My Viking Woodsman Kit

What did the Vikings carry with them? Not a big, shiny sword, that would have been quite uncommon. (Carrying a sword was probably as rare as owning an expensive sports car is today.) The Norse, of which some were Vikings, were practical people. They had to be. They carried what they needed and nothing more. Here’s what I have found works best for me when out on what I like to call a Viking day hike: