Introduction: Survival Kit/ Ideas

Step 1: The Kit

Your kit should be small and compact, so it can fit just about anywhere. Another good thing to consider when making a survival kit is that if you can boil water or cook in it like mine is. Most people forget about it but it can be one on the most useful things you need.

Step 2: Sealing

Mine is sealed with about a foot of duck tape width wise, and about 5 feet of electrical tape. The tapes can be used for just about anything, especially can be used for bandages.

Step 3: Fishing

Under hear I have different sized hooks (three small, a medium, and a large) anti-bite steel fishing line for by the hook, a few weights, a large about of line around the run of the top.

Step 4: Flashlight

Here is a keychain flashlight with more duck tape covering it.

Step 5: Tool

A multi tool can be used for many things, especially the pliers and knife.

Step 6: Second Tool

This is another tool, but it has a knife, file, and scissors.

Step 7: Lighter

The same tool has a butane lighter inside of it for fire stating. Moral is a huge thing with survival so that all hope is not lost.


THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!! Boredom is a leading cause of failing of survival because you start to lose moral without anything to do. Buy a dollar pack of small cards to keep you busy when you are not doing anything.

Step 9: Signaling

Besides a signal fire, a whistle is very important. It can make people finding you easier to get to you. When in trouble blow it three times every 2 minutes without a reply.

Step 10: Duck Tape

This can be used for anything, and is very important.

Step 11: First Aid

This is a small kit for minor injuries when you are surviving, this includes bandages, gauze, and an alcohol pad.

Step 12: Legos

These are very good fire starters and burn for a while. If you really get bored you can play with them even though they are not that big.

Step 13: Fire and Fishing

Film containers are great small tubes for small things. This one has dryer lint in a plastic bag so it stays dry, and a huge length of fishing line wrapped around the outside and can be used for snares, shelter, and fishing.

Step 14: Rope

This film container has thin rope in it for any use that you can think of.

Step 15: Carabiner

This can be used to attach anything you want to something.

Step 16: After

Keep your survival kit small, and have numerous uses.

Step 17: Extra Ideas

Here are some extra ideas of things that you may want to increase the use of an item.

Step 18: Twine

Keep twine for emergency rope or for fire.

Step 19: Fire From Twine

This method is called a birds nest. Start by unraveling the twine and pull it apart until it is in threads.

Step 20: Bird's Nest

Take the twine threads and form them into a loose ball and light.

Step 21: Fire

This will last for a little bit, depending on how much twine you use.

Step 22: Lighter

Buy a butane lighter that has a jet flame for easy lighting and will not burn yourself unless you touch the flame.

Step 23: Rope

Twine or poly cord maybe used, but 550 pound parachute cord, commonly known as paracord, is a great survival item. It holds up to 550 pounds, is light weight, and has many uses. The inner part known as the "guts" can be easily used, each strand hold around 70 pounds, can be used for snares, fishing line, or string for sewing, and other things. The protective sheath can be used for a light rope use.

Step 24: Duck Tape

This can be used for anything, and you can buy small rolls for convenient carry.

Step 25: Ferro Rod

This produces sparks, and has over 5000 strike can be used on it. I wrapped in twine for a bird's nest if needed.

Step 26: Bear Grylls Knife

I made a few modifications to my knife.

Step 27: Lanyard

I took the whistle lanyard off of the knife pommel because it got in the way during use. I attached it to the ferro rod but easier holding of it.

Step 28: Paracord

Here I wrapped about 10 feet of paracord to increase the inside part of the sheaths usefulness.

Step 29: Sharpener

A good sharpener can come very in handy when needed so sharpen a used or ruined blade. Smiths has wonderful sharpeners, which I use very often. The yellow side is coarse and is used for resetting an edge on a knife. The orange is fine, and is used to touch up the edge on a knife.

Step 30: Pocket Sharpener

If you do not want to carry a huge sharpener everywhere you go, look out at sporting and outdoor stores for the smiths pocket pal. This costs around $4-$6 dollars depending on where you buy it from. It has a carbide coarse sharpener, and the angles and be switched after a lot of use for a new set to sharpen with. It has a ceramic fine edge to touch up and hone the edge of your blade. What I love the most is the serrated sharpener. It is cone shaped and locks into place to sharpen those pesky serrated edges.

Step 31: Water

Go to an outdoor store to buy a $5 platypus water carrier that weighs close to nothin and folds up to fit anywhere. This one holds 1 liter, but others can go up to 5 which are great for back packing. The other thing is a water hose, it holds up to 2 liters and can be in a pack and can be drunken from when on the go, it is great for hiking and cycling, or if you are just on a walk. This one cost me $10 at Kmart.

Step 32: Extras

Paracord is important for rope anytime and can be kept in many different ways. I also have a small butane refill I case my jet lighter runs out of fuel when I am not at home.

Step 33: Candles

These can be used for lights, fire starting, and can be used I lubricate anything really quick, and works great for wood. My scout patrol box has wooden legs and wax helps them fit in and come out easily without destroying the paint job or the wood.