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Monday, July 20, 2009

Five Things: The Lists


  1. Nail (tent peg)

  2. Tent

  3. Flashlight

  4. Firesteel

  5. Can


  1. Lighter

  2. Tent

  3. Warm Clothing

  4. Signal Mirror

  5. Ground Pad

Okay, so a few things have become much clearer after talking to the kids about their lists. First, Laura values a good night's sleep and comfort over everything else. Jake, on the other hand, has his mind more on the sorts of gear daddy carries when we go out and he knows how those items are used even if he can't physically use them at this stage.

Both kids have Camelbak Mini-Mule packs with hydration bladders, a necklace with a firesteel, striker, whistle, and waterproof capsule with tinder, and a RAT Cutlery Izula so that's why you don't see knives or water on the lists. Jake, like his old man, likes to have some redundancy with the extra firesteel taking one of his five slots and I would've done the same I suspect.

Now I think I may come up with my five items just for fun.

Thanks for reading,



At 2:10 PM, Blogger sam_acw said...

It looks like you've got some pretty smart kids there


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