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If you were to go on an extended trip into the mountains or a very sparsely populated area on foot, what would you take in your kit?

Here is a list of what I would take while considering weight:

  • Cold-weather Anorak
  • Gloves
  • Extreme Cold boots
  • Rain poncho that doubles as a tent (Old, Soviet standard issue)
  • Long-johns
  • Wool Socks x2
  • Undergarment x2
  • 30-L waterproof backpack
  • Bar of dial soap (anti-bacterial)
  • Water bottle
  • Fire-starters and magnesium flakes
  • Lighter
  • Hatchet
  • Knife
  • 3 piece aluminum mess-kit for boiling food and water
  • Para-cord
  • Wool blanket
  • Wrist compass
  • Book on edible plants for that region
  • Map of rivers and lakes for that region
  • One empty canvas rice-bag for food gathering
Anything missing? Too much? What would you take?
 

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I wouldnt walk , I`d take a helicopter , a couple of chicks , a tent , beer and some sirloin steak.
 

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On a serous note , where in the world are you going on your trek?
 

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Seriously
I would take with me, what ever the Regiment gives me
Most of us carry perso gear but it is usually for added comfort
Some bleach to disinfect dodgy water, maybe
Did you mention a compass?
Not for finding my direction. .i already know
Model type Silva, has a magnifying glass/ plastic thingy, to use to light your fire
Il could go on and on. .but travel light
 
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Trekking needs quality socks and boots. ..tape and blister healing stuff (betodine)
Dried fruit is energising and weights little in comparaisons
Under wear ? 1 set, recto verso , changed half way there
 

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No, but by the same mark (it dosent show in related products the type i mention
It is a flat and not foldable one, no prisme
Used by orienteers most often and probally weights half the weight of the type you linked
If it is a real survival thingy you are going to be doing. ..money and the cost of equipment must come into the equation
Buy your gear and clobber at an army surplus store = cheaper and some times better quality

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Have you ever done some thing like this before ?
 
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No, but by the same mark (it dosent show in related products the type i mention
It is a flat and not foldable one, no prisme
Used by orienteers most often and probally weights half the weight of the type you linked
If it is a real survival thingy you are going to be doing. ..money and the cost of equipment must come into the equation
Buy your gear and clobber at an army surplus store = cheaper and some times better quality

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Have you ever done some thing like this before ?
Thank you. I have been buying items from surplus and it seems to have been good cost/quality ratio so far.
 

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The more you do and the more you know, capito ?
Btw, it's winter ! Are you hiking on your own or are you with others
Security reasons : Always tell, when you leave and when you are going to be back
Your schedule and the path s you intend taking
Cover your sh*t when you dump and leave the least trace as possible
Any junk is crushed into flat and in à bag ready for disposal
Laws of the nature
Good Hike, enjoy
 

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I reckon the model i described has been remplaced by the model you posted (cant see the ruler, you need for counting distances)
You are going with a map?
Make sure it's a recent one
Sun on your right cheek is east and your nose is pointing near enougth north ...by conclusion : left cheek is west and neck is southish

Learn the, 'double pas'...how many steps (normal and unexaggerated it takes to walk 100 meters (mines is 96 - 98
 

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If you were to go on an extended trip into the mountains or a very sparsely populated area on foot, what would you take in your kit?

  • Book on edible plants for that region
  • One empty canvas rice-bag for food gathering
Good luck those two. If you gone rely on those two items...You didn't mentioned any prepared meals or food?
 
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I reckon the model i described has been remplaced by the model you posted (cant see the ruler, you need for counting distances)
You are going with a map?
Make sure it's a recent one
Sun on your right cheek is east and your nose is pointing near enougth north ...by conclusion : left cheek is west and neck is southish

Learn the, 'double pas'...how many steps (normal and unexaggerated it takes to walk 100 meters (mines is 96 - 98
One important point.. Let's hope he's proficient with a map & compass.
 

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Knowing where you are going. ..helps, for sure
Orienteering course, was my favorite sport, after 'marche canard'...ah, the guid auld days!
Topo is a science on its own
Can often be achieved with elementary éléments (a twig plunged into the ground will play the improvised sun dial. ..watch hands minus 1h in direction of the sun. ..moves 15 ° per hour ( 360° per 24 h or 12 hrs ÷ by 180 degrees)
Btw, clocks go back 1 hr tonight and maybe for the last time ever. ..
Btw, it was Britain who invented time, true story
The kilometer, inveted by an engerlund pastor but traced by french geo maitres, is short by a cm or two
The final study was in Barcelona
The Geo, who began his study in the north of France, travelled thru the country and to end up in Barca
In the mean time, France and Spain went to war
He was confined to barracks
After a time
He asked permission to continue his studies
Either the roof top and it's building wasnt plomb (straight not gay) or the bead he was taking (harbour bell tower, not sûre, wasn't) Gave a final false reading

Maps and compasses are for pussies
Azimut brutal, if not, nowt !
 

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Unless you have an Ordinance Survey (military map with contour lines on) you need a watch with an altimeter on as most civvy maps will show altitudes points.
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Imodium, for the sh*ts. Spasfon (or equivalent for sever stomach cramps,) ercefuryl for stomach bacteria. these are important items as you will be trying out the local wild berries even if they look like those in the book.
French learning book.
Snares if you know how to set them. If not , let me know :cool:
As you have bought most of your stuff in a military surplus store, you should also buy your army rations from there. Brit rations are better than US rations, however buy what is available.
Kendal mint cake a must for survival rations.
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Bassic first aid kit.
Spare batteries.
Bungy cords
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Water purifying tablets.
Extra water bottle.

Book to buy before going
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BTW, this book is available in the library at Aubagne. Ex SAS survival instructor.

OK I think your're you're about ready to go.
 

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A quick one on fires. The zippo lighter is mans best friend in damp woods. Plus piece of coconut or piece hessian bag
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Cascades, Rockies, or Appalachians.
Obviously it will be very cold this time of year and many areas covered in snow , maybe not such a smart idea on your own in winter ?
A small .22LR rifle doesnt weigh much and will let you shoot birds and small game , although not suitable for humane dispatch of deer they will drop one in a crisis/starvation situation if you head shoot them.
 

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