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Episode 41 My Survival Kit

March 4, 2015
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Show Notes

In the spirit of never staying “static” in my survival mine set, here I go again tweaking my survival kits. For me it’s a way for life but for some this can be somewhat of a daunting or confusing task. I mean let’s face it; these days you’ve got: EDC’s, Bug out Bags, Get Home Bags, Backpacks, Car Kits, Lightweight, Ultra Lightweight, Micro Kits, The Kits that Les gave me Kits, Kits in some kind of Tin Kits, Caveman Kits, Ready-made Kits, Kits that cost a lot of money Kits and then -there’s the kit you build yourself. I like this kit because I know what’s in it and chances are I’ve probably used or practiced with the items in it before.

Items in my kit and remember my Systems of Survival as you build your kits.

SHELTER
Blizzard Survival Jacket

WATER
Sawyer Mini with 16 oz. Bag & Straw
16 oz. Water Bottle Disposable Type with 2 Extra Caps

FIRE
GobSparker Faro Rod
Bic Lighter with a Zip Tie on the Trigger
6 Stormproof Matches with Striker
6 Petroleum Jelly Dense Cotton Balls in a Pill Bottle
6” Stick of Fatwood
12”x12” Heavy Duty Foil

TOOLS
ESEE 5
Silky Saw Folding Saw

COMM SIGNALING
Spot Connect
UST Whistle
Signaling Mirror
FRS/GMRS Radio

NAVIGATION
Compass with Mirror Accurate +/- 2 degrees

LIGHTING
Olight Headlamp H15s Wave

OUTDOOR CLOTHING
Part of my EDC

SECURITY

Part of my EDC

FIRST AID KIT
Homemade
Over the counter Meds

ESSENTIAL ITEMS
Bank Line Soon to be Zing It
Insect Repellent
Extra Reading Glasses
Bug Net
Family Photo
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Duct Tape

COOKING & FOOD
Metal Cup
Maybe a Mountainhouse Pro-Pak

GEAR CARRY & REPAIR
Duct Tape (above)

POWER MANAGEMENT
4 AAA Batteries

SLEEP SYSTEM
Taking Nothing

PERSONEL HYGIENE
Toilet Paper
Dental Picks with Floss
If you are female, then add female items

Bottom Line
Have a Survival Kit. Why not? The only thing you have to loose is your life. Keep it on you if you can or at least in arms reach. Know what’s in it and how to use the stuff.

If you have kids, let them help you put the kit together and let them come up with some ideas for items like putting a family photo in the kit. Help them build the one for their adventures.

Links
Steven's link to Orienteering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orienteering
Wilderness Trip Plan Form
Episode 35 Lost Art of Wilderness Navigation
Surviving A Day Hike All Night
ASGearShop.com