Some Idea's I Have to Inprove Many Survival Kits Out There




About: i am just someone that is bored a lot and thinks a lot of stuff and makes a lot of stuff

i was bored out of my skull and i was  browsing the www to find some idea's for a survival kits and i noticed something some things were missing that i whould put into my own survival kit that is atm work inprogress
but maybe these tips will work for you 2 if you are planning on making ur own survival kit ^^

also plz dont go correcting my grammar and spelling because i am really bad at it also i dont use points and things like that because i personally dont see any reason to ever use them 

Step 1: Idea Number 1

i missed some fluids in the kits out there like benzin or zippo benzin or/and alchohol
wy the alchohol 
1. it can be used for cleaning knives or wounds
2. if its 80% you can drink it 
2. excelent for fire starting

wy the zippo benzin
1. better then alchohol for firemaking

Step 2: Idea Number 2

everybody puts cotten balls in their kits or atleast most of the people 
but i think that swaps or whatever they are called are better i sall tell wy

1. they can be used together with the fluidits for firemaking
2. they can be used together with the fluidits for better cleaning
3. you can clean small places onto ur body like ur ears or nose
4. you can take the cotten from them to use seperate

Step 3: Idea Number 3

this one is 1 of the things i carry with me always lockpicks
i know they are hard to use for most people but if you can use them put them in there
   imagine you are in the woods lost and you need a shelter because its gonna rain and you find a shack or a small building or whatever kind of building with a lock (you never know what weerd shit you can find in the woods)believe me you will be so happy you have lockpicks with you and you can use them

also some lockpicks can be used as a weapon

Step 4: Idea Number 4

this one is quite easy its a zippo witch i never see in a survival kit 
 it has benzine inside it
you can carry it in your pocked
can be used in the rain or with heavy wind

Step 5: Idea Number 5

and mp3 player and a Dynamo Hand-Crank USB Cell Phone Emergency Charger
its quite easy WY 
if ure out there a long time its easy to go mental so music or maybe a movie if it suports it can distracts ur mind or can keep you a bit happy while building a shelter or something like that

this mp3 player is from creative and is a quite good one

Step 6: Conclusion

personally i would like to add this

if you make a survival kit think out of the box not just what you read in manuals and what other people do



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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Mp3 es basico yo e volveria loco sin musica me deprimiria y moriria en horas


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Some good ideas. Ignore the criticism. I get the lockpicks - you live in a populated place where you are likely to encounter locked buildings. Here in the US not so much. Most survival kits leave out a lighter in favor of more primitive means but a disposable lighter is probably THE best firestarter to have in any kit. They're just not 'cool!'

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    thx for the comment ^^ thou i need to be honest i dropped the whole survival thing in favor of bushcraft witch teaches you skillz that not only let you survive but life in nature as well and also you could end up with a big skill list and also thx for being somebody that understands the lockpicks concept ^^


    8 years ago on Step 1

    If you're in a survival situation, do NOT drink alcohol. 1. You won't be able to think clearly afterwards, at a time when you need to be thinking rationally. 2. Alcohol upregulates aquaporin in your kidneys, which will cause you to pee and lose valuable water from your body. Benzene is carcinogenic. I'm not sure right off hand what amount is dangerous, but I believe the EtOH would be better for cleaning wounds than benzene if absolutely necessary.

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    uhm if you read it completely you would have seen that the benzine is for fire starting mostly and not cleaning wounds the alcohol is mutch better for that

    SORRY DUDE IM NOT TRYING TO INSULT YOU OR BE UGLY, BUT AN MP3 AND LOCKPICKS? those are the most useless things i could ever think of putting in a survival kit .Hope you enjoy the music and picking your nose while your busy starving to death .sorry just couldnt resist.

    maybe a late replay but i live in a country that is frigen small look it up on the map look for holland or any other way of saying it and as you will see it is small and most city's and other places are normally in walking distance also the mp3 player is because i have a tendency to go crazy without music thx to a combo of autism adhd pddnos and mcdd and i prefer to keep my self from going mental so for where i live the lockpicks have a use besides picking my nose with is also not a smart thing to do since it hurts as hell

    yip cool

    just not something ill ever need...........i have however been looking at survival sticks made out of bamboo....the chambers inside are usefull for storing a multitude of bits and pieces ie hacksaw blades,bits of wire, bicycle spokes,small file etc....all of which could be fashioned into a multitude of useful tools......i prefer items that could have multiplre functions....mp3 is out for me as i can whistle rather well.........enjoy


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    a drink or two might be just the thing to keep one from panic and to allow "outside of the box" thinking.


    8 years ago on Step 2

    cotton balls are better. The swab/q-tip is unwieldy and uncrushable in a kit. For the space/weight they take up in a kit, more cotton balls can be added. If you want to use them to clean an orifice in your body as you mentioned above, just wrap a cotton ball on a convenient stick. When done, discard cotton ball and stick.


    8 years ago on Step 4

    The reason most kits don't include a zippo or "wind proof" lighter - or a lighter at all for that matter - is because the fuel will evaporate quite quickly, or it can contaminate other materials inside the kit. A cheaper, plastic lighter would also be discarded because they are easy to break and may again get their fuel on other materials. Waterproof matches are safer and they don't become a couple of ounces of useless weight when they run out of fuel.


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    that totally depends on were you live i know that in my country its 100% legal to own and carry them like in most eu country's but before using and or carrying always check your local laws ^^