survival kit




 
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Boots
 
December 13th, 2004  
egoz
 

Topic: survival kit


i was putting together a survival kit for hiking. i've done this a couple of times before but for some reason i'm never satisfied because i say it's too heavy. my first kit had a small pocket knife, strike anywhere matches in a film canister, flint, two glow sticks, a cd (signal mirror), space blanket, and i kind of worked up from there. i'm trying to keep things as light as possible. i found out that pocket knife accounted for more than half the weight. so i'm looking for an alternative. i thought of getting one of those already put together survival kits. but that seemed way too commercial. but that SAS survival tin looked small and light, something that would be perfect. anyone have suggestions?
December 13th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
gauze or some kind of bandages
bulky i know but u never know when u may need them
December 13th, 2004  
gladius
 
needle and thread

water purifying tablets

clear plastic sheet for gathering water (like the SAS are trained to do).
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Boots
December 13th, 2004  
egoz
 
needle and thread...now i haven't thought of that one. what exactly could i use that for?
December 13th, 2004  
gladius
 
To fix your clothes in case they fall apart, comes in handy.

To pick out splinters, parasites, and stuff from you skin with the needle.

You can make a compass out of the needle if you know how.

In extreme cases to sew up wounds, you saw "Rambo: First Blood" right.
December 13th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yeah, needle and string can come in handy.
Especially that needle as a backup compass. On that note, it'd be smart to stick in a little bit of a magnet as well. Not a big chunk. Just a little bit.
December 13th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
a sattelite phone...
December 13th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Jarasic park returns...

Clear zip plastic bags
December 13th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Paracord comes in handy too, and ducttape too. Find something flat and wrap some duct tape around it for copmpactness.
December 14th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
a small bottle of Betadine, or some other antiseptic