Re: Daughters small hip pack.
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 04:48:31 PM »
Indeed that is a great setup!
Maybe I missed it, but how old is your daughter? It seems like she'd be well prepared for pretty well anything.
She's 17. The space blankets arent the best answer to cold however she has 2 in that pack. If taped they are very large and can help but fire would be a primary source of heat. We've discussed and tested them as a fire wall rather than a wrap. I find them all over the flea market so buy several to fool around with is no problem. We live in a warm climate so I'm not too worried about cold however if we were headed to the mountains she'd definitely carry a back pack with other provisions. Adding duct tape to the kits allows her to tape the corners of the space blanket to reinforce them so she could tie off and not rip it.
We love practicing with fire. Yes a lighter is always a go to however the magnesium bar and attached rod work wonderfully. Next up is getting her a monster Ferro like I have.
We have really got to practice more with knots
. We are both excellent at granny knots
She really loves getting outdoors and hiking. We've done it since she was very young, I've hiked with all 3 kids since they were young. She's the only one who still enjoys it