Here is what I would take if I were invited :
Let’s hope they open it to international people, I’d go in a heart beat,
here are the 10 items I would take – depending on the location
1. Sleep bag -15 centigrade depends On location and season
2. Kukri – Smith and Wesson outback bush hog – its what I have, don’t judge
3. Ferro-rod, of course.
4. Thick Wire, 16 gauge high carbon steel/ high tensile steel ( about 88m of it in the allowed 3.5lbs /1.6kg’s ) for trapping making hooks, nails, springs for traps and other stuff.
5. Hammock – large double net type Home-made from para-cord if they would allow it, it is a hidden source of cordage.
6. Rations -2.2 kg /5lb’s of Biltong as I’m a South African – but considering Pemmican as it has more calories
7. Multi-tool – Leatherman Rebar
8. Dutch oven Pot and lid – 2quarts/ 1.9 liters
9. Saw- large cross cut bow saw
10. Cold steel Spetznaz spade
So one thing you will probably notice is no axe, the saw should do the big work and the Kukri is perfect for battening wood to split, the leatherman will do the rest and it’s got more than one blade and a file to sharpen tools with.
The pot lid is also a good shallow pan.
The pot is nearly indestructible.
the ferro-rod is a no-brainer- ( updated might just got with the Trench lighters i have recently discovered )
The hammock can be used as a hammock, but can also provide loads of cordage if required, and isn’t bad to sleep in, I can use parts of it to catch birds and fish with if i break it down and re-weave some of the strands.
The wire is good for snares and for making traps, making nails and tying things up. Improvising hooks with cord from the hammock for fishing, arrow points and fishing Spear points, I’d go with a high carbon steel – thats soft annealed, so it can be fire hardened by quenching to make springs if needed. and even forge small items if needed.
The spade is good in managing fire and for splitting wood, digging scat holes, digging for bait, digging turf in grasslands for walls and fire pits and digging out traps elsewhere .
The Kukri, I just prefer them over smaller axes.
first thing i would do is scout the area … and find the best spot possible.. that why I would take the rations, setup a temporary shelter each day and move around till I found evidence of game and the best fishing / hunting spots.
Then I would first build a simple drag travois https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travois, To carry all the gear and move it to the best area … somewhere not so close to the water and further up cause it’s generally warmer, and has less bugs .
Then assess from there
I’d build more than one “lodge” if possible and move between them as trapping and fishing allowed, and food stocks dwindled.
I would essentially try to be nomadic.
again this is all dependent on the area, climate and season. 😉