Old but not quite Out Of Date Checklists

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Old but not quite Out Of Date Checklists

Post by teotwaki » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:43 pm

These highlights from the books make for fascinating reading and do provoke some thought

http://www.vintagehikingdepot.com/blog/ ... =Gear+List

Boy Scouts of America – Camping Merit Badge Book 1966 Gear List

National Mountain Safety Council New Zealand 1968 - Bushcraft Manual - Gear List

Ötzi's 3,300BCE Gear List

Clyde Ormond – Survival Fishing Kit

Camp Trails 1977 Gear List

The Hiker's Bible 1973 Gear List

The Hiker's Bible 1973 Gear List

Gear List - Pedestrian Camper - Thomas Hiram Holding 1908

W. K Merrill's 1962 Gear List

PATC 1960 Gear List


The site also led me to this video: Something For The Youngsters - The Super Hiker (1932)



The hiker arrives in a field where a group of young boys (possibly boy scouts) sit around in a circle waiting to meet him. He takes off his knapsack to show the boys what he carries with him on his trips around the world. He pulls out a government blanket, a little cook pot, tin plate, frying pan, billy can, paraffin stove, a woolly balaclava helmet and woolly scarf (he puts these on to demonstrate), electric searchlight lamp and last but not least a gramophone!
My adventures and pictures are on my blog http://suntothenorth.blogspot.com

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Re: Old but not quite Out Of Date Checklists

Post by yossarian » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:26 pm

I can't wait for Woodswalker's gramophone field review post.
" So, brave knights,
if you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further,
for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth."

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Re: Old but not quite Out Of Date Checklists

Post by teotwaki » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:43 pm

This Hill People Gear Page (and list) is where I found out about the vintage lists:

Click to download HPG's PDF document https://hillpeoplegear.com/Portals/21/r ... xonomy.pdf


Hill People Gear's take on 1st-2nd-3rd line kits -

The HPG equipage taxonomy is a systematic approach to thinking about backcountry living systems -- what you need to carry and when. For seasoned backcountry travelers, it may serve as nothing more than a way of understanding under which circumstances each piece of gear we produce is most useful. For everyone else, we hope it serves as a good introduction to their own integration with a backcountry or austere environment.

Our Equipage taxonomy is based on the very solid military taxonomy of first line, second line, and third line. Since our focus isn't combat operations, we have made a couple of modifications. First, we've added a couple of sub-levels (.5 and 1.5) that represent very real distinctions in the gear we carry. Second, our taxonomy isn't universally additive - in the military system it is understood that if you are carrying 3rd line, you are by default also carrying 1st and 2nd line. For our uses, the higher "lines" or levels often replace one or more of the lower lines. For example, a backpacking trip consists of 0.5, 1.0, and 3.0.


HPG webpage on this topic https://hillpeoplegear.com/Education/Equipage
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