Great thread and thanks for sharing your gear! Sorry my pics aren't that great.
Here is my pack. Its a medium Alice Pack with the frame taken off. I have used Kelty and many other packs that are twice as big, but amazingly I can
fit more into my Alice than any of those. Plus it is a subdued color and not neon orange or red like a lot of the civilian packs on the market. Even
with all my gear it is light an I have no problem shouldering it all day.
The Alice has 3 large outer pockets. All of my survival gear fits in one pocket and I keep my tent, clothes and sleepingbag inside the actual pack.
The other 2 pockets I use for food and water bladder.
This are my survival trinkets. All of this fits into the timberland package on the lower left and the tin on the lower left except fo the knives, saw
I use a gerber gator knife that I found on a beach in Oregon. (although I would strongly reccomend using a fixed blade knife) I also carry a fillet
knife and a 2 multi-tools. Theres a first aid kit with smelling salts, band-aids, Bacitracin Zinc, pain killers, aspirin, Epi-pen, and all that good
There is a Garmin Vista GPS, 2 compasses and a map for navigation. Extra batteries, flashlight, razor blades, 2 sizes of zip-ties, small quickdry
towel, 2 kinds of medical tape as well as duct-tape. Extra shoe-laces as well as a few hundred yards of cord of all kinds.
I keep a fishing reel and 150 yards of extra line, plenty of hooks, and cork. Sewing kit, 2 small candles, A small metal wire saw for trapping uses. A
pen, rubberbands, matches, lighter, bandana, Carmex for chaffing, potable aqua tablets, fire starting magnesium tool and a half dozen tablets of
This is what I keep in my pack. The blue bag is waterproof where I keep a few pairs of wool socks, long underwear, gloves, BDU's, and my summer
sleepingbag. (Sierra Designs/REI Cirrus Down) In the winter I use a Army ECW bag, its huge, Bulky and heavy and doesnt fit inside my pack. I secure it
to the bottom. But its warm and toasty.
The black bag is my tent. Its a green Exped Sirius Extreme. Great tent, years of service and very light. It fits 2 people (im 6'4) and my 2
dogs(though they prefer to sleep outside). Its a big tent, but packs small and I wouldn't trade it for any other out there. I don't mind spending
all day in it when the weather turns.
The pants are ECWS(extreme cold weather system) pants that you can get on Ebay for cheap. They are great and I can walk through waste deep water in
them without getting wet. The overalls are also U.S Military. I have no idea what they are but they make great snowpants and I carry them in my pack
even in the summer for swamps and such. The shirt is what i wear over my BDU's when the weather turns. Its made of wool and makes all the difference
in the world on those cold nights. The Thermarest pad also makes a huge difference when sleeping on cold ground.
Im using Timberland Boots at the moment but I reccomend Asolo brand boots. IMHO they are the best. Mine fell apart 3 quarters of the way through the
AT and I haven't saved up enough to get new ones.
I left my MK2 knife and Gerber hatchet in California with a freind becuase I didnt want the airlines to take them from me. So unfortunatly they are
missing from my pack right now.
To be a jack-of-all-trades and master of none takes your survival potential to new levels. In short, there is no one skill or piece of gear that will
see you through all survival scenarios except your brain. Best of luck to you all!
[edit on 12-12-2007 by METACOMET]