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Pocket Survival Kit Contest Entry #1

Editor's Note: Here's the first entry in our new pocket survival kit contest. The case looks like a Pelican 1010, which I thought would be outside the size envelope in the rules (see the post prior), but I checked and the 1010 will fit inside a shirt pocket; just barely. I'm not personally a huge fan of using the 1010 for PSKs--they're a bit big, bulky and you can't boil, make char, etc. in them, but they are certainly waterproof and tough.

From Jack at Black Scout Survival:

Pelican Micro case. These are best and will protect your gear from being crushed or water. I don't like tin's very much because they can be crushed. Comes with carabiner clip to attach to you.
Standard MRE hot beverage bag. They are super strong and zip lock closed. You can toss them around and the seal wont break
6 Water purification Tablets to use with bag or water container

Spark lite firestarter/Tinder tabs. The spark lite is one hand operated if I become injured and can only use one hand. Tinder tabs are excellent fire starters and have a long burn time
7 Wind and waterproof matches. Matches are easy
Small Ferro Rod. spits awesome sparks, great for natural tinder
Fresnal Magnifying lens. a good Plan B for sunny days

Photon II LED light. Can be used to signal and illuminate. has a switch for constant on
2 Mini Glowsticks. for tactical low light illumination
Nato dry button compass I prefer the dry button compass because I travel to very cold regions and this will not freeze or leak.
Marine Safety whistle I like orange because it can easily be seen if misplaced. this particular one can be clipped to you or worn on a lanyard.
Signal mirror. To signal or assess facial or head wounds

Food gathering/Cooking:
Thompson small snare Brass wire snares do work, but can be broken. Thompson's wont break and have a locking mechanism
Fishing kit I've included 5 small hooks, 2 flies, and 1 jig (if I cannot find bait), 50 ft of 10lbs test fishing line, and assortment of small lead weights
Heavy duty aluminum foil for cooking or attempting to boil water
Cutting Implements: 
Commando wire saw w/ handles I know wire saw's have their shortcomings but for size you shouldn't be without one
Folding Razor Saw One of the best and smallest multi-cutting tools on the market. Saw and super sharp razor combined
Scalpel blade for detail work and back up blade

Medical group:
Band aids
Butterfly bandages
Alcohol swabs will ignite from spark from ferro rod, back up tinder
Miscellaneous group:
Sewing kit hotel grade...repairs and needles to remove thorns
Knot tying card to facilitate my memory
2 sheets write in the rain paper
4 ft 550 cord I keep this attached to the outside but I use this to string whistle, photon light, etc.. when photon light is strung around neck it gives you hands free illumination
10 ft nylon cord shelter building
Heavy duty sewing thread
2 Heavy duty safety pins
3 ft electrical tape wrapped around spark lite


Interested in entering the Pocket Survival Kit contest? Check out the details.
The prize mix is pretty great! First prize will receive a neo-tribal forged survival kit from Randy Church, an AR-15 Essential Parts Kit and Car Rescue Tool from Choate Machine & Tool, $50 in credit from Shelf Reliance consultant Jade Garn, a bundle of survival gear from OscarDelta & SnakeDr666, a copy of the Doom & Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook, and a $25 certificate from Paladin Press. Second prize will receive an AR-15 Essential Parts Kit and Car Rescue Tool from Choate, a bundle of survival gear from OscarDelta & SnakeDr666, as well as at least $30 worth of survival books & gear from TEOTWAWKI Blog. Third Prize will receive a Choate Car Rescue Tool and at least $20 worth of survival books & gear from TEOTWAWKI Blog.