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    I came across this site, it lists things you should have in a survival kit.

    http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html


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    I recommend getting books on how to identify plants that you can use for food or medicine to add to your survival kit. Also i recommend practicing skills often

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    Thanks for the link. This will give us a guidance on the should have list. Sometimes it becomes difficult to pick up which are the most important ones to keep in a kit.

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    I agree with you it is hard to pick what you should have in an emergency kit. I would constantly be adding things that I think I might need not always stuff that I would need for sure. Thanks for the link it was informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkfree3 View Post
    I recommend getting books on how to identify plants that you can use for food or medicine to add to your survival kit. Also i recommend practicing skills often
    Thanks for the great tip. I only have basic knowledge, like finding water in cactus.

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    thanks for linking things i learned new things to add

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    Cool Survival kits...lb

    Hi there Rubybeetle, thanx for the link. While reading through the threads here, I got the impression that most folks in here DO NOT have a survival kit already. Tell me I'm wrong peeps. We ALL need at least ONE Survival Kit, if we are going to be spending much time in here friends...I have a few...all hand picked components and hand packed by little ol' me.

    Who else in here has a SK already?

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    Larry B, I'm pretty much a survival kit junkle. Anything I can do or invent to improve my kit/s. Let us know what you have.

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    I would need a survival van. I am constantly adding to my survival kit. The Big One will happen sooner or later. Earthquake that is. I am from Cali Woo Hoo!!!

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    i add books on how to identify things

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    i only really need 1 for round here it has da bear minimum in it because i h8 2 carry stuff lol
    "why is it that football players spend 90 minutes pretending they are injuried and rugby players spend 80 minutes pretending they are not?" martin johnson former england rugby captian of the world cup squad

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    i think this thing is a helograph and its used to reflect of sun and the light near a pilot in a plane so theyt would know someone is in a emergency

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    In my opinion you should never do anything without knowing what your doing and without experience. One of the best sites I found for survival kits is from http://www.fieldandstream.com/fields...225788,00.html
    but these things will only help if you know how to use them. Hopefully you know enough to use the buddy system (never camp/hike alone) and tell someone who, what, where,when,ect... these things could very well save your life
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    it looks like a nice kit

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    Cool Ya man!

    Hey there SurvivalScout! I like your take on using Survival kits. You HAVE to take the darn things out in the bush and test them out. You HAVE to practice using the stuff in those kits. Trust me, just because you have some hooks and fishing line in your kit, don't assume it's easy turning that into fresh food! Just for fun, ask some of the guys that love fishing if they catch fish all the time, even with their fancy and high-tech gear? Will that little pack of salt help you when you're needing nutrition? Can that dinky little Xacto blade or razor blade in there, actually do anything bush related, when you need a blade?

    Everything in your kit should be tested and used by you, personally and either in there because it works or out of there because, for you it doesn't work well enough. There have been SO many advancements made in this area in the last few decades, that a person can put together a VERY powerful little Survival Kit, without breaking the bank these days. That, along with the real knowledge of how to use it, will instill a pile of confidence, even in the shyer types of survivors out there. Being positive and confident, in life, is your ace in the hole, your hidden magic, that will keep you alive where others of lesser metal would perish from depression and anguish and fear and stupidity or the cold, long before hunger took them...

    Thanx for posting this SS, and for reminding all of us to get out there even more often, and practice our skills even more than before. Life is short. Let's do stuff we really like, more often than we did before even...


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    i have a sk already just need to put together lol and find a kit to hold it in

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    what really ticks me off is when I am reading a book that identifies plant but it doesnt have pictures...I need pictures or I might eat water hemlock or something

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    lol im a survival junky 2 i have a friend drive me to a random place in the wilderness blindfolded and he comes back to pick me up in 2 weeks - 6 weeks. its Rly Rly fun and a great way to test your skills iv gone 3 times so far im still alive lol.

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    lol what i bring is a lil eccentric because im a survival junkie but here it is anyway

    i use a 60L Woods Backpack to haul all my stuff, complete inventory is

    A Outbound Banff Mummy sleeping bag Rated at -18 C (3LB's)

    a two person hvy duty dome tent

    speacial Edition Leatherman Wave (titanium tools)

    Leatherman micra (size of a school eraser) (awsome first aid tool)

    One of the earlier nameless leathermans

    1 copy of 'Camping & Wilderness survival' by Paul Tawrell , the best wilderness survival book i have ever read i highly recomend it

    Full Metal Welder's boots with extrme traction (THE BEST footware i have ever tried)

    1 set of colemen rain cloths (jacket and pants)

    a 4lb hatchet

    a machete

    500 wood strike anywhere matches

    60 feet of rope (3 braided 550x7's) (breaks at 1200 lbs)

    Zippo lighter with fluid refills

    1 emergency fanny pack contains
    - 2 thick rain poncho's
    - 6x6 ft heat wrap
    - 10 feet hevy duty cord
    - 2 whistles
    - 2 compasses
    - tweezers

    1 military issue folding shovel

    1 high quality mapping compass

    map pack with topographical maps of Manitoba , North Dakota , Minnesota, Saskatuan, and west Ontario

    1 emergency 20 hour candle

    1 first aid kit contains :
    - 10 foot water proof adhesive tape roll
    - various antibiotics including :
    - Benzalkonium Chloride
    - Methylparaben
    - Ammonia pads
    - isopropyl alcohol
    - Iodophor pvp ointment
    - iodine
    - titratable
    (most of these are only legally attainable - from a hospital or certified doctor)
    - heavy duty bandages
    - cold pack
    - syringe
    - anticeptics
    - painkillers
    - eye pad

    flagging tape

    waterproof match case with flint

    5 rolls of snare wire

    60 foot roll of strong 1/3 cm thick cord

    60 foot roll of strong twine

    6 footlong steel stakes

    5 feet of strong fabric elastic 1cm thick (used as shock cord)

    1 slingshot

    250 emergency slingshot bb's

    1 12x12 foot heavy duty tarp

    waterproof back pack bag

    1 buck folding knife

    1 gerber folding knife

    1 set of binoculars

    1 high velocity pellet rifle (more powerfull then a .22)

    500 hunting pellets for rifle

    1 hand fishing set.

    3 heavy duty garbage bags

    1 large roll heavy duty ducktape

    fingerless gloves

    high quality authentic leather 'cowboy' style hat (wide brim great for when its raining)

    2 sets of glasses and 1 set of contact lenses

    1 set of heavy duty cloths

    1 set of light summer cloths

    Swimming trunks (wet suit if im planning on boating)

    1 tube of superglue ( the rly rly rly powerfull kind )

    2 sharpening stones

    1 bottle of my emergency fire starter ( alot like napalm )

    1 large fishing net (i know im screwed if im caught using it)

    1 large bug net

    insect repellant

    one poison (stricknine, nicotine, arsenic,) dart in a metal box (incase i need to kill a grizzly

    web belts in case i need to store things closer at hand

    flaregun w/ 3 flares

    flashlight (the dyno something kind , you squeze it and it lights up)

    if im going in a boat i have another set that stays on the boat (2 heavy to carry)

    1lb of jerky

    enough pemmican to survive a month

    water purification system

    3 litres of fresh , (chemicals put in to make it more healthy) water

    wool socks

    tin cup

    1 bottle of kerosene (incase i need lotsa flame from my lighter)
    Last edited by marberry; 05-31-2007 at 02:21 PM.

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    heres my survival kit with it i can survive for a month without catching any game



    i use a 60L Woods Backpack to haul all my stuff, complete inventory is

    A Outbound Banff Mummy sleeping bag Rated at -18 C (3LB's)

    a two person hvy duty dome tent

    speacial Edition Leatherman Wave (titanium tools)

    Leatherman micra (size of a school eraser) (awsome first aid tool)

    One of the earlier nameless leathermans

    1 copy of 'Camping & Wilderness survival' by Paul Tawrell , the best wilderness survival book i have ever read i highly recomend it

    Full Metal Welder's boots with extrme traction (THE BEST footware i have ever tried)

    1 set of colemen rain cloths (jacket and pants)

    a 4lb hatchet

    a machete

    500 wood strike anywhere matches

    60 feet of rope (3 braided 550x7's) (breaks at 1200 lbs)

    Zippo lighter with fluid refills

    1 emergency fanny pack contains
    - 2 thick rain poncho's
    - 6x6 ft heat wrap
    - 10 feet hevy duty cord
    - 2 whistles
    - 2 compasses
    - tweezers

    1 military issue folding shovel

    1 high quality mapping compass

    map pack with topographical maps of Manitoba , North Dakota , Minnesota, Saskatuan, and west Ontario

    1 emergency 20 hour candle

    1 first aid kit contains :
    - 10 foot water proof adhesive tape roll
    - various antibiotics including :
    - Benzalkonium Chloride
    - Methylparaben
    - Ammonia pads
    - isopropyl alcohol
    - Iodophor pvp ointment
    - iodine
    - titratable
    (most of these are only legally attainable - from a hospital or certified doctor)
    - heavy duty bandages
    - cold pack
    - syringe
    - anticeptics
    - painkillers
    - eye pad

    flagging tape

    waterproof match case with flint

    5 rolls of snare wire

    60 foot roll of strong 1/3 cm thick cord

    60 foot roll of strong twine

    6 footlong steel stakes

    5 feet of strong fabric elastic 1cm thick (used as shock cord)

    1 slingshot

    250 emergency slingshot bb's

    1 12x12 foot heavy duty tarp

    waterproof back pack bag

    1 buck folding knife

    1 gerber folding knife

    1 set of binoculars

    1 high velocity pellet rifle (more powerfull then a .22)

    500 hunting pellets for rifle

    1 hand fishing set.

    3 heavy duty garbage bags

    1 large roll heavy duty ducktape

    fingerless gloves

    high quality authentic leather 'cowboy' style hat (wide brim great for when its raining)

    2 sets of glasses and 1 set of contact lenses

    1 set of heavy duty cloths

    1 set of light summer cloths

    Swimming trunks (wet suit if im planning on boating)

    1 tube of superglue ( the rly rly rly powerfull kind )

    2 sharpening stones

    1 bottle of my emergency fire starter ( alot like napalm )

    1 large fishing net (i know im screwed if im caught using it)

    1 large bug net

    insect repellant

    one poison (stricknine, nicotine, arsenic,) dart in a metal box (incase i need to kill a grizzly

    web belts in case i need to store things closer at hand

    flaregun w/ 3 flares

    flashlight (the dyno something kind , you squeze it and it lights up)

    if im going in a boat i have another set that stays on the boat (2 heavy to carry)

    1lb of jerky

    enough pemmican to survive a month

    water purification system

    3 litres of fresh , (chemicals put in to make it more healthy) water

    wool socks

    tin cup

    1 bottle of kerosene (incase i need lotsa flame from my lighter)
    Last edited by marberry; 05-31-2007 at 02:19 PM.

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