Survival Kit Ideas: Sept 2010


Organize your survival items into five separate groups based on their use: the water purification tabs and condom go together; the space blanket and trash bag go together; the lighter and matches go together; and everything else goes together.


Put each group of related items into the smallest possible zip-top bag. This makes each subgroup of items easy to locate all at once when you need them in the field.


Place the four zip-top bags into the fanny pack.

Things You'll Need:

* 5 water purification tablets

* Unlubricated condoms (to serve as a water bladder)

* Space blanket

* Heavy-duty 55-gallon trash bag (to serve as a sleeping bag)

* Small butane lighter

* 20 waterproof matches in zip-top bag

* Bandanna

* Small pocket knife

* Mini LED pinch light and spare battery

* Emergency whistle

* Button compass

* Small signal mirror

* 3 feet of duct tape wrapped around a 1/4 inch wooden dowel

* 25 feet of 550 parachute cord

* Photo of friends or family

* Selection of small and medium-size zip-top bags

* Nylon fanny pack

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