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Hiking Minimalist Survival Kit
Essentials to surviving an Emergency

An average of 3000 people are injured or lost while hiking in the
National Forest Alone. Search and Rescue Teams respond but can take hours if not days to get to those in need.

Vanquest FATPack Gen 2
Maxpedition Skinny Organizer
Maxpedition 12×5 Water Holder

Water Bottle
Cell Phone
Band aids
Antiseptic Wipes
Compressed Gauze
Flashlight/Head Lamp
Space Blanket
Water Purifier
Nitrile Gloves
Fire starter
Vaseline & Cotton Balls
Fixed Blade Knife

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  1. I work in the Smokies and I’d say 90% of the carry outs we do are on overweight people. They set out on 6 miles hikes in the summer with no water at all or just a single bottle. I’ll tell you. . .it sucks carrying 300 pound old ladies out of the woods.

    1. There was a ranger who worked over on the eastern side of the park and he always got calls from campers about a creepy old guy who “stalked” through the camps at dark. The ranger finally caught him one night and said the guy looked like someone who had lived out in the woods for a long time. He said the guy had long gray hair down past his shoulders and a long beard. Apparently the guy lived in a small shelter that he made (it must have been right outside the park boundary). He’d come by at night and sift through people’s trash for food. He stayed around for a few years but then never returned. Some people speculate that it was Dennis Lloyd Martin, but it is VERY doubtful that he survived in the wild for over 30 years from the time he was 6. I never saw they guy, but one of the rangers was telling me about it. The National Park Service is just another section of the government so there’s always bureaucracy involved when sharing documents with the public. I can’t say I’m surprised.

    2. SmokyMountainOutdoorsman Thanks for your response. The author of Missing 411, David Paulides, has written many books on the subject now. The weirdest cases are the ones where the find the little kids many miles away in a high elevatuon with no shoes. Also seems very
      strange that the parks have not wanted to share their records even when presented with the proper paperwork. Anyway, thanks for your service.

    3. Hey Joseph. I’ve not read the book, but there are people that go missing from time to time in the Smokies. Most of them turn up dead, but others have never been found. The one that comes to my mine is the Dennis Lloyd Martin case in the 1960’s (before my time). He was a little 6 year old boy that got lost during a family picnic. The same protocol that is used now did not exist back then so the area was flooded with people looking for him and any evidence was trampled or destroyed. Nowadays, search and rescue workers would use more strategic techniques. No evidence was ever found, and they even used dogs and had guys who were expert trackers that had lived in the area for ages. There are a lot of rumors as to what happened but the boy most likely fell to his death or died from starvation/dehydration. Pretty creepy though. I’ve heard several creepy stories like that, but that case is by far the most famous.

  2. Very helpful and timely for spring with a lot of getting out again. Thanks Sootch. You earned your stogie once again.

  3. Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until He comes and showers His righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12

  4. I enjoy your channel and always look forward to your next video. Thanks for making your vids interesting and informative. Thumbs up from Canada.??

  5. Hey Sootch… FYI – I think they discontinued selling the Renovo Trio in favor of another system that seems more complicated (and more expensive). I see it in a lot of your videos and tried to buy one but was unsuccessful.

  6. I also work on our dive team, just curious as to what I might would need to keep with me. I’m just getting into edc.

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