Custom Walking Kit

Discussion in 'Sports, Adventure Training and Events' started by JoeCivvie, Aug 19, 2012.

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  1. I thought I'd post a pic of my customised dog-walking kit which I put together myself. (Bear in mind I live in Hong Kong and hill walking here has different needs to the UK).

    I found the shoulder harness from somewhere and put it on a small framed ruck which sits low on the back. I'd sewn and glued a 'hard' belt (i.e. one which has a plastic insert and so won't sag when you add pouches).

    Walking kit - Copy.jpg
    1. Water tube and mouthpiece
    2. KA-Bar knife
    3. 0.5 litres emergency water
    4. First aid & survival kit, matches, etc.
    5. Leatherman
    6. Rain poncho made from a 'skinned' umbrella
    7. Ruck with 3.5 litre water bag, spare dog bowl, compass, odds & sods
    8. Silicone dog bowl
    9. Princeton torch
    10. Binoculars & scrim scarf
    11. 0.5 litres water for Bella & Tigger
    12. Bottle of alcohol snake deterrent
    13. 'Hard' belt
    14. Telephone pouch
    15. Whistle
    16. Shoulder harness
    17. 18 inch machete carried over right shoulder

    All-up weight about 12+ kilos.

    When you walk by yourself I go by the motto 'better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it'. I also carry a 5 feet hickory walking staff which I made (I added carrying sling, rubber grips and foot), and have a 'hardened' waterproof camera in my pocket
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  2. Bloody hell, are you taking Fido and Rover for a stroll in the Amazon?
  3. Some of the places I go are 'off piste' and may not see another person for a week. 45 degree hill trails in 35C temperatures, trees blocking trails after Typhoon Vicente, wild boar, cobras, pythons - yeah, I need the kit.

    I know you 'roo worriers would probably do it in your thongs with nothing but a 6 pack of XXXX and a Vegemite sandwich, but I'm a poof.
  4. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Your dog must look nails wearing that!
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  5. Only people like Steve Irwin.
  6. I've got two - it's a pain when they start bickering - "I want to wear it" "No, it's my turn"
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  7. Four and a half litres of water?

    A machete, a K-Bar and a leatherman?

    Are you fighting ninjas on the Sun?
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  8. So you could potentially be lost for a week but you only take 1 litre of water between you and your dogs?
  9. Binoculars and scrim scarf!?

    For walking your ******* dogs!!!!

    I've checked. You're mental.
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  10. Are you the HK Ray Mears ;-)
  11. You forgot underwater knife-fighting.

    Binos - to see things far away - like wild-life. Scrim - all sorts of handy uses.

    Eh? Count it again - 4.5 litres and I assume the hounds would **** off and find their own if it came to it. I want to be OK for 18 hours if needs be.

    Every couple of years a walker goes missing in HK*, I don't intend to be one of them.

    *I blame those sun ninjas.
  12. Op: Wah!
  13. No wah!
  14. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    All that Gucci, irrelevant kit, and an arsenal of weaponry too? Are you sure you are not in the T.A.?
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  15. Irrelevant? WTF am I supposed to clear dead-fall away with - an umbrella?