Thursday, June 30, 2011

the DINKY STUFF - a video tutorial in two parts

Part ONE is above, and part TWO is below.

The Dinky Stuff (tip 61) is an area where too many campers go completely overboard. When you get right down to it, there actually isn’t that much you really need. All the dinky stuff should easily fit in one ziploc baggie. This items in the video may fluctuate a little between an overnight and a 10-day expedition, but not much.

Simple first aid kit (tip 55) is required. The stuff in the video is pretty much what I would take on any moderate trip. You have minimal gear, so your ability to improvise with what you might have on hand is drastically different than the traditional camper with their extra gear. The stuff in the kit reflects items that would be impossible to improvise. All stored in a ziploc baggie. Weight: Less than 3 oz.

This spartan little kit is not a substitute for proper first aid training. There is a professional certification titled Wilderness First Responder, and I would strongly advocate this course to anyone who travels in remote environments. Please, use your brain to avoid the kind of accidents that would make you need a first aid kit in the first place.

Simple repair kit (tip 56) is important 'cuz stuff breaks. And (mostly) it’s easily fixed. Here’s a simple list of what I would carry on the model trip. All stored in a ziploc baggie. Weight: Less than 3 oz.

During the video, I reference a stove made by Andrew Skurka, the easy to create Fancy Feast Cat Food Can Stove is an engineering marvel!


Anonymous said...

I like your cooking set-up. I was just wondering if the flames lick up the side of the pot, and if so do you loose efficiency with the stove?

Basti said...

Again two smart videos! I like the solution with the silicon paper. Don't know why I haven't thought of this...

But why do you still carry a pot grabber when you've got a way better tool already in your pack? ;-)
All you have to do is make a tiny modification to your nice pot!

Have a look at this:
My friends call it the "Griffel" (German for Griff/ Löffel -> Grabber/ Spoon)
It's totally reliable, lightweight, multiuse, smart! What's not to love about it? ;-)

My wife and me use it with our Bushbuddy and there are no problems using it even with the big flames and heat the BB produces.

Daddy Skunk said...

I'm trying to catch up on your blog and these two vids are now private... is that so we buy the book? :)