Transcription provided by: American Preppers Network
Number of speakers: 2 (Tyler – T., Kirsten Rechnitz – K.R.)
Duration: 07 min 41 sec
Primitive Everyday Carry
T.: Hey girl, yeah. Hey, this is Tyler with TJack Survival. I just spent the last week filming at the Boulder Outdoor Survival School with KnifeHQ, which is the YouTube channel for BladeHQ. While I was there I had this thought – there’s so many EDC videos of what carry… what people carry on a regular basis, but they’re all basically urban survivor related items. I got thinking, what does a wilderness instructor carry as their EDC [Everyday Carry], what do they use for months at a time on their person.
So, I sit down with the senior instructor there at BOSS, her name’s Kirsten and we filmed a video. When I got back, I thought you know, a little while ago I just did a video with the BlackScoutSurvival channel on my EDC, why don’t I post this video as a follow-up for all of you guys.
So, before you head off and watch the video, please go to my channel which is TJack, T-J-A-C-K and hit the subscribe button, that way the future videos that I have in this series you’ll be able to check, check out. And if you’re here and you haven’t already, please hit the subscribe button for the BlackScoutSurvival channel as well, alright? So, stay tuned. Come on!
T.: Hey, this is Tyler with TJack Survival. Last month we did a video where I covered my little EDC kit in conjunction with some larger stuff, like canteen, paray and a poncho with my Grey Ghost throwback pack. But today, what we’re gonna cover is traditional with a little bit of modern day knowledge type of survival kit. So, we’ve got Kirsten from Boulder Outdoor Survival School; so stay tuned.
Alright, so a lot of you guys have your EDC for what you’re carrying daily in the urban environment. But here at the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, I wanna know what they carry daily when they’re out teaching. And they’ll go out for months at a time. So, Kirsten?
T.: What is your EDC?
K.R.: My EDC when I’m going out in this back country setting would include some way to make fire – for me, a Bow Drill fire kit, perhaps a hand drill fire kit. A signaling mirror or a heliograph, at least 20-30 feet of parachute cord. A roll of good quality med tape, a salt rock, metal or steel canteen and – or some kind of water purification treatment. Superglue [Correction: Kirsten meant hot glue stick], if I don’t have the time to make pitch glue, this can be useful for many, many reasons, oftentimes medical reasons. A steel-tipped point, I can add this to a large dart and fish with it, I can hunt with it. I have a little bit of extra leather wrapped around it, in case I need some extra cord. A nice chunk of pitch wood. Pitch keeps the fire, a flame going for a long period of time, so a huge resource.
T.: And for those of you guys that don’t know really what pitch wood is, I have a how to make fat wood video, check it out. But basically it’s… can you explain to me what it is? So, what exactly is pitch wood, so they know?
K.R.: Well, pitch wood is basically, often… It comes from a pine tree and is full of dense, hardened pitch. Okay. Moving on – the last thing I have are a bunch of… these are all actually paiute traps with plenty of extra cordage on each piece. And it looks like a little… Yeah, also a little bit of buckskin. And I carry all of this in a mini possibles bag. So everything, all my gear fits in here, but if I wanted to take it out, leave it somewhere, I could go gather using this pouch. Which is very convenient. And then the last thing I would take with me would probably be my atlatl. This is a quickie atlatl. And then a few darts, different tips. Nice hunting tip for mid-sized game. A blunt tip right now that I would sharpen to a hefty point. And this last one has an end to it where I can put in whatever type of tip I want. So, like a fire harden, a big tip like this and go hunting with it or use multiple small sticks and fish with it. So, that’s what I would probably take with me as far as you know, utility gear. And then for clothing I would take a nice warm wool hat, fat wool socks, long johns, a versacloth, right. This one is a pack of wool, nice and warm, can be used lots of different ways. You can harvest and gather things with it and keep it on my person to keep me warm. If it’s the colder months, I’ll go ahead and add a sweater to that mix. Once again, big fat, lofty wool sweater. That would probably be it.
T.: Alright, if you guys have gained any value, please subscribe to this channel. Go check out
K.R.: Boulder Outdoor Survival School BOSS-inc.com.
T.: I will leave that link down here at the bottom and please subscribe. Thanks for watching TJack Survival.
T.: And thank you, Kirsten for showing us your EDC.
K.R.: Thank you, Tyler.
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