View Full Version : The KIT LIST thread (as per Adi's request)
Adi made a request in a previous thread that we should all put up our kit lists. A good Idea, but there are so many variations on what you take. From a week in the woods to a weekend at the coast. So in order for the thread to be tidy, let's put up a "Basic" list of the things you generally pack wherever you may be. No specialised jungle boots or Bolle' high mountain shades. Just your ordinary stuff.
OK here we go then
Blacks 30ltr rucksack
British DPM Basha
Decathlon 3/4 length sleeping pad
3 season snugpak hollofill sleeping bag
MOD survival knife
Smith & Wesson camping hatchet
Tinder (birchbark, cramp balls etc)
emergency lighter (just in case)
US army steel mug
5Lb coffee can billy (sleeping bag fits nicely inside)
water purification (millbank)
Petzl Tikka headlamp
map of area
First aid kit
small washkit (soap,toothbrush, packtowl)
insect repellent (Avon SSS)
Aussie drovers hat (Barmah squashy)
US army olive green combat jacket
German army moleskin trousers
British army arctic socks
Scarpa attack boots
That's about it really. It does get modified a little, but I usually carry most of the above
So if you have a basic kit list you would like to share with the group, put it up here so we can see what works for you 8-)
the naughty boy
if im away for the weekend i bring...
large abu garcia sack [with stool as frame]
tarp or poncho
army sleeping bag
army bivvy bag
trangia stove and meths
plastic insulated cup
army issue kukri
no 12 opinel
black diamond headlight[ with spare batteries]
sak[swiss champ] in leather pouch on belt
i wear 66pattern lined combats
tresspass windproof fleece jacket
lowe alpine triplepoint [atlas] jacket
berghaus fleece beanie
but i sleep in the nip[ dont you?]
and a partridge in a pear tree :-D
My basic kit consists of:
35 ltr rucksack
bivi bag(EX MILITARY)
holofil sleeping bag(AZTEC)
pillow case(TO FILL WITH DEBRIS FOR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP)
turbo flame lighter
strike a lite
axe(GRANNY B. SFA)
water bottle(BRITISH MILITARY)
brushed cotton shirt
artic shirt(NORWEGIAN MILITARY)
combat jacket(BRITISH DMP MILITARY)
windproof,waterproof,breathabl e trapper hat.
well thats my basic kit. CHEERS STUART F.
the naughty boy
i cant believe i left out a vital bit of kit which i always carry...BOGROLL! more than one use you know. :lol:
I just happened to have my minimal kit on the table for cleaning after a hike. German Army day Rucksack, Fallkniven F1 and small diamond plate. Metal Match with Hacksaw Striker, small Bundle of Fatwood,Lifeboat Matches, Silva Ranger Compass and local Topo, E2eSurefire with spare batteries and bulb, Rescue Reflector Model 2 Mirror with attached Storm Whistle, 1 Qt G.I. Canteen, Water Tablets, Esbit Stove with fuel, small cheap billy, Tin Cup and S/S Spoon, Tea, Earl Grey, Pemmican, Fruitcake, Chocolate, 9'x9' Nylon Tarp with premade lines and stakes, Wiggys Superlight bag and ensolite full length pad, First Aid kit, 6' ash hiking staff.
If I go alone pretty much as you guys list above.
If I go with the family (3 people)-
Landrover Discovery containing:
4 berth tent
2 berth tent
Folding table with chairs
Folding table without chairs
Clothing (unsuitable) for 4x period of trip.
Suitable clothing 1 set - made to last full duration, ither remains packed.
Gas cylinder (almost empty)
Small water bottle (1 pint)
Pots, pans kitchen sink etc!
You get the idea! :-D :-D :-D
Tea, Earl Grey Are you related to Jean-Luc Picard?
something like this:
-sabre 45 with optional vulcan side pockets
-foam sleeping pad
-1 set of spare clothing ( fleece, t-shirt, trouwser )
-katadyn mini waterfilter with carbon botlle adapter ( you just keep on pumping and pumping.... )
-nagalene bottle and 2 L camelbak
-Snowpeak track cooking set, spork, homemade stand, wind screen and modified halcon stove
-first aid kit
-fallkniven S1 ( only knife i got, which i can mount on mine belt without interfearing with mine waist strap. )
-fire steel, fat wood.
-emergency gear: Pounch type of PSK, signal mirror and whistle, tinder, matches, BIC lighter, etc.
Lowe Alpine Contour Mountain 45 rucksack
Mountain Equipment Sleepwalker 1 sleeping bag
Thermarest ¾ standard lite mattress or thin cut-down foam mat
Brit army bivi bag (on loan) or sil nylon basha
MSR aluminium ‘Mountain Bowl’ with coat hanger handle and cut down pie tray lid :-D
Mini ‘disposable’ folding esbit stove (the flat pack type) with tablets
Bandana for clearing up and preventing rattling
US MRE Bog roll and tissues
Pack towel (or rip-off thereof)
Swan vesta matches
Candle in a small tabacco tin
Petzl Zipka headlight
Photon 2 microlight
Mora Clipper SS in Olive Green
Bahco Laplander folding saw
Various folding knifes/ multitools swapped around
Assorted ziplock bags
Small First Aid Kit
Brit Army Lightweight trousers
Brasher Hillmaster Boots
Brasher 3 season socks and 1000 mile socks (not together)
Wicking thermal (not sure what make. Too small and getting grotty)
Craghoppers Fleece jacket
West winds ventile windshirt
Fleece hat, fleece neck gaiter, merkalon glove liners, NI leather gloves – as appropriate
I know I’ve missed some stuff, but that’s off hand.
If it's kit you want, then here (http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~fiski/bushcraft/equipment.html) you go. :wink: :D
My bushcraft kitlist: :D
• Karrimor Sabre 60-100 ltr rucksack + olive raincover / Sabre 30 (summer)
• Waterproof bag (Exped)
• Tarpaulin (Aus. cam.) + lines (1x 7m/5mm & 4x 4m/2mm - green) & pegs
• Ajungilak Kompakt 215L sleeping bag, packed in bivvy bag / TNF summer mummy
• Bivvy bag (British army DPM)
• ¾ Sleepingmat (TaR)
• Hammock (Hennessey in bin liner & stuff bag) – when not ground dwelling
• Mora Clipper + sharpening stone / AW Bushcrafter (own design)
• Folding saw
• Firekit & tinder bag
• Fishingkit & 10 snares
• Billy can (Zebra 12 cm)
- Trangia burner, Clikstand, alu windscreen + meths
• Crusader mug
• Waterbottle (1 ltr, British army issue) + 2 ltr Platypus
• Aquapur puritabs - soon to be replaced by a waterpurifier
• Petzl Tikka headtorch
• Paracord (10m)
• Extra clothing: (in an 8 ltr Exped drybag): 2 pair socks, 1 pair Sealskin socks, boxershort, cargo trousers, T-shirt.
Arktis Rainshield (smock liner), fleece vest, (gardening) gloves, mosquito headnet (all depending on circumstances).
• First Aid Kit, incl. Steridex, field dressing, alu foil survival blanket, etc.
• Brew kit
• [Rations] + 1 pack Schultheiss emergency ration (blocks)
Clothing on body:
Arktis Windproof smock, trekking blouse, T shirt, boxerhort, cargo trouser, socks, buff, woolen hat, Hanwag boots.
Karrimor Saber 30 (http://www.bushcraftuk.net/community/showthread.php?t=4145&page=1&pp=20) or Panther 70
Moscoselkatan Arran 5 lite (plus fire box) OR SAS Tarp
BA Bivi Bag
Rab Atlas 750 sleeping bag
Granny B (wildlife hatchet)
Wet and dry 800 grit
Knife Fork Spoon (upgradeing to a spork soon though)
Survival tin (dono whats in it)
Fire Kit: Tinder puch Birch Bark, Thistle Down, cramp balls, Fire Steel, Flint Steel, Swan Vistas, 2/3 night lights
16cm Billy + scrubber, small bottle of olive oil, salt
Wash Kit: soap(biodegradable), Flanel, Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste.
2lt platapus if i have room for it/can be bothered to carry it other wise just a sigg bottle
I normaly carry several books with more of either a technichal (outdoors hand book) or entertaining (the men of the last frountier) nature, but always of an outdoorsy nature
Note Book + Pen
some of this might be in my Possibles Pouch (http://www.bushcraftuk.net/community/showpost.php?p=42925&postcount=42)
think thats it.. though it obviously varies
severl items on here, such as North Star Granny B Spork para cord, are also part of my Bushcrafti Religious Dress :wink:
OK, 1st post in two and a half weeks...
Here's my basic list taken on all trips, for longer trips/cold weather trips, its obviously longer and some bits get swapped out.
Carried upon the body at all times (pockets and possibles pouch etc)
Knife with fire steel and paracord wrap.
Tinder pouch (with match safe) and candle stub.
Sharpening kit (DC4).
Compass + whistle .
Flexi cup (or kuksa).
Boiled sweets (emergency ration).
Day sack (26L – 45L)
Stove and short term fuel.
Short term rations and brew kit.
Leuku (when hiking and not on belt).
1 qrt canteen.
Mosi head net.
Emergency bivi bag/Blizzard bag.
Toilet roll in waterproof bag.
Clothes are generally:
Berghaus(?) KSB boots.
My new Swagman hat.
Gilet (sort of a jerkin with loads of pockets).
And its great to be back, even if I've got to trawl through nearly FOUR THOUSAND POSTS!!!
My 65 litre backpack, if I had any bigger I'd fall over.
My sleeping bag
Swedish mess kit
2 lt water bottle
My belt from which hangs off it...four little, really useful bags filled with really useful things like a multi-tool, wee maglight, mirror, fire lighting stuff inc tinder, first aid kit, knife, lapsaw, compass, whistle and other bits and bobs all small and light.
And apart from the clothes I'm wearing and the spares I carry in the rucksack, not much else really, (bound to have forgotten something though eh) although I am after getting hold of a collapsible mixing bait bowl cos they're really useful.
although I am after getting hold of a collapsible mixing bait bowl cos they're really useful.
Any decent tackle shop will have them, possibly even Argos.
You intending using it as a wash bowl?
Yep. Thanks matey, I've a few places to try.
If you can't get one by the January meet in Ashdown Forest (which seems unlikely), let me know and I'll get you one from my local tackle shop. They always stock them.
Just to rip this thread up again, to all the new members who has signe din lately. :wink:
Post your kit list(s).
I really don't have one. I always wear clothes with a little stuff in the pockets and then all the other small things in a possibles pouch. If i'll be sleeping there, I'll add sleeping bag, stove, mat, extra clothes, etc. :pack:
This thread has been very useful to a total newcomer to bushcraft. However there seems to be one thing missing from all lists." a collapsable spade " for digging latrine etc.Or am I missing something. Certainly not criticising, by any means, as I said earlier very useful.
You mean a digging stick? ;)
When I'm backpacking and not "bushcrafting," I have been known to carry one. I lighten mine up a bit. This is a before and after pic.
If you feel like a really good and thought provoking read have a look at the following link - it's an article by Neil-1, one of our fellow members, which appeared a while back and covers all sorts of scenarios.
That really made a worthwhile read....I'm impressed. Not to mention envious of all the kit your have Neil :p
Interestingly enough I read Neil Andrews article ages ago and it prompted a review of my kit list which is
Karrimor Sabre 45 (DPM finish because I got it cheap - anyone want to trade their OG for my DPM? ;)
Two PLCE pockets
SM Bushcrafter knife
GB small Forest Axe
Primus Multifuel - MST 1Ltr fuel bottle & gas cartridge
Hammock - make unknown but has integrated mossy net and mini fly
Issue Bivi bag
Artiach skin mat
Set of S/S billies
Petzl Mayo head torch + 2AA Maglite
First Aid Kit
58 Pattern water bottle + Crusader (for a quick brew)
2 Ltr Platypus type water carrier
Millbank filter (untested) with purifier tabs
Lots of para cord
Old German Flektarn Goretex suit
Plus various odds and ends - sewing kit, tinder, small vacum flask, candle lantern, sun glasses, pocket versions of John Wiseman's SAS Survival Guide & Richard Mabley's Food for Free, Duck Tape, wind up radio (and it does 'cos the reception ain't that good), dump kit, compass, whistle, and a sort of survival kit with snare wire and a fishing kit etc.
All in small dry bags or commpression sacks.
It all weighs far too much and I need to lighten the load if I go on a serious trip.
T shirt or Norgie (depending on the weather
Lightweights or Craghopper trousers
Plus a spare set in the pack
That really made a worthwhile read....I'm impressed. Not to mention envious of all the kit your have Neil :p
Thank you very much for your kind words, the article is more geared to the survivalist, but if you found it useful that is great.
Here's my list - for hills/forest in the Highlands this time of year.
Lowe dryflo base layer
Hi-Tec Apex boots
Army issue socks
Opinel No 6
Silva type 54 and map
15ml Mozzyoff midge repellent
Akubra snowy river hat
Sabre 45, no pouches at this time of year
Snugpak softie 6 bag and silk liner
Thermarest clone by Highlander
Famous Argos 1 man tent
Craghoppers waterproof jacket
Swedish army trangia set, folding cup, Lexan spork
2 litre platypus
Polycotton Headover (used as towel/ field dressing/hat/oven glove)
Wood handle Mora (lighter than my Woodlore)
Malt whisky 100ml
Candle/fishooks/600grit diamond sharpener/loo roll/nylon/bubble float
8x30 Russian monocular
Sometimes ham radio kit eg morse code shortwave transceiver.
Pack is about 12kg for a weekend
hi all,i'm new to the wonders of bushcraft this is the kit i've got not really basic cos i need to learn more more more so i can carry less less less?
webtex 3/4 bergen og
outbound 40ltr daysack og
lots of para cord
no name mesh hammock,hope to replace with eco hammock soon
gbsfh just got it
laplander folding saw
w/s woodlore knife micarta handle,present from girlfriend cos she was fed up with me buying cheap folding one's every other week cos i kept breaking them building hides whilst out shooting bless her
eurohike 2season sleeping bag
goretex bivvy bag
msr whisperlite international
58 water bottle x2
trekker travel well
uco candle lantern
12-16cm zebra cans
firesteel/tinder,maya sticks cotton wool wetfire blocks/learning to use b/drill got sycomore tree in garden
new model leatherman wave and toolkit lost old one while fishing
cant think of what else its all in the back of the 90 :o
us combats og
buffalo wind shirt og
or n2s windstoper shirt
lowa super camps/combat gtx :D :D
My kit list changes constantly, it also depends on season and duration of trip, but if I said I was a horder of kit it would probably be an understatement :D
karrimor saber rucksack
buffalo fiber pile sleeping bag
british jungle basher
dutch gortex pants and jacket
wash kit and micro towl
nato water bottles and steel mug which also works well with swedish cooker
table spoon as it fits with the cooker well
firt aid kit
Day hikes usually end up with some kind of bushcrafting, so I carry a Mora 2000 as my primary blade. A USGI quart canteen w/cup and water purification, bandana, parachute shroud line, USGI poncho, wool socks, SAK, Hotspark, tinder and HD industrial grade drum liners X2. Sometimes I'll take a little to munch on and usually have some coffee or tea for a hot brew on cool days. What doesn't go on my belt, I stuff into a wool shoulder bag from S. America, which I just recently picked up. It has plenty of pockets to separate out the gear and lots of room for any samples of flora I might collect along the way.
I'd always recommend changing a kit list to fit the needs of whatever outing is planned. That said, I do have a couple of standard kits
My car kit (tucked away with the tools in my boot), intended to help me stay put unexpectedly for a day or two:
US Army Poncho
Nylon and para cord (15m each)
British Army Entrenching Tool
Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe
Wilkinson Sword Retractable Pruning Saw
Possibles Pouch (an old camera bag), containing:
Buck lockable folding knife
Torch plus spare batteries
Black rubbish sack
First Aid Kit (Boots)
4 litres of water
1 days rations (tinned food, plus brew kit)
24 hours wood fuel
Personal kit (always carried either in my bag or in pockets), for daily comfort and survival :
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, Camping (includes a saw)
Lighter (+ Firesteel when outdoors)
Whistle (+ Signal Mirror when outdoors)
Spyderco UK penknife