It’s okay if you haven’t received any training because there are only about a gazillion survival kits available for sale through a boatload of catalogue and online companies. But which one do you need? This isn’t a review of which ones are best, but instead a look at what items such a “kit” should contain.
There I was, slowly but steadily striding through the chest high grass that was so thick I couldn’t even see my feet. It was dusk and in my left hand I had my flashlight, sweeping the beam back and forth as I tried to find an easier path through the brush. In my right hand was my Buck Hoodlum, its 10″ blade serving to cut the tops off of even taller grass and ready in case I ran into any unfriendly creepy-crawlies.
The biggest differences are intent of use and notification lead time. With that in mind, and since it’s about that time to update information about my bugout bag, I felt this would be a worthwhile article to write.
In field testing the pack performed as expected. I used the pack under miscellaneous circumstances covering everything from a single overnight trip (which saw the pack used as my airline carry-on) to my “grab bag” at a convention. I haven’t had opportunity to take it out on a hike but carrying/wearing a pack is the same whether you’re climbing a hillside or multiple sets of stairs.
He looks at it; opens the blade; looks at it and smiles at the pure simplicity of it – and is clearly thinking of how great it would have had to been during his years on that island. Enter the SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) CORE LITE “knife”. I put that in quotes because it’s more than just a knife.
This week I’m going to take a look at a tent that is FAR too large and heavy to be considered a backpacker’s tent, but is excellent for the three-to-seven person camping trip supported out of your truck, ATV or SUV.