Tuesday, May 05, 2009

[survival kit] which ten items would you choose

You're going into the hills for one week with one other person. Which 10 items, which you'll have to carry on your person, would you take?


Bag said...

For what? If it is an end of the world scenario or just for when you are out hiking and get lost?

Anyway. Out hiking. My rucksack would contain.
1) Good knife/Machete
2) Torch/Whistle
3) Matches/Lighter
4) Mobile phone/CB radio (depends where going)
5) Energy bars/drinks
6) Small tent
7) Sleeping bag/Emergency blanket
8) First aid kit
9) Cooking set (Mess tins)
10) Hot redhead. Not too skinny nor bossy.

BobG said...

Depends on the area and time of year. As someone who used to spend of lot of time backpacking in wilderness areas, the list can vary.


1. Gun
2. water purifying tabs
3. thermal wear
4. sunscreen
5. matches
6. flair gun
7. first aid kit
8. astronaut food
9. flashlight


And for bonus

11. Hot,tall ,well endowed Scottish guy with lots of hair[no big bellies]

jams o donnell said...

1. knife
2. bigger knife
3. apron
4. rope
5. tasteless and colourless knock out drops
6. cooking pot (large)
7. carrots
8. onions
9. Pepper
10. salt

or is this one of those non anthropophagy weeks then I'll come up with a different ten!

CherryPie said...

These are friendly hills!

1. Knife
2. Matches
3. Warm/wet weather gear
4. Two sleeping bags
5. Emergency rashions
6. Water
7. Back packing tent
8. Cooking tins and utensils etc
9. First aid kit
10. My sense of humour ;-)

Gallimaufry said...

I assume you are already taking the usual camping gear in a bergen. Should you lose that:
1. sharp sheath knife
2. empty pipe tobacco tin into which:
3. flint striker and tinder
4. para cord
5. polythene sheet
6. water purifying tabs
7. very basic first aid kit
8. stock cubes
9. boiled sweets

and in inside coat pocket

10. spare socks

lordsomber said...

Hmmm... aren't you forgetting to include some... erm... protection?

CherryPie said...

@Lordsomber - protection against what...

dearieme said...

Why is no-one taking a ferret?


As a snack, Dearieme?

jams o donnell said...

Damn I forgot stock cubes!

James Higham said...

Oh, I loved this one. What's with this, by the way:

tasteless and colourless knock out drops


Protection, m'lord? You're betraying your heterosexuality here.


Interesting that no one took a laptop so we could blog our decline/SOS/10 things we wished we'd brought.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Goodness, everyone's very practical, aren't they?

1. lipstick
2. lipsalve
3.sunscreen [even if they're cold hills]
4. comb
5.eye contour cream
7. another book
8. camera
9. bottle of water
10. spare underwear

Wouldn't bother taking phone as they don't work in the hills - well, mine didn't in the Brecon Beacons anyway - and now you know why I wouldn't survive!

jams o donnell said...

Well James I didn't want to be that nasty to my victim before cooking!