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Offline theangler

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Hey everyone, new listener here and I love the show.  I figured I should contribute a bit of my insight.  Here's what I usually take into the woods here in Maine (at least my H20 Pack).  Please don't hesitate to ask questions / make suggestions.  Thanks!




















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7.55lbs full with 40oz of water, a mountain house entree, alcohol stove kit

5.56lbs without food and bottle stove (nothing in rolly pouch)

How I usually carry is H20 pouch around shoulder, everything in belt goes in pockets, wifey gets her backpack (if I'm not solo)




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Re: My versitile wilderness daypack for hiking / fishing / hunting / etc.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 11:34:57 PM »
A blizzard survival tube also usually lives in the lady's pack.

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Re: My versitile wilderness daypack for hiking / fishing / hunting / etc.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 11:50:36 PM »
Angler, that looks like a well thought out, compact kit.  Stays on the left side so your right side is free to cast. And light weight!  Nicely done!

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Re: My versitile wilderness daypack for hiking / fishing / hunting / etc.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 09:47:38 AM »
Thanks Pilgrim!

It's taken a lot of experimentation to get to how it is now, that's for sure.  With the cord being setup as it is, I can also loop it around so it rides on both shoulders like a backpack (can even clip the two together with a small biner to act as a chest strap).

Wish I hadn't misspelled versatile, oh well.

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Re: My versitile wilderness daypack for hiking / fishing / hunting / etc.
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 07:16:21 AM »
Well thought out, although it seems heavy on first aid stuff.  Any problem which can't be solved with duct tape and a bandanna, you don't need first aid, you need a helicopter.

If that is duct tape around the bottle, how will you put it in the fire?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYukUty4-1U&list=UUfa-XVztQrDlf-2v1UUdkwg&index=51&feature=plpp_video

I have a very similar kit which I put together from Dave Canterbury's outfit.
http://www.thepathfinderstore.com/
I affixed a rifle strap for a shoulder strap.

Combined with the cargo space in the sheath of
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdby3NvyAYQ
the two make a pretty complete survival kit (aka "what if I get lost in the woods" hiking kit).
I use a haversack as a possibles and misc bag.
I made a belt bag for my fire kit, or can leave it in the haversack.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: My versitile wilderness daypack for hiking / fishing / hunting / etc.
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 10:55:37 AM »
Nice compact kit.  I like the fact that you've thought about the occasional need for extra capacity with the stuffable pack.  I've just recently added one of those to my kit, too.  I generally go with no-cook food in my pack and add bullion cubes, but I have a passionate love for chicken bullion that isn't something I care to talk about here. ;)

Have you thought about adding a disposable poncho?  That's the one item I never hike without.

Buy some Everclear and use it for your alcohol stove.  Burns just as hot and has additional uses. ;)

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Re: My versitile wilderness daypack for hiking / fishing / hunting / etc.
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 10:29:28 PM »
Thanks for the tips guys.  My kits changed a lot in the past year.  Excellent thought on everclear!  Why hadn't I thought of that, brilliant!

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Re: My versitile wilderness daypack for hiking / fishing / hunting / etc.
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 06:58:47 PM »
Thanks for the tips guys.  My kits changed a lot in the past year.  Excellent thought on everclear!  Why hadn't I thought of that, brilliant!
One thing to note about alcohol stoves is the amount of CO they produce.  When I was choosing a stove I found an article on CO produced by different stoves and alcohol was the worst, so never use them in a confined space.

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Re: My versitile wilderness daypack for hiking / fishing / hunting / etc.
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2014, 06:07:51 AM »
What type of pouches are attached to the side?  I have a similar bottle carrier.  Like ur setup!