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 Post subject: Noble32 Get home bag
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:08 pm 
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This is the bag I keep in the trunk of my car for about 75% of the year.
What isn't seen is the hydration bladder (2l) in the bag and a case of water in the trunk. During the colder months I add a wool watch cap, fleece lined bandanna, wool gloves. Since I mainly need this bag to get from work to home which is about 18 miles if i walk the roads. A bit less if I cut thru some fields I think it does just fine. With out the water bladder filled the pack i about 9 pounds or so.
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200' of paracord
USMC MARPAT tarp
first aid kit
small folding saw
Calimus 8" knife
small food kit
small water kit
small fire kit
small mess kit
Two lights
Key chain compass and thermometer
25' duct tape
2 Cotton bandannas

First aid kit:
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Sawyer mini filter
Some liquid hydration replacement
2 cliff bars
1 brick of compressed food

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2 Bandannas
Mylar blanket
Compass and Thermometer
Duct tape
Fire kit:
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4 Wetfires
Mini bic
5 inferno pads from the Pathfinder school
Ferrorod
one striker

Cover:
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USMC MARPAT tarp
200' of para cord

Light:
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Headlamp
Kinectic Light

Mess kit:
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Just a Stanley steel pot lid and 2 cups

Cutting tools:
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Calimus Carnivore Z 8" knife
Folding hand saw


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Looks great and thanks for posting your kit. That energizer headlamp is prone to leaking if dunked even for a micro second. Or at least mine was. Not sure how it will fair in heavy rain but on the positive (electronic pun intended) side there is hardly any actual electronics inside to damage. No regulation etc so once dry it will function again. Granted things could have changed over the years.

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I have had that light for a few years now. Got it when i started hunting and hasn't failed me yet but thanks for the heads up.


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Well thought out with emphasis on light weight.

Now a few questions:
Do you plan to put some water bottles in the trunk to fill the bladder? I keep 2 liters in my GHB.
Maybe some heavier socks? I don't know what your every day clothing is, but I wear light weight cotton socks, but in the GHB I have some heavier socks for the possible long walk.

But again, well thought out with light weight for speed.

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Nice looking kit...out of curiosity, does that tarp already have all the tie-out lines attached? If not, you might want to go ahead and do that now, instead of waiting til it's pouring down rain and you need shelter. Also, I'd probably cut down the 550 cord from 200' to around 50'. Is that 8" knife in there for light chopping/baton work, or just all-around general cutting? I find a blade longer than 5" to be a PITA for most general tasks, but maybe that's just me.

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NamelessStain wrote:
Well thought out with emphasis on light weight.

Now a few questions:
Do you plan to put some water bottles in the trunk to fill the bladder? I keep 2 liters in my GHB.
Maybe some heavier socks? I don't know what your every day clothing is, but I wear light weight cotton socks, but in the GHB I have some heavier socks for the possible long walk.

But again, well thought out with light weight for speed.

I keep a 24 pack on water in the trunk. Most of my clothing is Carhart pants and t shirts with a car hart hoodie to ranch jacket as the year goes on. I usually wear cotton socks as we'll but in the winter I switch to wool. As a maintenance man I have my work boots on, doc martens, most of the day. Most comfortable pair of boots I have ever worn and I have walked 11 miles in them walking from town to my home and other then sore thighs my legs and feet did not hurt at all.


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Wraith6761 wrote:
Nice looking kit...out of curiosity, does that tarp already have all the tie-out lines attached? If not, you might want to go ahead and do that now, instead of waiting til it's pouring down rain and you need shelter. Also, I'd probably cut down the 550 cord from 200' to around 50'. Is that 8" knife in there for light chopping/baton work, or just all-around general cutting? I find a blade longer than 5" to be a PITA for most general tasks, but maybe that's just me.

The paracord is all one length. Although I do have another 200' cut down to 25' lengths in the trunk as well. I think I will swap it out. The knife is used for all around "camp" work. Has it's share of batoning to carving out tent stakes. My only complaint with it is I cannot get the grips off to replace them with something else but for all the abuse I have put it thru it's held up great.


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one thing I will say is GET RID OF THAT MACHETE! I used it one time just as a test to see what it would do. I was clearing kiwis and grapes, I hit a 4x4 and it fractured. Mind you this was JUST a 4x4 nothing major I hit, the thing and I heard a weird sound, and this happened.

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besides that.... Looks alright besides what people said above

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You could smaller that knife and saw and then have some tent pegs. Which would be a quicker tent set up for the same weight.

It depends what you are using those cutting tools for. Normally it is shelter or fire and cutting tools can be less neccesary. And I don't think big knives really speed that process up all that much.

The lightest big knife I have found if you want to go big knife is a smaller tramontia machete. And they tend not to break. But they don't baton as well because they are thin.


I carry a little pocket knife saw mostly.


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The saw is mainly there for making long large branches into smaller ones for a fire. I always EEC a 3 inch pocket folder a Gerber suspension and a small flash light. I have had the knife for a few years now and have used it a lot. I have read the reviews about it as well and took to making sure I didn't abuse it to hard. The last time I put it to work was at my sons boyscouts end of school camp out to clear some brush from my hammock and to make kindling. For $20 I am not expecting it to fillet out a trout just to get me home :crazy:


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Noble32 wrote:
The saw is mainly there for making long large branches into smaller ones for a fire. I always EEC a 3 inch pocket folder a Gerber suspension and a small flash light. I have had the knife for a few years now and have used it a lot. I have read the reviews about it as well and took to making sure I didn't abuse it to hard. The last time I put it to work was at my sons boyscouts end of school camp out to clear some brush from my hammock and to make kindling. For $20 I am not expecting it to fillet out a trout just to get me home :crazy:



And there it depends what you want to spend your energy doing. Maybe a bit of extra effort with a smaller saw vs extra effort carrying the tool.

Personally I don't see breaking up firewood as a big tool or sometimes a tool at all job.

I had a little wood stove thingy and batoning made the difference between whether it would stay alight. I imagine if you are going for a small fire pit same deal. But I wasn't using big pieces of wood.

Otherwise I have needed wood for structures mostly. A stick to poke stuff with a stretcher that kind of thing. But the need was few and far between.

What I have used in the shelter realm. Most often is a mat. Because I can usually find a roof somewhere. And the simplest bivy is mat on the ground in a corner of a building somewhere. And I suppose I would do shelter over fire in order of importance anyway

My point with the tramontia big knife option is weight.
http://www.machetespecialists.com/tr12bumawiha.html
A 12 inch is 10 ounces.that sort of weight is comparable with your bulkier 5 inch survival knives. You could even look at a larger butchers knife maybe as well.


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Noble32 wrote:
NamelessStain wrote:
Well thought out with emphasis on light weight.

Now a few questions:
Do you plan to put some water bottles in the trunk to fill the bladder? I keep 2 liters in my GHB.
Maybe some heavier socks? I don't know what your every day clothing is, but I wear light weight cotton socks, but in the GHB I have some heavier socks for the possible long walk.

But again, well thought out with light weight for speed.

I keep a 24 pack on water in the trunk. Most of my clothing is Carhart pants and t shirts with a car hart hoodie to ranch jacket as the year goes on. I usually wear cotton socks as we'll but in the winter I switch to wool. As a maintenance man I have my work boots on, doc martens, most of the day. Most comfortable pair of boots I have ever worn and I have walked 11 miles in them walking from town to my home and other then sore thighs my legs and feet did not hurt at all.


Excellent. I just want to double check so one day you didn't go to get your bag and say"Crap, I don't have any water" :D

Again, well thought out bag. As long as you think you need it, keep it :)

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Noble32 wrote:
The saw is mainly there for making long large branches into smaller ones for a fire. I always EEC a 3 inch pocket folder a Gerber suspension and a small flash light. I have had the knife for a few years now and have used it a lot. I have read the reviews about it as well and took to making sure I didn't abuse it to hard. The last time I put it to work was at my sons boyscouts end of school camp out to clear some brush from my hammock and to make kindling. For $20 I am not expecting it to fillet out a trout just to get me home :crazy:



And there it depends what you want to spend your energy doing. Maybe a bit of extra effort with a smaller saw vs extra effort carrying the tool.

Personally I don't see breaking up firewood as a big tool or sometimes a tool at all job.

I had a little wood stove thingy and batoning made the difference between whether it would stay alight. I imagine if you are going for a small fire pit same deal. But I wasn't using big pieces of wood.

Otherwise I have needed wood for structures mostly. A stick to poke stuff with a stretcher that kind of thing. But the need was few and far between.

What I have used in the shelter realm. Most often is a mat. Because I can usually find a roof somewhere. And the simplest bivy is mat on the ground in a corner of a building somewhere. And I suppose I would do shelter over fire in order of importance anyway

My point with the tramontia big knife option is weight.
http://www.machetespecialists.com/tr12bumawiha.html
A 12 inch is 10 ounces.that sort of weight is comparable with your bulkier 5 inch survival knives. You could even look at a larger butchers knife maybe as well.


That blade looks a hell of a lot like the Old Hickory knives my grandmother owned. As a matter of fact I get a set of them at yard sales and such here cheap. Mr Canterbury seems to swear by them as well. Maybe I can look into getting one of the larger chopping knives to pack with me.


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