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« Reply #150 on: March 07, 2013, 12:17:20 PM »
Great kits guys!

I might swap out my para cord too. Takes a lot of room.


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« Reply #151 on: March 07, 2013, 04:26:41 PM »
Great job Gurthy! Loving these kits, guys!
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« Reply #152 on: March 07, 2013, 07:00:45 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys!

I love the various sized crack bags for organizing small items or keeping things dry & have them stashed every where.

For the past year I've been replacing paracord with lighter cordage but i still keep a hank of 550 handy for bigger jobs.


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« Reply #153 on: March 08, 2013, 03:32:50 PM »
Thought I had missed the deadline, glad I didn't. 





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Re: Kit Contest: A Holy Hand Grenade's Worth of Survival
« Reply #154 on: March 08, 2013, 03:42:16 PM »
Great looking kit Wounded Thumb!
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« Reply #155 on: March 08, 2013, 04:39:37 PM »
Nice kit, wounded thumb! Good work!


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« Reply #156 on: March 08, 2013, 05:36:09 PM »
Woo, Wounded, nice kit! :D
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« Reply #157 on: March 08, 2013, 05:48:44 PM »
Liking the multitool Wounded!


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« Reply #158 on: March 09, 2013, 05:06:08 AM »
Nice kit!
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« Reply #159 on: March 10, 2013, 08:21:34 PM »
Cool kit WT! :thumbsup:


I just bought a 15 pack of beer to get the special edition aluminum bottles to try to make a small pot similar to BigHat. :D

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« Reply #160 on: March 10, 2013, 09:04:33 PM »
Do ya cut those with a hacksaw or what?
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« Reply #161 on: March 10, 2013, 11:01:36 PM »
I am probably going to punch a hole and use some tin snips.

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« Reply #162 on: March 11, 2013, 09:11:24 AM »
Cool kit WT! :thumbsup:


I just bought a 15 pack of beer to get the special edition aluminum bottles to try to make a small pot similar to BigHat. :D
Sure. Uh huh. You bought the 15 pack for the empties. Yeah. ;)

I've seen a cool alchy stove made out of them too...


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« Reply #163 on: March 12, 2013, 05:46:23 PM »
Yeah, minibulldesign makes nice ones out of those bottles - and even makes tiny ones from some other bottle that would fit inside one of those bottle cups you guys make. Add .5 to 1oz bottle of Heet and the rest of your kit...  8)
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« Reply #164 on: March 12, 2013, 10:05:03 PM »
Thanks guys after I posted the picture I thought of other things I could jam in there.
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« Reply #165 on: March 16, 2013, 10:34:29 AM »
***MR. T's Social Situation Coping and Survival Pouch***

I have to say that all of the kits so far have been awesome! I am blown away by what you folks have come up with and have been able to stuff in the pouches! I have come to the realization that whatever I could come up with would pale in comparison!

That said, I decided to throw together a bit of a kit that might keep one partially sane during social situations, boring neighborhood get togethers, in-law visits, etc!

This kit will allow the user to sneak off and hide in an out of the way closet, broom closet, cubby hole, crawl space, back porch, tool shed, etc. It also provides the bare minimums if one was to dash away from a social event and get lost while hoofing it back home!

Most of the contents are self explanatory and have multiple uses!










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« Reply #166 on: March 16, 2013, 10:50:53 AM »
Nice work.

I'm hoping the voting goes towards really good kit.  :) Sucks spending the night out with really minimal stuff.  Ask me how I know...

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« Reply #167 on: March 16, 2013, 01:22:51 PM »
Nice work.

I'm hoping the voting goes towards really good kit.  :) Sucks spending the night out with really minimal stuff.  Ask me how I know...

WB. Minimal NC camping in June can be ruff.  I'm really looking forwad to it!   :)

As am I.  We should get a third party to document our discomfort.  Just a warning, I'm a weanie.

And I cheat.  >:D
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Re: Kit Contest: A Holy Hand Grenade's Worth of Survival
« Reply #168 on: March 16, 2013, 01:26:02 PM »
Mr. T, the Smirnoff should get me through the night.  ditch everything else and get a few more of those into the pouch  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #169 on: March 16, 2013, 01:31:37 PM »
So where's UpTheCreek from?  Let's get him in on this party.  We can use his canoe too.   :)
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« Reply #170 on: March 16, 2013, 01:41:39 PM »
So where's UpTheCreek from?  Let's get him in on this party.  We can use his canoe too.   :)

Creeks 220 northeast of me.  I'll see if I can get him on board as official videographer.  I don't think he can participate.  If he sleeps on the ground we'll need to medevac him the next morning.

There's an area on the French Broad outside of Hot Springs that I scoped out this winter that looks awesome.  And my property would work if we have enough rain for running water in the creek.  And If you have any thoughts, I'm open to suggestions.
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« Reply #171 on: March 16, 2013, 02:11:43 PM »
Nice kit Mr. T. I can see lots of good stuff in there, and I like where you took the challenge a little off the beaten path! :thumbsup:


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« Reply #172 on: March 16, 2013, 03:06:40 PM »
So where's UpTheCreek from?  Let's get him in on this party.  We can use his canoe too.   :)

Creeks 220 northeast of me.  I'll see if I can get him on board as official videographer.  I don't think he can participate.  If he sleeps on the ground we'll need to medevac him the next morning.

There's an area on the French Broad outside of Hot Springs that I scoped out this winter that looks awesome.  And my property would work if we have enough rain for running water in the creek.  And If you have any thoughts, I'm open to suggestions.

So we run Section 9 of the French Broad , video us on Frank Bell's rapid, camp with a pocket kit, and post the pics and vids.  Cool!   :) If you don't have a WW boat, I've got ya covered.  Creek might be able to make that section in his new canoe.  Or just swim alot... :)

lol. kiddin'.  Beautiful country up there.  Looking forward to it.
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Re: Kit Contest: A Holy Hand Grenade's Worth of Survival
« Reply #173 on: March 16, 2013, 03:30:04 PM »
So where's UpTheCreek from?  Let's get him in on this party.  We can use his canoe too.   :)

Creeks 220 northeast of me.  I'll see if I can get him on board as official videographer.  I don't think he can participate.  If he sleeps on the ground we'll need to medevac him the next morning.

There's an area on the French Broad outside of Hot Springs that I scoped out this winter that looks awesome.  And my property would work if we have enough rain for running water in the creek.  And If you have any thoughts, I'm open to suggestions.

So we run Section 9 of the French Broad , video us on Frank Bell's rapid, camp with a pocket kit, and post the pics and vids.  Cool!   :) If you don't have a WW boat, I've got ya covered.  Creek might be able to make that section in his new canoe.  Or just swim alot... :)

lol. kiddin'.  Beautiful country up there.  Looking forward to it.

Being a coward, I'll pass on the white water section but we can definitely get in some time on river if you want.  Or there is always Fontana, the AT hikers should well north by then.  More options around here than you can shake a stick at.
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« Reply #174 on: March 16, 2013, 03:52:36 PM »
I'm 5 miles down a dirt road to the AT as it comes outa Nantahala Gorge.  Yup, lotsa choices.  I'ld like to feed myself with some trout or smallmouth.

As I see the posts I'm strategizing.  LOL.
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« Reply #175 on: March 16, 2013, 06:02:33 PM »
Great kit Mr. T. We all can benefit from this to building our personal kits and everybody is bringing something to the table.
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« Reply #176 on: March 16, 2013, 07:40:57 PM »
fantastic entries fellas! thanks for sharing. i can't wait to see how this ends up. i like the idea of a third person videoing this.
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« Reply #177 on: March 16, 2013, 07:42:54 PM »
i think creek would make a good narrator
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« Reply #178 on: March 16, 2013, 10:34:51 PM »
Great stuff Mr. T - a lotta thinking outside the box. Love it.  :)
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« Reply #179 on: March 16, 2013, 11:10:54 PM »
Nice kit Mr. T! :thumbsup:

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« Reply #180 on: March 17, 2013, 06:19:14 AM »
Couple weeks left, folks. Lots of time to make a kit!
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Re: Kit Contest: A Holy Hand Grenade's Worth of Survival
« Reply #181 on: March 17, 2013, 08:31:41 AM »
I'm 5 miles down a dirt road to the AT as it comes outa Nantahala Gorge.  Yup, lotsa choices.  I'ld like to feed myself with some trout or smallmouth.

As I see the posts I'm strategizing.  LOL.

So you are near NOC.  That's a specially beautiful area.  Now what is this "feed myself" business?  Sharing is caring.  ;)
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« Reply #182 on: March 18, 2013, 10:42:41 AM »
OK OK...consider me as the impartial witness/comic relief :)

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« Reply #183 on: March 18, 2013, 06:27:02 PM »
I love this thread, thanks all to have contributed your ideas. It's such a great cross section of what a complete newb should think about!

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« Reply #184 on: March 18, 2013, 06:49:29 PM »
I love this thread, thanks all to have contributed your ideas. It's such a great cross section of what a complete newb should think about!

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« Reply #185 on: March 18, 2013, 07:16:06 PM »
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« Reply #186 on: March 22, 2013, 08:09:21 PM »
Just a bump to see if anyone has any more kits to post up.  I think there are still a few stragglers out there.
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« Reply #187 on: March 22, 2013, 08:40:39 PM »
I'm trying to get mine finished...too much happening with work/school/kids/science fair/pinewood derby/new scout troop....  Just need to finish stuffing the case and get pics...hopefully tomorrow.
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« Reply #188 on: March 22, 2013, 10:07:21 PM »
I've been tardy on this, but will have it in soon
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« Reply #189 on: March 23, 2013, 05:51:38 AM »
just a few more things and I'll post it up. :)
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« Reply #190 on: March 23, 2013, 01:21:16 PM »
Ok.. Heres my kit.  Its missing two things that I need to get yet.  1. a Firesteel and 2. a mini flashlight. :)
 
Here it is all snapped up tight.  Put ner had to sit on it to get it to snap. :)
 

 
Here it is opened up.   Now some details.  I have a needle that has an eye big enough for the fishing string to be threaded through on the tag.  Pins below on the tag. And I took the stitiching out of the side of the tag to insert the firesteel when I get it.  Right now theres strike anywhere matches in there to show the opening.
 

 
Here is everything pulled out.   A roll of plastic thats 4' x 10' for shelter,rain protection, or hauling water.  A roll of Tulle big enough to wrap around a head for mostquito protection, making a net for frogs/minnows/bait or packing with snow to slowly melt and drip, or a boil bag. Twist ties around it for helping to make the above items.  A handywash washcloth and a small chunk of dial soap wrapped in tinfoil.  Two nice sized pieces of tinfoil for cooking rolled up and shoved in the back pocket of the pack. ( you did see the pocket back there right?)  A pill bottle with duct tape on the outside, 2 alchohol pads, PJCBs in a small baggy and room for the mini lighter.   And the altoids tin.
 

 
Next is the altoids tin packed.
 

 
Inside the altoids tin.   A multi tool.  Two sticks of gum, two candies, one hawiian punch (just in case the water tastes horrible) a coffee filter, a sewing bobbin with wire, the soap chunk, the washcloth (wich has been moved to the outside of the altoids tin) bullion cubes for either drinking or scraping for salt factor on prey caught, a fishing kit with a bobbin wrapped with fireline (remember the needle?)  This fireline is also planned for use on making the net to sew around a bent stick or to make a tie to tie the net around the face for bug protection.     Both washcloth or coffee filter can be used over the mouth for breathing filter.
 

 
There.. I think I have alot of the neccessities covered..?   Other than the two items I still need to get.  I did see a small flashlight at Caseys and I'll try to purchase that soon.
 
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« Reply #191 on: March 23, 2013, 03:28:20 PM »
Great looking kit WW!

 I really like the idea of storage behind the tag. That is getting every usable inch of the pouch. I would think of tethering the firesteel so it don't get lost. For the contest I would leave it untether though.
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« Reply #192 on: March 23, 2013, 05:04:17 PM »
Nice kit WW, and sneaky way to hide in those matches... 8)
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« Reply #193 on: March 23, 2013, 05:49:52 PM »
Greyhound?  What do you mean by tethering?  To the pouch itself or striker/firesteel together?   
 
Thanks guys for the compliments. :)    This was hard thinking.   And I'm still re-thinking on it.   
 
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« Reply #194 on: March 23, 2013, 06:29:23 PM »
OK.....After seeing the first few pouches done up I knew I had been beaten to the punch, there was no sense in trying to replicate the already great pouches that had come before me so I needed to come up with something that had not yet been thought of. Now granted I have included a couple items which have been used before, but my main item of sustenance has not yet been seen.

Also, I figured that Max will be dressed for the weather and so ( because of limited space ) decided not to include any items that one might wear. I am also assuming that the survival scenario is a short one 1-3 days kinda thing.

The first pick shows the contents completely enclosed in the pouch...


this 2nd pic shows contents in the opened pouch...


3rd pic shows all 7 items on table...strike anywhere matches in container, small amount of duct tape, magnifying glass with built in mini light, small bottle of water purifying pills, Jerky rolled up, whistle and knife.


And lastly the mystery item opened up...13 pieces of Jerky


I have not yet found a ss cup to add ( as others have ) but I will attempt to get one and show it with the kit by contest close. Now the idea behind the Jerky is a, it had not yet been done. and b, the psychological boost of knowing you have some kind of comfort food you can eat immediately ( if needed ) while you go about getting some fire/water and shelter ready.

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« Reply #195 on: March 24, 2013, 03:46:24 AM »
OK.  Wow guys.  Just blown away by all of your creativity.  I'm amazed at what y'all have fit into those itty bitty pouches. 

I laughed at the gum and vodka.  Great ideas!  Not kidding.  A little frivolous comfort is greatly appreciated when you're feeling sorry for yourself (and you will) out there surviving.

Jerky. Mmmmmmm. :)
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Re: Kit Contest: A Holy Hand Grenade's Worth of Survival
« Reply #196 on: March 24, 2013, 06:57:06 AM »
Greyhound?  What do you mean by tethering?  To the pouch itself or striker/firesteel together?   
 
Thanks guys for the compliments. :)    This was hard thinking.   And I'm still re-thinking on it.   
 
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This is so you don't lose the firesteel.

To tie the firesteel to the pouch with a small cord. Some firesteels have a plastic handle with a hole that could be used or if no hole you could use varies ways to secure a cord to the firesteel. Taping, whipping, copper pipe or a 22 shell crimped on the end with a hole drill in it.

On the other end of the cord tie a small loop knot, bowline or overhand knot with a loop, and slide the loop on one of the molle straps of the pouch.
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Re: Kit Contest: A Holy Hand Grenade's Worth of Survival
« Reply #197 on: March 24, 2013, 08:46:52 AM »
ahh yes!   Good idea.  I'm sorry I just didnt understand.    I see it now , putting just the steel behind that tag , I'd be loosing it in no time.  :(     Thanks Greyhound I appreciate it.
 
 
WW.
On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good.

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Re: Kit Contest: A Holy Hand Grenade's Worth of Survival
« Reply #198 on: March 24, 2013, 08:53:28 AM »
Hey now.. theres some serious thought behind that gum...    :P
 
McGyver used it for many things.  Gum and wrapper.   
 
But.. gum is good for staving off hunger pains.   If its a peppermint flavor it helps with calming down stomach aches.   And if you have troubles with sugars it will kick in the thought of eating and help with that too. ( doc told me that).
 
ANd I have to agree..  that beef jerky looks delish!   
 
WW.
On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good.

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Re: Kit Contest: A Holy Hand Grenade's Worth of Survival
« Reply #199 on: March 24, 2013, 09:20:59 AM »
I applaud the idea of gum.  It's a great boost!
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.