Yet Another Survival Kit (but Small)

Introduction: Yet Another Survival Kit (but Small)

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I know what you're thinking- its just another survival kit. But i mean come on, who doesnt love a good survival kit? Plus, this one is in a glasses case (cue gasps of surprise)
so strap in and get comfy guys, this is about to get crazy

Step 1: Part 1- the Case

So the shell of this is up to you. I used an old glasses case (seriously old- I used this case in high school!), but you can really use whatever. I would have loved to use something like a plastic jar, which could be used as a cup, but I couldn't find any empty ones. It should be small, but big enough to store everything in it.

Step 2: Part 2- Sharp and Pointy Stuff

In a survival situation, you always need something to cut stuff. I like to pack a flick knife (small sized blade), a fresh straight razor, a pair of small folding scissors, and a good old wire saw. Keep them sharp, clean, and make sure you know how to use them properly.

*Note- this is what's going in the survival kit. Usually you should bring a bigger knife along too, as well as other sharps you might decide to bring as your normal outdoor equipment.

Step 3: Part 3- Gone Fishing

In my handy little mint tin (which also doubles as a good tinder box), i keep some lures, some hooks (tape the barbed ends together so they keep in one safe group), some sinkers, and a small roll of fishing line. If you're in a survival situation, the thought of catching a fish is probably going to sound boring. But having a nice fish to eat when you're trying to stay alive will be worth that boredom. Keep in mind this is no heavy duty stuff- don't go trying to catch a great white shark on this gear

Step 4: Part 4- Let There Be Light!

Adding some small keyring torches to your kit will really help. They might not provide much light, but they will help you see a bit better and others can see you better too. I pack my small keyring torch (the blue and silver thing), and this really cool light bulb shaped light i found. I keep some electrical tape wound around the light bulb as an extra addition.

Step 5: Part 5- Fire! :D

A small disposable lighter is extremely useful for starting fires. The matches can work as a backup, or as firestarters if you need the help. Usually a small pack from a casino is enough.

Step 6: Part 6- Extra Stuff

I like to pack a small multi-tool for a variety of uses, and a small bundle of cable ties. These can be really helpful when you need them, and you can take them out if you dont think you will use them. And a tube of super glue is always loved, just dont get it on your fingers (or lips, if you're weird like me). Super glue is flammable, and it can also be used as an emergency wound sealant apparently (if any of you have done this- hit me up in the comments)

Step 7: Part 7- Notes

This kit is NOT the absolute answer to surviving. I tried to cover the basic parts of surviving- Fire, Food, Tools, Light, and some First Aid (the superglue). I recommend taking other gear, such as a small first aid kit (I didn't include one in this because I always take a seperate first aid kit with me, which means i have room to fit more stuff inside each kit), and a roll of paracord. Also, it's a smart idea to tailor your survival kit to what scenario you are going into- you wouldn't take a fishing kit into a desert. Also, it's worth remembering that survival is more than just having the right kit- there is a mentality to it, as well as many other skills and aspects to keep in mind and to prepare for.

As usual, I apologise for any grammar errors and spelling issues (us Australians have a weird way of writing stuff).

Be safe out there, and be sure to favourite, comment, and follow :) Peace!



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    8 Discussions

    What about a little bit of snare wire?

    Great job superglue is an awesome wound sealant it was originally developed during ww2 for that purpose
    To seal a wound pinch the wound together then coat the top of it with the glue and pat down wait till it dries and you are all good

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    sweet as! if i ever need to, ill try it out and tell you how it goes :p

    This needs to be severely revamped. My Altoids tin kit has more in quantity and in usefulness in it and it fits in my pocket easily

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    i agree. it isnt perfect. but its what i would take and thats my preference. Id rather take this stuff that i feel comfortable with using and have to deal with a slight size difference, over working with smaller items just because they fit better. the kit was made from what i had lying around if i had the effort, i would probably have invested in buying more compact stuff and creating a more efficient kit. But this is what i would use and im happy with it :)

    You misunderstood I meant put the ziplock bag inside to collect and carry stuff I.e. Edibles you gather.

    In most military parachutes there is a kit smaller than this, so don't knock small. Things they put in them would fit in yours with what you have. A button compass, a condom for carrying water, sounds more gross than it is. Chick lets gum, needle and thread an empty bullet casing for a whistle or container for fire starter. Small zip lock bag. You've got lots of room for this stuff.

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    thanks for the advice :) yeah there is more that i would consider adding (that condom trick is awesome!), but as i said this is on top of what i would normally carry. i carry a whistle on my keys, and i know a few ways to navigate without a compass. but those are very good and true points to consider. I would use a zip-lock bag but last time i did, it split and everything went everywhere, so i wanted to use a hard case.