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#291459 - 12/21/18 05:26 AM Re: Smallest possible survival kit [Re: TeacherRO]
Herman30 Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 279
Loc: Finland
I use the Ribz in summertime around town for my EDC-stuff when it is too warm for anything else than t-shirt and shorts.

#291460 - 12/21/18 01:01 PM Re: Smallest possible survival kit [Re: TeacherRO]
Montanero Offline

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1490
Loc: North Carolina
Back in the 1980s and early 90s I (and many others) wore a Domke photo vest. Many pockets. It did not wear all that well with a backpack though.

#291461 - 12/21/18 02:49 PM Re: Smallest possible survival kit [Re: Montanero]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6894
Loc: southern Cal
Many survival situations are caused by injuries of one sort or another. Therefore first aid is important. Most FA rigs can be improvised, provided one has the knowledge, it would be worthwhile to carry at least one 4x4 sterile dressing, and maybe even a 4" elastic bandage...

Realistically, the contents of a minimum survival kit will vary with the season and the environment.
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#291462 - 12/21/18 03:22 PM Re: Smallest possible survival kit [Re: hikermor]
Russ Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5129
After injury (or maybe before) many survival situations are caused by people simply getting lost — “Doh! Where am I”. Wandering off and then suddenly realizing they don’t have a clue how to get back. So should a minimal kit also include a GPS or Map & Compass? Probably, but would basic navigation meet your minimal criteria test. Once you start including all the just-in-case contingency items, you don’t have anything close to a “Smallest possible survival kit”.

Do a Google,DuckDuckGo or Dogpile search for “10 Essentials” and see what’s left when you remove everything that’s unnecessary. If you’re honest, you’ll probably find at least 10 items.

#291511 - 12/28/18 03:58 PM Re: Smallest possible survival kit [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2396
I can get a fairly useful kit onto a wallet sized space: folding knife, lighter, cordage, cash, ID, pen, safety pins, needle and fishhooks in case, tape.

#291685 - 01/24/19 07:23 PM Re: Smallest possible survival kit [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2396
the cordage in this case is 20-50# fishing line. Usually 3-10 meters.

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