I wanted a small pocket sized kit that would allow a person to survive, and I mean at least have a good chance at survival under a lot of conditions. Redundancy was important to me, so my kit needed at least 2 ways to start a fire, 3 or 4 ways to adress health issues including your teeth. I think health is important because nothing is worse than a fever, or a cut that gets infected if you are in SHTF situation. I also included a couple ways to gather food, at least 2 ways to get the material to build a shelter and weapons such as spears or bows and arrows. This kit would allow a person to build a shelter, start a fire, gather food and signal for help if they so wished. I used a regular sized Altoid tin to make it small and was still able to put 32 essential items inside and close the lid. I made one of these for each of my children and one for each of my vehicles as well. I think one of the best attributes of the kit is the multi-tool and the medical aspect and redundant fire making. Can it be improved, yes definitely... and I will probably be working on that as the days pass by.
1. 21/2" surgical rubber tube
1. multi-tool- (pliers, awl, screwdrivers, file, etc...)
3. fish hooks with 6 foot of 20# test line
2. safety pins
1. large paper clip
1. magnifying lens
1. magnezium and striker steel with 18 inch lanyard
1. antibiotic cream
1.alcohol prep swab
1. pocket knife with 3 blades
1. tooth pick with floss chlorinated
1. tree saw with grips
4. tylenol tabs
3. water purification tabs brand Coghlan's
1. 3 minute tender
2. rubber bands
2. pieces of black tape
1. altoids box
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