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#118369 - 01/01/08 04:03 PM My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ?
Jeff Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 46
My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ?


My Personal Survival Kit

This kit is used for day trips in Michigan (600 to 1000 foot elevation - not overnight) into the forest on motorcycle for 100 miles round trip
This kit is NOT carried on my body so weight is not a consideration

Pretty much everything is in ziplock bags for waterproofing

Prepackaged Survival Kits
1. Doug Ritter’s “Pocket Survival Pak”

Blades and Tools
1. Doug Ritter RSK Mk3 Fixed Blade - 4 inch blade
2. Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 mini Folding Knife
3. Becker BK7 Fixed Blade - 7 inch blade
4. Leatherman Wave Multitool
5. Folding knife (backup cheap 4 inch blade)
6. Folding Wood Saw - 10 inch blade
7. Folding Wood Saw - 8 inch blade

Firestarting
1. Spark-Lite Fireststarter
2. Tinder-Quik from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
3. Lighters Standard see-through - 2 - in waterproof containers
4. One long arm BBQ style lighter
5. Sticks of Fatwood (5)
6. Cotton Balls (30)
7. Petroleum Jelly (2 ounce container)
8. Magnesium firestarter
9. Waterproof Windproof Matches in waterproof container

Shelter
1. Adventure Medical Kits “Thermolite 2.0 Bivy” (Thicker bivy with ventilation ports)
2. Adventure Medical Kits “Heatsheets Emergency Bivy” (basic bivy with no ventilation)
3. Tarp - Orange measuring 8 feet by 10 feet
4. Heavy duty steel tent stakes
5. 38” x 65” orange garbage bags - 2
6. Coughlan’s Tube Tent
7. 150 feet of 550 cord (mil spec)

Clothing
1. Capilene base layers top and bottom (wearing)
2. Bandana
3. Waterproof/Windproof top and bottom (backup, not wearing)
4. Fleece shirt long sleeved (backup, not wearing)
5. Winter hat (backup, not wearing)
6. Winter neck gaiter (backup, not wearing)
7. Winter Gloves (backup, not wearing)
8. Thick wool socks (backup, not wearing)
9. Backup prepackaged emergency rain gear top and bottom (cheap, hooded)
10. Prepackaged emergency poncho (cheap backup)

Water Procurement and Treatment
1. Katadyn Exstream XR Bottle Purifier (good for 26 gallons)
2. Coffee filters - to filter water before it goes into Katadyn water bottle
3. One liter of Aquafina purified bottled water
4. Stainless Steel Cup (8 ounce for boiling)
5. Collapsible Plastic water collection container (one liter)
6. Ziplocks – many - to collect and transport water

Navigation
1. Good quality compass (primary)
2. GPS (mapping with maps installed)
3. Small compass from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
4. Compass (another backup)
5. Binoculars – small
6. Shadow stick techniques (in my head)

Light
1. LED flashlights - High quality High Lumen- with extra batteries - Fenix P1D-CE and Fenix L2D-CE – Both include an S.O.S. mode and a Strobe mode at 130 lumens
2. Head light - High quality with extra batteries - Petzl Myo 5 belt
3. Doug Ritter Freedom Photon mini LED light

First Aid
1. Basic Kit
2. Motrin Tablets

Food
1. Stainless Steel Utility Snare Wire - 6 ft
2. Fishing Kit - 4 medium Fish Hooks, 2 Split Shot and 1 Snap Swivel
3. Food bars (a few)

Signaling and Communication
1. Fox-40® Rescue Howler™ Survival Whistle from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
2. Cell phone with back up external antenna
3. 38” x 65” orange garbage bags
4. Orange Tarp measuring 8 feet by 10 feet
5. High power LED flashlights with S.O.S. mode and Strobe modes at 130 lumens
6. Signal mirror from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak

Instruction
1. Larger reprint of Survival Situation Instructions and Priorities from Doug Ritter’s Pocket Survival Kit.
2. Photocopied pages 279-291 from book called “Deep Survival”
3. Knot Tying instruction guide

Personal
1. Toilet paper
2. Purell alcohol sanitizing gel
3. Deet Mosquito Repellant
4. Lip Balm
5. Picture of myself with family

Miscellaneous
1. 150 feet of 550 cord (mil spec)
2. Duct Tape (2 rolls measuring 2 inches by 50 feet each)
3. Grabber Mycol Heat Treat hand and toe warmers
4. Mosquito Head Net
5. Extra Cash in case wallet is lost
6. Stainless Steel Utility Wire - 6 ft from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
7. Braided Nylon Cord - 10 ft. 150+ lb. Test from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
8. #69 Black Nylon Thread - 50 ft. , 10.5 lb. Test from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
9. Heavy Duty Sewing Needle from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
10. Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil - 3 sq. ft. from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
11. #22 Scalpel Blade - stainless steel from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
12. Fresnel Lens Magnifier from Doug Ritter Pocket Survival Pak
13. Extra waterproof bag (thick)
14. Backpack trowel (plastic cheap 12 inches long)
15. Many rubber bands
16. Nitrile gloves (3 pairs)





Edited by Jeff (01/01/08 04:10 PM)
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#118372 - 01/01/08 04:23 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ? [Re: Jeff]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Holy smokes, you have everything, several times over! How big/heavy is this kit? If we look up redundant in the dictionary, we will see your picture, right? I want to go playing in the woods with you, I wouldn't have to bring anything. I think I would drop a few knives and a saw, then add some food tho, snare wire, fishing stuff, and a few munchies won't last long.

And, in case I haven't said this to you before, Welcome Newguy!!!
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#118373 - 01/01/08 04:26 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ? [Re: Jeff]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
All right, seems nice. The things I wrote down on my notepad (I always do that when I see nice kit's, but still need some refining):

You've got to layer your kit. Now you have 4-5 knives, 3 flashlights, etc.in the same bag.

I suggest you take your MK-1, Pocket survival Pak, Heatsheet bivvy and Fenix P1D-CE and put them ON YOUR PERSON. That's because well, if you lose your bike and therefor your kit...all that fancy equipment is gone wink

- Only keep the MK-3 and multi-tool in your bag (and the MK-1 is on your person). Lose the others.
- keep only 1 saw
- ditch the tube-tent (tarp and bivvy is sufficient)
- Only keep the Fenix L2D-CE, headlamp and photon-lights in your bag.
- What's in your FAK?
- only 1 rol of duct-tape
- add a couple of energy bars (just in case)

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#118375 - 01/01/08 04:33 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ? [Re: Jeff]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 369
Originally Posted By: Jeff
This kit is NOT carried on my body so weight is not a consideration


If your bike breaks down you might like to have a backpack.

In my fishing kit, along with hooks, line, and sinkers, I also have one of these: Survival Gill Net

One good knife, one good multitool (with a small knife), and one good hatchet (instead of the saws).




... Just my $0.02

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#118379 - 01/01/08 04:51 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need [Re: Jeff]
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Registered: 06/02/06
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As others have already said, trim some of the redundancy out of the kit. Once you trim it down there will be room for an MRE or two which may be a better start to a long walk than a couple food bars.

Put some elements on your person. Do a "what if?"; assume you just bent the bike and it's no longer mobile. How are you getting back? Packaging part of your kit in a backpack is a good idea. I have a backpack as part of my vehicle kit. I can't carry all of it, but I can carry enough.
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#118381 - 01/01/08 05:06 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ? [Re: JIM]
Jeff Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 46
Originally Posted By: JIM

( I abbreviated the quote)
I suggest you take your MK-1, Pocket survival Pak, Heatsheet bivvy and Fenix P1D-CE and put them ON YOUR PERSON.

- keep only 1 saw
- ditch the tube-tent (tarp and bivvy is sufficient)
- What's in your FAK?
- only 1 rol of duct-tape
- add a couple of energy bars (just in case)


I forgot to mention I have some of those things in an EDC that is ON me.
I agree about keeping only 1 saw and 1 roll of duct tape
What is an FAK?
I have some energy bars with me when I go out.

Thanks for the help.


Edited by Jeff (01/01/08 05:07 PM)
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#118382 - 01/01/08 05:08 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ? [Re: Jeff]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
FAK stands for First-Aid Kit
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#118383 - 01/01/08 05:09 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ? [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
Jeff Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 46
Originally Posted By: CityBoyGoneCountry

(quote abbreviated by Jeff)

If your bike breaks down you might like to have a backpack.

In my fishing kit, along with hooks, line, and sinkers, I also have one of these: Survival Gill Net

One good knife, one good multitool (with a small knife), and one good hatchet (instead of the saws).


I have these things in a backpack, so I can carry whatever I need if I have to walk.
Thanks for the tips.
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#118384 - 01/01/08 05:11 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need [Re: Russ]
Hacksaw
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I don't think there's too much redundancy though you do have quite a few knives/multitools. I'm with Jim, spread them around in case something happens to a bag. Fully kitted I have 2 fixed blade knives, 2 folding knives, a SAK and multipliers. But they're all spread around either on my person or in different bags. Same goes with the lights. I have 2 headlights and 2 flashlights generally. I carry one of each on my person and then one in my backpack and one in my shoulder bag.

Also (and I think a similar suggestion was brought forward) pick up an ultralight daypack. These packs generally crunch down to fit in a really small stuff sack, and can hold from 1000-1500 cubic inches (the one I use weighs 11 ounces empty). If you need to set up a basecamp with all your gear in a survival situation, a lightweight pack can really be handy if you need to make day trips to find water, food, wood, or signs of civilization.

I like the idea of coffee filters. I'm going to add some to my own kit!

Otherwise looks very complete and well thought out...great job!

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#118385 - 01/01/08 05:13 PM Re: My Personal Survival Kit - What Else Do I Need ? [Re: Jeff]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1852
Loc: MINNESOTA

i would take a lot more food..you will be hungry a lot faster
than you will need a knife..and just not power bars but soup,
cans of beans--fruit..Spam..

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