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    Question What would you put in a survival kit

    Question for all of you out there. If you could create your own survival kit/pack what would you have in it? Why would you put that in their? No answer is a wrong answer. Of course everyone is going to have a different opinion on what a good survival kit/pack should/would have in it.
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    Depends on the climate, geography and intended purpose. Here's my EDC kit.

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    That's pretty nice. I must admit I've never really seen a mirror in any EDC kit, but that would be definitely good idea to have though.
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    I think most of us on here agree in a modular type set up. That way you can add to and take away as you need to. Some have a designated fire kit (as I do in my pack), fishing kit, first aid kit etc., that can be mounted to their day pack that can be mounted to their full pack. Or some combination there of.

    Here's my fire kit. I think it was FinallyMe that came up with this design and I adopted it, stole it, borrowed it. (shrug)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dans Depot View Post
    Question for all of you out there. If you could create your own survival kit/pack what would you have in it? Why would you put that in their? No answer is a wrong answer. Of course everyone is going to have a different opinion on what a good survival kit/pack should/would have in it.

    What you would pack for a 3-day backpacking trip is my summer survival kit, plus a PLB. Winter survival kit is basicly the same plus two sleeping bags, and warm clothing (to say -36* below). My survival kits run 28# to 35# in summer and 50# to 55# in the winter.

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    I like that, even if you did steal it. All we really have is a first aid kit, besides our survival kit. I'll have to see if I can get my guys to do a EDC kit, because that is something that you should have because you never know what will happen on any given day.
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    Have any of you used a Swiss Ranger Volcano stove?
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    Hiking kit, and generally resides in truck ........Actually in process of being up dated....ant least replacing water pure. tabs, coffee, and chewing gum, (old) quarters, and going form nylon strapping to paracord, (or not?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dans Depot View Post
    Have any of you used a Swiss Ranger Volcano stove?
    I have two of them, they are OK, but very soft aluminum. I now use the solo stove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dans Depot View Post
    Have any of you used a Swiss Ranger Volcano stove?
    I have a couple as well.
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    No para cord hunter63? What's your guys opinion on para cord 550?
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    Here's a link on the stove:

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...=volcano+stove

    Lot's of posts on paracord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasscatfan8 View Post
    No para cord hunter63? What's your guys opinion on para cord 550?
    Naw, ya see this kit was created back in the old days, before paracord was invented (?).....

    Was a dark time with no hope of "survival", as that hadn't been invented yet either, of course we didn't know that.........No interweb and we actually had to send real mail, and TALK on phones....yeah, I know, it was bad.

    So anyway back then, as we didn't know anything about survival, we just went out in the woods to explore, hunt, fish, log, harvest wild foods....and sometimes as we would get hungry or cold....We would just put a sandwitch and a can of sodea or beer in your pocket.....couple of free books of matches, and mabe a old poncho.

    I can honestly say in roughly 55 years or tromping around, "living" in the woods, (y'all doing this survival stuff, seems uncomfortable to me), the only things I have ever used string or rope (gotta love the term "cordage").......are:
    Dragging a deer
    Hoisting gun/bow up to tree stand.
    Tying a extra paddle in the boat or canoe.....been considering tied guns and bows in the canoe...lately....that anothet story.
    And of course tent ropes.

    So, no , No paracord..... yet.....But as I mentioned in post #8, might up grade?.....Don'no though, Old Guys get set in their ways.........
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    I'm pretty up to date. I've upgraded from Paracord to Threeacord. And we thought Oneacord was the berries. Pfffft.

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    What do I put in my survival kit? Anything I want! It's certainly big enough:

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    ha! My BOV isnt as big but its surely loaded up with useful stuff ;-)

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    Dang I need a bigger BOV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge47 View Post
    What do I put in my survival kit? Anything I want! It's certainly big enough:

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    I'm digging the BOV!

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    Last time I used one of those, camp ground had trees in the way of my satellite dish, had to get the chain saw out of the basement, cut the PITA tree down.....Rangers got all kinds of pressy about it, so I just when inside, turned up the A/C, put some nacho's in the microwave, and poppped a cold one.....

    Probably they will go away after a while, it's hot out there.....



    Don't laugh, actually saw this happen as spectators......State Troopers weren't so understanding.
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    Space blanket
    Magnesium fire starter
    rubbing alcohol and bandages
    snare wire and 2 cans of food
    A mirror and a Swiss army knife
    Extra shirt to make a fishing net

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