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Equipment - Day Pack
Wednesday, June 07, 2006

What's in the pack I haul around when I go trout-hiking?  Most guys just put on their fly fishing jacket, pop a water in some pocket in the back, and head out.  I'm not like that - I worry about stuff and want to be prepared.

So, I took a tip from a hunting article in field and stream and assembled a small survival pack to go with me when I go "off road".  In the Shenandoah, once you leave the trail, you are in the deep woods - anything can happen - so I am ready for it.

In addition to water and lunch, I carry the stuff on the right with me - it does not weigh much and gives me piece of mind.

From left to right, top to bottom:

Top row: Air horn, parachute cord, light stick, monocular, first aid pack, emergency poncho, tick remover

Middle row: Tissues, insect repellant, matches, magnesium fire starter, bungee cords, folding saw, water pills, folding scissors, space blanket, socks

Bottom row: Signal mirror, survival cards and spare batteries.

You never know.  On a recent trip, one of the guys I was with needed some toilet paper and matches for his mosquito repelling cigar - I was ready to help - with paper, matches and repellant.

Day packs are cheap.  The one I use came from WalMart for 10 bucks - works great.

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