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Staying Alive: Survival Kits

Ready Freddy
In a survival situation, there’s no time to spare. You shouldn’t have to wonder where you put the flashlight or how many gauze pads are left in the first-aid kit. The backpack-style Ready Freddy survival kit eliminates these concerns, with labeled pouches that fit nicely inside the pack. It comes fully loaded with more than 100 items and is ideal for home or your car’s trunk. ($150; readyfreddy.com)

AMK S.O.L. 3
“S.O.L.” here means “Survive Outdoors Longer,” not the traditional—and less optimistic—meaning. Which makes sense, because this 7x6x2.5-inch kit is loaded with useful items, including a first-aid kit; survival tools (whistle, mirror, Heatsheet blanket); fire-making tools (magnesium starter, striker, tinder blocks); and repair tools (duct tape, zip ties, cordage). ($56; adventuremedicalkits.com)

UST Deluxe Survival Kit

This bare-bones kit doesn’t have a lot of bells, but it does have a whistle. It also has a signal mirror, a one-handed all-weather fire starter, two tinder blocks and a flexible chain saw blade, all stored in an air-tight case. At just a pound, there’s no good reason not to toss it in your pack. ($60 at cheaperthandirt.com; ultimatesurvival.com)

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from woodsman1970 wrote 2 years 1 week ago

I was going to make my own, but I opted to go with an M40 Double Trouble kit. It's a belt pouch kit that has everything you could ever need, including gear I hadn't even thought of.

I had put together some basic kits myself in the past and wanted to do something really comprehensive. After looking around at gear, I found this one. I was going to make something similar, but there's no way I could have assembled a kit like this for the asking price (about $85). All around, the most comprehensive kit I've ever had. Makes me feel a lot more secure whenever I trek far afield,

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from Bob Hansen wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

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Having a pre-made "survival" kit has to be better than no kit at all. Just remember what's in the kit and how to use all of the items. And don't leave it behind when you're afield.

For myself, I'd much rather put my own survival gear together. Having always lived in wilderness or near-wilderness areas, I've learned what such a kit should contain.

Research on the 'net will give the uninitiated some very good ideas as to what should be carried, depending on where you are. From there, you should be able to decide on which items you might be likely to need the most.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Hi...

Having a pre-made "survival" kit has to be better than no kit at all. Just remember what's in the kit and how to use all of the items. And don't leave it behind when you're afield.

For myself, I'd much rather put my own survival gear together. Having always lived in wilderness or near-wilderness areas, I've learned what such a kit should contain.

Research on the 'net will give the uninitiated some very good ideas as to what should be carried, depending on where you are. From there, you should be able to decide on which items you might be likely to need the most.

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from woodsman1970 wrote 2 years 1 week ago

I was going to make my own, but I opted to go with an M40 Double Trouble kit. It's a belt pouch kit that has everything you could ever need, including gear I hadn't even thought of.

I had put together some basic kits myself in the past and wanted to do something really comprehensive. After looking around at gear, I found this one. I was going to make something similar, but there's no way I could have assembled a kit like this for the asking price (about $85). All around, the most comprehensive kit I've ever had. Makes me feel a lot more secure whenever I trek far afield,

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