Everybody has their own version or image of a survival kit so post what all you would carry.
The pics below are just something I carry with me when I'm going camping for a day or two. I'll post more pics of a more extensive "survival" pack I carry if I'm going to go camping for more then a day.
The image above consists of :
Bandana(Many uses- head protecton, net, bandage, etc)
US army survival manual (I couldn't find my ediable platnts book and the us army manual has a decent ediable/toxic plants section)
The items in the above picture consist of:
Mess kit (Not the one I carry. The one I carry is a pot and pan and stores a alcohol stove)
First aid Kit
Military can opener (can go on a key chain and has a sharp edge)
Vietnam Trip wire (Has many uses one of which could be a squirrel snare ONLY IN A SURVIVAL SITUATION)
So lets see your guy's stuff. I'll post more later. Most of it is at home in a ruck sack
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2009 22:29:16 GMT -5 by muskrat24
Something I'm working on is a Bug Out Bag. There will be one for everyone in the household. It will consist of enough non perishable food and water to last 72 hours. It will also have personal first aid kits, clothing and bedding. I'm sure there will be other items added as I work on it more. These will always be packed and ready. I'm also considering one in each of my vehicles. Great thread can't wait to see how others respond.
Like I mentioned I have a lot more. That stuff is stuff I keep in my car. ALong with a military pup tent. My main kit though has all the essentials. Several ways to start a fire, cooking utensils, game catching supplies. I have fishing hooks big enough for bluegills up to catfish and turtle. And two sets of line. One is 285 pound braided tarred line for set lines nad bank lines and the ohter is 8 pound test. When I make it home I'll post some more pics.
Good thread Luke ;D Have a karma buddy. I have a small survival kit that I carry with me on hunting excursions. It need revamping so now is as good a time as any. I will work on it and revisit this thread with it's components,
Post by kylesredapple on Jan 13, 2009 12:22:33 GMT -5
Cool thread, My wife and I have been talking about all the times that we could need a survival kit. One for the vehicle, one for home, one for camping or the need to camp. and I'll use some of your guyz ideas.
If there ever was a time in life to be a hunter, a trapper or an outdoorsman, its now.
My kit I take with me on hunting excursions is compact and stored in a plastic peanut butter jar.
Its contects consist of the following:
1 large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil. This has numerous usues. It can be used to cook wild game, fish or other forage on a fire. It can fe fasioned into a small pot to boil water for drinking, to store forage and also be used as a signal mirror. This is folded tightly and takes up little room.
A good long length of fish line wrapped around a 2" stick candle and some hooks.
A 35mm film canister full of stick matches dipped in wax. The matches surround a short candle. The candles come in handy for starting fires in wet weather. One match lights the candle but the candle will light a lot more fodder than a simple match will.
One small LED flashlight powered by a single AAA battery.
Emergency space blanket.
Basic First aid items
A few zip lock bags. I most often use these to save a deer heart or urine for future hunts but the zip locks could have many uses in a survival situation such as storing forage or water etc. I can also transfer the contents of my kit to the bag and use the bag to store any water I purified by boiling.
I'm searching for a screw top container similar in size to my peanut butter jar or a bit larger to store my survival goods. I'd like the container to be made of Aluminum or Stainless so that it could also be used as a pot to boil water in for purifying.
This is a bare bones survival kit that I stash in my fanny pack while hunting.
Great ideas JC. I never thought of the aluminum foil before. Also a container that could double as a pan awsome idea. Have a karma for thinking outside the box cause that's what it takes in survival situations. Finding uses for things other then their original purpose.
I always have some of those throw away handwarmers with me, ya know the kind that activate when you open them. In a survival situation, those things could save some toes or fingers from frostbite if you were stranded overnight.
Post by woodsman416 on Jan 14, 2009 17:30:02 GMT -5
Duct tape! In my canoe wrapped around a thwart or in my pack wrapped around a dowel. From bandages and blisters, boot and backpack repair. Royalex, fiberglass, aluminum, kevlar canoe and paddle repair. Just about anything that breaks can be temporarily repaired with duct tape.
Post by patricimo54 on Jan 14, 2009 21:48:06 GMT -5
Mine is not a true or ultimate survival kit but it has pulled us through some jams.3 to 4 times a year we travel to west Texas and often find ourselves in Ft. Stockton. While there we have been "snowed in" and with out power. When we travel I always pack what I call my dry box. It consists of a electric hot plate which I want to upgrade to propane, I often cook in our motel room. A zip bag filled with condiments, utensil's, paper plates, water proof matches, a small skillet, cutting board, knife, dish soap, 2 survival blankets, a can of Sterno, long burning emergency candles, a small caliber pistol like the 32. mag so if needed to reduce the possibility of "friendly fire". At my age and at this chapter of my life journey I don't vary far off the beaten path but I am a firm believer in the Boy Scouts Motto to be prepared.
Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every living creature that moves on the ground. Genesis 1:28 The Lord God used animal skins and made some clothes for the man and his wife. Then he put the clothes on them. Genesis 3:21So take your bow and arrows and go hunting and kill an animal for me to eat. Genesis 27:3
A little tip for saving the battery life in the flashlight in your pack or survival kit. Turn one of your batteries upside down inside the flashlight. Then when u need to use it, simply flip the battery over and your good to go. It's worked for me, I've had the same 2, AA batteries in my flashlight I carry in my hunting pack for 11 years now!! No joke! I use it probably every other time I go hunting, just for 10-20 minutes to get back to my truck/camp.
There's more fun in hunting with the handicap of a bow, than there is in hunting with the sureness of a gun. - Fred Bear
Survival blanket, compass, 2 candles, matches in a film canister, flint and steel with magnesium block, some m&ms, fishing line, cord, hooks and split shot, some of those little sachets of salt and pepper from macdonalds, a bit of instant coffee, a tin cup, woolie hat, pocket knife, first aid kit (including scalpel blades, needles and dental floss which is for stitching wounds if needed) all of this and a few other items is in 2 large plastic bags (one inside the other) and wrapped with large rubber bands made from car inner tubes. The inner tube bands make good fire lighters, the salt and chocolates are great for shock etc and the coffee is good for giving you time to sit and think (also as a morale boost) which is the main thing you need to do to survive anything.
I know it is a little late but no survival kit should be with out some babywipes and some flares the flares are for lighting a fire the flares will light wet wood and they don't take up a lot of room good luck
Not exactly a survival kit per se, but our "day pack" (or weekend pack) which we always have with us whether hiking or hunting or camping or whatever we're doing. It could largely double a survival kit: first aid kit emergency space blanket water filter (although 99% of our water is fantastic and I have been drinking my whole life without filtering or boiling and never gotten sick but Mike insisted and I admit it is a good idea to have) camel pack matches vaseline knife(s) sharpener bore snake extra ammo several packs of dry soup, tea, coffee, etc. stainless steel pot and/or cups (the type with the quick cooling handles, we often put them directly on the fire to boil water for tea/coffee.. can do soup, oatmeal, whatever else in them too) headlamp folding saw extra contacts (because being blind if you lose one in the dirt sucks) toque dry socks compass drag game bags and ziplocks
not sure if I missed anything, but I think that about covers it. Sounds like a lot, but it all takes up very little space.