Kit list for a two to three day river hike and camping trip.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    So I think its time for another little trip,this time Im going to do a two to three day hike along the River Soar weather permitting but from the forecast we are in for some good weather over the next week.

    Im going to be using my Gelert solo tent as its light weight and easy to set up.

    So anyway here is the kit list of what I'll be taking and some photos.


    Gelert solo tent.

    Colemans exponent sleeping bag.

    Trek mate self inflating mat.

    Inflatable pillow.

    1950s Finnish Marttiini Leuku Knife.

    Wash kit & towel.

    First aid kit.

    Hydropal filtration system.

    Purification tabs.

    Collapsible bowl & wash pad.

    German mess kit.

    Swiss gel stove.

    Two quarts US 2000 water bottle.

    Chopping board.

    Coffee in pouch.

    Salt & pepper.

    Umbro water proof jacket.

    Emergency fire kit.

    Spare set of clothes.

    Camera tripod.



    2 packs of instant pasta.
    2 packs of instant noodles.
    1 pack of couscous.
    1 tin pilchards.
    1 tin tuna.
    2 tins spaghetti.
    1 tin of pineapple rings.
    1 sweat potato
    1 onion.
    Cereal bars.



    Possibles bag

    Firesteel,flint and charcloth tin in pouch.
    Tinder pouch.
    Sewing kit.
    Crank torch [flash light]
    Hobo fishing kit.
    Leather work gloves.
    Para cord [18 meters]
    Catapult elastic.
    Diamond sharpening card.
    Signal mirror.
    1 liter metal water bottle.


    On my person

    Watch with compass.
    Ferro rod.
    Folding knife.
    Para cord bracelet.
    Cell phone.

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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Total weight is?
  3. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Combined weight of Backpack and possibles bag 12kg [26.45lb],maybe 15kg [33.06] with water.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks for that, might be could be I could go a ways with that load, but very slowly. I know you can't do it where you are, but it's a good idea on this side of the pond.
  5. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I can't do what were i am < confused<CONFUSED<CONFUSED.< p>
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Carrying guns and the like are outlawed, mostly, aren't they? (Or I'm the confused one. Quite possibly so, that.)

  7. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    I've never seen the paracord bracelet before.
    Is the purpose to store some spare cord on your person?
    If so, how much cord does it unwind to?

    Cans are heavy, but I like them more than freeze dried.
    That's about 1/2 days worth of food by me :eek:
  8. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    12 meters.

    Ill be foraging food and fishing.
  9. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Here's some directions that I used to make my bracelet, holds 10ft, I have another 10ft on my key chain (same concept just used a keyring to start the "bracelet" in and did not actually make it into a circle).
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Cool, this should be a fun little trip! Will you be doing any fishing by chance? I am interested in a report on how that tent fared for you, too.
  11. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Awesome. Thanks.
  12. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Oh I have had that tent for a few years now and it a top little tent,it been through blizzards,snow storms,and thunder storms with heavy rain and its still good.
  13. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Oh that's right, you already mentioned that to me. You know, I will have to try to get into tenting some time. Like you, I also use a hammock/tarp setup for most of the year. I am seriously considering investing in a Hennesey hammock. I have used tents in the military and routine trips in the past, but I never liked it. Plus, I despise carrying a mat to sleep on.
  14. SoCal09

    SoCal09 Monkey++

    Thats actually a kasa, not a kuksa. kuksa's have finger holes.
  15. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Kasa-Swedish Kuksa-Finnish.
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  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Love the kuksa!
  17. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Loose the tripod and the additional metal water bottle, you could most likely get by with just one water bottle as you will be near water.
  18. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    My hiking pack (summer, spring, autumn)

    Link to pack: MIL-TEC Level III Assault Pack Olive Drab Heavy Duty 600 Denier Polyester Construction


    This pack is pretty small, and it's perfect for those one to three day hikes, but some folks may find it a tad too small. It has plenty of tie down options to attach a bedroll to the outside, too. Mine is in USMC digital woodland camo pattern, but there are many options. Here's what it looks like ready to go:

    I have the flexible G.I. canteen attached to the outside, you can see my Garmin GPS, and a pair of tactical gloves.
    DSC00039.JPG DSC00037.JPG DSC00040.JPG
    I always have at least one Mora, and I keep two on this bag. One Mora you cannot see, is permanently fixed to the side of the bag, but the other is a Companion with a custom sheath I made for it...
    You can see my hydration system feeds through the strap just fine. The pack I have is hydration compatible, with an inside pocket for a bladder. When filled, will add about 6 lbs. just so you know...
    Below you can see a couple more external items on the bag: a compass and a simple knife sharpener...

    The internal items are as follows:

    DSC00043.JPG DSC00044.JPG This is my fire kit. I keep a couple wax candles, a tiny button compass (because), a Bic lighter, small container of vaseline, rubber gaskets for the fire piston, a fire piston (I change this out with other pistons I own frequently), a tin of char rope, more char material in waterproof bag, some jute, waterproof matches, and three packages of trioxane for times when mother nature is relentless. Also, a steel striker and flint in a custom leather case to be stylin'... @Bear knows.

    DSC00045.JPG This is the FOOD and DRINK category! Oh yeah. Kelly Kettle (stainless), a stainless mug (because although a kuksa is great, a steel mug can be heated over coals), pan gripper for the base of the kettle, Mountainhouse meal(s), some trail bread, and 4 tea bags. Also, I have an Aquamira Frontier Pro water filter/straw, and Polar Pure iodine crystals with an indefinite shelf life.

    DSC00046.JPG This is "Lighting and Stuff". Spare socks a must. Micro-towel also a great thing to have. A cheap little knife, why not? Honing stone for those Moras. You know...

    DSC00047.JPG The SHELTER KIT. Simple, a heavy duty tarp (aluminized inside), a hammok inside a neat mesh bag, and a poncho.

    DSC00048.JPG The MEDICAL KIT. You see it. Top left is a "sterile bandage" inside sealed's a bandana. Nice and clean bandana. The rest you can see I imagine.

    ` Have fun hiking!
  19. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

  20. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Don't know where you will be on the River, but the places shown on line look pretty nice.

    I'm looking forward to any photos you might post.
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