Got a two part video series here showing what all I choose to put into my camping backpack, and my guy friend's camping backpack.
Covering the basics, food, water, first aid/survival, tools, and some other various items.
Feel free to kindly comment on anything you think I might need to add!
To see part two, what's in his bag, click the link in the video or follow the link in the description, it will open in a new window.
Don't you just love the convince of the coffee singles pack, they just forgot to make them easy to open. BTDT
I agree it is hot in MTC during the summer at least its getting a little cooler now <br> <br>Pfarmkid
Meant MT (mid Tennesee) not mtc
sooo this will sound weird. but a mini bottle of vodka is gud if you get seriously injured it cleans the area and has a numbing property after the burn lol. and drink a lil and it helps disorient you if youre in a lot of pain. this is only in life threatening emergencies. im not recomending this as a paramedic but if i was in a survival situation without an ambulance! great instructable
Several Things: <br>The &quot;bowie knife&quot; is a gerber gator machete. They are not full tang. Get one that is full tang (it is made from one piece of metal with a handle attached to it) <br>You dont need so many knives. You are not hunting. Even so, a hunter only carries a couple knives. A folding knife, multitool, and a FULL TANG machete, hatchet, or fixed blade knife will work. <br>Matches are not reliable. Get a couple of bic lighters and a Doan magnesium fire starter. Dont get a knockoff <br>bring a tarp, not a tent <br>I would recommend a small bottle of baby powder for boots. <br>Other than that, pretty good. <br>
Also, thank you for all the suggestions! :0)
I actually did learn what full tang and not means! So hurrah for that! I'm not a knife expert, which is pretty obvious. We ended up ditching a bunch of them before we left. <br>We did have several bic lighters, they were in my mini first aid kit, and he had one in his pocket. <br>A tarp is a good idea, though I was glad we had the tent this time because it got really really cold that night out of nowhere. Not that a tent holds in much heat, but it was nice. <br>The baby powder is a very very good idea, I really wish we would of had some, my poor toes were aching by the time we got back from the hike. Will have to remember it next time.
Hi,<br> <br> hope you had a nice trip! Some suggestions:<br> <br> - reduce weight!<br> <br> - You won't need much of your heavy tooling, one large knife / machete / whatever or an axe is more than enough if you are not crossing a jungle...<br> <br> - Learn how to properly start a fire and ditch the firestarter, all you need is a lighter (or two)... Also nice to impress other campers. If it's wet like hell take a magnesium bar<br> <br> - tents are heavy,&nbsp; in summer conditions i would prefer a tarp and/or maybe a mosquito net.<br> <br> - if you really want to navigate with map and compass get a decent one with a rotating ring to &quot;store&quot; the desired heading<br> <br> - take duct tape and cable binders, they virtually fix everything<br> <br> cheers, andi
I had a wonderful time! :0) <br>We did end up ditching a few things before we left, since we had quite a hike ahead of us, and only two people to carry the weight. <br>As for the fire, when we got there just about every thing was damp, so it took a bit to get it started, lucky for me, I happened to remember to bring some toilet paper, so we were able to use that to help get the fire started. <br>The tent wasn't too heavy, but it did take up alot of space in the bag even though I had compacted it down quite a good bit, I am glad we had it though since it ended up being a pretty cold night, which is pretty strange for my area, it's usually not so cold, the weather here lately has been crazy though. <br>A nice compass would be very good to have, We did get lost a couple times, but we had a map of the trail and there were blazes all along so we didn't get too lost. <br>I had duct tape in my mini first aid kit, that stuff does fix everything. <br>Also, cable binders? Not ever thought of that! Great idea though, will have to remember that for sure next time. :0D
It shouldn't take that much video to go through what's in your bag. Not enough editing...<br> <br> L
Was trying to make it entertaining as well. Though I am aware it ran too long. <br>It's also in two parts because the first part is what's in mine, and the second is what's in his. I wanted to do a photo tutorial too, but I've not had the time, sadly.
People have short attention-spans, this is why popular music tracks are about &quot;that long&quot;.<br> 13 mins is a bit more of a lecture, or it's just someone talking about their life.<br> <br> L<br> <br> (I stopped after the dry-box/bag)<br>
I shall keep this in mind next time I make a video.
Thank you!

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