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Picture of Camping/ Survival Pack *(Updated)*
*(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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santosl2721 month ago
May I suggest taking out all of the things inside of the mre. Makes it less bulky. We do it all the time when we go on missions. (I'm a soldier in the US Army)

Well done & good job. FYI, Mors Kochansky has a video on his survival kit for the boreal forest that you might want to look into, if you haven't already. He has some pretty well worked out ideas about axes, biily cans, down jackets, and super shelters that you might enjoy. Survival kits are one of those things that are just never finished...

chiefjudge096 months ago
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!

clupoli1 year 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.
clupoli1 year 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.