Introduction: My Survival Pack Project

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This is my survival pack for camping, hiking, and what not; that I have been putting together one piece at a time. This is what I've got so far.

Step 1: Choosing a Bag

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I chose this bag because it had a built in hydration pack, the only problem is that it's smaller than I thought it was going to be when I ordered it.

Step 2: Medical Supplies

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First Aid Kit

  • Water Proof Box
  • Ibuprofen
  • Bandages
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Medical Tape
  • Gauze


  • Nalgene Bottle
  • Water Purifying Tablets

Step 3: Hammock

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  • Eno Double Nest Hammock
  • 2 15ft pieces of polyester tubular webbing(for suspension)

For my hammock I use webbing for suspension. This allows me to tie the loops for the hammock at any distance I want, where as Eno Slapstraps have pre-sewed loops to hook into. Both have their own advantages. The webbing is cheaper, and because you can tie the knots at any position on the rope; the trees you use to tie off can be at any distance and you can better adjust the slack in your hammock. Eno Slapstraps are have the loops already on them so all you have to do is loop them around a tree and you're good to go.

I made my straps by taking 2 15ft pieces of webbing and tying a loop at the end of it using a water knot. To see how to tie a water knot check out the video.

Step 4: Rope

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  • 100ft Paracord
  • 15ft Webbing (extra I had lying around)
  • Carbiners

Step 5: Tools

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  • Knife
  • 2 Flashlights
  • Binoculars

Step 6: Extras

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  • 3 Dry Bags
  • 2 Bandannas
  • Pair of cut resistant gloves

Step 7: Plans for the Future

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  • Survival lumbar pack to strap to the bottom of my bag to make more space
  • Water bottle case to strap my Nalgene to my bag
  • Flint & Steel
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Compass


rogue_saint_michael (author)2016-11-15

It's nice to see a compartmentalized or modular approach

StandingOnStones (author)2015-09-16

The nice thing about having a smaller pack is that it forces you to think about how much you really need an item, if you can find something that serves more purposes, and make your pack lighter because you can't fit as much in.

Xthinker (author)2014-05-20

If you are thinking about saving weight you should get a Grand Trunk hammock, they are much lighter than the ENO hammocks. As an added plus they are only about $20-$25.

Survivorkidjr (author)2014-05-20

What about boiling water? Even something as simple as a soup can

Survivorkidjr (author)2014-05-20

You should at least put in some matches for temporary use. Nice job

harlyquin (author)2014-05-20

I would suggest benadryl for be included with your first aid. Anecdotally, I know of someone who was swarmed by killer bees, and benadryl kept her from anaphylaxis.

-Omar (author)2014-05-20

Nice survival pack

wildchildhunter made it! (author)2014-05-20

Hey there :)

Made a survival pack as well. Even through I`m not done yet, let me show you my stuff:

-my bag is an assault rifle bag pack by mil-tec 20l

-for drinking I have a special bottle 0,75l - great when you don't want to carry your bag everywhere just to drink ;)

-paracord as well (about 150ft)

-sharp knife


-micropur to purify water

-emergency chocolate

-warm socks (very important! getting a cold in the wilderness is not funny!)

-fishing set with extra hooks and weight

-compass as paracord bracelet

-I'm always wearing a bandana soo...

sure there are still lots of things I want to add :)

-knife sharpener, map(water resistant) , paper, tarpaulin, ...

Have fun with your pack :D

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