INVENTORY for BASIC SURVIVAL KIT:

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  1. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    INVENTORY for BASIC SURVIVAL KIT:

    SHELTER and WARMTH
    "Emergency" space blanket or bag
    heavy duty plastic trash bag (2.5 mil)
    550 parachute cord 25'
    9' transparent vinyl mending tape (wrap around flashlight)

    WATER
    heavy-duty plastic water bag (large heavy-duty ziplock bag will do)
    iodine-based water tablets
    large cotton bandana or triangular bandage

    HEAT, LIGHT, and SIGNALING
    9-hour candle
    waterproof match case
    waterproof strike-anywhere matches
    2 bithday candles
    disposable lighter
    magnesuim firestarter
    card-type magnifying lens [fresnel?]
    police whistle on lanyard [plastic, not metal]
    stainless steel double-surface signal mirror
    AA or AAA flashlight with fresh batteries
    50' surveyor's tape
    3"x5" cards and pen

    KNIVES and TOOLS
    swiss ary knife or leathermean tool
    knife sharpener (opposed tungsten carbide tips)
    hemostats
    small "ignition point" file
    6" sharpened piece of hacksaw blade
    4" extra-heavy duty sewing needle
    6 heavy duty rubber bands

    DIRECTION FINDING
    good quality liquid-filled luminous compass

    FIRST AID
    clean cotton bandana or triangular bandage (see WATER)
    hemostats (see KNIVES and TOOLS)
    flexible fabric band-aids of various sizes
    handiwipes
    insect repellant
    aspirins or Tylenol
    moleskin or mole foam
    Pepto Bismol

    GENERAL
    mosquito headnet (for fishing or insects)
    safety pins, 2 large 4 medium
    telephone change
    snare wire, brass or copper
    survival cards

    IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC SURVIVAL KIT ALWAYS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR PACK:
    individual ready-to-eat canned food (sardines, etc.)
    detailed map
    separate first-aid kit, including prescription medications
    small transistor radio
    extra pair eyeglasses in unbreakable case

    INVENTORY for AUGMENTATION KIT:

    FIRST AID
    4 3"x3" sterile pads
    1 roll 2" cling bandage
    trial size pack Coricidin D decongestant tablets
    blister pack of 9 Cepacol throat lozenges
    blister pack Pepto Bismol tablets
    Neosporin antibiotic ointment
    extra sefety pins
    6 flexible fabric band-aids

    SHELTER and WARMTH
    4'x7' poly blanket or extra space blanket
    9-hour candle
    25' 550 parachute cord
    small disposable lighter

    FOOD and WATER
    2 tins sardines
    heavy duty nylon spoon
    snare wire
    mosquito head net
    iodine water purification tablets
    plastic water bag

    SIGNALING
    spare batteries for flashlight


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  2. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Good list. I would also suggest maps for the area you're in and a GPS as well as a compass. Also, having the right clothing might be critically important, depending on the time of year and where you are. A space blanket is good, but boots, gloves, hat, coat and maybe long underwear might be a good idea too.
     

  3. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Yup, thanks man

    Hello all/Responce to BKT


    Yea, a good basic List and as always it is in need of additions, I se it was a reason thier are so many Different "lists" Floating around out there, But it is a place to start, I suppose?




    RON L =- SERESURPLUS
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Let's not forget to mention to the good folks that cotton is a horrible idea if not layered with other material. Hypothermia is bee-yotch, or so I am told. :)

    JD
     
  5. phrogmech

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    Good felt hat to filter the water, wool clothing for cold weather
     
  6. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Thanks for putting the list together.

    It may come useful for people looking for a starting point for getting their own kit together.
     
  7. mpoirier22114

    mpoirier22114 New Member

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    You also have to remember that each kit should be specfic to your AO, but those are basics
     
  8. Quasi

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    Good list. Man, I love lists like this.

    Here's a list of what I'd like to see more of on this forum:

    • Survival Kit lists
    • Food storage lists
    • SHTF prep lists
    • Reading lists
    • Lists of lists :)
     
  9. AR Hammer

    AR Hammer New Member

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    Seems like a lot to lug around when I'm 'Back Country' hunting or hiking...

    How about you pare that down to something that will fit in a knife sheath and small belt pouch!
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Uh, Quas - Your OCD is showing a little bit right there... *pointing* :D

    JD
     
  11. Quasi

    Quasi New Member

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    Hey, I resemble that remark.

    Everytime I read something from the Patriot Post or Ann Coulter I have to wash my hands.

    :)
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I used to fish some of the high country in CO. Had my AW S*** kit that was about 2x4x6, fitted in a pocket. Not all inclusive by ANY means, but see if I can remember MOST of what I stuffed in there....

    Couple of heat tabs, tea-light candle, lifesavers candy, water purification tabs, disposable space blanket, flat metal mirror, waterproof matches, about 50 ft of BRAIDED nylon fishing line (30#), 100 mile-an-hr tape wrapped around outside of case, qt ziplock baggy holding stuff inside, instant coffee pack, sq of aluminum foil folded flat, bandaid/ butterfly closure, aspirin, salt pack (McDonalds) wire saw, empty .308 case (whistle- and it held water purification tabs) and a single edge razor blade. All packed inside a milsurp plastic case.

    My leatherman was always on belt, and kept a lightweight waterproof windbreaker w/ hood that folded up into its own pocket.

    Of course, the old joke about survival is- bring a deck of cards. Lost? Sit down, start dealing a hand of solitaire- and SOMEBODY is gonna come along and tell you to play the red nine on the black ten. :rolleyes:
     
  13. AR Hammer

    AR Hammer New Member

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    I'm about the same, if it can't fit comfortably on my kinfe/gun belt, I won't have it when I need it!

    I usually start with a solid belt, something that will support many times my weight with a buckle that will do the same.
    I used to wear leather all the time, but once in the military and doing active service, I learned about 'Riggers Belts'.
    (but in the late 70's/early 80's we called them 'Last Resort' or 'Oh Sh!t' belts)

    Then I like to use a smallish heavy pouch that I don't have to worry if it's going to come open or get pulled off the belt in a fall or beating through the brush.

    Same with a knife sheath, I like one with lots of potential storage...
    I favor cloth now, since Nylon dries quicker than leather, doesn't contain acids to that rust/rot my hardware, are silent and are more comfortable.

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    The gear I keep in my pouch is, (Clockwise from upper left)

    Head net!
    Can't get any rest if you can't keep bugs out of your face/ears! Lack of rest leads to exhaustion, confusion and bad decisions...

    A 'Poncho' & 'Survival Blanket' from Wally World, about $2 total.
    These work for shelter, keeping you dry, keeping wet bedding from transferring to you, water collection, signaling, keeping insects off 'Kill' meat, ect. Very handy!

    Under the stuff, two 'Quart Zip Lock Bags.'
    Work as canteens, as water proofing, as carry alls, as protection for wounded skin, ect.

    'Chem Lights' usually in different colors.
    These are good for marking your pack or equipment when you drop it to stalk or track game, quick light when your hands are REALLY cold, they don't have batteries that run down, electronics that get wet, or flames that go out.

    Small Packet Of HEAVY DUTY String.
    I use this for LOTS of things! Everything from fish traps to fishing line strings, assembling shelters where I don't care to recover the string when I'm done, ect.

    Small Bundle Of '550' Para Cord.
    Couldn't do without this stuff!

    Bug Spray, Two kinds and some anti-itch stuff for bug bites.

    Chap-Stick!
    This stuff is GREAT! Good for bug bites, scrapes, raw or chaffed skin, works as a solvent, gets off everything up to and including pine pitch! Has natural anti-biotic properties and is a mild solvent.

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    The Cloth Pouch, this particular one is military surplus, has a full size belt loop in the back so it doesn't come off, and it has flap closures that stay closed.
    You can get a feel for the size of it from the hardware around it.

    SOLID Folding Knife, usually very sharp with a thick blade so it doesn't break easily and can be used for all sorts of camp stuff...

    Light Weight Stainless 'S' hook, Keeps small things organized so the don't fall to the bottom or get lost.
    On the 'S' hook you will see a 'Pin On' compass, a small LED flash light, a fire starter, a 'P-38' can opener...

    Next is Water Purification Tablets. There are MANY ways to purify water, boiling being one of the best, but this is 'Just In Case'...

    Small Butane Lighter In Water Proof Case
    There is usually some cotton balls in there with it, and a small amount of Petroleum Jelly (or some lip balms) will make those cotton balls into some serious fire starting tender!
    (my case usually has tape wrapped around it, but the old one gave up and I didn't have any tape on this one yet!)

    Water Resistant Matches, I prefer to dip plain old 'Strike Anywhere' matches in a coat of paraffin or use 'Life Boat' matches, since most of the 'Water Proof' matches on the market take special strikers or won't light when wet.

    I also usually have a 'Mini-Mag Lite' with tape and rubber 'O' rings wrapped around the handle. Duct Tape is so VERY handy in the woods, and with the Mini-Mags, you can take the top off, lay it lens down, and use the body as an 'Area' light. Some of the LED conversions for the Mini-Mag make it possible to use then even though they have been converted...

    You will also usually find a small package of Jerky in there too! When you are really hungry, a warm cup of water makes REALLY GOOD jerky soup!

    Anyway, this entire mess packs up surprisingly compact and fits on my knife/gun belt so it's with me about everywhere I go...

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    Hang on a canteen pouch, and a good knife with accessories
    With Canteen, canteen cup, canteen stove and you are off to the races!
     
  14. AR Hammer

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    As long as we are playing 'Show & Tell'...

    Sheath Knife, with more emphasis on 'Sheath' than 'Knife'.

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    Top is a flexible plastic insert with clear box tape covering it.
    Inside is sterile scalpel blades and sterile suture packs.
    Reverse side has a couple of large needles (field gear repair) and some fish hooks, line, sinkers.
    This slips in behind the plastic insert the blade fits in and stores VERY well.

    Next is a basic camp/hunting knife.
    In this case, a Becker knife with the scales removed and the handle has been wrapped in '550 Para Cord'.
    It has a wrist lanyard also, I feel that is very important.

    I carry a one hand open Gerber multi-tool, and it fits in the sheath pocket.

    Then a Gerber diamond sharpener which has round side, flat side and hook/dart sharpening groove.

    The sheath it's self is a Becker, which I've modified for one hand open and either vertical or horizontal mounting.
    Lanyards hang off it because you can just never have enough cordage when you are living in the 'Rough'...

    You should also notice the large safety pins on the sheath.
    These come in handy for SO MANY things from keeping gear from sliding around, to fixing holes in cloths and gear, to lancing blisters from hiking in wet boots!

    Below the sheath you will notice a Velcro/nylon gear strap that is about the same size as your wrist.
    That has a thermometer and small compass, and the 'Shoe Lace' hanging off it is pace count beads so you can tell how far you have actually traveled, instead of 'Guessing'...
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    For a canteen you just can't beat the military version of old!
    With the quart zip lock bags in the 'Possibles' bag, I don't have to put un-treated water in my canteen. I can do the water treatment in the bags, then transfer it into the canteen.

    With the military provided accessories, I can cook, purify water by boiling, and generally make my self comfortable!

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    Stove (there are several types, this is the lightest I've seen),
    Canteen cup, worth it's weight in gold!
    Canteen Cover, good place to store fuel tabs, tender, and other things under the canteen assembly...

    Here is that stuff stacked up like it's supposed to be,

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    So, the entire 'Field Mess' I carry looks like this, and may or may not have specific items...

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    Like when I'm in very cold areas, I carry signaling flairs, and they work GREAT for starting fires when you are just too cold to handle matches or lighters...
    And they scare bears!

    I may have bear spray, which when combined with a flair makes a GREAT flame thrower!

    I may have a Hand Gun or spare rifle cartridges on this belt.

    When I'm in country that has serious obstacles, I carry a carabiner and rope which is often wrapped around my waste to keep it with me and under control...