MARTIN'S BUSHCRAFTS KIT LIST IN PICTURES
On this page you will find the bushcrafts kit list illustrated in pictures so that you can see each item on the inventory. Please note, not included in the pictures below are food, clothing and water bottles. These will need to be added to your backpack.
The Bare Minimum Kit
Other than good clothing, the minimum kit for a trip into the bush, what you wouldn't want to be caught without, is a bush knife and fire-flash as shown in the photo below. These things are hard to improvise and can be a life saver (literally). The bush knife needs to be a fixed blade variety, around 10-11cm and robust so that it can be used to split firewood and make shelter.
The Full Kit
My full kit is illustrated in the photo below (apart from food, clothing and water bottles as mentioned above). From top- left to bottom-right, in the photo are: (a) Tarp and 6 guides, (b) bivvy bag, (c) sleeping bag, (d) inflatable mat, (e) billy and folding cup, (f) bowel, mug and tea strainer, (g) head torch and spare batteries, (h) medical kit, (i) folding knife and multi-spoon, (j) bush knife, (k) folding saw, (l) fire flash, (m) hand axe, (n) spare cord, spare leather, needles and thread, tinder-box, fishing line, (o) compass, (p) sharpening stones, (q) ground sheet. All of this goes easily into my 45L backpack inside a single dry bag, along with clothing and food, with the tarp in the top pocket for easy access when its wet.