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Light & Fast Maxped Bottle kit

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by mtwarden, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. mtwarden

    mtwarden Loaded Pockets

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    something light and fast, based on the 10x4 Maxpedition bottle holder

    added a paracord strap (~35')- daisy chained w/ adj tautline hitches on one end to lengthen/shorten

    Maxped Cocoon pouch on left, Maxped strobe pouch on strap

    added a shock cord compression setup on the front to be able to add a light jacket

    shock cord attached sit pad, shock cord attached saw on right

    25' paracord attached on left

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  2. Heavy_Hog

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    Love it. Contents?
     
  3. Television

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    What's the specific purpose? Just to keep in the car?
     
  4. mtwarden

    mtwarden Loaded Pockets

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    I'll get some pics up in a bit, but here's the contents

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    would make a nice kit for the car/truck- kind of a "get home bag", I'd attach a fixed blade to the side for that use; but my intent is using it for day hikes that are mostly off trail
     
  5. mtwarden

    mtwarden Loaded Pockets

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    the kit is centered around a 38 oz Guyot stainless bottle, it's single walled so you can throw it in a fire to boil water

    I drilled to small holes and then added two ss split rings, the lid still closes w/ the split rings so they stay on- then use a 18" ss fishing leader as a bail handle- allows me to hang the bottle if so inclined

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  6. ltbarber

    ltbarber Loaded Pockets

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    An awesome rig,very resourceful! My compliments.
     
  7. mtwarden

    mtwarden Loaded Pockets

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    danke :)

    here's a shot of the strobe pouch contents- fak, repair kit, signal mirror, fire kit, micro light and whistle

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  8. mtwarden

    mtwarden Loaded Pockets

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    the attached pocket to the holder (6 x 3 x 1.5")

    map (laminated), bail handle, headlamp (petzel e-lite), german army knife, 6 micropur tabs, tp/alcohol pads, wool beanie, wool gloves, AMK 2 person heatsheet

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  9. nuphoria

    nuphoria Loaded Pockets

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    Excellent kit.

    I have something similar but a bit more bulky round the 10x4 for dog walking.
     
  10. mtwarden

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    post up a pic if you want :)

    here's what's in the main compartment- bottle, trash bag and a fold-a-cup- there's room above the bottle for some food, the cocoon is reserved for food/snacks

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  11. Tradecraft

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    Great kit. Thank you for sharing and having pics. I have a very similar setup with both the Maxpedition 10x4 and 12x5 bottle holder.
     
  12. mtwarden

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    post up some pics :)

    here's mine in it's natural environ

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  13. mtwarden

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    got to put my kit to the test- 3 mile hike w/ a overnighter- temps in the upper 50's and down to freezing at night

    while not overly cozy, I wasn't overly uncomfortable either

    made a lean to shelter w/ my heatsheet for reflection (and rain protection if needed)- used pine boughs to start the "bed" and then layered on almost a foot of dry grass on top of that, built a long fire- ~ 6' long w/ 6" rounds and built a reflective wall to direct more heat into the shelter- was getting roughly an hour or so of sleep before needing to fiddle or add to the fire

    I'm pretty happy w/ the kit and am comfortable that if a unplanned night were to happen I'd be fine, the little Fiskar saw really did a good job- for a 6" saw that only weighs 3 oz I was really impressed; my homemade bail system worked great too- I did shy myself a little on cordage (25') but I was able to use my bracelet to make up for the shortcoming

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    is it morning yet ;D

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    not a lot of kit, but enough

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  14. nuphoria

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    Very cool indeed!
     
  15. J4C3

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    Great pics have a Jetboil and cooking set in mine,Maxpeds best made bit of kit IMHO,Thanks for sharing
     
  16. DeliveryD

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    Very cool idea: Thank You
    I'm a newbie to all the edcing but already own maxped bottle holder so now my mind is working overtime!
    Upto now, just like J4C3, I use it to carry a jetboil but/and/or my Guyot stainless bottle
     
  17. mtwarden

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    ^ no probleeemo :)

    few more pics

    found out that 25' of paracord wasn't quite enough, so I unraveled my bracelet

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    little Fiskars hard at work

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    soups on

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    and no worse for the wear ;D

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  18. Will_Power

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    I gotta say, Warden, I'm hella impressed at that rig, and even more so that you took it out to put it to use overnight.

    I've yet to do that with my setup. Really late in coming to the outdoorsmanship arena, and I think I just need to man up, get out there, and try.
     
  19. Urban Hermit

    Urban Hermit EDC Junkie!!!

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    Very Impressed. So much so that I ordered a Maxpedition 12X5 bottle holder. it's due to arrive next Monday/Tuesday. I wanted something large enough to fit my nalgene bottle, cooking kit, stove and fuel in the main compartment, then other items in side pouches to be added later.
    Very much looking forward to getting this new addition to my gear.
     
  20. mtwarden

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    it's a comforting feeling knowing that you'd make it through a night (or a couple) w/ a relatively light kit, guaranteed you'll learn when you do it :)

    I'd recommend doing it in as safe manner as possible. I was very careful with the weather forecast (purposely dodged several spring snows) and was only a couple of miles in, so if push came to shove, I could have walked out easily w/ my headlamp. Of course I gave my wife detailed info where I was, what I was carrying and when I should arrive home.

    the 12x5 definitely opens up a few more options on what could be carried, I know several guys that moved from the 10x4 to the 12x5 for that very reason