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#290102 - 07/30/18 09:32 PM Re: FAK + survival kit = comfort kit [Re: TeacherRO]
amper Offline
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As I was saying in another thread:

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I keep my usual backcountry ditty bag in my handbag, right next to my makeup bag. I used to have just the basics in my makeup bag, but decided recently to carry more.

I have a Victorinox Rambler, Bic mini Bic, and Fisher Bullet Space Pen, a Storm whistle, a small PackTowl, an Inova X1 flashlight and spare battery, a LMF Swedish Army FireSteel, and a DiaSharp card, along with a few odds and ends like a couple of blanket pins, a couple of ponytail elastics, and a small vial of acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and diphenydramine, plus a 1 oz spray bottle filled with 70% isopropanol for hand sanitizer.

All of that goes in an IKEA fabric sandwich bag. I'm looking for a new pouch, though. There's a few things that need to be added/replaced, like a simple compass and a bit of cordage, those are on my shopping list.

On top of that, in my handbag is *always* a full set of Snow Peak titanium flatware (knife, fork, spoon, spork) a pair of Keith titanium chopsticks, and a fixed-blade Buck Diamondback for cutting baguettes, because those are all my EDC for lunch.

And then there's my vintage Gerber AirFrame folding knife.

My makeup case always has a compact in it that has a mirror that could be used for signalling, if necessary. Also, lip and eye pencils make good tinder, or a carpenters' pencil, if you don't wear makeup.


I'm having to rethink my idea of a first-aid kit, since I've recently discovered that I have developed a severe allergy to adhesive bandages, and have had terrible reactions to four different brands. It started to develop last year, but I didn't realise what it was.

But, really, my philosophy these days is more "stay out of trouble" than "be prepared for the apocalypse".

Just what I have in my handbag on a daily basis would enable me to get by in most situations. Usually, I'm carrying a 1 L Nalgene bottle, too, for lunch.

Because I live in a mountainous area with many dirt roads (New England), during winter, I keep a sleeping bag and MSR Rapidfire stove in my truck, as well as my Husqvarna/Hultafors axe, a Fanno Saw Works 30" log saw, a 36" DeWalt demolition bar, and a 15000 lb tow strap.


Edited by amper (07/30/18 09:40 PM)
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#290400 - 09/04/18 01:29 AM Re: FAK + survival kit = comfort kit [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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I've added some cordage - either dental floss or 50# fishing line, some rubber bands and larger safety pins

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#290985 - 10/30/18 07:03 PM Re: FAK + survival kit = comfort kit [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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More things I need to add are cash, writing paper and a pen.
And still keep it under a pound.

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#291303 - 12/05/18 06:33 PM Re: FAK + survival kit = comfort kit [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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for the wilderness/boating kit, I've added a pocket fresnel lens and a tiny signal mirror

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