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#175721 - 07/07/09 01:31 PM Whats in your small survival kit
M_Tupp Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 3
Loc: Texas
I am looking to put together a pocket survival kit/very small kit, and after all my research and practical knowledge i have found a few items that seem to be a must. Just looking to get everyones insight and maybe a few trick they have learned though out the years off stuff that works and stuff that doesnt.

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#175723 - 07/07/09 01:47 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: M_Tupp]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5333
Loc: SOCAL
My kits start with a quality folding knife and Doug's PSP; then I add/subtract as required.
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#175724 - 07/07/09 02:39 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: Russ]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1852
Loc: MINNESOTA
first thing is where do you think you may have to use this kit?
around me,up north,i would want fire and shelter first--so a lighter of some sort and a foil blanket..and take it from there.
whistle-food bars-knife-so on..

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#175727 - 07/07/09 04:06 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: NightHiker]
comms Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
+1 NightHiker. Absolute bare bones kit that is good everywhere.

If you want a bit more kit,look for the backpacking Top 10 list and then attempt to make it UL (ultralight). Then keep a bigger EDC in a very close location, desk drawer, vehicle, etc.
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#175732 - 07/07/09 04:46 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: comms]
Rodion Offline
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Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 285
Loc: Israel
How "very small" are we talking about here?

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#175736 - 07/07/09 05:38 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: Rodion]
BruceZed Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 316
Loc: Canada
Only one item is essential, lots of practise really using the items you intend to carry.
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#175737 - 07/07/09 06:16 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: M_Tupp]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Lots of survival kit stuff you may already be carrying on your keychain or EDC in your pockets. Pocket knife, P38, bandana, leatherman, keychain light, etc. At least for me, the kit kind of fills in the gaps. (paracord, duct tape, FAK, sewing kit, etc.)

Just saw Rodion's photo. Nice. Yeah, kinda like that.


Edited by LED (07/07/09 06:18 PM)

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#175742 - 07/07/09 07:41 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: LED]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2433
Tupp - welcome,

We all start here and the answer varies by who/ where/ what you want to do. A trip to the woods kit is different than my office building carry.

Teacher

(My list is somewhat different: cash, paper copy of friends phone numbers, map, cell phone/ charger, sunglasses, tiny fm radio, water bottle. Plus the regular items.)

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#175748 - 07/07/09 08:22 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: NightHiker]
M_Tupp Offline
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Registered: 06/30/09
Posts: 3
Loc: Texas
Ahh yes the $1,000 question. Well when i make my way home, which is Texas. I will be doing some hiking, fishing, trail riding. And get this my wifey has found an interest in Kayaking. So we are gonna be doing that as well. Not sure where though. I am really excited to my SOG pup just came in the mail today! So that will deffinatly be in there/on my pack. As for my skill, there is always room for improvment! I grew up in the woods, thats where my buddies and i did our damage. But Honestly i couldnt tell you which berries to eat or not, lol.

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#175812 - 07/08/09 03:24 PM Re: Whats in your small survival kit [Re: M_Tupp]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2433
Texas to me means protection from the elements, so

- water and more water
- sun hat, sun glasses and sunscreen
- SPF clothing
- And water

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