SURVIVAL KITS

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by brian in How To...

OutdoorSafe Survival Kit

Survival kits should:

– Be light weight and compact

– Be with you when you need it

– Contain equipment that you can rely on

– Be adjusted according to the season and the expected weather

– Include the equipment you will need to survive a night or two in the season

 

 

 

Basic survival kits should contain:

Plastc bag shelter

– Shelter material

  • Large, heavy duty, orange, plastic bag
  •  Plastic or fabric tube tents
  •  Sheet plastic
  •  Parachute line


 

– Fire Building Tools

Platfrom & Brace Method of Building a Fire

  •   Matches contained in a waterproof case
  •  Metal match with a scraper
  •  Vaseline impregnated cotton balls in a waterproof container
  •  Candle

 

 

 

 


– Signaling Equipment

Road flare signals

  • Whistle with a lanyard
  •  Glass, or good plastic, signal mirror with a lanyard
  •  Fluorescent plastic surveyors tape
  • Brightly colored fabric
  • Electronic Beacon
  • Pyrotechnics (flares)

 

In addition to the basic three categories of equipment also consider the following equipment:

– Additional clothing for warmth and protection from wind and wet

– Sturdy fixed or folding blade knife

– First Aid Kit

Dandy Saw

– Metal cup

– Flashlight with a headband and spare bulbs/batteries

– Food bars high in carbohydrate

– Water purification tablets

– Saw

– Compass

Additional thoughts on survival kits:

– Periodically check the serviceability of all survival kit components

– It’s no good to you unless you have it with you when you need it

– Each person in a party should have their own kit

– Commercial kits compromise the quality of the components in order to keep the overall price of the kit down — it’s better to build your own.

REMEMBER — THE PURPOSE OF THE KIT IS TO KEEP YOU ALIVE WHILE YOU SIT OUT A STORM OR NIGHT OUT UNTIL YOU CAN BE RESCUED!

2 Comments on “SURVIVAL KITS”

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    • Peter

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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