Tuesday, 10 February 2015


The equipment of Ötzi used sometime 3350 and 3100 BCE is a good minimal packlist.
Cape (possibly also sleeping mat and/or backpack)
Coat and cap
Loincloth and leggings
Belt and pouch
Copperbladed axe
Flintedged dagger with sheath
Bow and arrows in quiver
Retoulleur for repairs
Antlers for skinning and scraping
Sinew and tree-bast string
Net for catching prey 
Stone disc for holding prey
Birch-bark containers, also with embers
Medicine with antibiotic and styptic effects and against intestinal parasites
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy www.iceman.it

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