It's easy to argue/discuss knives, tents etc, but I'm interested in the small details people bring to their personal equipment for an outing. A mate of mine advocates a dozen big fencing staples and…Continue
"Love the frisbiee idea... Mine is a stainless steel plate. it doubles as a frying pan, you can dig with it at a pinch, I often use it behind my cooker for wind protection and behind a candle/light to reflect the light. I have a wide, low billy that…"
"Tacticool piece of kit. I like Gerbers, they dont make junk. Possibly I'd have opted for a silver blade, not quite so hard to lose in the grass and the parkerisation looks a bit tatty when it gets scratched and used, but that's just…"
"Love the frisbee idea!
I carry a 2m length of thin guage wire wrapped around something in my kit. Negligable space and weight but boy does it come in handy! Binding the top of a campfire cooking tripod, and hanging the pot from the wire for one.…"
It's easy to argue/discuss knives, tents etc, but I'm interested in the small details people bring to their personal equipment for an outing. A mate of mine advocates a dozen big fencing staples and a straightened out then coiled up wire coat hanger in a plastic bread bag in the bottom of his pack.Another likes breaking old metal halide flood lights for their ceramic filament stands, says they make good sharpeners for pocket knives etc. Never tried that one, just waiting to find the right bulb.…See More
"There is a case to be made for a decent machete. I quite like the look of the Bear Grylls Gerber machete. The BG part I don't give a rats about, but Gerber don't build junk and these look like they might be heavy enough to get a good…"
"Interesting stuff. Fire staring would have to be the (nearly) oldest form of night time entertainment. When I do, I often think back to those who have done it before me, all the way back to the chimp-dude who discovered it was ok to get close to a…"
"I use a Ridgeline Pikau for (mainly) fishing. It holds everything I need for a day on the river and is quite comfortable if packed right. The trick is to make a pad of your raincoat/jersey/ground sheet and put that against your back. Mine came with…"
"My current fave is a Svord Peasant Knife, nicely primative to look at, functional blade takes a good edge and a heavy brass and stainless fishing snap loop fits the tang hole and can be clipped onto a bunch of things, zip toggle, belt loop etc. They…"
"Gandhi walked out his front door with just a strip of cloth and an empty bowl seeking a simpler life. Noble on the face of it, but not so much when you think he was in fact dependent on hand outs from others. Also India is generally warmer than NZ,…"
"Switching the poles was a solid idea. I've destroyed a couple of cheapo tents (the wairarapa coast can be fairly unforgiving at times, wellies south coast isn't much better)) and with one exception it was the poles that broke. Years back I…"
"I use a Hennessy Expedition, and at 6 foot and 200lbs find it adequate, tho I do wish I'd brought the bigger one, if I had known they were to be had. The upsides are: it's bug proof, it you gets up out of the mud and lumps and once you are…"
"Meths is making a come back. I use a Trangia T28 (the smallest one meant for multi-sporters) for day walks and fly fishing tho it can and has been used for w/e trips. One fill (50ml) will do 2 boil ups (3 if you use a windshield and don't…"