Sep 20 2007

Kit List

Published by at 3:01 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

The kit list for the three weeks trip includes both modern and primitive gear unfortunately. A situation I want to improve in time. Also during this trip. Below a photo of most of the gear in the carrying pack.

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Primitive gear:

  • Hafted stone knife
  • Bone knife
  • Fishing lines and hooks
  • Containers
  • Carrying basket
  • Flint flakes
  • Elk (moose) antler axe
  • Splitting wedges
  • Knapping equipment
  • Arrow sizer
  • Buckskin scraps
  • Hide scrapers
  • Bowstring of sinew
  • Natural cordage
  • Fishing trap
  • Sewing needles and awl
  • Netting needle
  • Antler fishing spear points

Materials:

  • Reindeer (caribou) and elk (moose) antler
  • Nettle fibres
  • Willow fibres
  • Reindeer (caribou) sinew
  • Tinder
  • Quartzite core
  • Birch bark
  • Raw hides
  • Some bone
  • Feathers for fletchings

Borderline:

  • Flint and steel
  • Viking era shoes

Modern gear:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Woolen underwear
  • Outer clothes
  • Woolen socks
  • A wool cap
  • Wool sweaters
  • Mittens
  • Rifle (no bowhunting allowed unfortunately)
  • Bullets
  • Batteries
  • Digital camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Phone charger
  • 1 or 2 fishing nets
  • Wallet
  • 2 tanning books for reference

No food will be brought, everything is supposed to be gathered off the land. Maybe I will bring a duck or something for the first day. We’ll see.

Regards
Torjus

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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Kit List”

  1. Sam_acwon 20 Sep 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Which trip? Is it the island or an an expedition course?

  2. adminon 20 Sep 2007 at 9:57 pm

    I have forgotten to mention it seems… It’s a three weeks trip down in the place I come from. Mainly on my own, but other people will join from time to time. I’ll be updating the blog through the mobile phone every day.

    The first day out will be 27th of September.

    By the way: The island adventure has been put on hold for now. Was too busy earlier this year.

  3. michaelon 21 Sep 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Good luck out there. Keep us updated with lots of pics! I hope the mobile blogging goes well. If it dose I will ask for details on how to do it. Take care. Michael.

  4. adminon 21 Sep 2007 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks, there will not be lots of pics, but one each day. Anything more and the phone costs will be excessive. 😉

  5. […] going to write brief review of the gear I brought and see what can be left out and what can not. Weight was definitely an issue and as a hunter […]

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