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#66248 - 05/21/06 06:57 AM Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
So this pack and contents are what I take on all my 4x4/off-road adventures. The pack is my 'backup' to the usual gear already in my jeep, and is basicaly the backup-backup of food. Meaning I always bring extra food and water but if for some reason that runs out I have suplys in my backpack. The pack comes wtih me if I drive or not. You will notice redundancy and luxury items (water treatment methods, hand warmers, aloe, shovel, etc) as well as probably more than enough of some items.

I'm looking for advice on items to add to the pack (still room).

Overall Pack Look:


Left Side


Left Side Contents


Right Side


Right Side contents


Main Zipper Pouch Contents

(Tuna is in indinvual ziplocks, and double wrpaped in freezer, and taped to prevent mishaps)


Main Pouch Pot/Cup Contents (stove & spork & replacement stuff for stove)



Main Sub-Pouch (tiny)


Main Sub-Pouch Contents


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#66249 - 05/21/06 06:59 AM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Tiny Front Pouch


Tiny Front Pouch Contents



Secondary Pouch Contents (Zipper)


Secondary Pouch Cup Contents


Secondary Sub-Pouch


Secondary Sub-Pouch Contents


First Aid Kit Modular


First Aid Kit contents
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#66250 - 05/21/06 07:00 AM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
I have more pictures, and larger sizes posted in gallery too: [img]http://www.4x4shots.com/thumbnails.php?album=110[/img]

My friends Jeep broke once when we were leaving hte trail and we almost had to spend the night, I was sure glad I had the beef jerky and my hammock incase we did spend a night up there I was ready <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> That was the closest I had ever come to relying on the stuff for overnight stay that was unexpected. I've of course used items from the FAK too..

Items I think I should add.

Needle, thread, datrex rations (easier eating for me and taste better and ligther than mainstay).

What do yout hink


Edited by ToddW (05/21/06 07:03 AM)
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#66251 - 05/21/06 07:44 AM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
ADRENJUNKY Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 42
Loc: Michigan, USA

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#66252 - 05/21/06 12:59 PM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
epirider Offline
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Registered: 12/03/05
Posts: 232
Loc: Wyoming, USA
Very cool. I like your pack and the fact that you are a fellow jeeper. The only thing that I could add to your pack is 1 or 2 vacuum packed (or ziplock baggy) with some steel wool for fire starting. It is light weight and will burn unless dripping with water. It is the best tinder for starting a fire I have found. Other then that, I think it is a real nicely done pack.

I keep a signal mirror in my pack. (AOL keeps send me a new one every 6 months or so calling it a "CD" or something like that).

I am going to throw my hammock in my pack after reading your artical. Didn't even think of that. Good call.
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#66253 - 05/21/06 02:52 PM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
Woodsloafer Offline
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 122
Loc: Upstate NewYork
I'm surprised you included the e-tool (folding shovel to the non-military types), as part of the pack kit. Wouldn't a shovel normally be part of your vehicle kit?

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#66254 - 05/21/06 06:20 PM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Epirider - With the Trioxane, WetFire, 100+ Alcohol swabs my windmill ligther, Blast Match and lifeboat matches I don't see a reason to add bulk or an inferior (compared to the previously mentioned) fire starting method. This is just my opinion, and comes from testing almost every tender/firestarting product on the market as well as home brewed. I'm working on my review of all of these products. I have burn time, waterproofness, and a couple other statistics recorded that will be available soon.

Sorry, the signal mirror was covered by some paracord but it's in there <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


The hammock is awesome! It's light and I've used it for resting in camp while waiting for others to arrive when it was to hot to rest in the tent.

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#66255 - 05/21/06 06:22 PM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Woodsloafer- When we are snow 4wheeling we each have a snow shovel, and I like to have 2 shovels this way my passanger can help! <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Normal summer trips we don't carry any speciality shovel... so this would be my only shovel, and sometimes others bring the same or similiar styled shovel. (For putting out a fire is the only use I've used it for in summer) That's why I hav eit on the pack, to have it all times <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#66256 - 05/21/06 08:07 PM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Looks good. Only one thing....

While I assume some of the bundled items are shelter, I couldn't really identify them. There were also a few small, hand labled white packages that I think I know what they are, but aren't sure. Could you give us an inventory list? (Not a bad thing to have in the kit in any case.)

Also, I recognized the mine bag, but what is the pack you are using? It was't one I could place.
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#66257 - 05/21/06 09:04 PM Re: Emergency Camp/4x4 Bag - PICS
Frankie Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 734
Loc: Montréal, Québec, Canada
The main pack looks like the Maxpedition Vulture II:



But I can't identify the other pouches ... I've never been in the army and I don't know which pouch is a mine bag...

Frankie

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