The True Army Survival Kit

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Introduction: The True Army Survival Kit

Here is the survival kit that they use in the army. I dont have all of the gear, so I will show you the pages from the us army survival book.

Step 1: What to Do

So here is what the army uses

Go here (too much to type)

Read next step for my personal survival kit That I personally made.

Step 2: My Personal Survival Kit

Ok, I realized that a survival kit isn't practical so I only carry 2 things, and my skills.

What do I carry you ask?

Pocket knife
Firesteel
Survival skillz
(you can get the firesteel and knife all in one like the pic, I just lost the knife so I now just carry separate tools)

I used to carry the same knife in the pic, but I dropped it while fishing. It is now at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean.

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    The link was taken directly from United States military survival guide FM 21-76

    Fire, knives, and intellect is how mankind got to where it is today. A good survivalist needs those items at a minimum. Too many survival kits have rubberbands and paperclips but no knife.

    I recently uploaded my Altoids Survival Kit. Lemme know what ya think.

    My question is what tins like altoid are safe to heat water in and which tins are not because of toxic leaching? I bought some cute tins around xmas time to make survival kits the tin color is goldish and I just don't know if it would be safe to heat water in them to drink. Can any one tell me how to tell which are okay and why some are not okay to drink from? With much appreciation, Laurie

    I have heard that if you throw the tin in a fire until the paint and other things burn off that it will be fine.

    Honestly, I think the least of your worries when you are trying to survive is chemical leaching. If you need water and the only way to make it consumable is in an altoids tin, then you have no choice. On another note, if you include water purification tablets, you won't have to worry about boiling the water. I don't know if there are any similar containers out there to cook in that are safe. Good luck in your search!

    Lol, not trying to be immature, but why would you use a condom for water storage? I really think that condoms might be too tempting to people, and wouldn't there be something else?

    I would think a gallon ziploc freezer bag would be better suited for portable water storage - not to mention much more durable. Condoms break easily, and won't hold nearly as much water as a gallon ziploc would.

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    Condoms (NOT the lubricated one!) are really nice for water storage!

    folding blades are fine, you just need a really good locking system. my lock on my knife broke, so i got a new knife. a cadet swiss army knife.