Wilderness Survival Kit




Introduction: Wilderness Survival Kit

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

Step 2: Cordage and Tape

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

Step 3: First Aid

This section of the kit protects cuts and helps wounds.

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

Step 4: Knives and Hunting

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

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

Step 6: Lights

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

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


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

Step 8: Signal and Navigation

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

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

Step 9: Water

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


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

Step 10: Extra

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

Extra socks
Magnifying glass

Step 11: Survive!

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.

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    5 years ago

    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.

    Poor Planning and Ill equipped camper/hikers are always getting lost. Common sense is the key to survival

    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.

    Yet people get lost and have to be found all the time even just outside the city 10-30 miles away.

    Utah is one of the best wilderness hiking exploring terrains known


    8 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago

    A+ slingshots.com

    the outdoorskid
    the outdoorskid

    8 years ago

    I love your slingshot where did you get it


    8 years 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.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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 :)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    And the most important: Old feature phone with battery that can last for more than 5-7 days straight.