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feral hobbit

I put a my own kit together. I use an old purse of my wife’s to carry. I keep a small stainless cooking pot with lid, tinder, a fire kit (magnifying lens, char cloth, ferro rod, fire piston, and a Bic lighter). I also carry a basic first aid kit, honing rod, and paracord. I either take my Tom Brown Tracker or my kukri. As much as I love my tracker, I think I prefer my kukri. If I’m just going out for a few hours or so I usually only take one of my knives, a steel water bottle, and my fire kit. The reason I carry so many methods of fire starting is because I often have people with me that don’t know anything about bushcraft. So I usually demo a few ways.

...it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts...