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Offline JBiorn

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your basic survival kit
« on: January 09, 2008, 03:28:00 AM »
Now, as bowhunters, we have LOTS of sharp things to keep us in cutting tools, so, I would love to see what everyone carries(or do you?)for survival---just in case.

 My kit.
30 ft of paracord wrapped around a pen
2 disposable scalpels
2 suture needles
2 buttons, 1 green, 1 black
2 10mg vials of lidocaine
2 small syringes/w needles
1 roll of duct tape
1 sheet of painters plastic(very cheap thin stuff)
6 condoms
1 boy scout compass
1 small kit of butterfly bandaids
5 large regular bandaids
1 container of iodine
2 pair of disposable surgical gloves
1 small vial of aspirin
1 bic lighter(2 is better---carry one in your kit and one in your pocket.)


 All this can roll into a bundle about the size of one of them little footballs.

 Remember, your GPS is a SECONDARY navigation system. You should always use a map and a compass as your primary nav. Good idea to pack some extra batteries for your GPS, too.


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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 03:33:00 AM »
Oh---forgot to add a 50 dollar bill. It would be damn bad to emerge from the hills next to a 7-11 and not have any money for food.

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 03:35:00 AM »
i also carry fishing line and dental floss, usfull for a lot of things.
safety pins.
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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 03:40:00 AM »
The paracord can be stripped and used for fishing line, sutures, whatever. I do like the idea of the dental floss and the safety pins. Safety pins can be used for a ton of things from fixing your clothes to a fish hook.

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 03:54:00 AM »
"Survivorman" is a good show----but he is asking to get a man killed. Its a good program, but it is tailored for TV.

 I watch him build fires there and wonder why in the world wouldn't he just carry a Bic lighter? Hundreds of fires can be built with a lighter. Save the space one would generally use for matches and pack a lighter.

 Survivorman made one of the lousiest 4-point traps I have ever seen. I really don't think he was going for a kill here(because its Discovery channel)and was just being a showman.

 This program is good to watch, but remember it is just a show and the survivor skills are there, but are edited for good programming. One should be sure he/she is prepared for an outdoor adventure.

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008, 04:03:00 AM »
Tweezers!!! Got to have them to pull them stubborn nose hairs!!!
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Offline JBiorn

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 04:04:00 AM »
Squirrel---thats a good thing! I am throwing some tweezers in my kit right now.

Offline LEOPARD

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 04:06:00 AM »
Another thing I like to have in my kit is either one of the really small maglites (I think it's called the micromag or something along those lines) or one of those key ring lights (Which can be better in a way that their battery last a lot longer than a mag) I always like to have a small torch on me, incase anything happens at night....Antihistamine tablets can also be quite important in certain situations.
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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 04:09:00 AM »
I have an idea! Lets create the ultimate kit that will roll into a package the size of a grapefruit.

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 04:24:00 AM »
Small mirror & a whistle. Don't forget, it ain't survival until you're found!
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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008, 04:40:00 AM »
Here's my kit list...

 
  • 35' paracord

Lighter
Ferro rod
30' fishing line
5 safety pins
3 small & large elastoplast
space/survival blanket
small torch
compass
6 asprin
small candle
disposeable scalpel
small mirror
rescue whistle
2 unlubed condoms
cotton wool balls
pencil
10 water purification tablets
button compass
[/list]
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Offline Adirondackman

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2008, 07:12:00 AM »
I never go in the woods without a small candle. Saved my butt about 10 years ago in the Adirondacks. I was deer hunting and it rained hard all day, temp. was just above freezing and the wind was brutal. No one in there right mind would have been hunting that far from the road. By the early afternoon I was soaked completly through all my clothes and started to experiance hypothermia. I also carry 2 bic lighters but could not get a fire started with them. Everything in the woods was soaked and the wind was blowing hard. I found a place that offered some protection from the wind. I lite the candle and started some birch bark with it and then just kept adding small pieces of wood. I finally got enough of a fire going to warm up and then hiked out in the dark. If I didn't have that small piece of candle with me I would have been in deep sh#t!
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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2008, 07:19:00 AM »
robtattoo, what are the condoms for?  (not a joke just wonderin)  
Joe
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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2008, 07:47:00 AM »
Quote
Originally posted by JoeM:
robtattoo, what are the condoms for?  (not a joke just wonderin)  
Joe
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Offline BrianP

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2008, 08:05:00 AM »
Yeah, what are the condoms for?  Both JBiorn and Robtattoo are carrying them.  Brian

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2008, 08:18:00 AM »
They are great to carry water or even taped over a sucking chest wound.  They are useful for many things.

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2008, 08:35:00 AM »
My hunting and survival pack:

20 ft of paracord on a Coleman “camping clothesline” reel
2 single edge razors
1 pack of “specialty” needles – curved and straight
1 spool of black “button and carpet” thread
1 fishing kit – line, small hooks, 2 real cork bobbers (no plastic)
1 roll of campers toilet paper (thin, no center roll)
2 kitchen garbage can bags rolled into a tight roll
1 roll of trail marking tape
2 packs of super bright trail tacks
1 Silva compass
1 Lowrance IFinder Hunt + GPS w/ spare batteries
1 Pelican flashlight – super bright, long lasting – “Firefighter” type
1 set of extra “C” batteries for the Pelican flashlight / spare bulb
1 Streamlight Stylus with green bulb
1 “Button” compass (good to have as a backup)
1 Bandaid kit – various sizes
1 “Wipe” kit – small disposable “one use packs” – alcohol prep, etc…
2 pair of disposable latex gloves
1 small vial of Bayer aspirin
1 blister pack of Benadryl allergy tablets
2 lighters
1 extra pair of contact lenses
1 pair of glasses – thankfully, the Navy gave me “gas mask glasses” which are pretty much bullet proof - those are the ones I carry with me, as they won’t get crushed.
1 pack of waterproof matches
1 Magnesium fire starter / flint
1 Snake Bite kit (has more razors, alcohol prep, and suction tool)
1 Space Blanket (the small, pocket size silver ones)
1 Hunting knife with gut hook

My friends say I carry too much – but I’ve never had a problem carrying my pack, even over long distances, and I’d rather have it and not use it, than need it and not have it, so the extra stuff stays – even on short local trips.  I’d hate to remove it for a short local trip and forget to put it back in there.

All the best,
Glenn
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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2008, 08:40:00 AM »
After reading the lists, I'm going to add Adirondackman's idea and put a small candle in my kit as well.  More "necessary" stuff.   :)
Thanks!
All the best,
Glenn
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Offline 21cenlongbowhunter

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2008, 08:45:00 AM »
.22 caliber hand gun is a must for my kit

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: your basic survival kit
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2008, 08:46:00 AM »
I always carry a spare flashlight, compass, armguard, tab, a large treble hook with 30 ft of line(to retrieve the stuff I drop out my tree stand) and lots of TP.

The hook has been dipped in Plasti-dip so it is not sharp. I have retrieved hats, gloves, hand warmer muffs, arrows and even my bow one time with it.

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