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Old 02-27-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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My TrailBlazing Gear

I'm kinda of a "Survivor Nut" and would just like to share my setup when I go exploring around the area in my Jeep. Besides having all the equipment I need for Pulling my rig out (Winch, Ropes, Etc) I also throw in a bunch of things:


The following is a Walking Stick I made myself. Initial Cost was about $47 but some of the items have several uses to them (Camo Bandages, Paracord, etc) so cost goes down as you make more. Anyways here is a picture of the Walking Stick Itself (Ignore the red truck it's my old vehicle)



Heres what I have inside the stick. Since this picture though, I have included Printouts of common Local-for-the-area Edible Berries and Fauna. Also the Saw Blade can be unscrewed and stored back in the stick




I plan on (but haven't yet) adding a Holder for the stick somewhere on the Wrangler. Haven't determined anything about whether I can store it 1 piece or 2 piece. I'll update when I can.

I also carry a "Fanny Pack" equipped with a Sewing Kit, Emergency Blankets, extra Tender, and self made Fire Starters (They last about 30 minutes). I also have a Backpack that can be quickly thrown in with even more supplies (Water filters, couple bottled water, extra Tender, extra Blankets, more Paracord to name a few things)




My Belt I always wear is a Gerber Survival Belt (Amazon). Equipped with Fishing Line, Hooks, weights, Snare Wire, Signalling Mirror, VERY small Philip and Flat Screwdriver and a compartment to hold $5.

I also carry a Multi Tool. Has your standard Tools that you usually find but it also includes a Flashlight and a Fire Starter in separate pouches on the case itself.




In Oregon, It's legal to Open Carry any size Knife and thankfully, the town and surrounding areas don't have more stringent Ordinances. So, in this case I chose United Cutlery Bush Master Survival Knife (Amazon). Let me tell you this thing is FANTASTIC! 10" 420 Stainless Steel Blade, GI Can Opener, Flashlight, Animal Snare, Fishing Equipment, Matches, Sewing, Band-aids, Surgical Blade, and more. I replaced the crappy Flashlight with a MUCH better one and I also had enough space to include a Leatherman Micra.




On to of all that, I have a Fhalshlight and First Aid kit perma-mounted in the Jeep

All the stuff I listed above I usually equip before heading out in the woods. I'll throw in the Backpack if it's new "Unexplored" Territory.

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Old 02-28-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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Looks like you have some well thought out kit.

I've never been a fan of hollow handle survival knives, but to each their own.

One tip - the full sewing kit could probably be pared down quite a bit - get some sturdy upholstery thread and a couple heavy repair needles and you could field repair about anything.

I didn't see much of a first aid kit, but expect you have one based on your other gear.

You didn't happen to be a Boy Scout, did you? Either way, you're exemplifying the motto "Be Prepared!" :-)

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Old 02-28-2014, 09:20 AM   #3
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LOL. Thanks. Yup Boy Scout and Military Man.
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