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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:38 pm 
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not just a bottle opener but a lever as well... and used for paracord wraping when needing to be made into a spear! lol......

the hest is a good bit of kit and the reason also is that if i gotta ditch the bag i can have a couple nice things on there ... as i was reviewing my post i missed a couple things so ill put an update

i also have enough space in the bag for all the stuff on the front , as this is also a sub load for edc ,and my other bags...

thanks for the feed back and prase


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H•E•S•T stands for "Hostile Environment Survival Tool".
Designed by Robert Pelton Young and RAT Cutlery
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awesome tool there Somberbear!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:10 pm 
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6UNF1GHTER wrote:
Sweet!
I had a bean (chili) can that I was planning on using with my Nalgene, just in case the Heiny can pot didn't test good. Hate to use the bean can now.... but it seems like a super cool idea! Great post btw! Just got done watching the vids on it... and once again, I dig it!


Aww, don't give up on the Heiny Can! I wanted to see what you'd come up with.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:47 am 
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Murph wrote:
6UNF1GHTER wrote:
Sweet!
I had a bean (chili) can that I was planning on using with my Nalgene, just in case the Heiny can pot didn't test good. Hate to use the bean can now.... but it seems like a super cool idea! Great post btw! Just got done watching the vids on it... and once again, I dig it!


Aww, don't give up on the Heiny Can! I wanted to see what you'd come up with.



Well, I'm still working on that actually... so I'm not done :)
Just figuring out the pouch and contents is the hardest thing so far - since there is a plethora of thems.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:47 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:25 pm 
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So here are my submissions. The first one I have had around for a few years, I built it in a college course on wilderness survival. It fits snug next to my seat in the jeep.

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It is an older canvas ammo pouch with:
A gerber fixed blade. I don't usually keep the paracord daisychained to it but I'm experimenting here so...
Inside:
A baking tin
Outside the baking tin is A straw water purifier, lighter, LED and chapstick.

Inside the tin:
Plastic Poncho and Blanket
Notepad w/ pencil wrapped in duct tape
Fishing kit
Whistle
Cotton balls to fill in the gaps
Wire saw (on top of) A compass
BOAT

All put together
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Inside the boat is:
Safety pins
Floss
Pencil
fishing string
Snare wire
Foil
Butterfly Bandaids
Mag and Flint
Gerber Knife w/ Razor blades
Birthday candles
Rubber band goes around the boat


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Here is the one I made for my wife for Christmas. I also made one for my sister mostly identical to this.

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Still in the tin
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This one also has the baking tin with most of the same goods as mine.
Roll of 550 Cord goes in the gernade pouch
CRKT knife in sheath goes in the side
BOAT goes in the bottom of the tin
Cotton balls fill in the gaps
Note Pad, poncho and blanket go in last
Baking Tin
Compass
Flint/ Steel
Pencil wrapped in duct tape
Lighter and LED go in the side of the pouch outside of the tin
Floss and a whistle

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The BOAT
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The contents of the BOAT:
2 Tea Candles, I "upgraded" her to these after reading the idea at ZS
12ish safety pins
P-78
Under the P-78 is some snare wire
Gerber pocket knife with razor blades, the kind wrapped in cardboard
The purple straw contains a few needles and some thread
White/ Green straw contains fishing weights
White straw contains fishing line
White/ Blue straw contains fishing hooks pretied to string
Rubber band goes around the BOAT

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The great thing about this contest is it makes you take a look at your kit and gives others a chance to look at and critic your kit. Just posting this I realize like 20 things I could do to make these way better. As with all preps these should go along with common sense, dress sensible and remember your EDC. If your going out into the sticks bring food and water...


Last edited by leadpulaski on Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:56 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:37 pm 
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bigger pics please! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:39 pm 
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bigger pics please! :D


Sorry about that, somewhere between the droid, photobucket and here they shrunk. I'll work on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:41 pm 
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probably photocucket settings. make sure its not set to thumbnail size when you upload.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:57 am 
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Sorry it took so long. The internet way out here is weak and unreliable at best.
ETA: Dude, seriously you fit a hat in there?!? You rock!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:59 pm 
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Built solely out of left overs in my survival gear collection, I present the:
Garage Sale Kit
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1 - USGI M16 Mag Pouch, Grenade pockets cut off
2 - Green Bandana
3 - Dryer Lint in Medicine Baggy
4 - Purell
5 - Mini Bic
6 - Gerber Tempo AAA LED Light
7 - Duct Tape
8 - Signal Mirror
9 - MRE Hot Beverage Bag
10 - Iodine Tablets
11 - Collapsable Drink Straw
12 - Emergency Poncho
13 - Snickers Marathon Energy Bars x2
14 - Knife with Paracord wrapped handle
15 - Silva Compass clipped to section of paracord through drain hole

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It's got everything needed for Water, Tools, Fire, Food, First Aid, Shelter.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:04 am 
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good job murph, i really like that kit.... might build a copy of it for personal use

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:23 am 
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good job murph, i really like that kit.... might build a copy of it for personal use

Thanks, and by all means copy and adapt it for yourself. The signal mirror is my favorite part. It's all metal and thinner than a credit card. It takes up almost zero space, and adds next to nothing to the weight.

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leadpulaski- nice work!
Those kits are exactly what I have in mind when I think about what this contest is about! All bases covered in a package small enough to belt carry or toss in a daypack. I very much like that you have made extras for your family, they mighty just come in handy someday! Might be good to have a list of contents and a few survival tips included...

Murph- you built that out of "scraps"? Damn, I wanna see your stash :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:21 pm 
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starting to get a bad feeling about my entry. looks like i might have to beef it up some. are we allowed to post out entry with a belt and maybe a knife on the belt?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:13 am 
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I don't have a mag pouch so I used a crappy airsoft 'medic' pouch. Not the most durable and definitely not pretty but it does the job! Dimensions are 19cm x 13cm x 6.5cm, approximately 98 cubic inches. :D

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SHELTER
-Golite Poncho/Tarp
-Mylar Emergency Blanket
-550 Paracord 30'

WATER
-Platypus Water Bottle, 1 Litre
-Aquatabs Water Treatment Tablets (50)
-Aquamira Frontier Straw Filter
-Snow Peak 700 Titanium Cup with Lid

FIRE
-Tinder, Cottonballs + Petroleum Jelly
-Firesteel, 6mm
-Bic Lighter
-Nato Matches (10) + Striker Strip (2)

SIGNAL & NAVIGATION
-Ultimate Survival Starflash Ultra Signal Mirror
-Whistle, Pea-less
-Fenix LD20 + Candle Diffuser
-AAA Alkaline Batteries (4)
-Silva Compass

TOOLS
-SOG Flash 2 Spring Assisted Pocket Knife (AUS8)
-Pocket Chainsaw & Handles

MISC
-Duct Tape
-Dental Floss, 20m
-Fishing Kit (12lb line, 6lb line, 5 x Size 1 Hooks, 5 x Size 4 Hooks, 5 x Splitshot)
-Sewing Kit
-Stuff Sack, 1 Litre

I have tried to keep this kit as versatile as possible but my priorities (in order) are Shelter, Water, Fire, Signal and Food Procurement. I have tried to include as many multi-use items as possible such as the tarp (shelter, rain wear, water collection, carrying device), dental floss (hygiene, cordage, sewing, trapping) and ubiquitous duct tape (repairs, medical, trapping, signal).

Although the fire kit is reasonably comprehensive, if conditions are wet, careful rationing of the small amount of tinder is required. I figure to keep the first fire alive to preserve supplies.


*** NOTE: I would loved to have put a fixed blade in but even my rc3 was too big to fit into the pouch. :cry: As my aim was to keep this kit contained within the pouch I went with a quality folder instead. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:03 am 
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I find it vaguely ironic that you used a medic pouch, but didn't put any first aid items in it. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:32 pm 
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It's been one month since we started this thing rolling :D, 280 posts and 5,800 looks, wow!

Lots of good stuff from all of you, and we sill have a month to go! Hope we get lots more kits posted up, however big, small, expensive or cheap. In the end, it's the kit that works for you that matters :)


There have been a few to offer up an item or two for the big winner, which is very cool (thank you- you know who you are :wink: ), and I will forward this super awesome ZS patch when the time comes.
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Now quit sandbagging and post up, dammit!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:46 pm 
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http://www.condoroutdoor.com/15242doubleriflecase.aspx

Can someone provide me with the measurements on one of the smaller pouches on this case? I can't seem to get a good measurement on it.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:49 pm 
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Alright, I tried to be somewhat original but I fear I may have only partially succeeded. I think this pouch is legal, at least from all the talk of the other canteen pouch...

The whole shebang:
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The outside pocket, with backup Bic and Fox Howler rescue whistle:
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Opening it up, for dramatic emphasis:
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The container, which can be used to boil water, and the lid, which can be used as a bowl:
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I got this at Target, it is supposed to hold coffee. The idea was not mine, however, credit must be given to WoodsMonkey.com

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Shelter
1. AMK Heatsheet 2-person blanket
2. 2x15' and 2x30' 550 paracord
Water
3. Ziplock bag
4. Katadyn Micropur tablets
Fire
5. Bic Lighter
6. Waterproof matches and striker
7. Firesteel and PJCBs (in pill bottle)
8. There is also some small cotton wading and paper in the BOAT
Food
9. Slingshot band
10. 100' fishing line on sewing spool
11. Small hooks, lead weight and wine cork float
12. Snare wire
13. Spice Packet
Tools
14. Signal Mirror
15. Leatherman Wave
16. Bandana
17. Needle
18. Brunton clip-on compass
19. Princeton-Tec headlamp
20. Duct Tape
21. Safety Pin
22. Ranger Bands
First Aid
23. BC headache powder
24. Alcohol Wipe
25. Needle (crosslisted)
26. Bandana (crosslisted)
Misc
27. Pencil and Paper
28. Altoids tin
29. Moist towels

Comments:
I hope to use the duct tape in place of bandaids, and if I needed to repair the heatsheet.
I chose a smaller needle so that I could theoretically use it to suture. I have used standard curved cutting needles before, but not straight sewing needles. Would it work? Hope I don't need to answer that...
I could add my platy canteen to the pouch, but I tried to keep it simple. The ziplock should work fine.
I threw some moist towels in there for comfort, something I think I would appreciate if I was ever bloody/dirty and stranded somewhere...
I have the ranger bands around the slingshot bands so I could use them to attach to a branch, and make it easier to construct a slingshot, and even deconstruct should that be necessary.

Hopefully this is something that could be easily reproduced, kinda like Murph's garage sale kit. Granted, mine has much more expensive stuff (like the Wave and headlamp) but the rest is fairly cheap, esp the container.

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I posted my entry as an edit, not a new reply, so I'm going to go ahead and bump this for visibility.

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No bonus points given for having a Les Stroud bandana! :lol: J/K
Nice peice of kit, I like the coffe can idea. Is it heavy weight, meaning durable?


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Presenting my second entry:
The Armageddon Kit

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The pouch is from the Riflemen's Kit that I bought from Ranter a few months ago. Here's the best info I could rummage up on it:
http://www.initial-attack.com/Military/ ... 344-m.html

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Everything fits inside, nothing strapped to the outside.

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1 - Sabercut Saw
2 - Gerber Paraframe Knife
3 - Space Blanket
4 - MRE Hot Beverage Bag
5 - Snickers Marathon Energy Bars
6 - Paracord
7 - Bandanna
8 - Frontier Filter Straw
9 - Thermometer + Compass
10 - Fire Steel
11 - Purell Hand Sanitizer
12 - AA LED Light
13 - Multi-tool
14 - Dryer Lint in Baggies
15 - Compass
16 - Whistle
17 - Gift Tin (for Sabercut)
18 - Signal Mirror
19 - Repair Kit w/ Needles & Thread
20 - Bic Lighter wrapped with Duct Tape
21 - Emergency Poncho

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Deeds-
You may have just built the ultimate kit (from my point of view, anyway)! Simple, functional and top notch gear. I don't know that I would want (or need) to change a thing, except maybe the pouch :lol: . I've got you on the front runner radar now *cough* w/ Necro */cough* :wink:

Veritas-
Very nice, that coffee container is slick! How big is it? BTW, canteen pouch=perfectly "legal" :wink:

Murph-
Great kit- not overbuilt, just built. You can tell just by looking it will work.


Now you guys have gone and re-motivated me. I'm gonna have to come up with another one...

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