The Ultimate Survival Kit




Step 1: Gathering Your Supplies

Here is a list of things you will need:
-Tin foil (to boil water or cook food)
- Signalling mirror 
- Signaling whistle
- Wire saw
- Fishing kit
- Sewing kit
- Snare wire
- Twine (can be used as tinder)
- Water purification tablets
- Compass
- Fire Steel
- Matches
- Ziploc baggie
- Candle
- Knife
- First Aid

Step 2: Always Carry It With You

Don't forget always carry your survival kit with you it will come
in great use for emergencies and may one day help save your life.

Step 3: You're Done

Now your finished making your survival kit, it's time to make sure everything works and that you are comfortable with using the items in your survival kit. Make  sure that any items such as matches and iodine pills are tightly packed and wrapped in plastic wrap, and ensure that your container your using is waterproof or waterproofed. Make sure you replace bandages and antiseptic wipes every few years because they will tend to ''expire'' over time.


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    62 Discussions


    2 years ago

    OK this website needs an edit button for the cell phone app it's hard to see half of what you're typing


    9 years ago on Step 1

    what brand of foil you are using, because I haven't find any kind of foil that actually can hold water enough time to start boiling.. It can help to save lives..

    6 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    You *can* boil water in paper, that was something we learned in high school. The key thing is that water boils at a lower temperature than the container melts or burns. We made a folded paper container (ordinairy notebook paper), put in water, and held it over a bunsen burner.

    Paper cup works OK over a bunsen burner, where the flame is small and controlled, but if you put a cup close enough to a campfire to boil water, the heat and flames will quickly burn up every inch of the cup ABOVE the water line, and then you'll have a heck of a time retrieving your water.

    You can boil water in virtually any clean vessel by using hot stones. Toss a handful of clean, cool stones in the bottom to protect it, then heat other stones in the fire until they are good and hot, then transfer those into your vessel. To handle hot stones, you can use various sorts of "chopsticks" or "forceps" made from branches.

    I wouldn't want to simmer a stew that way, but you can certainly purify water or boil water to reconstitute freeze-dried food or to sterilize items for bandaging or minor "surgical" procedures.


    I am 67 years old and I learned to boil soup in a paper cup when I was in the Boy Scouts. What you need to do is not put the cup over your fire but over hot embers (coal) racked to the side of your fire. That is where you want to cook anyway, not over the flame. We also fixed our coffee, tea, and hot chocolate the same way.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I know this entry is old, but holzmanj9 is correct. I have seen bacon and eggs cooked in a regular paper bag over a camp fire.


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 1

    I suggest packing this in something you can boil water in. That should solve that problem.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I am using no name Heavy-Duty barbecue strength aluminum foil you can also use those thick disposable cooking trays.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    One of the better arranged kits I've seen on here, but I would say switch the matches for a butane lighter, it takes the same space or less and will light many many more fires with much more ease. :)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    It is always a wise move to triple-seal the contents of a kit, especially one that is intended to be cached - in which case the outer container should be rodent proof as well as waterproof,


    7 years ago on Introduction

    The only things that I would add to any of the survival kits posted on this website would be to seal the kit in a vacuum bag such as those used for food. I've made up several, using "ingredients" from multiple instructables, and have them stashed in our vehicles, on the quads, and in backpacks and fanny packs we use. Vacuum packaging will save some space and is waterproof. I also add a zip-lock bag to reseal everything in case one actually gets used. Thanks for adding your instructable. :-) R

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Brilliant idea I might have to try out the vacumm seal bags
    although this kit is in a airtight, waterproof container so its good for now...