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<p>I really like this 'ible. I have been slowly building something quite similar. I want something that is modular, works for a backpacking trip, going on an overnight trip, or for getting home/bugging out. I think I will incorporate some of your ideas into my bag. Thanks for sharing! :)</p>
Darn near perfect. What is the design or Model of the pack, the masses need to know! I love the modular aspect of this pack. <br> <br>These protips are small personal modifications for the most part. <br> <br>If this is an extended wilderness bag my first suggestion is fairly firm, you can never have too many ways to purify water. It is the diffrence of fighting another day and dying in some cases. As a rule of thumb at least take 3. <br>Boil= Check <br>Filter= Check <br>3rd= I really like Polar Pure, look for it online. Con: The bottle is glass, because it contains Iodine. Pros: Unlike the iodine pills Polar Pure dosen't taste completely awful (flavoring is encouraged). Simple to use and the bottle works of infusing water in the bottles, and it can make lots of water drinkable. When I backpacked Polar Pure was my staple. <br>At minimum keep a couple of Iodine tablets as a just in case. <br> <br>The rest of the suggestions are my dream kit. Aquiring primitive skills like flint knapping for arrows, bolts, knives and spears (flint knapping kits are very light). Cord making, Fire starting and shelter building. Trade your sling shot for a hawaiian sling, or an atlatl they can take down bigger stuff. Laminate the maps, it makes them a little bigger but become a lot more duriable and waterproof ;) Also I like the ka-bar blade design but they have a tourque problem (not being full tang), I would suggest a knife that is full tang. The fishing equipment is fuzzy but make sure you can make limb lines/jug lines they save tons of time fishing. Last I would combine the trenching tool and the saw possibally. Perhapes even a trenching tool/axe as &quot;delicate&quot; cutting can be usually done with all your smaller knives/tools. Perhapse even a saw chain if you like saws. For a hammer I would suggest finding a piece of plastic or really hard wood that you can lash to a stick or two for a hammer of oppertunity. Lashing and knot work are also super handy.
How much does this whole pack weigh?
The vest...on the pack.....TAKE MY MONEY! No seriously tho, teach me your ways O_O'
Please post the pattern!
There are trowels that fold up to take less space if everything is fitting a bit tight.
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were did you get the mess kit?
I got that one really cheap at an army/navy store but you can find better ones on ebay. My next will be stainless. This on is aluminum.
you mispelled coke and did cake lol
Not trying to be mean as this is a nice 'bile but you called it an indestructible by accident.
LOL, you know what, I did and I never caught that. I had auto-correct on while I was typing. Apparently auto-correct is not indestructible. :D <br>Thank you for pointing that out, I will correct in post-haste.
OMG!!! I will correct IT! not in. Darn fingers!!
does the hammer / grip tool have reverberation problems between the top two pieces? i have considered buying one of those,.. but was weary because of that. <br>Do you like it? Why or Why not?
I honestly haven't had much call to use it as a hammer because of the small size. When I have, I hadn't noticed any reverberation. one thing that I dislike about it is the lack of fine tip for the pliers. If weight is a concern, also realize that they tend to weight quite a bit more, in consideration, to the standard leatherman with comparable options (minus the hammer). <br>With all of this said I do like to have it in my pack simply because if I need it it's there. Also, I hardly ever go hiking without my children and they help to distribute weight (LOL, my pack mules) and my son has a multi-tool of his own so I don't much have to choose between on or the other. If I did I would most likely leave the hammer at home as a rock or piece of hardwood would most likely do a better job in most things. <br>I hope this helped. <br>
thank you!
I like your set up. It is amazing, there are as many ways to pack and carry for trips into the wilderness as there are people. We each have to figure out how to carry those things that help us on our way. Good job.
Very nice kit! I like that you took something that sort of worked for you and personalized it just the way you need. <br> <br>I saw the camelbak tube on the shoulder strap. If this is a bug-out-bag or short-term survival bag, I'd add in some kind of means of refilling it with clean water. Maybe a gravity-fed setup that you can hang from a limb.
I like the idea of the gravity fed refill option, It;s definitely worth checking in to. <br>Thank you. :)
Hey, with three kids to chase, anything that saves time is nice!
The hand crank flashlight also has a USB output for charging cell phones and other small devices.

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