This instructable will talk about how to make a ammo box survival kit that is completely waterproof, fairly packable and very useful. Hope you will use it!
Step 1: Gear Ties
These help to secure your gear or ammo box wherever. The figure 9 is very helpful for securing ropes: you can purchase them fairly cheaply on ebay.
Step 2: Radio and Survival Gear
Sunscreen and bug spray are both essential to outdoor adventures of any kind. Keep yours filled! I also have a compass for navigation and a small multitool.
The radio is crank powered, and has a siren and bright flashlight on it too. I use it all the time.
Step 3: Knife and Sharpener
A knife is an ESSENTIAL tool to have in the outdoors. I usually keep this one in my box and a pocketknife in my pocket or bag. A sharpener in case it gets dull.
Step 4: Firestarting
I have here a waterproof tin of matches and some wax saturated cardboard firestarters. The starters themselves are waterprrf, so they start even in rain. I WILL BE DOING AN INSTRUCTABLE ON THE FIRESTARTERS LATER so feel free to check it out.
Step 5: Flashlights
Flashlights and light sources are very important, as they have many uses. I like to keep at least 3 with me so that I CANNOT possibly be without a light source. Setting up a shelter is hard without light!
Step 6: Extra Gloves and Bandanas
This will be useful if you find yourself hot or cold. Many a time have my first gloves gotten wet, and these saved my life (or at least my hands). Bandanas can also be tied to things extending out back of your car, or used to splint.
Step 7: First Aid
This is super important!! A good first aid kit can save your life in some situations! Here is a quick synopsis of what's in mine:
Bug spray (more)
Sunscreen (I told you you could not have enough!)
Neosporin (spray and cream)
Depending on your situation, you may need more or less.
Step 8: Paracord
WHAT CAN'T you use paracord for??? There's an entire catagory dedicated to it!
Shelters, fishing, traps, weapons, gear tie, hammock, emergency lasso, sail rigging, ANYTHING!
Step 9: The Box
I chose an ammo box for several reasons.
- they are very incredibly sturdy. Solid steel!!!
- they are cheap, I got this one for $8 at our local surplus store.
- 100% waterproof. I have thrown it in a river, it floats.
- packable, sqare shape
- look cool!
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