A Survival Kit for Both Urban and Wilderness





Introduction: A Survival Kit for Both Urban and Wilderness

Okay, So, you've got a survival kit, whether it's one of those Altoid sizes, or one that takes up your entire House. But what style is your kit? How do you know to plan for something that has yet to happen? Where do you go when something short of a nuclear explosion happens just 2 towns over? Whether it's terroist invasion, natural disaster, or somethin similar, plannin ahead is what makes the difference between survival and death. Follow my survival kit and you'll be prepared to survive in the wilderness AND the urban jungle.

Step 1: Okay, So Now This Is What I Have in Mine.

1. 150 yards of 50 lb fish line and 200 yards of 12 lb test -You can use the Fishing line with the fishing hooks to (obviously) fish. Plus, you can use the 50lb test as a substitute  to snare wire as well as setting traps and has other applications. 

2. 1 emergency Poncho- Everyone needs one. Keeps you dry during rain.

3. Emergency Blanket- Can keep you warm because it reflects your body heat back at you. Plus it makes a great signal if your lost and need to be found.

4. some shoe string- This has many applications, as i will demonstrate in my video's i'll be making when  the weather gets better.

5. slingshot repair kit- Obviously, to repair my slingshot when it get's broken.

6. 300 lb test travel hammock- this is for relaxing and sleeping. But if you don't have a tarp or tent, you can also use this to collect rain water or just drape it over yourself in the rain if you don't need the water at that point in time.

7. Multitool knife with pliers- use this for just about everything from setting traps to repairs and anything else you can think of.

8. Solar/crank powered radio with weather stations, AM/FM radio, and Built in flashlight.- this is good for if your lost or trapped somewhere or when the electricity goes out. It runs strictly on Solar power and Crank powered. Mine has a built in flashlight, AM/FM radio with weather stations, and can also charge cell phones that have small USB cords.

9. Butt Plug- The name sounds funny, but it actually has a good use. When hunting, you use this with large kills (deers, elks, bears, etc.) this goes in the rectum and after twisting it around a couple of times to grab ahold of it from the inside, you pull out the rectum, tie it off, and cut it off. This makes cleaning the dear more sanitary and easier.

10. Matches and Fishing hooks- Matches are used to start fires and other small things. I have mine in a matchstick case that has a built in flint bar on the bottom. The fishing hooks are random and range from small hooks to larger ones for bigger fish like bass and similar. You can hold them in an empty pill bottle.

11. Filet Knife-Used for cleaning and filleting fish. Mine has a built in line Cutter for when my fishing line gets stuck, as well as a built in hook and knife sharpener on the side.

Step 2:

12. Binoculars- These things come in handy for just about everything. use them to see animals, landmarks, people, places, etc.

13. Magnesium and flint- this is good to have if you don't have matches. Just scrape of some magnesium  (about a dime amount will do) strike the flint with a knife to create a spark, then add some kindling and you got fire.

14. Compass and Hobo tool- Compass is used for navigation. Mine has built in whistle, lens, and thermometer.  The Hobo Tool is your eating utinsels in swiss army knife form. It comes complete with knife, fork, spoon, cork screw, and divet. It also comes apart into two pieces so you can use the knife and fork at the same time.

15. Cleaning Knife- this is used for cleaning animals. mine has a built in slicer that skins it just deep enough without wasting meat.

16. Slingshot ammo Pouch with ammo- a convinient pouch that holds ammo for BB guns, slingshot's, and other small things. I also have 250 shots for my slingshot.

17. Hip Pouch- Hip pouches are good for carrying small items for when you don't need to be burdened with everything all at once. This is good to hold your fishing kit, matches, compass, and any other small items you might need in a hip pouch.

Step 3:

18. Tarp-This has many uses for just about everything. You can use this to collect water, keep dry when  you don't have a poncho, or pile leaves on top of it, and use it as a makeshift blanket.

19. State Map and marker- It's always good to have a state map of your state. It helps you know where you are if your in an unfamiliar place, and it's good to know where to go. (Note: while not necassary, it's good to get a laminated one because you can use a washable marker on it to mark it and wash it off.)

20. Map Compass- Map compasses are good for when your trekking cross country, not necessary from one city to another. This is perfect for wilderness maps, city maps, and similar.

21. Slingshot- while the primary use of this is as a weapon, it can also be used in hunting, or distractions if there is anyone/thing unfriendly around you. However, you can also use this for signaling others in your party if your in a group.

22. Duct tape- Where do you start on how to use duct tape in a survival kit? Ductape has so many uses, it should be standard for all kits. Repairs, markers, anything can be used with duct tape.

23 Camping Saw- use this to cut your logs in to smaller logs for fires, or to mark trees, or to cut off limbs, or anything else. (Note: While i don't think it would be necessary, it can also make a weapon against unfriendly animals and people. I don't suggest using this as a weapon unless it is absolutely necessary to survive.)

Step 4:

24. How to Stay Alive In the Woods book- This book is essential in surviving out in the wilderness. It has many entries that will help you find food, make fire, make shelter, stay found, and medicines you can find in nature. A MUST HAVE!!!

25. Crowbar/ Wonder Bar and Mallet- The wonderbar has many uses, some of which include opening doors in abandon buildings (IN SURVIVAL SITUATIONS ONLY!) as a weapon, and even as a make shift grappling hook. The mallet is obviously used for hammering things, but can also be used as a weapon or as part of a trap.

26. Belt- this is good for not only holding your pants up, but you can use this to help you climb trees or similar if you dont have rope/ grappling hook. It can also be used to hold onto your knives and other things that clip onto your belt for easy access.

27. Fire Starter (kindle)- This is good for starting a fire or keeping fire going when fuel is scarce.

Step 5:

28. Folding Shovel- Use this to dig holes for fire, latrines, gardens, or even shelter.

29. 50'- 100' feet of rope (300 lb test)- rope, like duct tape, is universal. use it to climb things, hold things to tree's, fix up your tarp, or drag things behind you.

30. Sharpening Stone- This is used for keeping your knives sharp all the time. (Recommendation: Get one that has a coarse side and a soft side.)

Now, this is what i have in my kit. I only consider some things in this kit to be standard in all kits. Each kit should be designed for each individual's particular needs. Some kits have more water based things for those who live near water while others are based on water use for dry areas. But as i've said before, this kit is for those who don't know if they want to stay in the city or go to the forest.

Please note not everything i have in my kit is shown due to size.

For example, my first aid kit is really big, so i cant carry it in my kit. That doesn't mean that a small one wont help just as much. It is up to you.

Remember, in survival, the important things you'll need is to keep a cool head, stay safe, and be prepared.

If you enjoy my kit, subscribe to my account and keep an eye out for my videos where i show you how to survive in various conditions. (note: due to my video camera's lack of water protection, I will not be demonstrating in rain or snow.)



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    very nice! will use for reference. I recommend a form of water filtration, such as a life straw

    I commend you for your thoughtfulness and trying to be prepared. So do not take my comments as putting you down. First, I would suggest having two separate kits. 1st for urban and 2nd for rural. Many of the tools you have there are completely useless in an urban setting. They are just extra weight. When you leave home, grab the appropriate bag. Second, What you have there is closer to a bug out bag than a survival kit. I think what you had as a goal is a "get me home bag" (GMHB). Third, If you are mobile in a powered vehicle, weight is not a problem. But, If you are on a bike or even on foot. weight is crucial, get rid of the duplicates and absolutely non-essentials. Forth, either situation, pack a good pair of hiking/walking shoes, socks and sock liners, mole skin. Your feet will be your primary tool to get back home or safety. Fifth, You need to pack something to actually put water in and be able to carry it. A hydration bag, water bottle, etc. You need water filters, purifiers. Both urban and rural, depending on emergency require water. Sixth, memorize the book and leave it at home. Get the skills in your brain now before an emergency, not during one. Know more primitive ways to make fire. Seventh, modify the "look" of your equipment. What looks normal in the woods, stands out in the city. Marks you as an outsider. You want to blend with the locals. Eighth, I think you covered core body temp. adequately with the poncho and survival blanket. I would add a wide brim hat for both rain and sun. God bless, and keep prepping.

    A "survival kit" is the ("ten") essentials* that I can carry on my person...

    What you have put together there is definitely more of a "Bug out bag"..

    Once anyone needs to add a bumbag or daypack simply to contain these basics, it has gone beyond simply being considered a "survival kit".

    [ * NOTE: My own "ten essentials" for EDC+survival could include:

    * water (+ purifying tablets for longer hikes..)
    * sunscreen and insect repellant; hat and sunnies
    * map and compass
    * pocket/clip-knife (or multitool)
    * firestarter: a disposable cigarette lighter
    * first aid kit (also pack in repair items (like duct tape, needle and thread, twine), and spare batteries, bulb, etc.);
    * some snack food
    * a flashlight or small headlamp
    * extra/spare clothing ~ "to suit the occasion.."
    * plus: pen and paper, whistle, mirror..

    ~ except for extra food and clothes for winter, or longer hikes/trips, these basics can mostly be carried in your pockets and on a lanyard, with only your water bottle left for you to cope with somehow..].

    You certainly know your stuff. A few suggestions, though: rather than a slingshot, I'd use a compact crossbow. After all, if you plan to use it as a weapon, lethality should be a prime consideration, and the ammo is still reusable. Also, 550 paracord serves the purposes of fishing line, rope, and shoelaces, so a spool of it could save a lot of space and weight.

    A 'compact' crossbow is limited compared to my slingshot. Bolts once shot are often lost. I can shoot 'slingshot ammo' (steel balls from BBs to ball barring) OR rocks, gravel, hard candy, nuts (metal & hard shell) and so much more. PS: I can adapt it to shoot arrows and crossbow bolts.
    You can carry XX.  I find my ammo in 'endless' supply.

    I can always make more bolts from sticks, dowels, etc. More to the point, this is supposed to be a weapon. The chance of losing a highly lethal crossbow bolt is more than worth the risk when the alternative is getting your target angry by throwing skittles at it. It seems as though where I shoot to kill, you propose shooting to die.

    In reference to the slingshot or crossbow, consider a Slingbow (aka Sling Bow). These are compact and easy to make with a few products from the local Walmart. It's essentially a Marksman Slingshot modified to shoot Arrows as and ball bearings... There's youtube videos of people taking dow hogs and deer with them.

    If you really dig on the net you can find additional mods to include a wisker biscuit to improve shooting accuracy and a fishing real for slingbow fishing.

    Check out youtube first to see them in action and details on how to make one.

    I'm in the process of making one for my survival pack.

    Clear fishing line can be used as a tripwire in primitive animal traps, however, as it is harder to see.

    The thing with paracord, though, is that if you slice it open, the core is made of a whole bunch of little strands, tougher than fishing line and nearly as invisible. Give it a try, and see for yourself.