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#6637 - 05/13/12 08:30 PM
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Hmmm.... I was going to bore you with CONTENTS. But, as to bags, IMHO any good bag'l do.
-carl
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#6638 - 05/13/12 11:28 PM
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Yeah, we don't want to see contents. ...



Just kidding. Show us whatcha got, Carl! Spill! laugh

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#6639 - 05/14/12 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Troy;1780
Yeah, we don't want to see contents. ...



Just kidding. Show us whatcha got, Carl! Spill! laugh


Got my List on another computooter, but will post it when I get home. I always make a list of what is in a kit and seal it up in the kit. That way I don't need to dig through the whole kit to find medicine expiration dates and such.
-carl
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#6640 - 05/14/12 09:29 PM
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That is a great idea Carl. Guess that means I am emptying my bag.

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#6641 - 05/15/12 07:53 AM
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I keep a list of gear in our bags. I've laminated it so it can resist water. The med expiration dates are kept in a word file as I'm reviewing that list more often than I'm in those bags.

ETA: List making / record keeping help with eliminating unnecessary or overly redundant gear as you can see in print that you have 9 x and only 2 y.
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#6642 - 05/15/12 12:38 PM
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Oh crap, he went all Al-gebra on us!



I never would've guessed. He was such a quiet man.. eek

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#6643 - 05/16/12 12:05 AM
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Ya know how it is with those high-speed, low drag types ....quiet and full of it (math, that is);)
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#6644 - 05/25/12 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile;1865
Got my List on another computooter, but will post it when I get home. I always make a list of what is in a kit and seal it up in the kit. That way I don't need to dig through the whole kit to find medicine expiration dates and such.
-carl


OK, Got the old list. Here it is:
Fixed Blade of preference (SRKW, Busse for me)
710S McHenry and Williams (Folder) in M2 (60-62RC)
A multi-tool such as a Swiss Army Multitool, Leatherman Squirt or Juice- Backup saw, awl, pliers, scissors)
Wire saw

First Aid: 5oz.
Comes in a small zip-lock pouch with:
Splinter grabber forceps (Some might replace with tweezers to save space/wieght)
Six small safety pins and three large
Sting relief pad
Double antibiotic ointment
Three antiseptic towelettes
Two sterile wound closure strips
Two 2" x 3" moleskin
3" x 4" molefoam
Two 2" x 2" sterile gauze pad
Five 1" x 3" fabric bandage
Knuckle bandage
2" x 3" tefla non-adherent dressings
Augmented with:
10 Acetaminophen
10 Ibuprofen
antiseptic Wetwipes, alcohol wipes,
3 large Kotex pad,
10 Benedryl
20 Immodium.
0.5 oz potassium permanganate (KMnO4)
Potable Aqua
Equinox XL SilTarp Poncho, (9 oz) or &#8220;standard&#8221; Military Camouflage urethane coated nylon Poncho (1 lb. 4.8 oz)
Arc AAA flashlight
Blastmatch (one handed use)
Ferrocium rod and a cut hack-saw blade striker
Lifeboat matches
Mini butane lighter
20 cotton balls in a film can plus 3 saturated with petroleum-based product
.35 oz Carmex (petroleum based lip balm), kept separate for dual use.
50' of 10# Spectra
4 treble hooks (tiny)
50' of 50# Spectra
100&#8217; 550 standard paracord
100&#8217; Spectra 2mm paracord
Heavy sewing needle and small suture needle
40' snare wire, snare swivels, locks
Signal mirror
Mini Fox 40 whistle
ELT (emergency locator transmitter).
3 Quart-size zip-lock freezer bag
1 small roll of duct tape 10&#8217;
3 heavy-duty razor blades, single edge
Snowpeak Mini Solo Titanium Cook Set 5.5 oz
Money (could be an urban disaster)
prepaid phone card (the kind that don't expire)
Compass

Other things one might add would be:

Exacto blades, smaller, easy to work with than single edge razor blades.
A hankerchief. Hundreds of uses, water filter, signalling, first aid, etc....
Condoms (Unlubricated), water storage, food storage
Oven roaster bag. Water storage, folds up really small, fairly tough.
Tie wraps (Zip ties). Great for securing things.
Candle(s). For fire starting in wet conditions, heating up small
shelters, under poncho.
24 inch latex or plastic tubing. Water collection from small seeps,
nooks. Could be slingshot band, tourniquet, solar still uses.
Ranger bands. Actually they are just big rubber bands. I use cut
pieces of bicycle inner tubes.
Heavy duty aluminum foil. Make a bowl to boil water, signaling, first
aid, cooking.
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#6646 - 05/29/12 08:37 AM
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Carl's list is heavy on experience and light on gadgets. I love it.

The candle is an often overlooked field expedient. You can stay alive from the heat one produces, they are easy to light signal / warmth / cooking / protection fires with, and the wax can be used as a sealer for items that need to be waterproofed.
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#6647 - 05/29/12 11:09 AM
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Very good list Carl. There are one or two things on there I'll add to mine.
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