A top drawer survival kit designed for back country pilots and maybe the rest of us
Skinner Sights, LLC, Saint Ignatius, MT, May 2016-Skinner Sights makers of custom quality firearm sights for many years and the inventor of the unique HTF Firearms covert (hide firearms in your closet in their garment bag) is coming out with a specialized survival kit for Bush Pilots and back country enthusiasts.
“This unique survival kit is the result of spending a lifetime in the extreme outdoors. With the Skinner “BUSH PILOT” kit you will be prepared! To the best of my knowledge this is the first production kit of its type.” – Andy Larsson, owner of Skinner Sights.
Gun: This unique survival kit comes with a customized Chiappa .44 Magnum 6+1 capacity take down lever action 51/2 pound rifle with 16″ barrel. Finished in warm tone hard chrome stainless steel and with a walnut stock it features Skinner’s incredibly effective (and beautiful) precision rear sight with interchangeable apertures and Skinner’s fiber optic front sight.
Other kit components: The kit includes a RAT-7 OKC Survival knife with a 7.2-inch carbon steel black powder coated blade and Micarta handle. The BUSH PILOT logo and serial number on the blade matches that of the carbine. The kit also contains Titan storm and water proof matches (in a sturdy capsule), a U.S. Government issue Doan magnesium fire starter, Ration brand heat and cooking stove with Hexamine fuel tablets, tough “polyester film space blanket” tube tent large enough for two adults, Brunton TruArc 3 flat base scouting compass and 50 feet of Mil. Spec. 750 Parachute cord.*
The bag: All this comes packed in Skinner’s Montana made custom 1,000 denier Cordura padded carry bag with a 500 denier liner. The bag features Molle attachment points for the knife sheath, and easy open full width buckle down closure flap so there is no fumbling around in a survival situation with zippers, etc. The tough well engineered bag has room for other essential items the pilot /outdoor enthusiast may wish to add.
*Note: 750 (pound) Para Cord–has 11 triple wound strands of nylon. Those with some survival training can utilize genuine 550 and especially 750 cord further by removing some of the exterior sheath and unwinding the nylon strands as needed for many other uses such as fishing line, thread, ties, snares or even for making a fish trap net.