Introduction: Outdoor Survival Kit

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In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make your own outdoor survival kit. The kit includes 10 essential survival items which you can take anywhere and you'll have everything to survive what nature throws at you if you get into that situation.

Step 1: Contents

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1. Emergency blanket
Used to stay warm and avoid hypothermia or build a shelter out of and collect rainwater.
2. Flint and steel
For lighting a fire in any conditions, flint will still work even when its wet.
3. Water purification tablets
For purifying water which has containments and bacteria in which would otherwise be unsafe to drink.
4. Paracord
Can be used as cordage for making shelters or rafts, the 7 inner strands can be used as snares, more cordage or for making animal traps.
5. Small compass
For reliably navigating during day or night.
6. Whistle
Used to attract attention to yourself for rescue.
7. Fuel/Tinder box
The metal box has a shiny lid for using as a signal mirror and the box can be used as a container, cooking pot or for making char-cloth. Inside the box there is a solid hexamine tablet for using as fuel, flammable bees wax and cotton wool which easily takes a spark.
8. Sewing kit
For repairing damaged clothing or kit.
9. Fishing line with hooks and weights
20ft or fishing line with a few spare hooks and weights for catching fish.
10. Knife/Multi-tool
Used to cut down building materials, for hunting and defending yourself from predators.

Step 2: Survival Bag

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The bag in which you carry the items should be waterproof to keep the contents dry and durable so you don't loose anything. I used a waterproof zip bag to store the kit in and then put that in a tough fabric bag which pulls tight at the top to close it. You could use a small dry bag or waterproof hard lock case too.

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neo71665 (author)2013-12-05

Any kit that includes a knife should include a means of properly sharpening it.

If you find a nice flat rock, you can sharpen it that way.

Captain MacTavish (author)2014-02-23

Desert Camouflage? What are you going to do if you drop it? Nice kit other than the case! Lol!

ParkerMansel (author)2013-12-07

Nice and simple. Although i wouldn't pick that gerber as my knife the kit is pretty bulletproof, maybe a sheet of tinfoil folded up so you can make containers out of it to hold water or cook.

jkdabrown (author)ParkerMansel2013-12-18

Yeh thats a good idea thanks for the suggestion.

jkdabrown (author)2013-12-06

Ah yes thanks for the feedback.

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