Been having some beautiful weather out here in north Texas so my lady friend and I decided to take a short day hike around Lake Grapevine. I thought I'd share a few pictures of what we took with us. Keep in mind that we were not more than 4 miles from the car with full cell service the entire time. Lavonne with her pack, water bottle hiking kit, and with my Izula wearing custom kydex by Marion David Poff. Tactical eyewear by Marc Jacobs. High speed shorts by Under Armour. High visibility headband so I don't lose her in the bush. This kydex rig is an idea that Marion came up with to always have a fire-starting tool with the Izula. Kydex is cleverly made to accommodate scales or no scales on the Izula. :thumbup: Paracord incased ball chain with heat shrink tips to satisfy my OCD. Paracord makes the lanyard more comfortable around the neck but is still safe as it will break away. Paracord is also good for noise discipline should we start to hear banjos and need to move stealthily through the bush. The Mini Light My Fire with striker out of the kydex. My embarrassingly clean and unused Izula. Lavonne modeling her water bottle hiking kit. Maxpedition water bottle holder, 1.5 inch shoulder strap, and 1.5 inch shoulder strap pad. 32 ounce Nalgene bottle - pink of course, to match her pink Izula (not shown). Stainless GSI cup - to boil water in should the need arise, or to hydrate her boxer (not shown). Johnson and Johnson dental floss - unflavored, waxed - to use as cordage, for fire-starting, or for dislodging beef jerky stuck between your teeth (not shown). Tinder-Quick Fire Tabs - 10 count - pretty obvious. Anodized Aluminum Spark-Lite Firestarter with 8 Tinder-Quick Fire Tabs in the plastic box - I like this one because it is very sturdy, designed for one handed use, and is able to be refilled if the flints wear out. Orange Fox 40 whistle - for signaling should we require medical assistance and both our mobiles are down. 2" x 3" StarFlash Ultra Signal Mirror - for signaling should we require medical assistance and both our mobiles are down, or for Lavonne to check her hair or teeth for said beef jerky. Fenix LD15 - uses 1 AA so it's cheap to run and easy to carry spares and you can buy replacement batteries at any store. Lavonne also says it's easy to hold in her mouth if she's using both hands in the dark. For those familier with the area, this is from the west side of the lake facing east where the Gaylord Texan is. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time hiking the trails in solitude. I'll make another post covering what we had in our packs when I have some more time. Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoyed the pictures.