Sign in to follow this  
awake

Survival kit for EDC

Recommended Posts

I wanted to put together a very simple and small “personal survival Kit”. I got some items together that I would consider very basic. My goals are zero luxuries, small as a bible and suitable for EDC.

2 razor blades

2 water purification tablets

4 ft of snare wire

2 birthday candles

1 box of storm proof matches

1 emergency whistle

10 ft of paracord

5 bandaids

6 fish hooks

1 large black trash bag

1 medium white trash bag

3 safety pins

1 survival button compass

4 cotton balls with Vaseline

2 feet of heavy duty tin foil

1 small amount of TP

4 zipp lock type bags

I got it all in an old VCR case and put 3 feet of duct tape on the outside to seal it and be able to reuse the tape.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes pictures are a must when you bring things like this up! I have been saving my plastic containters from coffee to put stuff in. they work pretty well but they are a bit bulky but hey at least they are "free"

I like the idea of putting together these small kits because it really forces you to focus on the items you put in and make sure you have the really important stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

first pic on left is kit open and contents spread out.

moving to the right a close up

moving to the right another close up

last pic is closed kit with duct tape wrapped around both ends.

 

i almost had to find a 12 year old to help upload these.

hope this helps.

Edited by awake

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice EDC awake! Looks like you could store it in a smaller container than the VHS case too.

 

The only thing I would change is the matches. I would go out and buy a Bic lighter instead. Not much heavier, and not much bigger than the box of matches too. Also means more strikes than matches when the wind could be a factor.

Edited by CCSir
Cause I can't spell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
first pic on left is kit open and contents spread out.

moving to the right a close up

moving to the right another close up

last pic is closed kit with duct tape wrapped around both ends.

 

i almost had to find a 12 year old to help upload these

hope this helps.

HAHA!!! I am not alone in this!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. I am thinking of making several of these and putting them in each vehicle and my edc backpack. The fishing line was a good suggestion. I had planned to break down the 550 cord but the fishing line would be much easier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi, great kit, i have a bum bag, i use it to store my wallet and water bottle/keys etc, also has a few first aid items, a lighter, wire saw, small torch, tissues, a few other bits and peices, ad a condom to your kit, you carry a lot of water in a condom, and they are light, take up no space and can seal a large burn.B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As I recall there was a brand that made them a bit thicker than standard, can't recall the name though. A unit I was in at one time bought them in bulk for us to waterproof some of our equipment... So many jokes to be made here, i know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lightweight, takes a knot well, great strength to thickness ratio, can use the guts as string, etc. There are better types of cordage out there, but paracord is exceptionally versatile, relatively cheap, and plentiful. Having a bit of cordage isn't a bad thing you crazy kiwi, lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lightweight, takes a knot well, great strength to thickness ratio, can use the guts as string, etc. There are better types of cordage out there, but paracord is exceptionally versatile, relatively cheap, and plentiful. Having a bit of cordage isn't a bad thing you crazy kiwi, lol.

OK, so all good uses, but the space taken up by 10-20 ft of paracord could store 1000 ft of 150-200 lb braid???? wouldnt that be more usefull?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OK, so all good uses, but the space taken up by 10-20 ft of paracord could store 1000 ft of 150-200 lb braid???? wouldnt that be more usefull?

 

Good question, I think that's up to the individual user to decide. I know guys who prefer bank line for space available, and some who will take a shot of 10mm climbing rope with them and would never be caught without it.

 

Paracord slides into a nice middle ground, I can climb it, sucks and can be painful, but it will hold me and my gear without cutting me to the bone. At the same time I've pulled 20lb catfish out of the water using it as a set line with a swivel and hook. If I need to make a field expedient repair I can pull a gut strand to sew with. I can use the woven shell as a bow string if need be. It really just comes down to what you're comfortable with, and what you know how to get the most use out of.

 

I could carry a spool of braided fishing line, but it wouldn't fill all of the roles that I expect utility cordage to, but that's just for me. You likely have different expectations of your gear.

 

Some people carry paracord just because everyone else has it, and assume it must be good though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recent Topics

  • Posts

    • This is a great inspiring article. I am pretty much pleased with your good work. You put really very helpful information.
       
    • here is the survival coupons codes to get a amazing material of survival struggling 
    • Hey all, This is sort of cool (okay really cool) and maybe some of you have heard about it because it's been plastered over FOX and mentioned by POTUS as well as other conservative-leaning news people (Huckabee, Diamond/Silk, Candace Owens, Mark Levin, etc..) and politicians. #walkaway is a movement based mostly on social media. Started last year, by Brandon Straka (pronounced Strawk - like "straw" with a "k"). He's a former 2016 HRC-voting hair stylist, from NE, now in NYC, homosexual, liberal who began to question the MSM and what he was hearing. He got really frustrated as he began to do his own research. Anyway, after having his own awakening to the lies of MSM he had been following, he began an online testimonial campaign in which former liberals can post their #walkaway stories, written or video. Many are now on the "Trump Train." Many have simply left the Left. Still, others have always been non-Left and are members in support. The amazing thing is how many different people from all walks of life are beginning to wake up. Lots are not conservative on all issues, but all have a love for the USA and dislike the demonization of open political and social thinkers and speakers. This group gives solace to people scared to voice their conservative opinions or views for fear of negative professional or personal responses. It now has budding smaller groups in all 50 states and an online discussion group where people discuss current topics or issues (WITH no vitriol, gasp).  Here's the original video from Brandon.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=51UGcghHZsk This man, Brandon has a unique, stylish, well-articulated voice to help move people "in hiding" out into the open and not be silenced. Pretty much any video Brandon does is great. Here is the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/OFFICIALwalkawaycampaign/ As I see fights erupt online, I simply leave #walkaway in the comments. Brandon has a goal of 1 million members! The liberal media has called this campaign "Russian Bots" and "paid actors." It's not!!!        
    • thanks to all who  have served or are serving our great country....243 years in the making....   Trump did a good job today thanking each branch of our military and a long time coming salute to the coast guard too....
    • I can imagine food prices going up this Fall or Winter. Corn is used for live stock feed, & us humans consume a lot of corn based products, as well as corn based biofuel. I’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the mid-west of America, which is flooded by water. Where corn  & other crops are normally grown there. Farmers are quite worried about this years growing season. Time to stock up on extra food if you can, if you haven’t already. Stack it high, stack it deep. Store the foods that you normally eat. What ever the  amount of food you’ve stored,  try to double it if possible. Better extra safe, than sorry.