Wilderness Enlightenment School

Backpack and their Uses

 

 

 

This page contains a general outline of the kit levels the The Wilderness Enlightenment School. These kits are intended to transition a person from a beginner that spends a few hours in nature into an outdoors-man capable of sustaining himself for a week or more. While we often hear of day packs, three day packs and other concepts, it should be noted that "we" do not believe in day packs in the literal sense. Our days packs should be able to sustain the wearer for three days with ease in all but winter.


Level I
Consist of a water pouch bottle with side pouch

  • Water & Container
  • Fire kit
  • First Aid kit

 

 

Level II
Consist of a small backpack with the following items!

  • Water & Container
  • Fire kit
  • First Aid kit
  • Cordage assortment
  • Compass & Signal kit
  • Knife

 

 

Level III
Consist of a medium backpack with the following kits!

  • Water & Container
  • Fire kit
  • First Aid kit
  • Cordage assortment
  • Compass & Signal kit
  • Cutting Kit – hatchet & knife
  • Shelter Kit

The Mountainsmith Circuit is an long term backpack

An example of a large backpack is the "Mountainsmith Circuit" which is a very large 6000 cubic inches. This pack is capable of sustaining a an educated woodsman indefinitely. If one places emphasis on necessity and understands that he is bringing comfort gear and tools so that everything else will be crafted from nature.

 

 The More you know, the Less you carry!

Our Motto is "Get Out & Stay Out"