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Camping/ Survival Pack *(Updated)*

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*(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.
 
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Add zip ties. They weight nothing and are great for repairing many things. I keep about 15 mixed size zip ties in all my bags, and always find use for them.
okoshima1 year ago
Better than most kits i see on here, swap the dead lighter for a new one that way you have flame and a sparking wheel, also a few rubber bands made from bike inntertube have tons of use including firestarting. other than a way to boil water/cook you seem to have it down.
TheGeek1984 (author)  okoshima1 year ago
Yeah, I've got this kit in a backpack now with my machete attached and an emergency whistle, I have an old bike inner tube in my car that I'm going to include, I've got a water bottle and quick filtering system and at some point before I head out to test it, I'm going to a nearby army surplus store to get some mess items, like a metal canteen, a cup to boil water, etc. But thank you, I've never really thought about survival kits or anything, it's nice to know that in an emergency I'll have basically everything I need.
If you have a backpack may i suggest adding a tarp or basha? alittle more space taken but it gives you more options. even so it seems the survival kit is becoming a camp kit as it is. i tend to see a survival tin as a backup to other gear therefore i keep it small.

he has one in there already!

clupoli9 months ago
Also, you can find condiment packs at all sorts of convenience stores. I will usually grab an extra one or two when I buy something and keep them with my camping gear. Not absolutely necessary for survival purposes, but having something familiar and tasty can help raise your spirits if you're a bit freaked out and lost.
clupoli9 months ago
I've found that the drinking straws at MacDonald's tend to be a bit wider diameter. You can get some that are longer and wider at convenience stores that sell Icees or Slurpees. Just... Don't just go in and take straws. Buy a drink or Icee and take an extra straw or two.
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