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What's in your H.E.S.T.?

Discussion in 'DPx Hostile Environment Survival Tools' started by Guyon, Dec 18, 2010.

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  1. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Apologies if this has already been done elsewhere. However...

    I've seen a lot of fishing kit pics. What other things are people keeping in the scales?

    I got a clip kit from ESEE recently, and it came with a nice compact magnesium/ferrocerium rod which I attached to my H.E.S.T. sheath. Today, I made up a couple of short fire straws (petroleum jelly cotton balls inside a drinking straw) and put them in the handle. I may be able to get a third in there. Between the fire rod and the PJCB's, I have the advantage of a pretty easy and durable burn, even in wet climes. What do you have in your H.E.S.T.?

    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010
  2. Expatriated


    Jan 19, 2004
    Depending on my mission and my current level of paranoia, I keep the following in it:

    --lots of cash
    --Angelina Jolie's cell#
    --AMEX Platinum #
    --cyanide tab if the above things don't work out

    I've never had any of that firemaking stuff. If I can remember to bring my HEST, I can remember to bring my solid gold S.T. Dupont lighter.
  3. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    I wanted an ESEE condom for mine, but after calls to all my area pharmacies, it turns out Jeff was just bullshitting.
  4. burddogg

    burddogg Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Mini Ferro Rod
    5x hooks, 2x swivels, 2x sinkers, 1x Kastmaster, 1x Plastic Grub
    50ft Power-Pro line wrapped around a toothpick
    PJ Cotton ball (1 small wrapped in plastic wrap)
  5. Expatriated


    Jan 19, 2004
    Condoms? Completely overrated. I was going to use a condom once and then I thought, "Hey, when I am ever going to be in Haiti again???"
  6. freedoom


    Jan 31, 2010
    Ferro rod, zippo tinder sticks, needle and a bunch of thread.
  7. MichaelScarn


    Oct 27, 2008
  8. DH1


    Nov 8, 2006
    Strike anywhere matches cut down and a small ferro rod wrapped in a plastic baggie.
  9. Varg Lobos

    Varg Lobos

    May 20, 2007
    Small firesteel and as much dryer lint I could jam in there.

    Oh yeah, my Swiss bank account numbers too.
  10. TattooBlade


    Apr 4, 2009
    Small piece of C4
  11. azm@

    [email protected]

    Feb 22, 2010
    C4 would be an interesting candidate!

    The DPx HEST - Its a Bottle opener, a spear, a prybar, and an IKB, (improvised knife bomb), lol.

    Fire in the hole!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  12. NaOH


    Mar 12, 2010
    I just put about 6 meters of fishing line, a couple hooks, a sinker and some waterproof matches in mine. I'll see if a vaseline covered cotton ball in a small plastic bag fits next. Fire and food in a very small package.
  13. Bushman5


    Oct 31, 2007
    State secrets man!


  14. Gollum


    Jun 7, 2006
    Kevlar Thread
    Sewing Needle
    Dental Floss
    Strike Anywhere Matches
    $10 Bill (might bump to $20 now that I have a job :))

    Sears Craftsman keychain screwdriver ground down to 1 flat head attached to sheath.
  15. stilgar


    Sep 28, 2004
    I have no camera so please overlook the lack of pics. I just discovered that a Firesteel.com mini,one of their strikers with the handle cut off and three Tinderquick tabs is a perfect fit.

    Pretty darn handy in my opinion. This is about the most useful FB in it's size range that I own.
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