I tend to receive a lot of questions from subscribers about the various items and kits I carry in my bug out bag. In order to help answer those questions I’ll be giving a detailed look into everything I carry starting with my maintenance and repair kit.
It’s no secret that for bushcraft and bug out situations I’m a big fan of tools. Whether it’s an axe, knife, saw, multi-tool or others I believe it’s important to have good quality tools and know how to maintain them.
In addition to tools a wide variety of gear is also often needed to spend an extended period of time outdoors. Items such as sleeping pads, sleeping bags, tarps, gore-tex jackets, etc. are essential in keeping warm and comfortable.
So how do I ensure that all of these items stay in tip top shape? I carry a maintenance and repair kit with the following items:
- Maxpedition Fatty
- Black Sharpie
- Nail File
- Streamlight Stylus Pro Flashlight
- FallKniven DC4 Sharpener
- Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Repair Patches
- Gear Aid Field Repair Kit
- Fix’n Wax
- Krazy Glue
- JetScream Whistle
- Olive Oil
- Artificial Sinew (waxed cotton thread)
- Mini Inferno
- Fresnel Lens
- Gorilla Tape
- Bic Lighter
- Ranger Bands (Bicycle Inner Tube)
- Repair Needles
The items in this list allow me to make multiple day trips into the woods without worrying about tool maintenance or gear failure. I can sharpen my tools, prevent them from rusting, repair torn clothing, patch a sleeping pad, re-seal a tarp and perform countless other tasks all in the middle of the bush with a kit that will fit into the cargo pocket of your pants.