Picture of Wilderness Survival Kit

Step 1: The Fire

Picture of The Fire
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Fire is one of the most important parts of survival.

I have included:

Matches in a water proof container (Walmart)
Magnesium fire starter
Lint and cotton in a waterproof container

terrific thinking with the slingshot, perhaps a spare band or two for it?

-Omar (author) 1 year ago
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I love your slingshot where did you get it
Mattakers1 year ago
The bottom of the water proof match case is a flint bar. Strike it with your knife and it will make sparks. I'm not lying, I tried it myself.
EmcySquare1 year ago
My idea of BOB is different. Yours looks like a BIG survival kit while the purpose of a BOB is not indefinite wilderness/urban survival.
Ideally a BOB is a tool that allows you to compelte your Bug out PLAN to a Bug ou LOCATION. To me hunting is completelly out of the picture.
You sould add:
- keys (if any) of the Bug out location
- maps
- tickets for means of transportation
- copy of documents (ID, passport)
- money (both reserve and spare change)
- soap (you want to stay clean !)
- underwear change
- ... you got the idea
tim_n1 year ago
Some of it is a bit overkill, though I like the thought that goes into some of these.

If this was going into the back of a car, then it's all fine and good, but it would be too heavy to use in the field. There's quite a lot of duplication going on.

A simple wilderness kit would be a small hand hatchet, fixed blade knife like a bushcraft mora, a good first aid kit, decent head torch (keeps your hands free), water purification tabs, bottle, filtration bag, metal mug or small pan, matches, sweedish firesteel, paracord and a decent compass and map of the area you're in. Everything else comes from knowledge of how to survive which is much lighter than some of the gear you're taking around.

You don't need a metal can to light a fire, just know where to light a fire. You might need something to boil water in. You'll certainly need to filter it, a good milbank bag will do the job nicely.

Paracord and good knots solve most situation. You can never have too much cordage. With a knife and some good cordage I can light a fire making a bow drill by foraging both dead and live wood depending on what I need.

On your first aid kit, look at getting some decent bandages. If you're travelling alone, I'd carry at least a set of blister plasters, a couple of medium/large size padded bandages, at least one stretch bandage for strapping (twisted ankles are no fun).

Survival kits are only good if you've got them on you. Check out lofty wisemans book on survival, but remember it's knowledge you want. It's very light :)
Zorter1 year ago
And the most important: Old feature phone with battery that can last for more than 5-7 days straight.