Step 11: Salt/Sugar

Salt and sugar are optional to bring along in your kit, but are essentials for human life. You lose salt in sweat and urine. If you do not have enough salt in your system, you may experience  muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. Sugar can be used to give you energy, increase blood sugar, and tread wounds and injuries.
<p>why do people always include buttons in their survival kits, that is the last thing I would worry about sowing a button back on. Leave those out and take some blowgun darts or something else useful, if worse comes to worse you can button your pants or shirt with a piece of wire or those safety pins. </p>
Amazing what you can fit into a small space. I have daypacks set up in our vehicals including survival food bricks and water pouches.
A good knife is a CRKT M16 12Z . It will serve you well.
Very good, all I would add is some sort of container for water storage; the cheap aluminum water bottles at Walmart tend to work best.
There's a vital component missing from this survival kit: two or three unlubricated condoms.<br><br>No, I'm serious. They can be used as tourniquets, as barrier protection for burnt or scalded hands, waterproof bags (two knots!) to store fire-making kit and other stay-dry items such as passports when fording streams, and - coming to the point of this reply - once put inside a sock to protect it and avoid over-stretching, a condom makes an excellent water carrier.
... or if space is needed to be conserved zip-lock bags and collapsible cup.
Only if you have means of chemically purifying your water (iodine, chlorine dioxide, etc). However, the aluminum bottle can be used to boil water.
Ahhh, good idea. Would it negatively affect the painted/ coloured outside of the bottle? Could always take a &quot;billy&quot; filled with supplies :p
Yeah, if it's painted, it will burn and flake off, and if it's anodized, it will most likely discolor.
thats a pretty nice knife for 1 dollar
The best survival kit for any situation is the one you actually have on you when you need it, and a fanny pack survival kit is the best one I've ever seen. thanks so much for all the good ideas.
Thanks for the comment!
packing tinder is an essential element of being prepared to make fire. especially in an emergency survival situation when you may be injured, or you need fire NOW. drier lint will catch fire with a spark. mixed with a bit of Vaseline or chap-stick it will burn well enough to start a fire very well. <br>my favorite is to use cotton balls dipped in melted candle wax, though you don't want the wax to be too hard. they're waterproof and burn for 15 minutes with a wind resistant fire. to use, just fluff up some of the cotton with the tip of a knife to make a surface that will light up with sparks, and light.
Where's your duct tape?
haha i didnt make a page for it, its in the last page. you can vote wether or not you have duct tape in your survival kits on my website.
A stainless steel knife won't strike a spark with flint.<br><br>Set up right, the emergency blanket can be a signaling device.<br><br>
Ya, i wasn't being specific. flamesami was right, i meant a ferrocerium rod, like the ones on a magnesium block fire starter.
maybe crism295 meant a ferrocerium rod... i know they just need something hard and sharp to make a spark... but you would have to take that with you.....

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