a portable survival kit that provides all the essentials for preparing shelter, food gathering, fire making water cleaning and storage, signalling, and first aid. The entire kit has everything you need to keep you going for at least 3 days.
I am not held responsible for any deaths in the wilderness caused by misuse of this kit.
This may save your life!
Step 1: You Will need.
An Altoids tin, boiled sweet tin or tobacco tin: As well as holding everything, the inside of the lid is highly reflective and can be used to signal to rescuers.
A folded square of tin foil or aluminium foil. This can be fashioned into a small pan for collecting and boiling water, for cooking, washing and drinking out of.
A loud whistle of your favourite kind.
A short piece of sealed drinking straw, containing domestic bleach for water purification. This Provides about 8 drops of bleach. One should be enough to sterilise a PINT of drinking water.
a condom for water storage [or other purposes if you hit lucky ;) ] these buggers store A LOT, but be wary not to overfill it, as these are susceptible to bursting.
A dozen matches dipped in paraffin wax. Dipping them in wax keeps them completely dry - what's more, you can eat the wax scrapings, SERIOUSLY!
A candle stub. Has many uses, such as: a waterproof light, lubrication, and foodstuff.
Three 1-in squares of inner-tube rubber: AMAZING waterproof fire lighters.
Three Vaseline-covered cotton wool balls. Another multi-use tool: An affective waterproof tinder, First aid swab and lubricant.
A soft pencil, obviously this is a good message writer, but it's lead will provide an excellent lubricant, it's shavings can also be used as a dry tinder.
Three over-the-counter antihistamine and three "jungle-runs" tablets. These stop you being disabled by allergic reactions and dehydration.
A small roll of waterproof surgical tape. In addition to its obvious first-aid uses, you can make essential repairs with this or even put some on a branch to catch insects- a protein-rich food or bait.
A sugar lump (Cube). Use in combination with your tape to catch bees and insects for dinner. Bee soup is VERY nourishing.
Six safety pins. You Can use these for emergency clothing repairs, and as an aid to shelter construction. They make good fishing hooks too. Just attach a caterpillar, and a piece of foil as a lure and you're away.
A stock cube. This simple item will improve the taste of some of the ghastly stuff you have to eat.
A small Swiss army knife. For skinning, gutting, sawing and so forth. (it's tweezers are good for plucking eyebrows, if you are a loose end).\
10ft Multi-strand parachute cord, wrapped around the tin. In addition to its uses as shelter suspension, strung between trees, it can be used for hanging food out of the reach of animals, and it's inner filaments are PERFECT for sewing, snare-manufacture, tying off your water container, and especially fishing. They also make ideal dental floss.