Camping and Hiking Gear

Pack Rat’s 10 Essentials (Pick 10 - Part 1)

Posted by admin | Adventure | Thursday 11 November 2010 1:45 am
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PLEASE READ ~ In this video I will discuss the 10 pieces of gear that I consider essential in my kit. This is only my opinion based on my own personal experience. I have made this video as a suggestion only. The gear you choose may differ based on your region/climate, resources in your area, your own skills, etc. Each individual should give this topic some thought and decide for themselves what they consider to be their essentials based on these variables. The actually pieces I show are not meant to be a firm recommendation on any particular model or brand name but rather a suggestion on a category of items. Most of the time I do carry more than these 10 pieces of gear when I go into the wilderness, but this is an attempt to narrow down my kit to just bare essentials. Please feel free to comment. Part 1.
Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. Comment by Tennesseanyankee — November 11, 2010 @ 2:03 am

    This is very helpful. Thank you, PackRat, for your time well spent :)

  2. Comment by cbm0rr0w — November 11, 2010 @ 2:52 am

    that gerber saw completely failed me. the pivot/joint crapped-out irreparably. the blades seemed rather resilient, but this is, of course, moot.

  3. Comment by BigEsBushcraft — November 11, 2010 @ 2:53 am

    I agree I love the Gerber Saw. It cuts much faster than an axe and for the money and weight its hard to bet. Good video.

  4. Comment by BornToBeFucked1949 — November 11, 2010 @ 3:11 am


  5. Comment by nesbitt615 — November 11, 2010 @ 3:37 am

    @76bts The Fiskars aggressive cut pruning saw is pretty tough as well

  6. Comment by zzbunch — November 11, 2010 @ 3:39 am

    i like the other music better

  7. Comment by 76bts — November 11, 2010 @ 4:38 am

    great video, I agree with you on the gerber saw it goes through wood very quckly and easily, I have a lot of the same gear in my pack - RC4 desert, ultimate firestarter, gerber saw! nice

  8. Comment by MOUNTAINOUS — November 11, 2010 @ 5:04 am

    great vid 5 stars. on to part 2

  9. Comment by PackRat556 — November 11, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    Thank You!

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