My GHB Test run

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My GHB Test run

Post by wildman800 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:13 am

I took the GHB out for an overnight test run on 11-12Dec. The problems were an overloaded backpack and pistol belt, forgot the breakfast, bad rigging of equipment, and piss poor physical condition. The successes were a decent tarp shelter, sleep system, gained first hand experience w/a Katadyne filtration pump, built a good heat reflector behind the fire, and started the fire with a ferrocium rod and my KaBar knife! After returning to my truck, my nephew and I went through my backpack and removed "nice to have equipment" and reorganized the pack to eliminate the need for a pistol belt to carry pouches. We also marked the various equipment pouches with different colored small carabiners for identification. I will now start a daily treadmill routine to rebuild my strength and stamina.

A pair of mini binoculars with a camera first comes to mind that has been set aside. A large bunch of Piggin string (leather) since I already carry paracord. I leave the tarp behind from now on and use my poncho. I'm still carrying 4 ways to make fire and I'm still carrying 3 water purification tablet bottle sets (6 bottles total) which I justify because of the distances I may have to cover (35-1,000+ miles).

I've cut down on my food stocks in exchange for a conibear trap, wire snares, & fishing gear.

I am going to add a Katadyne water filtration pump. I also plan to drop the sleeping bag, except in cold weather, and use my poncho liner.
The best luck is what you make yourself!

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Re: My GHB Test run

Post by Mister Dark » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:36 am

Pics?



Have you looked at a sawyer mini? It weighs a lot less than the Katy, takes up very little space, and will easily filter enough water for a GHB / 72 hour kit setup.

Shake down trips are always the best.

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Re: My GHB Test run

Post by wildman800 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:45 pm

My GHB has to get me from 35 to 1,000+ miles. I'll go with the Katydyne. Thank you for your suggestion.
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Re: My GHB Test run

Post by wildman800 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:20 am

I've culled another 5LBS from my GHB and have it down to a weight that I can handle better. I've cut out other redundancies from my BOB and redistributed items between my harness and pack so it is easier to carry also.
The best luck is what you make yourself!

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