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Hose clamps. Three different sizes. Essentially no weight.

I can use them to attach arrowheads to my walking stick or even regular sticks for defense, gigging etc.

Also, I can attach my knife to my walking stick or a bigger stick and have a pretty aggressive spear.
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shovel and extra paper targets never know when youll need to resight a gun in
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It only took 47 pages of reading for me to find someone else that has a file other than the one on a multi tool. I have a 6" file that has a fine and a rough and the other side of the file is half round. Not many uses for the half round side, but the file is nice to have to keep your axe / hatchet sharp.
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Okay we all know what to pack and not to pack in our backpacks. Infact if we all opened our packs and compared items, we'd find that for the most part they're all the same. However, what about those few items that one just doesn't think about. For example:

I carry a pair of nail clippers. Never know when you're going to need to clip your nails, considering how hard it is to operate things with long nails.

What about you, what uncommon items are in your pack? Do share.
I like to carry a Needle and thread and different size corks!Different size corks make great floats for fishing!!
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thats an awesome tool to keep with you at all times
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Well I read all 28 pages and I cant believe im the first to admit it...

I ALWAYS have a flask filled with my favorite spirit...Jack Daniels!

They are thin and dont take up much space.

After a long hard day building, scavenging, fishing, and whatever else, its nice to sit by a roaring fire, staring up at the canopy. Whether alone or with a friend sharing a few sips and a few good stories before drifting off to sleep.... I dont know, maybe its just me....but I seriously doubt it!
I have peach Schnapps in mine.
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Ok, I've read all 52 pages in this thread. Lots of great ideas thanks! (lots of repetition - same idea over and over - condoms & Vaseline cotton balls for example).

Only two posters mentioned the Bible. I carry a rosary & prayer book. Having been in Special Forces since 1980, I can't tell you how important prayer is. If you have been to a combat zone you will know.

Other odd items in my BOB are a ranger pace cord, code of conduct card, signal mirror, earplugs, small AM/FM radio, crank flashlight etc.

I also carry my passport and lots of foreign currency – Euros, Pound Sterling, etc.

For US cash I carry a lot of $1 and $2 bills and lots of $20 bills. I also carry 12 one Troy ounce .999 silver bars – good ANYWHERE in the world.

Here’s a photo of some of the stuff in my BOB. The handgun is a Glock 26.

Do not spend any $1 bills you get. At the end of the day put them aside in a waterproof container for your BOB. In two months you will be amazed at how many $1 bills you have saved.
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I have peach Schnapps in mine.
Canadian Club here.

Works just fine to smooth out the rough spots.
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Fish hooks, line and small sinker. No pole or other fishing equipment. This is very lightweight and came in handy on a extended camping trip.
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a tin whistle or a harmonica... something to bring magic back into life - an emotional outlet and a way to bring people together
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It's hard to find a pay phone anymore. Cell phones have made them unprofitable.
There are still a few around. I think the public utilities commissions still make the phone companies put some up even though they are unprofitable. You might find one in a pinch. Or - you could offer someone one of your quarters to borrow their cell phone (if those are working).
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blister bandages, playing cards and candy. Gotta have sugar.
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A "broadhead" is a description of someone who does NOT have a regularhead or a narrowhead. In Kaintuck, we called them "fatheads" so everyone could understand. LOL
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not really uncommon but seemingly usefuling is lollipops, whatever falvor just have to have the rolled up paper sticks, after eating the candy the stick can be unrolled and used as a quick firestarting system. Also not sure how many will agree but the small cheap cans of kiwi shoe polish, extremely compact and the polish itself burns for quite a while, and if needed the can can be recovered and then recapped to be reused at a later date.
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I keep a set of keys that run a lot of different types of heavy equipment, just in case.
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I cary bright yellow braided nyon chord (several hundred feet). I've used it to mark the trail, also to make handle grips on tools or equipment, to catch fish (I've even made flyline out of it). I imagine it makes a good snare for small game. It can also be braided into rope for bigger jobs.
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Thanks, I'm a welder and never thought about that. A friend of mine that was in the military said a good source for getting the fire going was to get coton balls and load them with vasilene and store them in an old pill bottle. He said its very messy but it works very well. Also you can use stillwool and a 9 volt battery.
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Not sure how uncommon this really is but I take a ziplock bag full of dryer lint. Great stuff to help start that fire.
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Not sure how uncommon this really is but I take a ziplock bag full of dryer lint. Great stuff to help start that fire.
pritty common, slong with cotton balls in vas.
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