Step 1: Introduction to Surviving
UPDATE: I don't know how else to say this but this is probably the most important of all the steps. I'm sorry there is no flashy images, no fancy graphics, no videos, nothing exciting; but real survival real real survival is knowledge. Knowledge and that can come in all forms you can make all the "Survival Kits" you want but without the knowledge on what to do with it your dead. One great way of knowing if you can survive in a situation is to know how to use your surrounding. I'm not going to try and tell you how to survive cause I don't know what your situation is. If you want some information on how to survive in various places read this guide/pdf.
Army's Survival Manual. it's very lengthy but it includes a $#!!-load of information.
Step 2: Keychain Survival
A crank-charging flashlight
A 6-in-1 tool
My first aid kit:
Cloraseptic Orel Anesthetic/Anagesic Strips
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Throw away thermometers
nail clippers with a blade and bottle opener.
Eye Drops (travel size)
Step 3: Altoids' Survival Kit
1 beef flavor package (taken from Ramen noodle)
1 Tea packet (Lemon Gensing flavor)
2 fishing hooks
2 birthday candles
1 piece of gum
1 piece of 4ft string/shoelace
1 LED flashlight
1 package of matches
2 Alcohol Pads
1 plastic bag
Step 4: My Ultimate Survial Kit
here's a short list of what is there:
wind breaker jacket
Altoids BBQ Grill (search instructables to create your own)
Altoids Survival Kit
Stool with pockets
Spare batteries for anything that needs it.
Step 5: Make Your Own Survival Kits
(this is taken straight from the Army Survival Manual)
" Waterpurification tablets, non-lubricated condoms for carrying water, bleach, povidone-iodine
drops, cravats, sponges, small plastic or rubber tubing, collapsible canteens or water bags.
" Firelighter, metal match, waterproof matches, magnesium bar, candle, magnifying lens.
" Shelter550 parachute cord, large knife, machete or hatchet, poncho, space blanket, hammock,
mosquito net, wire saw.
" Foodknife, snare wire, fishhooks, fish and snare line, bouillon cubes or soup packets, highenergy
food bars, granola bars, gill or yeti net, aluminum foil, freezer bags.
" Medicaloxytetracycline tablets (to treat diarrhea or infection), surgical blades or surgical
preparation knife, butterfly sutures, lip balm, safety pins, sutures, antidiarrheal medication
(imodium), antimalarial medication (doxycycline), broad-spectrum antibiotics (rocephin and
zithromax) and broad spectrum topical ophthalmic (eye) antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory
(ibuprofen), petrolatum gauze, and soap. Medical items may make up approximately 50 percent of
your survival kit.
" Signalsignaling mirror, strobe, pen flares, whistle, U.S. flag, pilot scarf or other bright orange
silk scarf, glint tape, flashlight, laser pointer, solar blanket.
" Miscellaneouswrist compass, needle and thread, money, extra eyeglasses, knife sharpener, cork,
camouflage stick, and survival manual.