Rural Evasion Kit
Kit Rules I Follow..
1. Kit needs to be used thoroughly, often and when new, properly vetted ASAP. Unused Kit serves NO PURPOSE.
2. Kit should never cause an unnecessary burden or liability. Proper Kit access and over all fit cannot be overstated.
3. Kit must always work together in a functioning system for the Evader. Pocket kit+Rig+Ruck= Functioning System
4. Never cover yourself head to toe in the same CAMCON pattern. Select proper CAMCON patterns for your area.
5. Always improvise or make your own kit when you can but never at the risk of a dangerous liability or burden.
6. Never stow all your Kit in one spot in your system. Spread it out and memorizes its location throughout
Good kit is important and YOU NEED IT. Knowing how, when and where to apply it is equally important. Survival is a self-supporting circle with one aspect depends on the next, and the one before it and kt is no exception. Don't get sold on the lies from charlatans claiming gear is any less important then skills. I'm many cases kit will trump skills in keeping you alive and going steady. Good kit doesn't mean expensive neither. Ive found over the years that a healthy mix of surplus and commercial usually fits the bill. For me the older it is the better in many respects. For example a camouflage canvas shelter section that doubles as a rain poncho and that's made in Europe (Zeltbahn) will FAR outlast a simple thin woodland Military issue or commercial poncho shelter -by decades- with constant use. However weight is your trade off! However all that is a separate topic..
Kit Level 1-2-3.
The Rural Evaders kit needs to be set up in levels. Below is a general overview of how I carry my kit.
Level 1* Pocket Kit- Smock, Shirt and Trousers kit- First and foremost Smock and pocket kit is about ease of access and organization for me in any situation, and secondary as a general last ditch effort to stay alive with whats left on me should such a situation come to fruition where I lose everything other than my clothing, and this includes simple pocket kit and sewn in kit. What kit that is sewn into my clothing is not hidden for the purpose of tricking OPFOR that may have captured me but rather this kit is "stash and forget" in my clothing for this Evader to use in the event I lose all other kit. Count on being killed if you're captured by Post-Hammer OPFOR so it wont matter. This isn't a Jason Bourne Fuk Fantasy so don't over load your clothing with hidden gimmicks and tricks- If you get captured you've more then likely met the end.
Level 2* Battle Rig Kit- For fighting from and Surviving from with more convenience then pocket kit but much less then your Rucksack kit. There's a lot that can be done with this level. Its a personal choice but self defense and survival is the goal. Its put together depending on your experience and comfort level. With less experience you may want to consider more kit to fall back on at this level.
Level 3* Rucksack Kit- This is the Evaders home on his back. Its about total existence and should be packed wisely. This kits load and layout will be effected by what the Evader has already stashed away someplace else to use later, but should also be packed in such a way that if you're deviated from your main route you can live from it for a while. What you carry on your back in the Rucksack is all the luxury you will have when the hammer drops.