May 2017 QST - Take It Outside
I shot the cover photo of the May issue of QST, showing some of the essential gear that I carry in my daypack while out on the trail, possibly while hiking in to a remote location shown on the topo map to operate from, or to fly-fish a trout stream located along the eastern slope of the Alberta Rockies.
Its crucial that you are prepared for any un-planned situations that could develop, and carrying a basic survival kit with you could save the day, or even an unplanned stay over night.
The May issue of QST features the article that I wrote "Get In Gear With Portable Operations" describing the essentials that you need to carry in your EPK (Emergency Preparedness Kit) while operating away from home.
Note, the cover photo expands further by clicking on it.
1 – At the top center is a Silva Ranger CL compass.
2 – From the left is a 225g Bear Spray canister with carrying holster.
3 – To the right of the bear spray is a ERMA SG 67 E Pen launcher for launching flares, smokes, and bear-crackers as included.
4 – To the right of the pen launcher is a Leatherman Skeletool CX multitool.
5 - The flashlight is a Streamlight Sidewinder Military LED Flashlight.
6 - The Life Straw is a personal water filter.
7 – To the left of the water filter is the Yaesu VX-8R GPS equipped handie talkie.
8 – To the left of the handie-talkie is a UCO waterproof match container with UCO Stormproof Matches.
9 - To the left of the UCO match container, is WETFIRE fire starting tinder.
You can read a reprint of my article here.....