Step 7: The Survival Hangers On

You can imagine since I used my smallest pouch that it's getting pretty full.  BUT .....

There are useful items I still want to include.  Use all of your space wisely:
  • I slipped a toothbrush along the edge. 
  • With rings or chains, I added a whistle (most important for buried, lost or being attacked)
  • A "Clue Game" for a child
  • A rechargeable glow stick
  • An LED light
  • Clamps for bleeding wound, and more
  • 1st Aid Kit with band-aids and NeoSporin
These are tucked down in the pouch so as not to rattle.  The smaller objects are secured with rings or chains in case they bounce out if I run or jog.

I'd rather have something and not need it
Rather than need something and not have it.
For extremely small kits, use a sheet of button Velcro that they are sold on. since you can fold it almost as small as the blanket is poor to opening.
One specific use is to attach strips (or buttons) to reflective emergency blankets. Doing so provides a true bag that can used to maintain body heat. If two or more are connected, it's able to permit two (or more) individuals to share the bag for additional body heat.
I would also add self-adhesive Velcro (button and/or strip). This can be found at any sewing/fabric store. Buttons and strips are available in various sizes.
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I'd loke to see a shot of you wearing this rig to see how it carries. Good stuff. <br>
shouldn't you also include a knife or some form of weapon for hunting/defense being a hunter i know to always have a weapon of some sort. <br>
If you also read Jacks the big WHY 72 hour kit he said that you should avoid violence at all costs,if you can't then make it quick.I suggest the wire saw to kill silently.
KABAR knife and a m6 scout with 2 bricks of 525 .22.lr rounds and a100 .410 shotgun shells
Amazing work! You've given me tons of solid ideas to get started, and are without a doubt one of the best (if not the best) survival authors on Instructables. Very much looking forward to your continued work!
Congratulations on the National Geographic thing !! This is a great instructable !!! I noticed some discussion and comments on snake bite kits. Put out the word to all survival enthusiasts, short term, long term whoever: SNAKE BITE KITS AND THE WHOLE CUT AND SUCK TREATMENT FOR POISONOUS BITES IS MEDICALLY CONTRAINDICATED !!!!! At all Wilderness Medicine conferences (put on by the medical professionals who lead major expeditions for a living) they teach the constricting band treatment, with cool compresses and NO ice. <br>I love the way you brought in the &quot;rule of 3&quot;s&quot; Hadn't seen that since I was teaching survival in the military. It's still the best strategy for starting out and planning. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !!!
Thanks for the Encouragement!<strong> I've got to keep teaching because I've got so much to learn.</strong> Be Honest, Be Excellent &amp; Be Prepared!&nbsp;
Re: First Aid kits...<br><br>Good call on avoiding/ditching so-called &quot;snake bite kits&quot; - as basically, those pre-packed kits (especially those with &quot;suction/vacuum&quot; pumps..) are over-priced junk, that won't work anyway..<br><br>Read up on snake and spider bite treatments, and you will find that the relevant treatments - when needed - are usually either wrapping the bitten limb with a couple of bandages (firmly ~ but NOT tight enough to cause gangrene or DVT..); or in some lesser cases (like with Black Widow and Redback spiders..) maybe ice/cold packs.<br><br>A couple of constrictive/crepe roller bandages (3&quot; or 4&quot;) wide, will fit the bill as multi-use/'generic' items, including providing snake bite treatment ~ while a bandanna or triangular bandage folded a few times can give a broad or narrow bandage, when other &quot;roller&quot; bandages aren't available - or run out..
I Love how much I Learn by being a Writer. That is greatly amplified by the education provided by responsive readers. Thanks for the mini-poisonous bite clinic. Keep making a difference.
Great stuff Jack as always. Keep up the good work!
I just found out I've been selected to be on an upcoming National Geographic &quot;2012 Preppers&quot; special. I''ll let everyone know as soon as I have more details.
HI Jack,<br><br>This is wonderful news! Say can you tell all of us about the rechargeable glow stick. How to make it, or where to get it?<br><br>Thanks, Bryan
As always, an excellent kit, Jack! You've definately thought of everything, and stressed the importance of convincing your friends and family to have *something* on them. You know as well as I, that those who scoff will be the first at your door when poop happens, right? <br> <br>I'm glad you also stress building something beyond an off-the-shelf kit and &quot;making it yours&quot;. At least more people are beginning to realize those off-the-shelf kits are, for the most part, overpriced junk--and waiting for something to happen is *not* the time to get familiar with the contents. <br> <br>Bravo! 5 stars from me!
WOW! That was so good, I wanted to go back and read the article. Thanks!

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