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Old 29-01-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hello,
I just thought it would be good to make a thread were other people may also include pics of there survival/camping gear and give comments or constructive critism......... All welcome.

Now im quite a beginner in all of this and am trying to improve my gear all of the time.

This thread is for people to post there survival/camping gear and offer and recieve advise by anyone willing....

We all have to start some-where so dont worry if you think your gear is not that good, its a start and its not a competition......... I just think its good to see what some people take into the woods and compare and improve on your own gear.........

This is not all of my gear, there is other bits and pieces but this is most of the stuff i would think of takeing, depending on the weather and location ect.


^Rucksack/tent and telescopic fishing rod. Not many people seem to reccomend a fishing rod but maybe a telescopic rod could be a good idea?, like you could go for a spot of fishing and maybe catch some food.........
These a pic of the tent - vango banshee 300

Seems quite good ^ i have only camped in it twice so far, but with no problems.


Down sleeping bag/ tarp (approx 10ft by 10ft) and tough skin therma-rest -



just a pic i got of the web to show the thermarest.


Some knives and tools - i dont take all of these things, just pick out afew to take mostly.


Random things - water bottle/bins/mess tin/firelighters and pouch with cotton balls and vaseline plus lighter & fireseteel & candles in pouch/torch/ paracord/ gill net/ fishing hooks an line.....


Boots and clothing - wool jumpers/ water proof trousers/ scarf/ thermal underwear ect.

So please feel free to comment and offer advise and also add pictures of your own kits ect.

See yas on the trail

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Old 29-01-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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excellent thread there .

I was going to make one about my kit

but I am glad you took the initiative 1st .

I shall take some pics over the weekend and post them here .

thankyou for the creativity .

we need more people thinking like this .

great pics by the way .

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why dont you explain how you use them and what you find , pros and cons etc .

good thread , shall return back to this over the weekend sometime .

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Old 29-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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why dont you explain how you use them and what you find , pros and cons etc .
I am lazy

No, but seriously if anyone wants to ask about anything which is there, i would be more than happy to give my advise on it or cost/where u can buy it ect..............
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Its Sunday morning and I havent done those pictures for this thread .
Im tired too , shall defo sometime soon get on with it but I am tired .

thought I would keep you updated anyway .
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I am lazy

No, but seriously if anyone wants to ask about anything which is there, i would be more than happy to give my advise on it or cost/where u can buy it ect..............
Hi Petercookie you look well prepared mate

I have got a question for you regarding knives, is the machete a Cold Steel Kukri Machete ? if so did you have any trouble getting it with living in the UK. I live in your neck of the woods and I'm interested in getting myself some gear put together, so i guess what I'm trying to say is it still easy to get your hands on stuff like that with the draconian knife laws we have in this country.

Any info and advice will be greatly appreciated


By the way you and tracker have put together some excellent stuff for survival etc and are helping us Brits out a lot thank you, and to all the other guys from the UK and the rest of the world that are posting on the survival forum thank you for the information it will be priceless when the SHTF.
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Old 31-01-2010, 10:29 AM   #6
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Hi Petercookie you look well prepared mate

I have got a question for you regarding knives, is the machete a Cold Steel Kukri Machete ? if so did you have any trouble getting it with living in the UK. I live in your neck of the woods and I'm interested in getting myself some gear put together, so i guess what I'm trying to say is it still easy to get your hands on stuff like that with the draconian knife laws we have in this country.

Any info and advice will be greatly appreciated
Yep it is the cold steel kukri machete. I bought mine from here - http://www.coldsteel-uk.com/store/Kukhri-Machete.html

These some good videos too if you havent seen them - http://www.knifetests.com/ColdSteelK...ctionTest.html

When i got it all it really needed was abit of a sharpening and it was ready to go, i have used it afew times too, battoning ect and its had no problems what-so-ever thuss far.

Thanks for your support too mate, its appreciated........

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Ok tracker, no probs mate..........

(As a side note, if anyone could reccomend any decent rucksacks that would be good, the one i hvae got is allright like, just thinking about getting a new one sometime.)

I just want to add aswell - the "webtex machete" got welded because it broke, thats why there is string around the handle/tang. When i took it apart, the tang was designed poorly and when battoning with it, it cracked and broke at the tang, so i dont reccomend them.

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Old 31-01-2010, 10:39 AM   #7
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I want to start building up a survival bag incase worst comes to worst , has anyone got any good links to alist of essential things needed or could just write out a basic list. Bag is my first purchase , how big should it be ?
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[QUOTE=petercookie;1058596703]Yep it is the cold steel kukri machete. I bought mine from here - http://www.coldsteel-uk.com/store/Kukhri-Machete.html

These some good videos too if you havent seen them - http://www.knifetests.com/ColdSteelK...ctionTest.html

When i got it all it really needed was abit of a sharpening and it was ready to go, i have used it afew times too, battoning ect and its had no problems what-so-ever thuss far.

Thanks for your support too mate, its appreciated........


I've been on the coldsteel website I think you had a link to it on a thread about knives, some really good stuff on the site like thank you

I've got the destruction test video's fook me that blade is strong and versatile and virtually indestructible, that's one of the reasons I'm going to get one
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Old 31-01-2010, 06:04 PM   #9
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I want to start building up a survival bag incase worst comes to worst , has anyone got any good links to alist of essential things needed or could just write out a basic list. Bag is my first purchase , how big should it be ?
It depends how much you can carry i suppose. I like a 100l rucksacks really, the more it can hold, the better imo. It wants to be made of a tough material and waterproof or partially waterproof ideally with good solid hip straps. But its partially about what you prefer, you might be looking for a smaller 20L or so grab and run bag?

Some people say external frame rucksacks are better but tbh i have never had one, so i dont know. These a thread which i made about Tents too - http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92465 some good videos and info in there.

Large Frame Backpacks: Kelty Super Tioga Part 1-

Large Frame Backpacks: Kelty Super Tioga Part 2

Large Frame Backpacks: Kelty Super Tioga Part 3

Large Internal Frame Packs: Mountainsmith Expanse Part 1

Large Internal Frame Packs: Mountainsmith Expanse Part 2

These videos here should give you some ideas as to what to include into your camping/survival kits.......>>>>

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 1

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 2

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 3

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 4

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 5

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 6

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 7

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 8

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I've got the destruction test video's fook me that blade is strong and versatile and virtually indestructible, that's one of the reasons I'm going to get one

Yeah it impressed me aswell and for 20 odd pound you cant really go wrong.

The cold steel shovel is also a good piece of kit, you can use it like an axe too - Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel - Demonstration & Review -

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I want to start building up a survival bag incase worst comes to worst , has anyone got any good links to alist of essential things needed or could just write out a basic list.
Well these are your prioritys -

The rule of 3s -

You can survive for about -
3mins without air
3hours without shelter/fire (in bad weather)
3days without water
3weeks + without food

So with that in mind you can plan and prepare the essentials which you need.

Good tools are always good and you want items ideally which have multiple uses........
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It depends how much you can carry i suppose. I like a 100l rucksacks really, the more it can hold, the better imo. It wants to be made of a tough material and waterproof or partially waterproof ideally with good solid hip straps. But its partially about what you prefer, you might be looking for a smaller 20L or so grab and run bag?

Some people say external frame rucksacks are better but tbh i have never had one, so i dont know. These a thread which i made about Tents too - http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92465 some good videos and info in there.

Large Frame Backpacks: Kelty Super Tioga Part 1-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIlrp3r_zY

Large Frame Backpacks: Kelty Super Tioga Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbatf...eature=related

Large Frame Backpacks: Kelty Super Tioga Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvb-n...eature=related

Large Internal Frame Packs: Mountainsmith Expanse Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4F9bD93vsc

Large Internal Frame Packs: Mountainsmith Expanse Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brTFr...eature=channel

These videos here should give you some ideas as to what to include into your camping/survival kits.......>>>>

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZDbj...eature=channel

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j1Zm...eature=related

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9aZs...eature=channel

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv2Mw...eature=channel

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X98SP...eature=channel

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbDJG...eature=channel

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4moc...eature=channel

Backpacking System, Extended Stay by Nutnfancy, Part 8
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Yeah it impressed me aswell and for 20 odd pound you cant really go wrong.

The cold steel shovel is also a good piece of kit, you can use it like an axe too - Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel - Demonstration & Review -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7EdhnReYH0
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Thanks petercoockie I will have a look
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Well these are your prioritys -

The rule of 3s -

You can survive for about -
3mins without air
3hours without shelter/fire (in bad weather)
3days without water
3weeks + without food

So with that in mind you can plan and prepare the essentials which you need.

Good tools are always good and you want items ideally which have multiple uses........
So the first thing that should be sought in a survival situation is air
Seriously though, shelter is the most important unless you are about to die of thirst.
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So the first thing that should be sought in a survival situation is air
Seriously though, shelter is the most important unless you are about to die of thirst.
In the UK i allways look for a source of watter before it i think of shelter, not just for drinking, but for anyone who has been out with the kind of survival gear above, you will know how much water you need, it is vey helpfull to have a river or what ever close by.
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I just want to reccomend those "trioxane" fuel tablets........... i have just got some and i tryed lighting a little piece and it burned for 5 and a half mins, so quite impressive.......... -
These some info and links which i will post about the main pieces of kit which i have, for anyone intrested.....

Everthing which i show here i reccomend and so far have not failed me -

"100L outdoor gear rucksack" - ^some good pictures there aswell of it.

"Vango banshee 300 tent" - http://www.outdooraction.co.uk/acata...00__2009_.html

"Dutch army sleeping bag" - < me sleeping bag seems very similar to that one But tbh i am not a 100% sure.

"Tough skin thermarest" - These a review page of the thermarest mattress - http://www.backpackgeartest.org/revi...Jason%20Boyle/

"Tarp" -
Tools/knifes -

Kukri machete - http://www.coldsteel-uk.com/store/Kukhri-Machete.html

Cold steel shovel - http://www.coldsteel-uk.com/store/Sp...es-Shovel.html

Survival chainsaw - This is a good saw which u can fit in your pocket and i have cut through thick logs with it -
Frostmora "craftsman" knife - http://www.firesteel.co.uk/Frosts%20Mora%20Knives.htm

Swiss army knife - I forgot the name of it but it has a locking blade which is a good feature which some of the others dont have.......

"Para Cord" -
^^^ All of this is some of my kit which i reccomend because i havent had any problems with them so far, i am not saying that these are the best though by along shot, just some things which so far have worked for me.

You are more than welcome to reccomend other things which have also worked for you or which you think may be better.......

I hope it helps the newer folks who are getting a kit together and it might save them wasteing some money.........because i have wasted hundreds on shit items - tents/sleeping bags/rucksacks/knives/shovels/tools ect.....

But like i said before i am also trying to improve on my own kit and any reccomendations will be appreciated.

Cheers...........

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Water Purification Chemicals & Filters To Consider

Preparation: Long Term Survival Supplies For Your Home

Bug Out Survival Essentials 1/4

2/4 Bug Out Survival Essentials

3/4 Bug Out Survival Essentials

4/4 Bug Out Survival Essentials
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Natural Compass: Shadow Stick Method

survival: Winter H2o Procurement

Basic Wilderness Survival Kit And Contents

BOB Additional Survival Gear 1/2

2/2 BOB Additional Survival Gear

These the youtube channel with other good videos on there - http://www.youtube.com/user/ryanjcus

These another good thread similar to this one here, posted by "bushdoctor" called "how prepared are you" - http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=100088

Compact survival kit - http://www.drum-runners.com/1_compac...ival%20kit.pdf

Good site with various info - http://www.drum-runners.com/

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summer light weather shelter is an old single skin ridge tent vango something ?
didnt have a name tag when i got it so dont know .
poles removed an adapted to be supported by guylines
pegs are fashioned from twigs total weight 1.3kg
100% waterproof cant be blown down as its guyed to trees so very stable .
mat is a 3/4 foam job cut down to fit pack only no other reason ,s bag ultralight vango
all in weight around 2.5kg

cooking old school mess tin .
pack 35ltr panther

theres some other odds n sods like compass etc but its fairly basic the more you add you more carry and less agile you are
mat and tent change for winter and i use trangia stove but thats all all folks .
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Like sannox I too have a Vango, the canvas force ten model.

Flint & Steel
Swiss Army knife & Filleting knife
Axe
Water bottle
A lightweight multi fuel stove. (Never as light as a flint & steel & an open fire though!)
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The list below is for a small kit from another forum, it's a good list and one of several going from this example up to a full cache list.

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This thread is for idea submissions on things to include in an SHTF bugout kit.

Updated lists will be maintained in this original post via edits.

1) The SMALL kit (fits in an altoids box, keep on person at all times):
---50 feet of braided fishing line wound on a round sewing-machine bobbin.
---Fishing tackle kit in a plastic tube. Inside are assorted hooks, swivels, and split shot.
---steel striker with mini-match magnesium fire starter
---waterproof/windproof matches
---Tinder-Quick fire tabs
---1/2" diameter emergency candle, cut to the height of the altoids box
---Photon Micro-Light II miniature LED flashlight
---Reynolds oven-bag for use as a water bag
---20 Potable Aqua water purification tablets, repackaged in a mini glass vial.
---10 feet of 24-gauge snare wire.
---small signal mirror
---miniature compass
---wire saw
---xacto knife blades
---small packet antibiotic ointment
---butterfly bandages
---nylon string
---sewing needles
---small piece of glue from a glue-gun stick
---small instruction cards for fishing knots, etc.
---Fresnel magnifier
---safety pin
---2' aluminum foil
---iodine capsules

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For anyone who wants a decent lighter - JET 1300 BUTANE LIGHTER -
I recently bought one of those ^^ and so far they seem well worth the money, just be slightly careful you dont get sand in them because that could cause problems. But i am happy with it - its got good features.
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