Intro: Pocket Survival Kit
A talented person can survive with nothing but the clothing on their back and what they have between their ears, however it is nice to have a little help. Unlike a GPS, satellite telephone, tent, cook stove, backpack, first aid kit, and more until you are dragging 200 pounds around with you. This pocket survival kit is everything you need to make survival easier. This kit is small light and cost less than Ten Dollars to put together.
Step 1: Components in Order From Left to Right.
These ten things can make a difference.
1. A case.
The best case is a watertight case that floats minimum a rain resistant case. It should be small enough to fit in your pocket and large enough to hold everything in your kit. A tin case can be used for cooking but not a compass.
2. A strong four-inch knife.
Four-inch knife, large enough to clean game for eating, and sturdy enough to whittle wood. A knife is a simple tool possessed by Homosapiens (man) since the Stone Age. Today made from sharpened steel and a handle, knives continue to be a simple and reliable tool.
3. Ten feet of Snare wire.
Brass is just my preference over copper or steel. All three are good but copper is soft and less reusable and steel is stiff.
4. Sewing kit needle threads a pin, and a couple buttons.
A sewing kit can be used to stitch up a deep wound, repair clothing, or the needle can be used to make a compass.
5. A small Magnet.
A magnet can be used to make a compass by fastening it to a piece of wood with the elastic band and floating it in water. The watertight case can be used to hold the water and the knife can be used to whittle a piece of wood to float the magnet. The magnet can also be used to magnetize the pin or the needle to make a compass.
Spun nylon fishing line fifty to one hundred pound test is good about 20 feet. This can be used to snare snakes, small birds, and large insects. It can also be used to bind stilts for a shelter, or to fish with.
7. Disposable lighter.
A disposable lighter has more lights than a book of water proof matches, and the striker and flint can be used to start fires long after the fuel is used up.
8. Fishing hooks.
Obviously for fishing.
9. Clear fishing line 10 feet.
Obviously for fishing.
10. Elastic Band.
An elastic band is a universal spring, fastener, and security seal for your kit.
Step 2: Inside the Kit
Post 9/11 most of the things in this kit would not be allowed on a plane. The wire, string, and fishing line can be used to make a garrote. The knife and lighter are out right banned. However, this kit is small enough to take hiking, cycling, or with you in a car, bus, or train. It may not have everything you could use in an emergency but it has what you need to make the others like a compass and a shelter. After this, all you need is a survival course.