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Wilderness Survival Kit

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Step 1: 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)
Lighters
Candles
Magnesium fire starter
Lint and cotton in a waterproof container

Step 2: Cordage And Tape

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This is the part that help stick thing together and ties them.

I included:

Paracord- 50 ft
Cotton twine
Electrical tape
Duct tape wrapped around a pen
Polycord

Step 3: First Aid

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This section of the kit protects cuts and helps wounds.


Includes:
Bandages
Gauze
Pain killers
Anti itch cream
Alcohol swabs
Q tips
Bandaid holder
Nail clippers
Floss and toothpick

Step 4: Knives And Hunting

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I have included back up knives other than the one that's always on me. Also a sling shot. (A+ slingshots) I use steel and lead ammo.
Mini fishing kit. Plus snare wire.

Step 5: Sewing

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Patches up clothes. Ties. And it closes things together.

Step 6: Lights

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This can help at night time to see and can come in use as a signal device.

I included:
Crank flashlight
Flashlight with extra batteries
A laser pointer with light

Step 7: Storage, Warmth,and Shelter

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These things can help keep warm and take shelter when needed.

Includes:

Hand warmers
3 gallon ziplock baggy
Heavy duty garbage bag
Emergency blanket
Small ziplock bags

Step 8: Signal And Navigation

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This helps attract attention to others and helps find your way to locations.

Includes:
2 compasses (always have a few since people doubt their compass)
2 signal mirrors
Whistle

Step 9: Water

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Water is the most important because without it there is no way to survive.

Includes:

Water purification tablets
Can to boil water
32 fl oz water bottle

Step 10: Extra

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These are things I would keep just to make things easier.

Includes:
Extra socks
Blade
Nail
Magnifying glass
Pins

Step 11: Survive!

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I hope this kit will help a bit more if you are stuck in a situation and easier in the outdoors.
Hope you enjoy and be safe.
TheCommander4 months ago

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

-Omar (author) 6 months ago
A+ slingshots.com
I love your slingshot where did you get it
Mattakers8 months 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.
EmcySquare8 months 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_n8 months 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 :)
Zorter8 months ago
And the most important: Old feature phone with battery that can last for more than 5-7 days straight.
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