Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Adult Lightweight Backpack Assembly

Adult Lightweight Backpack Assembly
For use as a 72 Hour Kit, Backpacking Kit or Camping Kit

  • Lightweight backpack between 3,000 and 4,000 cubic inches

  • 3 Liters (or Quarts) of Water in Nalgene Bottles or Soft Canteens or 3 Empty Gatorade Bottles or Emergency Water Pouches
  • One (1) Lightweight Backpacking Filter
  • One (1) Pack of Chlorine Dioxide Tablets

  • Three (3) Freeze Dried Breakfast Meals
  • Six (6) Freeze Dried Entrees
  • Snacks

Meal Kit / Cook Set
  • Titanium Alcohol Stove  with Titanium Pot and Lid  with 8-10 Ounces of Denatured Alcohol in plastic containers

Esbit Cookset/Stove with 12 Esbit Fuel Tablets


Titanium backpacking canister stove with Titanium Pot and Lid with  Iso/Butane Fuel Canister
  • Windscreen for stove selected
  • Plastic cup from mess kit
  • Titanium Spork or Lexan Spork (or Lexan Spoon and Lexan Fork)

  • Lightweight headlamp or lightweight wind-up flashlight

Clothing to Wear
  • Synthetic pants or sport-style pants (non-cotton)
  • Long-sleeve high collar shirt (non-cotton)
  • Sturdy athletic style shoes or low-top trail (trekking) shoes
  • Micro Light or Lightweight wool socks
  • Nylon or Silk Underwear

Clothing System
  • Balaclava (full ski mask)
  • Wool or Fleece ski cap
  • Hat for shade
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra pair of lightweight wool socks
  • Wool mittens/gloves or fleece mittens/gloves
  • Waterproof/Breathable rain jacket and pants
  • Synthetic or Fleece zip up pullover/sweater
  • Bandana
  • Microlight or Lightweight wool underwear bottoms or Lightweight synthetic underwear bottoms
  • Microlight or Lightweight wool underwear long-sleeved top or Lightweight synthetic underwear long-sleeved top
  • Short nylon or silk underwear

Sleeping System
  • Lightweight synthetic or lightweight down sleeping bag
  • Closed cell sleeping pad or lightweight inflatable sleeping pad
  • Bivy Sack
  • Ground cloth (emergency mylar sleeping bag or emergency mylar blanket)

  • Small ultralight toothbrush
  • Baking soda or Dr. Bronners castile soap for toothpaste
  • Alcohol gel or foaming sanitizer
  • Small package of wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Wash cloth
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen

First Aid
  • Small first aid kit with common medications and Sawyer Extractor
  • Three (3) N95 masks
  • Personal essential items (inhaler, medications, etc)

  • Lightweight pocket knife or multi-tool or Swiss Army knife
  • Waterproof stuff sack or trash bag

  • Lightweight Double Wall or Lightweight Single Wall Tent

  • Cotton balls or cotton lint
  • Windproof/Waterproof matches in plastic Ziploc bag
  • Magnesium Firestarter
  • Mini Lighter

1 comment:

  1. OK I'm new to all this emergency preparedness stuff so I'll ask the dumb questions. Why the non-cotton clothing and underware?