Building a pocket survival kit ~ There are many survival kits commercially available in stores today. Many of these kits contain poor quality items. A piece of your kit can mean the difference between life and death.
Because we do not engage in the same outdoor activities, a one-size-fits kit is not practical. Items in your kit are linked to the activity that you engage in. If you decide that you prefer to buy a ready-made kit from a local retailer or online store, there is a good chance of removing or replacing some of the kit components to better suit your needs. You can not take care of wax covered cotton balls, but pick cotton balls rubbed with Vaseline as the best fire inflammable material.
Something to consider: If half or more of the end kit components purchased by replacement or completely excluded, so that the price of your 'bought' kit just risen. Ultimately, you may notice that it is cheaper to build your own kit.
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As mentioned earlier, the type of personal survival kit that we are discussing here is one that can be carried on the person. A quick yet smaller kit can be formed that can be carried on a key chain or to hang a paste.
A popular choice for small survival kits today is that tin can altoid size. This is both a light style container and multi-use. The cartridge can be used for drinking water, as a signaling mirror, a char-fabric means even boiling water for disinfection and kitchen. Now for the details on what to put in your kit. If you ask 20 experts survival should go into a survival kit, you can get 20 different lists. The experience is one of the biggest influences on what happens in a kit. So in order to decide which items to put in a kit, let's break down the needs of a person in a survival situation.
The needs will focus on five key themes: cutting tool, combustion appliances, cover / shelter, container and ropes. These positions were taken by Dave Canterbury, Survival author for the common man. Dave refers to them as the survival C 5. In my view, this is the simplest, but the the most effective system available today to help people develop their own survival kits. Going faster survival at 5 C.
1. Cutting tool. The most important external tool that you can carry in a survival situation is a knife. Even a small pocket knife style is worth having.
2. A combustion device. After a knife, means for starting the fire is the most essential element next to even carry a shelter. A shelter can be formed with external materials, even the crudest form, and still be a lifesaver. Faced with a survival situation when you need to light a fire, you must have a reliable way to light a fire. If the floor and all fires materials around you from wet, then using the method of arc fire exercise will do you good.
3. Cover / Shelter. A poncho liner or drum at low cost can be held in your mini-kit and used as a makeshift shelter or sleeping bag.
4. Container. To gather to drink and boil and cook the water, you need a secure container. In a scenario of survival, you can boil water or heat in a plastic container to make it safe for drinking. Releases harmful toxins.
5. Cordoaria. Rope, paracord or some type of wire can be used for many tasks and is a valuable item to have in your kit.
As mentioned above, this system is part of a more comprehensive list compiled by Dave Canterbury School Beater, LLC. Based on these 5 simple points, we can set up a list of elements to make a personal survival kit. There is no perfect kit.
• Small folding knife or multi-tool.
• Ferro rod and / or lighter.
• Some fire Wetfire starting blocks, cotton balls or jute.
• Paracord or wire, such as line or line mason bank.
• A signal mirror.
• Droppers filled with bleach, iodine or water purification tablets.
• Some solid plastic bags of food quality for the collection, purification and water transport.
• The compass button.
• Small bandages, super glue for cuts; antiseptic ointment.
• Fabric or canvas needle.
• Bonded nylon thread or dental floss.
• Ranger bands or rubber bands.
& Some hooks, swivels and drains; length of fishing line.
& A square foot of folded aluminum foil.
& Wire links.
& SAS wire saw.
& Phone Card.
& Additional Pilot Permit, even exceeded.
His list is a sample of what can be put in a personal survival kit. Go through the list, checking the items you think would be a good idea to wear on your own kit. Practice with the items in your kit. Over time you will develop what you feel is the best kit for you.
Your kit today probably will not be the same kit of five years from now, unless of course you really never carry or use items in your kit. Ideas change and evolve, preferences are modified over time. You should sometimes think of ways to improve your kit. This means that parts or articles kit withdrawal. As time passes, your knowledge must be increased in outdoor survival areas, as well as their skills. With increased knowledge and skills, changing your kit pocket is inevitable.