A survival hip-pack is great for hikers who want an easy to carry survival pack that they can have easy access to in the middle of the woods. This is meant for survival for a few days, but not a long period of time. This kit is meant to be cost friendly and I tried to use things that you would normally already find in a household. Visit my website at http://how-to-make-a-survival-kit.yolasite.com/
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Step 1: Materials
What you'll need:
Matches/lighter/other fire starter
550 cord/clothes line
First aid kit
Step 2: Hip-Pack
First of all, you'll need the hip-pack, also refered to as the fanny pack. I would reccomend a brightly colored pack so if someone is searching for you, they can easily see it easily. It shouldn't be small, but not so big that it's too heavy to carry around.
Step 3: Pocket Knife
A good pocket knife is a necessity in any survival kit. Any type of knife you're comfortable using will work. You can get a really cheap one at Walmart for $1. The knife can be used for cutting, skinning, trapping, wood-cutting, and other important things. You can also use it in conjunction with a magnesium block fire starter.
Step 4: Fire Starters
Always include 2 or more ways to start a fire. The two easiest and most household ones are matches (which I keep in a film canister) and lighters. These are easy to use but won't work if they're wet. Your best bet is a magnesium fire starter or flint and steel. Also, remember to bring along waterproof tinder.
Step 5: Shelter
Shelters keep you warm and dry and prevent hypothermia or heatstroke by keeping you out of the elements. The best form of shelter for its size to have is an emergency blanket. These are small (when folded up), lightweight, and reflect back 90% of body heat. Another form of shelter for staying dry is a rain poncho. This can be used when raining or to make another form of shelter.