Here´s one of my compact, pocket-sized kits I created since mid-2010. This one is from a category that I called “first approach”, named that way because is not a comprehensive survival kit keeping doubled or tripled tools for every task you can do in the wilderness, but a simple aid that holds essential items you can use when you end in an emergency situation and/or whenever all other parts of the equipment have been stolen, lost, or out of order.
So, I call this kit the “Wrist-Aid”.
It is an assembly of simple and “macgyverized” things for our survival purpose, all in an appropriate contrasting black/orange emergency colors:
For the container, a little wrist purse, zipper enclosing (9 cms. x 7.5 cms.).
For the bracelet, 7 meters of paracord (3.5mtrs. black, 3.5mtrs. orange) and a black/orange whistle clip.
The contents of the little purse are:
1 Fenix E01 compact led lamp assures light and signaling
2 1” aprox. little brickets of fatwood, performs very well as a firestarter in nasty weather conditions
4 Windproof/waterproof matches
1 Match striker
1 Emergency signaling mini guide
1 Mini fire steel in a hollowed paracord clad, works as a sheath for it and holds a little x-acto knife, for cuttiing tasks and/or scratching fire steel
Now the thinking behind this kit:
As I early pointed, and as the name of the kit says, this is an AID, not a backup for a complete equipment, I have around 20 years now doing outdoor activities and this is kind of an evolution in my equipment, as many friends say to me, “the most you know, the less you carry”, so, this kit opens a huge space for our most important piece of equipment, which is our knowledge in survival/camping techniques.
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