Easy Survival Kit for Almost Any Enviroment




So as everyone knows you can get lost VERY easy so when your outdoors carry this simple and easy survival kit!!!

Step 1: Backpack

In my time on instructables I have almost never seen a survival kit with a backpack. Backpacks are very easy to carry heavy hiking backs probably arent best for this situation. So I use a black school backpack that I have had for awhile black would be easiest because you can attach reflecters on to the pack to be easily seeen by rescuers.

Step 2: Fire Starters

My preferations when it comes to fire starters are matches but that is just me you can carry a lighter. Also you may want to carry a notebook to use the paper as kindling.

Step 3: Comfort If You Need It

I carry a blanket that will cover me and one other person. To carry the blanket I sewed on a carrying bag type thing onto the backpack by my back to hold it and anything I may have found. That is really it for comfort though and if you really need a pillow use your backpack.

Step 4: Weapons and Tools

I carry quite a few things I could use as a weapon. First of I carry my pocket knife with can come in handy for alot of things, second I carry around my small co2 bb gun with two extra co2 cartridges and about a 1000 metal bbs. Also I carry a small swiss army knife which has all the things you could need. Also carry a nice little led flashlight with extra batteries!!

Step 5: Food

When your out in the middle of no where food is scarce so I bring Ramen noodles in my bag also i use foil and ziplocs to cary anything i might have killed or edible plants i have picked. I also carry three water bottles to in the pouches for bottles and one actually in the bag.

Step 6: If You Want To

Also you can carry many things in your pack such as an extra cell phone battery to try to get signal, a mini saw to cut fire wood (you could try to use your pocket knife) a fishing kit with hooks and line in it, rope, a tarp for shelter it depends on if you know how to make shelter out of it I do, also pictures of your family back home, and 80 dollars or whatever amount you think you need! Also these are just things I carry you can make you Kit however you would like! It all depends on you and your skills!



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    6 Discussions


    6 years ago on Step 6

    NIce selection. I am leary about the pellet gun. It looks real.....If threatened, you might show it and they might walk away...then again if attacked, I think the BBs would just make them madder...certainly would not stop an attacker. Police would freak if they saw the gun as it looks life like. In a SHTF situation a 22 cal gun is better than none...it will stop and kill. Forget using your knife as a saw or hatchet. There are wire saws and fold up saws made to cut wood...Keep your knife for cutting.
    Just some ideas.....thanks...


    6 years ago on Introduction

    The first item in my survival kit is a credit card.

    True, there are emergencies that can arise in which a credit card will be of no help. But there are many where it will be, and nothing else provides the same capabilities for so small a size and weight.

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    My uncle (long-time outdoorsman, has been shipwrecked in remote Alaska multiple times) says you really only need three things: (1) good sharp knife (2) waterproof matches and (3) something that burns easily, e.g. (dry) paper. You need all three to start a fire, which is your best bet for surviving- especially in wet conditions. I think the minimalist approach is best for everyday usage, since those are three things it's useful to have in your pocket anyway. But the backpack approach is nice too, for occasional wilderness trekkers. And the extra food is especially handy if you don't know how to hunt/forage where you're going.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Your uncle is also right if your trying to keep it to the minimal amount of supplies! :) Thanks for reading!


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yes thats very true! But as I said everyone needs different things! :) Thanks for reading!