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Yorci

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What do you carry but have never used
« on: 17:06:03, 09/02/20 »
Iím just curious what kit people still carry when they go walking, but have never used them and what item have you used the most.

For me I have never had to use my whistle, first aid kit, or my life system 2 person survival shelter, but always carry them.

My trowel has probably been my standby item that I've used the most.
 
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ninthace

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #1 on: 17:15:17, 09/02/20 »
In recent years - compass, storm shelter and space blanket.
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jimbob

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #2 on: 17:46:26, 09/02/20 »
Compass, paper maps, emergency bivi, tick remover, first aid kit, gaffa tape and pencil it is wrapped around, torch and spare batteries.
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BuzyG

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #3 on: 18:00:51, 09/02/20 »
Pen knife. Emergency Bivi Bag, Whistle. Small First Aid kit. Carried and not used for years.

I still regularly use my compass in poor visibility, my maps less so.




watershed

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #4 on: 18:01:50, 09/02/20 »
whistle, compass, spare guy rope, signal mirror, 2 spare tent pegs.

fernman

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #5 on: 18:05:56, 09/02/20 »
A packet of three  :-[

ninthace

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #6 on: 18:15:38, 09/02/20 »
A packet of three  :-[
Hope springs eternal!  They have survival uses too though.
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Ridge

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #7 on: 18:55:11, 09/02/20 »
tick twister, survival bag, pain killers. I have used my spare bootlace but not for about 20 years.


I'm a map and compass man can't think of the last time I used my GPS, though I do from time to time.

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #8 on: 19:04:12, 09/02/20 »
Carried but never used - Lifesystems emergency bivi bag, lump of KMC, waterproof matches and whistle.
Items frequently used, other than waterproofs probably my Jetboil  Minimo has seen the most use out of kit carried.
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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #9 on: 19:57:15, 09/02/20 »
Nice one Fernman, that bought a smile to my face. Most of the things mentioned I used to carry, now not one of them. I've cut down on my hygiene bag weight as well, I now use shampoo for everything.

richardh1905

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #10 on: 21:38:26, 09/02/20 »
Have used a 'Bothy Bag' shelter when stuck on a lump of rock in the Atlantic in a snowstorm for several hours; was very glad of it, have used a first aid kit to stem the flow of (my) blood, but have never used a whistle in anger.

fernman

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #11 on: 22:22:27, 09/02/20 »
Seriously, I don't carry anything that I don't use, unless you include something like mittens which could make a huge difference if conditions turned nasty; mostly I don't use them, but occasionally I do.
I am forever examining my equipment list, and after my last multiple-day trip (September 2019) I decided to stop taking my plastic teaspoon, because I realised I only ever used it for spooning out instant coffee, which I can do just as well with my plastic dessert spoon. Then there was a little collapsible funnel that I used to aid filling my plastic water container; the plastic measuring beaker that I now use instead of a mug has a pouring spout that renders the funnel uneccesary.

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #12 on: 07:21:40, 10/02/20 »
A plastic whistle and a plastic survival bag.

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #13 on: 07:27:57, 10/02/20 »
My whistle, first aid kit, survival bag Ö but wouldn't dream of not taking them as that'll be the time I need to use them  ;D
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richardh1905

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Re: What do you carry but have never used
« Reply #14 on: 07:33:33, 10/02/20 »
Never used a plastic survival bag in anger, either - but did use it as a makeshift toboggan to slide 900' down the back of Blencathra once! :)