Now, I am not stating that one should carry all of the following at the same time (as that would seriously interfere with your mobility), what I am saying is that these things are invaluable in circumstances when nothing else will do.
I now present the top ten(ish) list of gentlemanly adventuresome accouterments…
1. Knife; all other basic tools simulate what man can do. A knife does what man cannot; cut!
2. Lighter; not much light, but the possibilities are endless.
3. Pistol; close up, at range or simply on the hip, a pistol is useful and reassuring.
4. (clean) Handkerchief; what else does one offer a person in need?
5. Sword; less tool, more business.
6. Flask of brandy/scotch/bourbon; fortifies the soul and is flammable!
7. Rope; geting to and from, securing “distractions”, personal uses
8. Compass; lets face it, you get lost.
9. Boots; stylish, protective and waterproof,with a good sole for walking and a stiff toe for kicking.
10. Gloves; pick up hot/cold/gross things, and no fingerprints.
11. Brimmed hat; keeps out sun and rain, looks mysterious.
12. Soap and shaving kit; you may have a date or an audience.
13. Towel; sunshade, clothing, disguise, makeshift knapsack, always know where it is.
14. Whip; scares off animals, swing across chasms, personal uses.
15. Riding crop: spur your equine companion to great feats of speed, personal uses.
16. Collared coat; until you have spent time in a cold climate a rise-able collar is meaningless, looks smashing with brimmed hat.
17. Journal; write down only the things that show you and yours in the best light, frequently the only testament to a failed adventure.
18. Flashlight; more light, less heat; also serves as a bludgeon.
19. Guts/balls/intestinal fortitude; when you have nothing else, but have no other option
Well, sure it is more than ten. I don’t want success, I want excess!