Sometimes it feels like urban survival kits are a dime a dozen on Intructables, which is great. But it seems to me that that types of "survival" situations you commonly run into in a day-to-day urban setting are of a fundamentally different nature than those you might encounter in, say, the wilderness, and I've seen a few urban survival kits that I felt didn't address this fact very well. So I sat down and tried to think of all the 'survival' situations I've encountered in my urban life, and designed a kit to meet my own specifications.

Here's my survival kit, tailor made to get you out of many situations a cosmopolitan urbanite like yourself might encounter. I'll go through each item briefly, and give an example 'survival' scenario where it would be useful.


Step 1: Case

This is the outer shell of your survival kit. You want something small enough to fit comfortably in a pocket or a purse, but just large enough to fit all of your survival gear. Durable materials are a plus here, as anything in your pocket (or at least in my pockets it seems) can take quite a beating.

I used this stainless steel business card holder that I bought at the dollar store. I like it because it is sturdy and compact, and has no protruding corners that might get uncomfortable in a pocket. An altoids can or similar would also be a perfect choice.
Well... let's see... <br> <br>You should definetly add a few things <br>- bus tickets <br>- copy of ID (usb key is ok, but only if you have a running pc nearby) <br>- zipties <br>- sewing kit <br>- safety pins <br>- tucth-tape <br>- paper clips <br>- ibuprofene or other needed medications <br> <br>Save space dropping the candy ;) <br> <br>One last thing: your parents, siblings and friend all live in the same houe? LOL
USB key doesnt necessarily require a running computer if you include an otg plug. You can also use a power adapter to charge a phone off a phone. (I have an otg plug and a micro usb to usb adapter that measure in below 4 inches (I dont have them to measure exactly) tip to tip when plugged together, plenty small enough to be edc items, especially with smartphone batteries being known for needing frequent charging)
@SFA1500 there is a knife inside the multi-tool, you only need to make it sharp before you go any where
<p>on that paticular knife is a single sided sharpened edge and is sharp with really no need to sharpen </p>
Great idea! <br>I do a similar thing with my wallet - same items, except multi-tool and mint - will have to upgrade
Just a reminder that you'll lose this if you forget and carry it on a plane, still a no knife policy at airport security!
good point. Hadn't thought to mention that.
Cool case is it a gameboy 1
Nice. Reminds me of Urban Prepper on YouTube. I like the small Leatherman too. Hard to beat reliability. I made a EDC Survival Kit as well. Comes in very handy! I uploaded it on this site, lemme know what you think!
A good thing to add would be a single razor blade. Very useful if you need to cut something in any given situation and also handy to get a quick shave in case you find some missed hairs before a meeting.

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