Introduction: Compact Survival Kit
Well, after looking at many pre made survival kits, and many here on instructables i thought i would have a crack at my own.
This kit, and a little knowledge will most likely get you out of most survival situations.
Step 1: Starting Out
Start with a tin, now i cheated alittle and got a pre made survival kit, simply because its cheaper than buying a lot of the items seperately. and it comes with a little information that could help you out.
So the tin here is a tobacco tin, its pretty watertight and can be used to boil water in. as well as cooking small meals.
Step 2: Water
One of the most important things is hydration. You want to be sure the water is safe to drink.
I added a large ziplock bag, water purification tablets, and of course the tin can be used to boil water to disinfect it
Step 3: Fire
Cant boil your water without it. i have more firemaking equipment than i need, but if its too wet to find dry tinder its there and waiting.
Simple kit containing ferro rod and striker, matches, cotton wool and home made tinder straws (wax impregnated cotton wool, burns like a candle for a couple of minutes, lights from a spark)
Step 4: Tools
i added some simple tools that will help with shelter building, firemaking and general tasks...
a short hacksaw blade section, a wire saw and a small multitool.
I then added a whistle and compass for navigation and signalling, plus the lid of the tin is reflective enough to be used as a signal mirror.
Step 5: Repairs
Well now the basics are covered how about some repairs.
a small sewing kit, some electrical tape (good stuff), sandpaper to keep the knife sharp and some inner tube bands multiple uses.
Step 6: Food
food can be foraged, if you know what you are doing. but I prefer meat.
A small fishing kit (hooks, sinkers, line and swivels) and some snare wire (can also be used for lashing)
Step 7: Sanity
I also added a pencil and some paper, keep a log, write down your thoughts. research shows people who keep a log during bad situations tend to survive better.
Step 8: Pack and Seal
The benefits of not having anything without a good reason. it packs in nicely, and there's still room for more.
The inner tube keeps the lid sealed tight, no chance of this coming open if you don't want it to.
Step 9: Extras?
Optional extras that will make it a lot comfier and useful. without adding too much bulk.
Emergency poncho. many uses and weighs about nothing...
Foil blanket. Works as a way to stay warm, can be used for many other things too, such as shelter and signaling
Paracord. needs no explanation
and of course a small pouch for it all. happened to have one laying around that works perfectly.
Step 10: Thanks for Reading
I hope that this was a change from the usual kits, or at least able to give you ideas on what to put in your own.
Feel free to leave any comments or questions and I will do my best to answer them.
Also no first aid. I carry a separate kit that I might do an ible on.