Maintenance Kit

Maintenance Kit

The work never stops so I make sure that I am prepared for anything. 

Operating a wilderness skills school requires more than just furthering your knowledge around skills. It requires maintenance of the school property. This is the part of operating a school many people do not think about. From weed whacking and mowing parking areas, to classroom and campsite maintenance, to firewood prep, there is much to do. I must say though, I do enjoy doing all of it. When I am out on the property doing this maintenance I carry a bag full of equipment with me. This bag of equipment goes with me for all my tasks just in case I need something in a pinch.  When I took a look the items inside I realized how my love for bushcraft inspired this kit. Lets take a look!

Pack: Frost River Summit Pack 
This pack is a single compartment waxed canvas bag that fits all of my gear plus lots of room for extra equipment

Canvas Pouch: Frost River Large Accessory Bag

Leather Pouch: Waterproof Tinder Bag
This pouch is waterproof for tinder but in this case I carry an assortment of wire, nails, and needles

Cordage: Tarred Nylon Twine #36 and #12
This cordage binds well against itself and is very weather resistant

Axe: Russian Trappers Hatchet
Vintage Axe that is great for all around utility work

Multi-Tool: Gerber
I actually found this multi-tool. It works well for what I use it for. I don’t get caught up with all the accessories, as long as it has pliers, file, and awl its good for me

Knife: Battle Horse Tree Frog
The only folding knife made by BHK: great for utility work, cutting strap, cordage, etc

Pencil: found in a drawer of my shop
Always useful for marking and writing

Water Bottle: 40oz Klean Kanteen
Stay hydrated 

Gloves: Hestra Skullman
These gloves carry a heavy price but are high quality and fit properly making working with cordage and knives much easier than box store 1 size fits all gloves

Saw: Bacho Laplander 
This saw seems to be the best quality for the money. It cuts great and the blade stays sharp

Stay in the woods,

Dan