Self Reliance

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Self Reliance

Postby postman » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:53 am

How many guys carry some kind of survival kit with them when they are in the woods? If so what do you include in your kit and why?
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RE: Self Reliance

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:00 pm

I always carry a compass, butane lighter, and if I'm really in the backcountry, a nasal mist inhaler squeeze bottle that's been filled with lighter fluid.
When I trapped beaver and muskrat many years ago, there was more than one time when I went through the ice and had to build a fire to keep from getting hypothermia. Not fun.....
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RE: Self Reliance

Postby danesdad » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:26 pm

A lighter, a small candle, and TP...the latter for more common emergencies.

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RE: Self Reliance

Postby DeanoZ » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:50 am

Compass, Map, Twine, Lighter, Flashlight, small first-aid kit...good point on the mist inhaler with lighter fluid Woodsie...may have to add that one to the kit

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RE: Self Reliance

Postby Washburn » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:42 pm

Space blanket/waterproof matches/first aid kit/cell phone/headlamp.
Already have gps/compass/rope/knife/saw on me.

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RE: Self Reliance

Postby buckfarmdude » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:40 pm

I carry a compass, a map of my hunting area, a flashlight, and several razor-sharp knives. I am very familiar with the property, and I rarely travel a long ways into the woods plus I stay on the ground, so my chances of having to spend the night are practically nill. I have done a lot more walking around this year, so I'm really getting to know the place like the back of my hand.
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