I thought I would give you a short look at my hiking load out today. This load out is based on my hidden woodsman haversack. I take out a few items and add in a few others.
Here is my loadout.
- Hidden Woodsman Haversack.
- The Fire Pack. 3in1 fire starter Matches, ferro rod, button light, and magnifier.
- Base plate compass with mirror, whistle, and flagging tape.
- Traveler’s Notebook with area maps.
- Kleen Kanteen 40 ounce.
- Sawyer Squeeze with 1 liter water bag.
- Zippo Emergency Fire Kit.
- Buck 450c Bucklite
- EDC kit with bug spray, lotion, pain meds, nail file, nail clippers, repair kit, 1 liter whirl pak water bag, vaseline, and waxed jute tinder.
All I takeout is one of the two travelers notebooks I usually carry, fountain pens, and a pair of gloves.
My haversack allows me to adapt to whatever I am doing that day. For instance, I normally carry a water bottle with me but, on a hike I carry more water and a bigger water filter. I also switch out the plastic nalgene bottle I normally carry for stainless steel. This makes the bag very portable and very useful. If i am out there longer than I have expected to be I can easily filter water to replace what I am drinking.
Normally I would also carry some easy to eat food sources with me but, I am in the process of trying to lose weight not gain any back.
The fire sources are always in my haversack. They do not take up much room or weight and I insist on carrying them. The usefulness of them is to great to leave them at home.
The Buck 450c weighs next to nothing and is a very capable backup knife. If it had a pocket clip then it would be my main folding knife. Today it is serving duty as my haversack knife.
Shelter is not a main concern for me in my environment. I will admit that I should have been carrying my poncho but, for this load out I was not going to need it and I wanted my haversack lightweight.
I hope you enjoyed this and as always,
There is your basic Information, You decide the outcome!