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Complete Survival Kit Checklist

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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this is not a lesson... it's a check list... things you have and things you still need... this list is standard kit for all hunting guide services... something I am quite familiar with... so I thought you might like to see it...

this is not a definitive must have or die list... just stuff that makes getting by easier in a SHTF

bandanna (keeps my bald spot from getting sunburned)
belt knife (with sharpening stone)
candle
cup (metal, collapsible; for boiling water)
dried food
duct tape
fire starting devices: lighter and/or magnesium flint striker and strike anywhere matches in a waterproof case (with a striker)
fire starting tinder
first aid kit:
fishing lures (3),
hooks, sinkers, and fishing line
flares
flashlight (small, LED)
GPS (Global Positioning System)
garbage bags (2, preferably 38 gallon)
hand lens (small)
map and compass marker or “surveyor’s” tape
money
multi-tool or Swiss Army–style knife (with a small saw blade)
needle and thread
parachute cord or similar rope (about 25 feet [15 m] of 1/4inch [0.6cm] cord)
pencil and notebook
protein bars
safety pins
saw (folding)
signal mirror
snare wire
solar, or “space,” blanket
SPOT satellite messenger/ EPIRB/PLB (lets you send text messages via satilite from your cell)
water purification tablets
water-purifying straw
whistle Ziploc bags (large)

the one thing I would add... as an experienced backwoods guide is "Imodium ad" Traveler's Diarrhea Stomach Flu Chronic Diarrhea... to name but a few... tend to be common... especially when your diet suddenly change from McDonald's to camp cooking...
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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You can add sanitary pads, they are more absorbent than anything in your first aid kit and they are sterile and cheap!



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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hi op

thx for the reminder
mine has been ready for at least 1yr

i have mine suited to my terrain and weather (england)
so some of ur list will be off mine

but thx for jogging my brain
i need a decent pair of all weather boots
thats the only thing i have overlooked (i got work boots steel toes) no good i no lol

any pointers sir on boots
all your advice i listen to
cheers
dave



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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You know what you really need to do DB? Expound on what is in a good first aid kit. Many of these kits you buy at wally world are next to useless. People listen to you on this topic, so for their sake I would ask you to do it. Thx.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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duct tape is a wonderful idea i have not seen mentioned before and i thank you.

toilet paper - or is that too much on the luxury side? just wondering.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by LargeFries
toilet paper - or is that too much on the luxury side? just wondering.
Can you actually carry enough to make it worthwhile? You will run out soon enough, and it would take up valuable space. Just learn to identify local plants before grabbing any old leaf



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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Use elephant ear plant for to. Or a similar suitable leaf



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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That's a pretty good list, I would add at least 2 changes of socks and underwear, also mouse or rat traps are a great addition because they make very usefull traps for samall rodents and can be used for setting trip mechanisms for larger traps.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by Nucleardiver
reply to post by DaddyBare
 


That's a pretty good list, I would add at least 2 changes of socks and underwear, also mouse or rat traps are a great addition because they make very usefull traps for samall rodents and can be used for setting trip mechanisms for larger traps.
I agree. Large rat traps take up little space and weigh next to nothing. Put 2 or three in the right spots, and you are basically guaranteed some squirrel or possum for the pot.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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Consider adding a wilderness medicine field manual to the pack. There are military survival manual recommendations floating around here, but there are also very good reference manuals provided by WMA or WMI...


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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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Here's my bug out kit, contained in a barrack box:

Snare wire
fishing hooks and line
flints and lighters (3)
carbon water filters
3' garden hose
para cord
3x6 camo tarp ( Hootchy )
Ziplock freezer bags
spork ( I hate eating with my fingers)
1 complete change of clothes
pencil
2 pack of chewing gum
Dried soup mix with dehydrated veg/chicken
1 buck knife
1 9 glock
amo

- self made first aid kit and yes it includes maxi pads


1- medical grade scissors
2- suture kit, exacto knife/scalpel kit
3- iodine
4- triangular bandages
5- splints
6- band aids
7- Penicillin
8- rubbing alcohol
9- 1 bar Ivory soap
10- 3 ounces black gun powder
11- Diazepam ( Valium )
12- Trazodone ( Sleeping pills )
13- Tylenol arthritis ( Strongest prescription free on shelf)
14- eye drops
15- Tooth paste ( Trust me....Avoid any mouth related infections)


-Tool kit
1-ajustible pliers/vise grips
2-multi purpose screw driver
3- small radio
4- set of Allen keys and torx
5- LED small flashlight
6- can opener


Some other stuff but...I have to go through it again to remember......



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:08 PM
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A great guide that I would suggest to anyone is the SAS Survival Guide. It can be bought on Amazon for around $15-$20 and IMO is extremely valuable on wild edible plants, edible insects, trapping techniques, shelter building and general survival.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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i would add back up batterys for the flashlights and gps and a solar charger

those spot messengers are cool watched a youtube video on them.

id also add a couple of coffee filters or some cheese cloth both have multiple uses



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
You know what you really need to do DB? Expound on what is in a good first aid kit. Many of these kits you buy at wally world are next to useless. People listen to you on this topic, so for their sake I would ask you to do it. Thx.


you cant even buy a decent compass at walmart serious trash gets sold there.


on another not dont cheap out on your kits once your out there i wouldnt bet my life on anything made at walmart.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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You forgot an important item: Battleaxe, just in case... You just never know, and if it's the inevitable zombie apocalypse why not have some fun?



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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On the first aid kit, here is what I have in mine:

cortizone cream
new skin
hand sanitizer
petroleum jelly
iodine
neosporin
sunblock
burn gel
tylentol
motrin
imodium ad
sting relief
ibuprofen
lib balm
splinter remover
asprin
acetominophen
gloves
band aids
q-tips
toungue depressors
4x4 non stick
feminine pads
several rolls of tape
tweezer
safety pins
butterfly closures
finger condoms
moleskin
alcohol pads
benzalkonium chloride towelette
gauze rolls
ace bandage
ice pack
heat pack
quick clot
israeli bandage
chest seal



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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I bought a pretty nice wind up AM/FM flashlight at Wal-Mart for under $20, they have a large selection to choose from and it eliminates the need for batteries.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by neo96

Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
You know what you really need to do DB? Expound on what is in a good first aid kit. Many of these kits you buy at wally world are next to useless. People listen to you on this topic, so for their sake I would ask you to do it. Thx.


you cant even buy a decent compass at walmart serious trash gets sold there.


on another not dont cheap out on your kits once your out there i wouldnt bet my life on anything made at walmart.
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That was kind of my point.
On the other hand, a crap kit built from wal-mart purchases is better than nothing. When building your BOB/Survival kit, start small and build up/upgrade as you can.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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So many options and combinations. If you have kids, add some items to keep them comfortable and feeling as secure as possible. A special blanket or stuffed animal is key as are some books/activities/crayons/paper. Don't forget the feminine hygiene products for any ladies in tow. Yes, I have tampons in my ditch bag...

I also keep a small Vargo alcohol stove in my bag. It actually burns denatured alcohol, HEET or solid fuel tablets lit the Esbit tablets. Its small, light (titanium) and works very well. I used to make these penny stoves out of soda cans but after several uses they were no longer viable. This baby will last indifinitely. I especially like the alcohol stoves because they can easily be used in a situation where you would prefer to keep you location as secretive as possible. No smoke and a barely visible flame...

www.vargooutdoors.com...

Add some other titanium goodies for cooking and your good to go.

Vargo also makes a dandy little wood stove that's small, light and very compact (foldable) It's pretty impressive from what I have seen and read. I wouldn't mind one of these in my stocking this Christmas...
www.vargooutdoors.com...

It's always nice to have redundant methods for heating and cooking.

I also like the multiwick emergency candles. You can burn from 1 to 3 wicks depending on your lighting needs. They are quite effective and have decent burn times.

To the basic first aid kit, I add a dental emergency kit, 3M wound stapling kit, blowout kit, additional packs of hemostatic gauze. (quikClot or something similar)

cheers!!!!



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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As for fire starting tinder, we use dryer lint. I know it sounds silly, but it works great and it is free! That is if you have a dryer..



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