*(This pack is not yet complete, but it's close. As soon as I get everything in here that I think I'll need, I will update this instructable as "Complete". And once I get it field tested I'll post a review and probably some video.)*
*Disclaimer: I am by no means a professional when it comes to what one would need to survive in a situation where you're lost in the woods. I have also never lived anywhere outside of Oregon. That being said, I've seen survival kits, bug out bags and the like, and thought, "I could do that." So I did. I've put together (although not fully) a kit that would allow me to go a couple of days or more in the Oregon wilderness. I am also working on a YouTube series featuring my cousin and his friend to illustrate how one would survive in the Oregon wilderness and figured that since I'd be along to film, I might as well take my own kit and see if it'll actually work.
In the picture above there is:
1 - Water bottle with carabiner clip so that I can carry it on my belt. This bottle holds 1.5 liters of water.
2 - Machete with saw teeth on the spine.
3 - Backpack containing the rest of the camping/ survival kit.
4 - Folding military shovel.
5 - Monopod that no longer holds a camera...so now it's a walking/ multipurpose stick.
Step 1: Contents of Large Pocket (and side pocket)
In the larger pocket of my backpack I have the following:
1 - Rope
2 - MRE
3 - Tarp with tent stakes
4 - Smaller bag* (contents described in step 2)
5 - Plastic container* (contents described in step 3)
6 - Innertube from an old bike tire
7 - Alcohol stove (still some bugs to work out)
8 - Metal mug
9 - 8 oz. bottle with denatured alcohol (for stove)
10 - 10 ft. of paracord (for use with tarp and stakes)
11 - Acorn cap (makes an awesomely loud whistle)
12 - Plastic shopping bag (you never know when you'll need to carry a...dispatched...animal back to camp or to tie food up a tree or bury it)