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Old 09-16-2008, 11:56 PM
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Oh and female backpackers out there (you know who you are), there is an item on the market that allows you to urinate like a man. Wish I could recall the name, but this will allow you to do the same thing in the tent if need be, or make it just easier on the trail. If you want more info let me know, I will try and find out the name of the product.
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shewee......

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sheewee......
nice. as if I want to try and fumble one of these and acidentally drop it or miscalculate aiming. Then I'd smell like pee. Us women have adapted to holding it in. Much warmer this way! and my dignity remains intact.

On second thought (and thank you by the way) this is something I would consider in a traffic jam. That has happened to me many times out in L.A.
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Ah yes the shewee. Thanks for the link. Course most female packers I know would just laugh at this piece of equipment, drop their trousers, and go. Got to love the outdoors, where life is just so much simpler, and nobody would look at you funny for doing such a thing.
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The uk based forum I'm on had a really long discusion about pee bottles and shewees last year thats how I remembered lol, Those in hamocks sllthough having to be more carefull seem to like the pee bottle if I remember correctly.
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Really? I'd think using a pee bottle in a hamock would be hard.
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Really? I'd think using a pee bottle in a hamock would be hard.
Extremely so. You really want to avoid rocking but as your literally wrapped in your insulation getting out is very cold.
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I keep an item called the ON DUTY. It is an aluminum tool used to cut off water and gas plus entry tool. It does not spark and cause you to blow up if the gas is leaking. Pat. number is 4924544.
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I carry old guitar strings. They make a really good snare for small anilmals like rabbits. They have a built in slip loop and are tough enough to hold and not break
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There are too many pages for me to be sure I didn't miss it already posted, but for first aid I have serveral large tampons for trauma bandages, and a small suture kit, as I used to be a medic. I just use my duct tape to hold the tampons on. The other thing is a "Blizzard Bag", a small compressed space blanket type of material on the outside that expands cells inside for good thermal retention. It's water and wind proof, and re-usable, and about a 1/2 pound in weight, and compressed, about the size of a vcr tape.
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tampons are a great item to carry for large bleeding wounds. As well they work wonders as a fire starter. Not to mention you never know when you might come to someone's rescue on the trail, and end up having dinner and a movie because of it.
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A small tackle box (palm size)
Hunters ear (listening d vice)
plastic CIA knife
several knives (butcher, suraded, gut hook, skinner, pocket)
several shotgun shells for trapping
small am-fm
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yes, wax myrtle. it's a plant in the Okeefenokee swamp and middle GA. Look in Your area at County Extension Office, repels mosquitos and ticks.

Use willow bark inside white bark for aspirin.
Spanish moss for bandages.
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condom, has more uses than you would think of.
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I don't think I've seen anyone post anything about binoculars. Did I miss it? Or are they too popular to make the 'uncommon' list?
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One thing I haven’t seen in this thread, or any of the multitude of “BOB” threads I’ve read, is a weapons cleaning kit. If TSHTF, and you are going to be out in the bush for a while, you are going to need a way to maintain your weapon. My pack kit is made of a green plastic military flare tube. It has a screw on cap with an o-ring on it, so it is nominally waterproof. I keep a set of cleaning rods, chamber and bore brush, a dental pick, a toothbrush, a small bottle of CLP, and a handkerchief for a cleaning rag. This is the same kit I take when I deploy or go out to field exercises (I’m an US Army infantry officer).

Another item is a canteen cup. Since I use military canteens mostly, I keep a metal canteen cup around it in my canteen pouch. Great for heating/boiling water, making stew in, other types of cooking, you name it.
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Binoculars are always a great item to carry. I'm in the market for a pair of light weight high grade ones myself. Course they run around 300 dollars, so it's a bit down on my line of items to get. You can get a decent pair for around 10 dollars from some hunting stores.

Perfect for scouting, looking for landmarks, or just bird watching. Then you got the fire building ability and search and rescue aspect as well.
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mini bungee cords, a few of my wifes hair elastics, fishing wieghts (for fishing or slingshot projectile)
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I have a plastic pencil sharpener. Actually it's the kind found in with eyebrow pencils, etc. It accomodates larger "sticks." Yes, the shavings from small diameter sticks make great tinder. Also good for making weapons from sticks, kitchen tools, etc. Anything that needs a point.
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A few people have mentioned pencil sharpeners. I might have to pack one and check it out. I'd assume one would want to use a metal sharpener vs a plastic one.
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