene
12/11/19 02:59 AM
Homing Pigeons as survival equipment
by dougwalkabout
12/11/19 01:28 AM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.