This one fits into the inside pocket of the pouch I always have on my belt, along with an LED flashlight, A Gerber multitool, a stainless Kobalt-brand 'snap-off' utility knife, a plastic spork, a disposable butane lighter, some bank-line and a non-climbing-rated snap-link. This goes with me everywhere - to work-meetings in a suit, to the grocery store, camping/fishing/hunting.
I never leave home with it (and the stuff in my wallet, and on my keychain, my folding knife (a Spyderco Resilience ) and my phone).
This isn't intended as a Bug-Out or TEOTWAKI kit, but rather, for having the supplies at hand for dealing with everyday annoyances and emergencies.
An Altoids tin, with 2 layers of duck tape on top, bottom and side, both as extra tape, and to prevent accidental top-disconnection. Held shut with a covered hair rubber band (yes, I'm an old computer-guy with long hair) and 2 wide 'broccoli-bunch' rubber bands.
2 8" cable ties
approx. 10' braided mason twine, in a 'survival bracelet' braid to save space
1 small graphite pencil, wrapped with about 2 feet of duck tape and 2-3 feet of PVC tape
approx. 18" annealed copper wire, coiled (instant hose clamp, if nothing else)
1 P-38 can opener, with another 8' or so of braided mason twine braid attached
1 #11 X-Acto knife blade, sheathed with PVC tape
1 #10 sterile scalpel blade (sealed in package)
2 adhesive first aid strip bandages
2 adhesive butterly bandages
1 packet "Celox" blood coagulant (supposedly safer than QuikClot)
1 unlubed condom (water container or pressure wrapper or first aid safety barrier)
small zip-bag with 2 aspirin, 2 ibuprofen, 1 "pink stomach distress" tablet
3 sealed allergy decongestant tablets (I have respiratory allergies)
1 fairly-large sewing needle, wrapped with approx 12" waxed dental floss
assorted large and small steel paperclips (thin stiff wire has a lot of uses)
5 safety pins (ever rip your pants?)
1 fine "eyeglasses" screwdriver (from a Dollar Store eyeglass repair kit)
small zip bag of eyeglass screws (from a Dollar Store eyeglass repair kit)
1 small plastic magnifying lens, cut down (from a Dollar Store eyeglass repair kit)
1 1" stainless 'chain-repair-connector' link (threaded type)
1 alcohol prep-swab
1 packet "WetFire" brand dry tinder
1 packet "Pork Flavor" instant broth (from a Maruchan brand Ramen package - my fave)
|Wyzyrd's belt pouch.|
Things I am still trying to cram in successfully:
1) monofilament or braided 'spiderwire' fishing line, sinkers, hooks, at least 1 prepared lure
2) at least 1 wood spring clothespin (dry a sock, hang a note, split for dry kindling, a steel spring)
3) a larger sterile gauze dressing
4) an 'extra' firesteel (1 on keychain)
5) "extra-extra" house and car keys (1 set in wallet)
7) a waterproof sealing method
8) I have some thin 'bungee' shock cord from a broken tent-pole. I may replace
one of the rubber bands.
Not my only kit, but it gets a lot of use, at least once a week, because it is always 'right there'.
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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.