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Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?

 
SickDaveMondo
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Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
I'm putting a small kit together that will fit in the pouch of my knife. Here is what I have in it so far...

Lansky shapening stone
Swiss steel and striker
~12 feet of snare wire
~40 feet of 10lb test fishing line
12 small hooks
12 small split shot sinkers
several safety pins
2 feet of tinfoil
razor blade
4 bandaids

Keeping in mind this all has to fit in an Altoids tin(exact size of the pouch on the sheath), any ideas on something small and usefull to add? It's pretty full, I'd probably have to remove something to add something. Thanks.

SDM
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
Wrap it with paracord.
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must be a big knife
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
Wrap it with paracord.
 Quoting: Ex-AFOSI

It wouldn't fit, very snug. I actually do have a good bit paracord wrapped and tied on the bottom of sheath already though.

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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
must be a big knife
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9.5" blade, 15.25" overall length and 26oz.

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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
I know a bandana won't fit in there, but you should keep one tied to your belt loop or something. Bandanas have multi uses...water filtration, sun protection, wind protection, concealment...could even be used as a weapon. Learned this from Dual Survivor. Love that show.
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
I wrapped the fishing line around a bobbin (from sewing mach.)
& hooks,ect.

2 sewing needles

I wrapped duck tape around an old plastic credit card or something similar.

whistle

bic lighter.


There are other things (in that tin Altoids can)....I just don't want to go out to my truck.

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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
I know a bandana won't fit in there, but you should keep one tied to your belt loop or something. Bandanas have multi uses...water filtration, sun protection, wind protection, concealment...could even be used as a weapon. Learned this from Dual Survivor. Love that show.
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That is something I need to pick up for sure. I'm guessing a nylon/polyester or something would be better than cotton?

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For me, it would have to include either a magnifying glass or a pair of folding reading glasses. I cannot thread a needle or get a screw driver onto a screw slot without.
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
I wrapped duck tape around an old plastic credit card or something similar.

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Having some tape would be good. I'll see if I can fit a small length in there.

SDM
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
I know a bandana won't fit in there, but you should keep one tied to your belt loop or something. Bandanas have multi uses...water filtration, sun protection, wind protection, concealment...could even be used as a weapon. Learned this from Dual Survivor. Love that show.

That is something I need to pick up for sure. I'm guessing a nylon/polyester or something would be better than cotton?

SDM
 Quoting: SickDaveMondo


Cotton is a good breathable fabric. It also dries quickly. Get one of each...cotton and nylon.
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
also very useful is the adhesive backed foil tape. You can get several feet of it down to a very small size and it is very versatile for making and mending.
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well i would say a mini compass but...
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All I can add is McGyver. If you can't survive with him you can't survive. Only problem is what part of the tin to put him!
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I wrapped duck tape around an old plastic credit card or something similar.



Having some tape would be good. I'll see if I can fit a small length in there.

SDM
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with the foil tape you would not need the credit card
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Do you have room for a sandwiched size ziploc bag? That could be used to contain water...not very big, but you want compact.
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
well i would say a mini compass but...
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Do you have room for a sandwiched size ziploc bag? That could be used to contain water...not very big, but you want compact.
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You'd have to pack it so no holes get poked in it though.
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Do you have room for a sandwiched size ziploc bag?
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Nah, probably not unless I took almost everything out. I keep a few in my other gear though.

SDM

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My survival knife has a hallowed out handle that contains everything on your list in a watertight seal. One side is a sharp blade and the other a jagged saw. The sheath has 3 yards of parachord. It's awesome!
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
I'm putting a small kit together that will fit in the pouch of my knife. Here is what I have in it so far...

Lansky shapening stone
Swiss steel and striker
~12 feet of snare wire
~40 feet of 10lb test fishing line
12 small hooks
12 small split shot sinkers
several safety pins
2 feet of tinfoil
razor blade
4 bandaids

Keeping in mind this all has to fit in an Altoids tin(exact size of the pouch on the sheath), any ideas on something small and usefull to add? It's pretty full, I'd probably have to remove something to add something. Thanks.

SDM
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no toothbrush, scissor, comb?

dang

are you british?
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
do you have a compass?
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Do you have room for a sandwiched size ziploc bag? That could be used to contain water...not very big, but you want compact.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 867669


I was thinking H2O, as well. I have a case of small 4oz. water packets that I purchased online. Nice size for stashing/packing.
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do you have a compass?
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Actually I do not. And I have a horrible sense of direction, I should get one I guess.

SDM
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My survival knife has a hallowed out handle that contains everything on your list in a watertight seal. One side is a sharp blade and the other a jagged saw. The sheath has 3 yards of parachord. It's awesome!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 867669


Wow, that sounds cool. Did you make it or buy it? Link for more info. Thanks.

A few people that I talk with have been throwing around whether cyanide, mercury, or hemlock belongs in the kit.
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don't forget a rubber and $200 in gold, $200 cash, two hershey bars, nylon stockings, pain pills, sleepin pills, a .45 pistol and ammo, heck, a guy could have a good time in Vegas with all this stuff.
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Wrap the sheath in 550 paracord...7 strand. Then make a belt out of the same stuff.
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Wrap the sheath in 550 paracord...7 strand. Then make a belt out of the same stuff.
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The belt idea is something I've been meaining to do. You can never have enough of that shit.

SDM
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Re: Mini Survival Kit - Suggestions?
I'm putting a small kit together that will fit in the pouch of my knife. Here is what I have in it so far...

Lansky shapening stone
Swiss steel and striker
~12 feet of snare wire
~40 feet of 10lb test fishing line
12 small hooks
12 small split shot sinkers
several safety pins
2 feet of tinfoil
razor blade
4 bandaids

Keeping in mind this all has to fit in an Altoids tin(exact size of the pouch on the sheath), any ideas on something small and usefull to add? It's pretty full, I'd probably have to remove something to add something. Thanks.

SDM
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Mini compass.

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condom, and a section of nylons (can use as a bag to store stuff inside kit)

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