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    Default Mil issue items I carry in the bush...........

    Hi,

    just like a lot of you guys I pick up mil issue items that I take a fancy to and it's even better when they can be put to use when needed. Whenever I'm at the cabin I always take along these as the most basic part of my kit.........

    Spyderco Pacific Salt: NSN 1095-01-608-4332
    Streamlight Sidewinder: NSN 6230-01-556-0487
    Cammenga Tritium Wrist Compass: NSN 6605-00-809-5252



    With the Spyderco Pacific Salt (USMC/USN aircrew issue) I finally found a good sized light weight folder that can rough it, the Sidewinder (USMC issue) is the most versatile and useful LED lamp I've ever had, and the Cammenga wrist compass can be carried without getting in the way or forgetting where I put it.

    Hope you like the photo,

    cheers, John

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    When I camp up north I always carry fire, BIC lighters are the most useful tool ever put together. And because we can, I always have a firearm. Usually a US Carbine or 45 automatic. A KABAR is always with me. The rifle is for people as much as animals. Your kit is great. The flashlight is really nice and handy, and compass is an essential as well. My choice of a knife would be the KABAR simply because you could fell a small tree with it, or as you enjoy, gut a man like a chicken. In this country there are wolves, very large coyotes, mountain lions that are dangerous as hell, black bear and badgers. I've seen and shot coyotes that went 70+lbs up there. they live on 10 or so prarie dogs or marmots every day. Fat powerful wild dogs. If they ran in packs like wolves they'd be very dangerous.
    I hunted up in Modoc for decades and I fancy myself a fair woodsman, but when the sky is overcast and the country is mountains, you can get turned around and lost in short order without a compass. I once dragged a dead Mule deer close to 2 miles in the wrong direction, this at 6500 ft. I was trying to not pay for ground twice by riding the ridges and simply got turned around. A lumber company guy picked me up and had to drive about 20 miles to get me and that dead deer back where we belonged.
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    Hi Dave,

    you have me thinking of getting a USMC Ka-Bar knife, what type do you have (issued to you?), what to look for, leather sheath or a mil-fiberglass type (like the Navy Mk2)?....... cheers, John
    Last edited by Flightpath; 04-24-2017 at 09:55.

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    Emerson Commander.
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    Spyderco Military.
    Spyderco Para-Military.
    Leatherman PST Original.
    Leatherman Wave.
    Gerber Multi-Tool Canadian Forces issue.
    Swiss Army Swiss Champ.

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    Got 3 Spyderco's on sale at the Non-Timepiece Forum.

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    I have a yellow salt that is extremely lightweight and versatile.



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