Winter WEISS - just a thought
One of the many subjects we look at on the Winter WEISS training is emergency kit. In a sub arctic enviroment wet and dry cold can be experienced so the kit for this region needs to be a little bit more well thought out than for just a dry cold world.
As such (and because I know a fair few of those attending the winter training are readers) I have add a basic emergency kit below. The kit should fit in a 20lt day sack or less and is a combination of MOD Mountain and Arctic warfare pamphlet, my own experience and the standards recommended for any hiker in the uk .....
Where specific items are named feel free to change those to another item of a similar design for example the Mora Triflex can be replaced with any bushcraft style knife ...........
PERSONAL CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Each person must carry or wear the following or similar when away from the camp location: (this will act as the basis for students emergency packs)
(1) Windproof outer garment (with full contents of pockets).
(2) Mitts outer and inner.
(3) Head dress (Issued or approved). FLOPPY HAT/woolly hat
b. Contents Of Pockets.
(1) Aide memoire.
(3) Emergency survival bag.
(4) Lip salve.
(5) Notebook and pencil
(6) First aid.
(7) Face mask.
(10) Matches or lighter.
(11) String or para-cord (20m).
(13) Emergency rations.
(14) Gloves/mittens (if not worn).
(15) Spare gloves.
(17) Leathrman wave.
c. Contents Of Daysack.
(1) Waterproof suit.
(2) insulation jacket (buffalo belay or snuggie)
(3) Torch.(head torch)
(4) Bivvy bag.
(5) 24 hours rations.
(6) Vacuum flask or thermal mug.
(7) SS mess kit comp
(8) FILTER BOTTLE
(9) Mora Triflex and Mora classic No3
(10) Folding saw
(11) Axe stone
(12) Spare socks
Posted by Survivall at 2.11.11