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Discussion in 'Survival Skills' started by Matt, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    guys what don't you leave home without (whats you most important bit of kit) .........

    please say what it is and why?
     
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    Shady Extremely Talkative

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    the car.... because it carries myself and the rest of the kit ;) but on a more serious note i think a multi tool is the most important as you have various items in one pocket, a saw, a knife, a screwdriver, pliers.... i believe you can even use the nail file as a fire steel if you don't have a lighter!!!
     
  3. stephenjames213

    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    would have to be my self , i belive we dont need factory made:eek: , shop bought things;) ,, all we need is what we have in our minds :confused:the bigest tool known to mand kind (knowledge).:p
     
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  4. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    he,s at it again guys;)
     
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    Cavatina Extremely Talkative

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    I'd laugh my socks off if he got lost on his way to the Bushy in February. Geoff. :hp-beer:.
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    theres no chance of that mate im picking up ;):D
     
  7. stephenjames213

    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    thats why matts picking me up geoff ;), i get lost going to the shop for milk end up in the bookies :hp-beer:
     
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    The Caretaker Quite Talkative

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    I don't go anywhere these days with out my new JEEP a Grand Cherokee Overland :cool:

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    a good fold up seat is essential I have tried the twist out stools and they just send my backside to sleep :( I bought a incredibly lightweight seat that has a tray to the side

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    I have camoed the shiny bits up since buying it and its excellent when in the field and using a hide, and the tray comes in very handy for either pellets or just trying to keep stuff dry.

    and of course a good knife or two

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    elliott92 Very Addicted

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    a knife... and my fags. because with a knife you can do anything. but i wont do anything without my fags lol
     
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  10. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    pmsl@elliott
     
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Slightly Talkative

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    If I'm out for the night it has to be my bivvy bag,great for keeping you dry at night and also keeping your kit dry when I'm not sleeping in it
     
  12. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    thought id bring this thread back to life again as it would seam kit has moved on in the last 2 years ....so the question still stands guys ?
     
  13. 1 shot willie

    1 shot willie Site Manager Staff Member Site Donor

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    This is a bit of a tricky one really.

    A lot would depend on what you are doing, the weather/climate and location.
    Something I always like to remember is the 5 Ps :

    Pizz, poor, preparation, poses,problems.

    The one bit of kit I would never be without is my fire steel.
    The reason being, I can keep warm, dry kit, boil water to drink, cook food, and signal if need be.

    just my thoughts.:)
     
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    lee Slightly Obsessed

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    fire water shelter and edge tools. edc sak
     
  15. hardly91

    hardly91 Slightly Talkative

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    BG knife
    Tarp
    Bivvy
    Beer
    Sleeping bag
    Mess tin

    My main camping spot is near a river (clean, plenty of fish etc) and there's a shop within 30min walk if I need fags or a tin of beans
     
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    nedbushcrafter Very Addicted Site Donor

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    Two things :?? Mrs Ned and my kukri
     
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    humperdingle Slightly Addicted

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    Assuming we're not in a vehicle, the two things I carry along with my wallet and phone, are a multitool (Leatherman Kick) and a small LED torch. Usually have a lighter of some kind, too.
     
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    sheepdog bob Extremely Talkative

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    Red-top matches in a waterproof tube, nailfile (easier than finding a dry stone), spare set of bootlaces, whistle, mobile 'phone, pen & pencil + notebook, army jackknife (the only knife I have which is legal for E.D.C.) with the very important tin opener, in winter only - a AA minimaglite; in my bag - a bottle of water (or flask of hot water) with a bottle of instant tea and a stainless steel mug.

    O.K. - I'm weird.
     
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    That's not weird Bob its whatever works for you mate
     
  20. lonewolf

    lonewolf Neo Luddite Prepared Survivalist.

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    if we are talking EDC then glasses, lock knife, key chain and keys, watch, bandana(used as a handkerchief mostly) paracord bracelet, belt, mobile phone.