Step 1: The Fire

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
<p>as a military veteran, former drill instructor and survival trainer some things are just simple household items needed for the basic survivals, the high Uinta Mountain ranges of eastern Utah have a history of individuals getting lost and Search and Rescue teams are being used quite extensively where people are missing for 3-4 days at a time.</p><p>Poor Planning and Ill equipped camper/hikers are always getting lost. Common sense is the key to survival</p><p>Utah has such a diverse landscape surrounding Salt Lake City High Mountain Ranges to the east, Open barren desert to the west(salt Flats), desert canyons to the south. all within 40-100 miles from the city.</p><p>Yet people get lost and have to be found all the time even just outside the city 10-30 miles away.</p><p>Utah is one of the best wilderness hiking exploring terrains known</p>
<p>terrific thinking with the slingshot, perhaps a spare band or two for it?</p>
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I love your slingshot where did you get it
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.
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. <br>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. <br>You sould add: <br>- keys (if any) of the Bug out location <br>- maps <br>- tickets for means of transportation <br>- copy of documents (ID, passport) <br>- money (both reserve and spare change) <br>- soap (you want to stay clean !) <br>- underwear change <br>- ... you got the idea
Some of it is a bit overkill, though I like the thought that goes into some of these. <br> <br>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. <br> <br>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. <br> <br>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. <br> <br>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. <br> <br>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). <br> <br>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 :)
And the most important: Old feature phone with battery that can last for more than 5-7 days straight.

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