Water Bottle Survival Kit




Introduction: Water Bottle Survival Kit

This is my first instructable I have done. Please leave comments.
When I was in boy scouts, we went on a 6 mile hike and we got "lost". The leaders knew where we where but we did not. At the time my survival kit was just an altoids tin with the basic stuff in it such as matches, band aids,supper glue (etc). Which got me thinking what would make a bigger and better survival kit. By far the hardest thing for an survival kit is what you are going to use to hold all of your things.

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Step 1: What You Need

Water bottle
Duck tape
Cigar lighter
Orange ribbon
Sewing needle
Ear plugs
4 Band aids
2 Antibiotic band aids
4 Small gauze pads
1Butterfly band aid
3 Alcohol pads
3-5 Cotton balls
Iodine tablets
Tin foil
Chap stick
Fishing line
Sinkers 1-5
Fishing hooks 1-5

Step 2: Choosing the Items

When choosing the items try to find items that are like 2 in1 things. I got a whistle, compass, thermometer and a magnifying glass for 2 dollars and that is a 4 in 1. This method simply saves on space and possibly money. Also make sure when you get the flashlight get one where you can replace the battery. The point of these things is to try to save space and to make a lighter survival kit.

Step 3: The Knife

The knife is one of the most important things to get for your kit. Don't be tempted to buy some 5 dollar knife at Wal-mart just because it's cheap.I am not saying to buy a Cold steel or SOG. I have the Gerber Paraframe 1. The Paraframe 1 cost around17-20 dollars with a solid 3 inch blade. The Leathermen multi tool or Swiss army knife (etc) are great versatile knives. I love them but the main blade on the multi tools are not the biggest nor the strongest. Also the sheath knifes, Ka-Bar (etc) blade are nice and giant. But that also has limitations, such as carving things which can become a pain in the butt. Over all choose a knife that will fit you.

Step 4: Packing

One of the most important things in packing your kit is to save space. This simply could leave room for future improvement.
So what I did is, for an example is with the candle I wrapped the orange ribbon around the it candle with a little piece of duck tap to hold it in place. Then I took the sewing needle to the candle and taped it there. Also you will want to put all of the fishing supplies in tin foil and wrap it up. I wrapped the duck tape around the bottom half of the outside of the bottle, the rope I also wrapped on the upper half of the outside of bottle. The Carabiner I clipped to the cap strap. I am sure resource full ways to pack your survival kit.

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    6 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I think i would go with a metal bottle. The bit of weight would be worth the ability to boil water.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    One the ear plugs can act like a mini bobber for your fishing line at least you can see where your line is at. But I'd also like to add a few things you'd want add to your water bottle. !'d put in at least 1 medium ziplock bag and 1 garbage bag. The zip lock bag can house your goods when the water bottle is in use, or you can use it to house water, and the garbage bag can be a make shift rain coat. plus 3 small eye screws, you can use a small sapling to make a pole out of the eye screws.

    With the ear plugs you'll want to a fix the fishing hooks first then string on the ear plug as you would a worm, but pull it up the line to the length you want it. then ad the sinkers. with the eye screws get a sapling and 1 on the bottom this is where you tie the line onto, next place the second half way up then the last towards the top string the line before putting on the hook and other pieces on the line, and there you go a homemade fishing pole.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I get everything else, but what are the ear plugs used for? thanks. Also, you can fit in a few pieces of hard candy.

    The Greene
    The Greene

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Nice. In survival you never know what you will need them for