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Step 8: Survival Kit

Next I assembled a variety of survival kit items to be stored in the butt stock compartment. To remove the rubber butt plate I use the cross point driver on the multi-tool. Below are the items that I included in this kit and why.

• 4”x6” ALUMINUM BAKING PAN: Available at any grocery store, this aluminum bread pan can be folded flat for compact storage. A metal container is INVALUABLE in any survival scenario. It can be used to boil water which kills bacteria, virus and cysts. Boiling water is a 100% effective method of water purification. This container can also be used for other cooking tasks as well as water collection. The reflective metal also makes an excellent signaling device.
• TRASH BAG: A trash bag has a myriad of survival uses. Some of the most practical are poncho, water collection, ground tarp, make shift shelter, solar still and flotation device.
• FISHING KIT: This kit includes 20 feet of 30 lb test line, 5 assorted fish hooks and 3 sinkers. Not only can these items be used for fishing but the line can also be used as cordage for shelter building, gear repairs or animal snares. Bank lines can be set at night to work while you rest.
• 2 NON-LUBRICATED CONDOMS: By design, condoms are water tight. They make amazing water containers – capable of holding about 1 liter of water each. They are very lightweight and compact and make great back-up water collection and storage containers. They can also be used to protect fire materials such as matches and dry tinder. You can also fill these with clear (but not purified) water and leave them in the sun for 48 hours for UV purification.
• WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS: Boiling water is not always possible or practical. Chemical water treatment tablets are an excellent back-up water purification solution. They weigh virtually nothing and take up very little space. You can fill up a condom with water and use a tablet to purify it. They also have a very long shelf life. Chemical tablets are not very effective on cloudy or dirty water. The water must be fairly clear. You can pre-filter using clothing or a bandana.
• EMERGENCY SURVIVAL BLANKET: These survival blankets are designed to reflect and trap your body heat in a cold weather survival scenario. They also make excellent make-shift shelters, ground tarps, ponchos, rescue signals and fire heat reflectors.
• FIRST AID SUPPLIES (packed in zip lock bag): 3 adhesive bandages, 30 SPF sun block packet, 2 wound closure strips, 2 Ibuprofen pills, 2 Acetaminophen pills, 2 Calcium Carbonate pills
• CARMEX LIP BALM: Not only for obvious reasons, but this petroleum based product can be mixed with natural fire tinder such as cattail down. Doing so can extend burn-time up to 5 minutes which is very helpful in fire building. This is an excellent multi-use product.
• WHISTLE: Even though I have signal flares, a rescue whistle is always a good idea.
• SMALL BIC LIGHTER: This is the easiest way to start a fire.
• SNARE WIRE: Snares can work for you while you are working on other tasks – such as sleep. I’ve included 25 feet of snare wire for building traps. This can also be used as cordage or binding for a variety for projects.

I carefully wrapped most of the items inside of the trash bag for water proofing and then stored everything in the stock storage area. All of the kit items only weigh a few ounces.
<p>They make compressed toilet paper towels now (http://wysiwipe.com/shop.html). I think they'd fit in a shotgun shell case. Anyway, a very useful addition.</p>
Hey i heared that they sell adapters for a 12 gauge to shoot bullets like 9mm or even smaller. idk you might be interested for small game and more versatility
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If someone steals this while you're asleep, your screwed. Something about putting all your eggs in one basket comes to mind. <br>
<p>They would most likely kill you anyway...</p>
I would liken it more to making an extra basket with duplicate eggs in it, you could always still carry a more traditional, pack based kit with you.
WOW, great instructable! I really got a kick out of imagining someone lighting a fire with a flare. I thinkbwhat makes this instructable so great is that even if, like me, you probably wont ever make the thing the instructable is actually about, you can come away with stuff that you can use elsewhere, like that part about including something personal in survival kits. Really well done instructable.
<p>How much does the whole unit weigh with everything loaded and stored?<br>Weight is my only concern with this build, even though you have pretty much everything you'd need to carry in an emergency. However, in the event that you'd have to carry it for extended periods of time, weight becomes a major issue once you combine it with limited calorie intake. </p>
<p>I did something similar to this a few years back with my Ruger 10-22. I removed the butt stock and placed vacuum sealed packets with an extra 10 rounds of .22 ammo, fire making, water purification, and storage, and first aid and fishing gear in the stock. The thinking was if I am out plinking or hunting rabbits or squirrels, and something bad happens, I have an extra edge. It wasn't meant to be a total survival kit gun, but just some insurance just in case. It is all silicone sealed and I added an additional sling stud to screw through the stock into the butt pad further securing it. it is a good plan.</p>
<p>In the situation as alone in the wood. on my novel &quot;The Killer (Single) Shotgun&quot; I let my hero character to choose and use break action single barrel shotgun as a survival gun. because he can use its as useful, such as to protect or defend and find food. As you know, the shotgun have many type of ammo to pick, buckshot , birdshot and slug. If you learn too much to know your gun as well, you can carry a single shot shotgun anywhere like my hero character. In this story he love to load his gun with birdshot Number 7 1/2 trap pallets.</p><p>Hatsan Optima 12 gauge 2 3/4 - 3 SB-P single barrel, break-action shotgun 30 inch barrels ventilated antiglare rib and foldable that is a gun used by my hero character. The Optima's barrel is made with Nickel-chromium-molybdenum steel and fixed cylinder bore. So that in the story my character fire its with cutshell pallet, wax slug and also use as muzzleloader, as better like firing with an ammunition from factory.</p><p>https://www.facebook.com/fieldAdventure/?fref=nf</p>
If you get a bad wound, you're up a creek without a paddle with this kit. I'd suggest a suture kit be added, they don't take up that much space and you'll be far better prepared for a really bad situation.
Lol that moment when i remember that his name is Creek
What was the weight difference from before and after the extra equipment?
That was the first auestion i asked myself. The 500 is a farely hefty weapon without all that gear.
<p>Good guide but I think the knife should extend in front of the barrel in order to use it as a bayonet to be quite or in an emergency. Also most water treatment tablets are Chloride Dioxide which reacts horribly with plastics, rubber etc...</p>
I agree but it can be moved forward to use as a bayonette.
Depending on the other features a gun has (pistol grip or extra handles) adding a bayonette to a gun that originally wasnt sold with one (pre ban or &quot;curio and relic&quot; eligable) could net you a felony. Be very sure when modifying firearms, do all the research up front.
<p>Any survival kit should contain - before others - 3 things: first aid kit, machete and a lighter! &lt;a href=&quot;http://bestmachete.net&quot;&gt;survival enthusiast&lt;/a&gt;</p>
That depends on the user. I need nothing more than my firesteel and my knife. I can make what else i need.
I love this idea but it seems this is the only real post on the topic. I have read this post at least six times on various forums. Thank you for choosing the most versatile of firearms for this.
No instructions for building an actual shotgun, however.
When you want to survive, grab a backpack and a sword... Can fit way more into a bag, and you will never run out of ammo. In case of zombie attack? You can cut their head off! :P<br><br>But nice video and DIY though, as another poster stated, only possible in US.
Using a gun is much easier then using a sword, there's a lot more to it then just swinging it around.
Wrong. Using any melee weapon is much easier than using a gun. You don't need to aim, run out of bullet, out of range, and misses. How hard is it to whack a melee weapon to a target? <br><br>Maybe is easy in the US, since you guys have firing range for cheap and every one in your neighborhood owns a gun, but not the whole world is like in the US you know? Is not easy to fire a gun without training. <br><br>I betcha you can run faster with a backpack + any melee weapon than someone with a 5 feet long gun.
Good luck hunting with a sword. By the time you whittle and rig a working bow (if ever) you will be too weak to use it. And that assumes you don't run into a guy with a gun who can shoot you from a nice comfy distance.
That also assumes you can get a real sword that will actually work not just a display item, this is also something most people don't realize.
<p>Machette is sort of a sword. most common big knife in the world. no legal problems so long as you're not walking around town with it.</p>
ahaha nice
I would agree that running out of ammunition could make the sword the better bet but out of range? I have yet to see a gun with less range than a sword and as to ease of use, if we're talking about the same range at which a sword is effective the gun is not that difficult to use. Point and shoot. And if one has reasonable depth perception one can shoot an opponent before they can get into effective sword range. If I was going to face something like an irate Grizzly Bear I'd much prefer something like the shotgun loaded with slugs. Maybe a ninja could survive such an encounter using only a sword but most folks aren't ninjas.
<p>michonne could kill 10 bears at once with her katana.</p>
The point of the gun is that you dont have to run. Can you out run a bullet? I am pretty sure I can put a deer slug in you before you can get close enough to hit me with a melee weapon.
He cant outrun a bullet... but he also can't acquire a firearm legally. No matter how persuasive you are... he still cant get a gun. If he can get his hands on some other martial weapon... wouldnt that be preferable to nothing?
just so you know.. its kinda hard to miss with a shotgun.. they kind of have a large shot pattern. but i do agree i would have a melee weapon as well as a gun.. but i would probably go with a axe instead of a sword due to the fact that it woould have more uses than just defense.
1. Use the bayonet as a melee weapon. <br> <br>2. The shotgun itself is like a big metal club. <br> <br>3. You can take the target down 100(s) of feet away from you as opposed to having it 3 feet away from you. <br> <br>4. The guy without a backpack flopping around on his back can probably run faster. <br> <br>I can understand not having access to proper training everywhere in the world, but from this guys standpoint, this is the ideal survival weapon. <br>
just to let you know not ever person in the U.S has a real gun but i agree swords are easier to use than guns
you kind of do need to aim, if you dont.... you'd miss and the zombie would eat your brains
a sword and shotgun would work better
or you can invest and make a swordgun XD
you could get a mossberg 590 and affix an m9 bayonet to the end...sword, gun, knife, fence cutter, etc...
maybe booth a sword and swordgun
Gunblade from Final Fantasy!!!! <br>http://www.google.ca/search?q=gunblade&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;tbm=isch&amp;source=og&amp;sa=N&amp;hl=en&amp;tab=wi&amp;biw=1280&amp;bih=910
yeah!!!!!!! <br>
wow can u do this with other guns
<p>Is great see many good ideas together in a single weapon, I want to build one but instead a shotgun (for not breaking the law) I'll use a crossbow, the arrows can be reused several times, even with diferent types of arrowheads.</p>
Yea and how accurate is that compass. I applaud you creativeness but u have alot to learn
<p>Awesome. I did a similar project a few years ago with an 870, buy I like where you took this better. The ONLY thing I would change would be to add a separate compass. That compass on the switch of your flashlight can not be counted on since it has a big hunk of metal below it and worse the negative end of a battery beneath it, in the flashlight, making the compass completely unreliable. If it's removable that would work.</p><p>Any time you use a compass, you should have any large source of metal as far away as possible. That's why when I taught survival and land nav, you always sling or hold your weapon opposite of the hand you are taking an azimuth reading with. A weapon like a shotgun or rifle within a foot of a compass will pull the azimuth off by up to 15 degrees which can put you miles off your intended rally point </p>
I don't think you can stab with the bayonet

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