I'm the type of person that likes to be prepard for just about anything so I created a survival pack with one thing in mind, It's better to have it and not need it then not have it and need it. I wanted the basic survival Tool Plus other things I thought would be use-full. Also it's starting to get colder in Minnesota where I live so I have added some good cold weather gear too.
Step 1: Main Container
Main container is a lager metal coffee container. It Serves as the survival can plus water purifacation ( boiling ), cooking food, water storage. There is 100ft of orange paracord, 50ft black paracord wrapped around the coffee can. you can never have to much rope!
Step 2: Fishing Kit + Yo-Yo Reel + Sewing Kit
I used an ALTOIDS tin to hold the fishing gear, there was room to put the sewing kit in there to. Never waste space.
Fishing kit contains: inside an altoids tin
2x razor blades tape to the lid
1x 30-40FT braided 27# test line (wrapped neatly)
1x 30-40FT Mono Fishing line 12# test (wrapped neatly)
6x jig heads assorted sizes and styles (in small baggie)
4x plastic tubes (in small baggie)
10x sinkers +
4x bobber stoppers (in small baggie)
1x small bobber
3x swivels +
8x hooks assorted sizes (in small baggie)
1x extra large circle hook not needed but it fit and I had it on hand
2x wet nap useful and they help keep things from rattling around
1x Yo-Yo Reel (No room in tin put in coffee can) A yo-yo reel is an auto hook setting reel extremely useful in A survival situation works kinda like a tape measure
Sewing kit inside of fishing kit there was extra room.
In small baggie 2in x 3in:
1x 15FT sewing string wrapped onto thin cardboard
2x sewing needles
1x safely pin
1x paper clip
Step 3: First Aid Kit
First aid kit in altiods tin:
10x excedrin tension headaches (in baggie)
12x Advil (in baggie)
2x razor blades taped to top lid
2x cleansing wipes
4x individual wrapped tooth pics
3x cough drops
1x floss container removed to make smaller
1x lip balm
Step 4: Fire + Light
Tools for starting A fire.
1x magnesium fire starter
1x flint striker
1x paracord wrapped bic lighter
3x Waterproof Dryer Lint Fire-Starter they work great and cheap to make got the idea from https://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Dryer-Lint-Fire-Starter/
Not Include but will add once I find A small Magnify glass
1x 5.in.1 Survival aid: Match box with waterproof matches and orginal striker, liquid filled compass, signal whistle, cheap flint bar (would't trust if that all I had), signal mirror.
Ways to have some Light.
3x 6hour glow stick ( must fit in coffee can)
2x 8-10 hour emergency candles
Need SMALL LED light with extra batteries or a shake n charge light (must fit in kit) I normally have Surefire Flashlight on my person and an extra in my car plus extra batteries but there to big to fit in kit.
Step 5: Knife, Multitool
Leather Man WAVE multitool:
screwdriver (flat, Philips )
Step 6: Other Useful Items
2x Emergency blanket
2x Emergency poncho ( bright colors are the best)
still need 1x note pad
not a must but good to have rope saw ( I need to find one)
1x pack of gum
2x one-use tooth brush no water needed
2x single use instant crazy glue (in baggie)
2x roll duct tape 30FT each wrapped on chop stick
2x trash bags rolled up in ziploc bag get as much air out as possible
1x roll of tracer line for A bow 17# test over 2000FT very compact
1x 3FT tin foil folded into flat square
4x wet naps +
1x cleansing wipe+
2x alcohol swab
Step 7: Pack the Coffee Can
Try this more than once to see how everthing will fit try and use all available space.
I like to have my multi tool on top in case I need it right away.
Step 8: Back Pack and More Gear
1x Gerber Knife fixed blade with built in sharpner in case plus leg holster
1x toilet paper roll in ziploc bag
1x water proof matches (extra)
1x compass (extra outside of coffee can kit)
1x pair of good quality heavy duty leather gloves
2x 12 hour glow lights
1x 100FT paracord (black)
1x roll duct tape
Step 9: Shelf Stable Food
2yr Shelf life
1x spam single
1x tuna creation (lemon pepper)
3x chunk tuna
Step 10: Things to Add
There were some thing that if I had I would add them:
Money (Cash and some change will add)
Note pad (will add)
Very small led light with extra batteries ( I need to find one)
Another water purifaction method
Snare wire (will Add)
Hanker-chief (I need to add) Band-aid, sweat rag, water filter, wash cloth
Small piece of chocolate
Bigger first-aid kit for back pack
Finger nail clippers
Step 11: How I Wrapped the Paracord
I will show you how I wrapped the coffee can and lighter with paracord.
Pictures are better then words sometimes.
Step 12: My Thoughts
I Think it's a pretty complete kit Minus a few things that I need to add.
The Pack weighs around 15 pounds not bad for all the stuff in there.
There is plenty of extra room in the back pack for more items.
Change it up make it work for your needs and environment.
Let me know what you think. if I should add anything else.
Please Vote For Me. Thanks for looking.
Finalist in the
Survival Skills Challenge