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So, what will fit in a book bag?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by DKR, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    The bag
    carried by DW in route to a glacier....

    Bag contents
    1 L Nalgene water bottle with carrier and 18 oz 'pot
    USGI camo poncho
    Foodstuff (in camo bag)
    Long handle spork - goes in carrier'
    550 cord - lots
    The red container holds a SOG mini-multitool and fire starter items
    The white paper thing is a tyvek seat, I hate sitting on wet stuff
    The dry bag is a polypro throw - rather than a poncho liner (it's more better)
    One each 2in ACE wrap.

    CAMO bag is foodstuffs & cups
    I lg pkg of trail mix
    4 Jiff peanut butter minis (goes in soup) (250 Calories per mini)
    Dry soup x 4 and Clif bars x4
    Nesting cups which can be used as pot as well
    Other comfort items not shown (carried in bag)
    Stove module
    Contractor bag - black 55 gal
    Large pkg of Wet Ones
    Card with duck tape
    Space blanket inside of small dry bag
    Flat LED flashlight

    Inside the pot set
    2 Cups (One holding 1 cup and the other holds just under 2 cups) with lid
    4 coffee packets, 2 sugars and some gum
    4 black tea bags (can also be considered p/o FAK)
    1 pack MRE matches, compass and the white container is an Advil 'travel size' tube with strike anywhere matches.

    Stove module
    Esbit stove, w/ six heat tabs Modified to hold any of these pots or canteen cup I had 6 tabs, I also have an add-on kit for the stove left in car - with 24 additional heating tabs. Foil = extra wind-break.

    First aid, comfort, warmth, knives and sharpening tool, fire starting items
    Bag with Wet One singles; water treatment tabs; packets of toilet paper.
    Bag with basic FAK (4x4s, 2x2s, duck tape and moleskin, ASA and INN tabs.
    Mandatory bandanas x 2 - water pre-filter or FAK cravats
    Fire starter bar w/P-38 can opener // strike anywhere matches in USGI match case
    Small knife, USGI field knife
    Gerber sharpening tool
    Hand warmer (p/o FAK)

    So, it seems, you can get a lot into a 'book bag'.

    Edit to add -
    The camo bag is made from the leg of an old part of BDU pants. The Nalgene has been replaced by a Kleen Kanteen SS bottle.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
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  2. sdr

    sdr Monkey+

    Very nice. I'm impressed. When the family and I go hiking I try to bring a good lightweight assortment of gear for each of us.

    Think I need to rethink my selection.

    Thanks DKR!

    I don't see a hiking stick though. Convinced my wife to try using one. She wont hike without it.
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  3. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Yeah - my 'hiking stick' is 12 GA and has a pump action... DW now will carry a single trekking pole. Good to hold up the poncho if nothing else...
  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    my day bag has a complete HF station, a Patrol bag/w bivy, some chow and other things.

    I took a lot of cr@p from folks about my hiking stick, despite the local Ranger indicating the trail. was a highway for the local bear population. Yes, the hiking stick is a folder.

    it's not just bears you need to worry about. The hair on the back of this moose is standing up - not a good sign.
  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    a FAK of sorts
    The IFAK is the USGI kit in the middle of this image w/pouch

    This zippered bag (red) is a module is designed for dealing with minor trauma with limited bleeding.

    A version of this is called out in some detail in the Resources section in the 12 part booklet
    (A DIY Disaster Kit)
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