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#425973 - 04/22/10 01:17 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Registered: 02/19/10
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A side note on water filters.....

I ALWAYS have at least three ways of making water safe to drink:

#1) Pre-filter and boil.
#2) Water purification tablets.
#3) Filter.

The filters I use....

A) AquaMira Frontier (this is a 20 gallon suck through straw type) - for my belt kit.
B) Berkey Sports Bottle (this is a fill the bottle and suck through the straw) - for my GHB (lets me keep extra water on hand while on the move unlike the straw in Item A)
C) Katadyn Hiker or Pocket pump filter - in our BOB's.

This is my Berkey bottle filter...

http://www.jamesfilter.com/sportberkey.aspx
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#425974 - 04/22/10 01:51 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Registered: 10/23/09
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Thanks for the extremely comprehensive list of your kit.

I have a day pack that I will be setting up as a GHB.

I have a feeling that I will be visiting this thread many, many, many times in the next few weeks.
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#425975 - 04/22/10 01:53 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: kuanomar]
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Junk Yard Dog

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K - You're certainly welcome. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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#425976 - 04/22/10 01:59 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Almost regardless of the weather, I always have a otte gear eVent jacket (or similar hard/soft shell) on me as well as a good hooded sweater and a base layer. I also, have a pair of insulated gortex pants and extra socks.

I'm in the PNW where weather changes almost instantly at times. I've been in sunny 70+ degree weather, then when the sun went down, it started to snow.

What is your philosophy on proper clothing?
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#425977 - 04/22/10 02:34 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: kuanomar]
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Junk Yard Dog

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K - wow, tough question ! Since I'm not familiar with preparing for weather in your type of climate, I'll respond with my "philosophical" answer:

1) "Exposure" or "Hypothermia" claim more lives than anything else in the wilderness. Therefore, you MUST protect yourself from the elements. Gore-Tex outer wear is a critical path item.

2) In regions with wild weather swings I recommend LAYERS!!!! You can add or remove layers as required.

3) Cotton Kills! I'd recommend wool and/or polypropylene: hat; socks and/or liners; sweater and/or undershirt; and gloves..in addition to what you're use to having with you. These garments can be "vacuum sealed" with a Food Saver to reduce space.

4) SHELTER & FIRE! Having a uber lightweight SilTarp; 550 Cord; Quality Fixed Blade; and (3) ways to make fire means you will not die from the cold.

5) DO NOT SWEAT IN YOUR CLOTHES! Limit exertion.

Probably not the magical answer you were looking for?
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#425978 - 04/22/10 02:35 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Junk Yard Dog

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Skunk Hunter - looked over your list again. You should add a quality lightweight compass like a Silva or Brunton as well.
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#425979 - 04/22/10 02:49 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Registered: 02/10/09
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nicely done man! i too am a fan of GHB because most of my time i am out in the city.
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#425980 - 04/22/10 02:50 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Bushman5]
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Junk Yard Dog

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Bush - thanks ... you should see my BOB
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#425981 - 04/22/10 06:54 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
kuanomar Offline
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Quote:

Bush - thanks ... you should see my BOB





We SHOULD see your BOB.

Thank you for taking the time to post this. Any beginner, like myself, will be more prepared because of the time you take to contribute.

I really like your selection of gear and the rational, but more importantly your philosophy of developing the SKILLS and mindset required to survive.

Once again this is the reason the YARD rocks. It serves as an excellent medium to share wisdom.

There are many forums that have just as many people who have the knowledge and skills. But, few forums can duplicate the respect and comradery that this forum is built on.

Long live the brotherhood of the YARD!!!
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#425982 - 04/22/10 07:32 PM Re: My PSK & Get-Home-Bag (Lots of Pics) [Re: kuanomar]
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Junk Yard Dog

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K - I will get a BOB post together, but its going to take time. There is a lot more gear to discuss in that one! I'm glad the Yard's efforts are beneficial to this community.

+1000 LONG LIVE THE YARD!
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