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Pocket Survival Kit Contest Entry #28

This entry comes from a young prepper gal in the 6th grade. She's off to a good start...I sure wasn't packing PSKs when I was in 6th grade. Good work!

I created my pocket survival tin to help me survive if I was on my own if a emergency situation.  With this, my iPod and my purse I think I will be able to make it though anything. LOL. I really hope to win!
Now and Later (Great name for a survival kit) candy tin with carrying handle.  It will fit in a shirt pocket, I tested it out in one of my dad's shirts.
  • fruit strip
  • sandwich bag
  • 2 coffee filters
  • maxi pad
  • tampon
  • Kleenex
  • aluminum foil
  • alcohol pad
  • band-aids
  • antibiotic ointment
  • salt and pepper
  • chapstick
  • magnify glass
  • pencil
  • nail clippers
  • rope
  • tooth picks
  • hair tie
  • heirloom seeds
  • headache pills
  • paper clip
  • Q-tips
  • nail file
  • rubber bands
  • safety pin
  • clips
  • needle
  • tread
  • matches
  • match striking board
  • gum
  • Starburst
  • whistle
  • compass
  • earplugs
  • pen
  • pocket knife
  • 11-in-one multi-tool
  • flashlight
  • water purification tablets
  • fishing line and hook
  • $10 bill
  • 2 silver nickles
  • razor blade
  • a picture of Rocky, my black lab ~ if I am missing anything my best friend will help me to get by!


  1. Picture of Rocky, vey cute!

  2. Congratulations, young lady - a VERY good kit :)

  3. Good job. I was a bit of a prepper in sixth, but I never really thought of a PSK. Good job thinking ahead!

  4. silver nickels? is there such a thing?

    1. There are - '42-45 "war nickels" are 35% silver. http://www.coinflation.com/coins/1942-1945-Silver-War-Nickel-Value.html

  5. I can't see the pocket knife on the picture, where is it ?

    I used to have PSK when I was younger, even if knives are forbidden in schools.

    1. above and to the left of the 11 in 1 tool.

  6. What a great job!! If I was picking a winner this would be it. She has most if not all bases covered. I love the addition of the picture of her dog. Great kit!

  7. PSK= pocket survival kit

  8. great job, we need more young preppers out there. You have done an excellent job with this, I know you are ready, and you are exactly the kind of inspiration more people your age need, pass it on to your close friends. again, great job and I hope you win too!!!

  9. Great job Maddie, yours is my fav!

  10. Way to go Maddie! Its hard to believe all of that could
    fit into such a small container!

  11. What a great job, Maddie! I hope you win!

  12. I hope you win!!! This is AMAZING!!!

  13. AnonymousMay 01, 2012

    Wow... Just wow. You have morale boosters, fire, tools, cordage, the works. I am very impressed. Very nice PSK indeed.
    P.S. Love the dog picture =P

  14. AnonymousMay 01, 2012

    Very nice kit, but can I ask your thought process behind the heirloom seeds?

    1. AnonymousMay 01, 2012

      heirloom seeds are those which can be grown and then the plants seeds can be replanted and grow again... they are not poisoned so they will reproduce
      I could trade them for a meal to someone because I know they would take a long time to grow & if the dollar is no good any more like my parents have talked about they will be worth a lot, like gold! ~Maddie

  15. Looks like we have a winner! You have my vote! This one has all the bases covered! Very impressive! lol--I love the starburst! Looks like a pink one too--good job, the other ones taste like barf in comparison. Nothing like a starbusrt to pick you up when zombies have taken control of the world. This isn't such a great PSK because a young person put it together--it is a great kit because it covers all the bases so well!