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seth423 months ago


Tex Arcana5 months ago
why was this one removed?
10 dollars luv! Check out your local dollar store! LED technology has spread out to cheaper outlets and many places carry these. ;) And mine isn't cheaply made either, it's been going strong for over 2 years :) just a hint!
Larrsland1 year ago
I put a lot of my kit stuff in straws. I found that a Mcd straw can hold four matches and use the rest of the straw to pack Petroleum infused cotton balls fro fire starters.. The can also be used to hold medicine and other items.. for the matches just cut a straw to length and hold the end with a pair of pliers. melt the end with a lighter. Put in the contents and seal the other end. It in now waterproof and light weight.
emma9281 year ago
I think this is really helpful. I am going camping this summer for the first time, and I plan on making a survival kit like this. Although I don't see a reason in the duck tape.
Oh haha well... I looked at the rest of the pages and saw how you broke the stuff down so forget what I said about having too much. Sorry about that.
Just a suggestion but... Less fishing line, less foil, a knife, a better flashlight, cordage, and food. Oh and maybe a mirror for signaling, just to go with the whistle. And I have a poncho and a space blanket because if it gets really cold at night and you have a fire, you can use the space blanket to reflect the heat of the fire back onto you for more heat.
uniicorn1 year ago
I don't know if my idea is stupid or not, but wouldn't it be good to put in sunscreen or at least use the poncho to keep the sun off of your skin? Just saying! :)
what about a knife? it is much easier, and it gives a better chance of winning a fight than using a dinky razorblade
A small lightweight handgun is what you need to carry if you are expecting a knife fight.
A knife fight with guns?!
you can be like chuck norris throw the knifes
you will probably use you knife for so many other things and when you need an extremely sharp blade you will have dulled enough so that it will not compare to a razor blade.
paulzer024 years ago
You really need to learn how to focus a camera. I have no idea what is being shown in the second "fishing line" picture.
I believe he made a noose type loop so that it would attach well to the lid well.
Just guessing! :P
Beggsie112 years ago
Swap the poncho for a space blanket.
They are reflective for signaling and keep you warmer
BMXBABE2 years ago
if you rip the bag open,where do u put ur stuff afterwards?
seraine2 years ago
Why use matches instead of a lighter?
DixieGeek5 years ago
I use dental floss. Its strong, lightweight and comes in its own small packaging.
ive been saying same thing ... put a curved sewing needle or any needle in case with floss
Dental floss for what?
I used dental floss for tying down my tent in a windstorm. (it worked, fyi)
Anything where you need a piece of strong piece of string. Sewing up rips and tears, whipping the ends of rope, shoe laces, I've even used it repair my glasses when the lenses fell out on a camping trip. Oh, it also is good for cleaning between your teeth. :-)
Arano DixieGeek4 years ago
also, you can use it to escape prison... some prisoners gathered all dental floss the were able to get and made ropes out of it do get down the walls ;)
it takes a long tome though
Eoxan2 years ago
you could also shove as many nails as you can in the center that way you could have more nails and not have to unroll all the ducttape
tboultwood2 years ago
Why not a swiss army knife like the evogrip 18 it has a wood saw on as well
KJR1013 years ago
"Chemical light sticks are great in that they almost never expire"

Sorry but this is wrong, shelf life on lightsticks is about a year, and yes I know they can last along time too. Oxygen depletes them (that’s why there in a foil wrapper). Also cold will slow down (Dim) or even stop the chemical reaction. Hold it next to your body if cold, to warm prior to snapping. Also there are two types of lightsticks the regular long lasting, 6-12hrs and Hi-intensity, about 30 min, but at least twice as bright! (Better for signaling!)

Good info So far
eranox KJR1013 years ago
Aside from the high-intensity models, lightsticks have different usable durations due to the color of the light produced. Red ones (and infrared for us army guys) last the longest, at about 12 hours. As you move up the spectrum to blue and violet, the useful span of the lightstick gets shorter, to around 6 hours for blue and violet lights.

The reason behind this is that toward the violet end of the spectrum the colors have shorter wavelengths (higher frequency), and therefore more energy is required to produce those colors of light. T1ZKeR in his earlier comment had the theory right, but had the wavelengths backwards. He is correct in that the higher-frequency colors penetrate better, and so can be more easily seen in less-than-clear conditions.

In most outdoor situations, you'll find a lot of green foliage, depending on the season. A green light illuminates this best, and the further a color of light is from the color of the surrounding terrain, the more poorly it will illuminate it, for the most part. In the dark, you'll find that red illuminates poorly compared to the other colors, which is a reason why it is often used when one wants to preserve their night vision.

I find that yellow is the best blend of visibility, illumination, and runtime, as it tends to last 8 or 9 hours and is quite bright. It would definitely be my choice in a survival situation.
kelcylane3 years ago'll want to use a bit of duct tape to cover the top piece. I use razor blades..from a razor(so its prolly different?) cut random stuff like foam board and paper and what ever. but i would press down on the edge too hard and get cuts on my fingertips....

so put a bit of tape on the edge...
dashav8r3 years ago
Great suggestions and everything in the kit is certainly a must have in the wilderness. The only thing I would add would be a signal mirror. This is THE best signaling device during the day as it can be seen up to 20 miles away. As a former search and rescue swimmer, I can promise you one's super hard to find some in the woods from the air...the signal mirror can save your life!
Silverknife5 years ago
If the space blanket rips, isn't that what the duct tape is for?
Why not have a poncho made from the same material as a space blanket, just thicker?
you should invent that! i would but that would be mean, and im too lazy lol
I have invented a thermal poncho made from a laminate of LLDPE and MPET which is that same material as a space blanket. It is 3x thicker and does the same job as a plastic poncho and a space blanket combined. It is designed to assist in combating hypothemia and keeping you dry at the same time!
why not exactly have both with a good bonding agent I am too lazy but you could do it and it would be water-proof, warm and it wouldn't smell bad from you wearing it!
Gramjen3 years ago
Thanks for putting together such a great list of survival kit gear. People who know how to function in the wilderness do have some skills which can be very advantageous both in and out of nature. There is something really admirable that comes with the mindset of knowing how to function in nature.
ac7ss3 years ago
For the Duct tape, I have made 'flat packs' by re-wrapping around an index card or removing the core of the spool on a nearly empty roll. (A lot of tape, nice and flat for storage.)

You can now get durable emergency blankets at camping stores, much better than the mylar films and orange on one side, they serve multi purposes as heat reflectors, rain protection, signaling, even water carry.

Dental floss makes better snares (imho) and is in a easy to carry spool. (I get some that are the size of 4 nickels stacked up.) I like the idea of the aluminum foil.

This is truly a great kit. The only thing I really see missing is grey matter. A person should know how to use it all before ever needing it. The FM21-76_SurvivalManual is one such place to start.
T1ZKeR3 years ago
High contrast not withstanding;

Red light wavelengths (think infrared) are the shortest light wavelengths visible to the naked human eye. In saltwater, for instance, they penetrate the shortest distance before appearing 'black'. (On average 30-40 ft)

UV, ultraviolet, from the other end of the spectrum, penetrates the deepest.(Over 70 ft usually)

This, and the fact we don't usually encounter purple lights, suggests that UV or purple/blue/green light would be more effective as they penetrate further and are less seldom encountered by most folks. (At least outside of the local bar/cathouse areas ;)

And to add to earlier observations, if signaling at night, any light swung in a circle is considered an SOS by most aviators.

Just my $0.02

vampierwolf3 years ago
If you've seen the little altoid cans before they make excellent tinder boxes and also if you have a larger one and some big paper clips you can make a little grill thats chea and relitvly small
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