Step 1: Camouflage
Step 2: Paracord Strap
1. When picking up your kit in an emergency situation, just throw it around your shoulder and keep going, allowing you to travel easier and faster.
2. When hiding your kit, the paracord can allow you to tie your kit into hiding locations (such as trees).
3. The paracord serves as an extra survival item.
4. The paracord is used to tie the kit to the mountain bike in our bonus step.
So, to attach your paracord strap, you will first need to drill four holes in the back of your box. These holes will be where your paracord connects to the box.
Next, use 3 different 5 ft long pecies of paracord and attach one end of these cords to 2 of the holes in the box.
Now, braid the three cords. When you get to the end, tie it to the other 2 holes on the box.
You now have your braided paracord strap to accessorize your emergency kit.
Step 3: Survival Items
My kit contains:
-Various Medical Bandages and Ointments
-A fishing kit that includes hooks, bobber, line, weights, and fake bait.
-2 Granola Bars
-One bag of Oatmeal
Other recommended survival items are but not limited to:
-water purification tablets
-foil pouches of tuna
-vaseline cotton balls
-a pencil (or a pen)
-toothbrush (break off the handle to save space)
-a bar of soap
-fixed-blade survival knife
-pepper or wasp spray
-hand and body warmers
-small elastic bands
-coins (for vending machines)
Step 4: Hiding Your Kit
In rural locations your best bet is to use natural features. Overhangs, caves, stumps, trees, and burial are recommended places.
In urban locations your ability to conceal your box depends on how well you know the habits of the population. Identify places that don’t get much traffic.
Also keep in mind sunlight and weather conditions when hiding your kit. Your kit should also be hidden on the path to a bug out location or near the location itself incase of evacuation situations.
There are endless possibilities for hiding places. Once you do find a place, don't forget to check on your emergency kit as often as possiable.
Step 5: BONUS: Mountain Bike Application
As a Mountain Bike Survival Kit, all you have to do is attach the kit to the front handlebars of your bike using the paracord strap.
You may also want to include extra items in your kit if planning to use it on your bicycle. These items can include:
-Maps of your riding location
-Extra Tube (If fits)
-Pump (If fits)