Gatorfarmer wrote:You might want to add matches to your AMK PSK. Even Doug Ritter, who designed it, suggests matches and the Katadyn tabs. If you want to, you can also take the complete contents of an AMK pocket medic kit and fit them into the PSK's bag then fold over the flap and secure it with Gorilla tape. (I've done it before I went to a PSK in a can.)
If you get adventurous with your AMK kits (groaning under the pun) you can cross breed an SOL with the PSK and slip in the smaller whistle and mirror from the SOL. Very incestuous I know. You could then use the matches from the SOL in your PSK if you wanted to. Otherwise REI stormproofs or BCBs are great, with Hurricane brand also good.
That might then free up room for an Aqua Mira or BCB purifier straw and allow you redundant water purification or else the ability to squeeze in a Platypus one liter bag. These allow a container to actually use the water tabs with to purify water.
airballrad wrote:Any suggestions or comments are welcome.
Paragon wrote: I especially like your PSK case - what brand is that, and do you recall where you found it?
Paragon wrote: I would also strongly suggest adding a mini Bic lighter. Spark-Lites, as well as the REI stormproof and BCB NATO Lifeboat matches are great (these are actually the only two brands of matches that I currently carry in my kits) although a Bic lighter will work 99.9% of the time, and is a lot quicker and easier to use.
Alright, alright! Cheap knife out, CRKT Mt. Shasta folder in.ironraven wrote:>small cheap locking folder
You can do better than that!
Gatorfarmer wrote:I just noticed something about your AMK PSK, so forgive me if this has been mentioned before. Did you put the golf pencil in or did it come that way? Mine, purchased last year, came with a crappy little thin pencil. It was great for packing easily, but the lead broke very easily. I still have it in my survival tin, but mainly just because it packs so easily.
airballrad wrote:Funny thing about that. As stated on DR's page about this, it is mentioned that they might substitute a golf pencil for the skinny one in a given kit due to limited availability. This is the only one of my three PSPs to have it, and I was mildly bummed, since it does theoretically take up more room. Your experience makes me think it is a good thing, especially since this is the kit most likely to be used in an emergency situation.
crypto wrote:If you're putting a crypto file in there, make sure to use something like TrueCrypt thats cross platform, and keep executables/installers for every platform it supports on the drive. It'd be a shame to get to someplace with power and a computer only to find out it was a mac/linux box/OS2/whatever and had no way of mounting the disk.
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