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    What's the most important wilderness gear you have right now and can you state your top 5 outdoor gears when going out on a weekend adventure?


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    Hunter63 saying Hey and Welcome....
    May want to stop at the intro section and tell us a little about your self.
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    Your question is hard to answer as everyone need are different.
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    The most important gear is my brain.

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    1. brain
    2. proper clothing
    3. proper footwear
    4. hydration
    5. proper eye glasses
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas_boxler View Post
    What's the most important wilderness gear you have right now and can you state your top 5 outdoor gears when going out on a weekend adventure?
    Most valuable tool? Ferro rod. Gives me fire, time and time again.

    Top five tools for a weekend adventure (assuming camping, not "bug out" or "survival):

    1. Ferro rod
    2. Fishing rod/tackle (if there are fish, 12 GA and box of 1 1/4 oz, No. 5 shot shells,if not)
    3. Stanley cook pot
    4. Tarp w/ lines
    5. Sleeping bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    The most important gear is my brain.
    You are going to die!
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

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    My "go to" is my crashete in FL. Period.

    oh yeah... courtesy of Crash. Thanks man.

    Kind of a Krukchete... But you get the point...
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    My experience, both good and bad, success and failures, all wrapped up tightly within a leather and bone covered pouch of my own making. Certainly the most important. All other gear is secondary and depends on weather, time of year, time of day, location, people I am with and what I could sneak into their packs.

    Turns out something to carry water in is real handy, tried just holding in in my hand, but I kept dropping it. Eventually it got too dirty to pick up again.

    A sharp edge always seems to turn up when I am out walking around it the weeds. Seems like every time I get out there I end up with an edgy tool and I start cutting on things with it. Darn things follow me every where I go. It is almost as if it is attached to the hip.

    I still smoke, so that whole menagerie of stuff goes with me. Someday I will quit. Guaranteed by the almighty.

    Shoes are on the list somewhere, never could get the knack of that barefoot travel like Cody.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrat
    You are going to die!


    Et tu Brute? I knew some wisenheimer was going to make a comment along those lines. I figured it would be Natertot. But yeah, the truth often hurts.

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    OK....
    Little trick I learned from the Syrians.....

    Smart phone....millions of refugees can't be wrong .
    Charger....
    Warm clothes
    Tarp
    Good boots
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    The OP is a spammer out of the Philippines, but we'll keep him/her/it around a bit to play if you want.
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    Well....has been pretty slow....LOL
    So, I guess if it says Germany on the profile...maybe not really Germany?
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    It's the Berlin suburb just outside Manila.
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    Have to agree that number one is skill/ knowledge without that no matter what kind of gear you have odds are you aren't going to survive.
    If by what I have learned over the years, allow me to help one person to start to prepare. If all the mistakes I have made, let me give one person the wisdom that allows them to save their life or the life of a loved one in an emergency. Then I will truly know that all the work I have done will have been worth every minute.

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    So then what are the other four?
    What if I only need 4 but pack 6...is that cheating?....
    Who's keeping score....The gear police? (wife)

    Why does it always have to be a number....5 or 10....?
    I think it should be what ever you can carry....for a mile with out stopping......
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    If you guys would quit throwing away the instruction sheets you would not need to pack around all that knowledge in your heads.

    You get enough of that stuff packed in there and it will make your head hurt and your hair fall out!
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    Ahem(tisk)......Google on the smart phone.....Duuuuuuhh

    Question for smart phone users......
    Does "Siri" get all "uppity" when you curse?...as in..."Siri ...WTF is this?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrat
    You get enough of that stuff packed in there and it will make your head hurt and your hair fall out!


    What is it with you? Why do you come up with all this information AFTER the fact?! I have to part my hair between my shoulders.

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    fun thread... just add "what's wrong with you?" and it would be a topper.
    "Never work against mother nature"--Caesar Milan.

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    Hey, we start pointing out "what's wrong" with each other and this thread will run for a hundred thousand posts!
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