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Survival Kits - whats in yours?
    #4200120 - 05/20/05 04:50 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I keep this kit with me when backpacking for general survival, repair and first aid, in addition to my standard first aid kit which is separate from this.

contents:
- splinter remover
- led light
- leatherman micra
- micropur tablets
- compressed sponge
- babymilk bags (for water)
- whistle
- stormproof matches
- mini lighter
- small candle
- safety pins
- compass
- 2 scalpel blades
- 2 straight razors
- bandaids
- butterfly sutures
- triple antibiotic packs
- alcohol prep pads
- duct tape 5' (rolled on itself)
- sewing needles (straight and curved)
- nylon thread or floss
- tinder quik
- magnifying lens
- 20' fishing line
- hooks with leaders, fly
- 4 sheets aluminum foil 12" square folded(cooking, cups etc)
- pen cartridge and small pad

All the tiny and sharp objects go into a small altoids tin
The tin and everything else go into a small waterproof pouch.

I based my kit on this one


The contents of which are slightly different

1. rite in the rain paper 2. ink pen refill cartridge (waterproof ink)
3. splinter remover 4. sunglasses
5. Compressed sponge 6. Leatherman Micra
7. Gerber Ridge Knife 8. Gerber Babymilk bags
9. Katadyn Micropur Tablets 10. Aquatabs
11. Signal Mirror 12. Whistle
13. bandaids 14. butterfly sutures
15. scalpel blade 16. alcohol prep pads
17. triple antibiotic 18. P38
19. NATO Compass 20. Safety Pins
21. LED light 22. Straight razors
23. relight candle 24. sewing needles
25. duct tape 26. sewing needles (curved)
27. Thread 28. Tinder Quik
29. Spark Lite 30. Micro Lenser LED
31. Mini Bic
32. Mix of hurricane and NATO wind/waterproof matches, as well as some relight candle wicks
33. hooks with leaders, fishing fly
34. mini altoids tin (holds a great deal of the small loose items, used to hold 2 wire saws)
35. fresnel magnifying lens 36. ranger band
37. cardboard spacer 38. pocket chainsaw


Edited by Shroomism (08/27/05 04:26 AM)


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Re: All-purpose survival kit [Re: Shroomism]
    #4201164 - 05/20/05 09:18 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Don't forget an emergency blanket


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Re: All-purpose survival kit [Re: Shroomism]
    #4568621 - 08/23/05 12:08 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

1 oz fine marijuanna


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: Shroomism]
    #4598545 - 08/30/05 11:41 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Survival Kits - whats in yours?






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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: 40oz]
    #4598550 - 08/30/05 11:52 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: Shroomism]
    #4602353 - 08/31/05 04:48 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

:laugh:!


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: Shroomism]
    #4605594 - 08/31/05 10:25 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Looks like you got a pretty good kit there. Two things to think about adding/updating that I've found useful are..

1- The thread you carry in your kit should be extremely durable in case you need to sew up something that will take a lot of weight. For this purpose I have found that "upholstery thread" is amazing stuff. It is nearly impossible to break. You have to cut it. I have sewn up backpack straps with this stuff and carried a full pack without breaking the stitch.

2- In your first-aid supplies you will find "moleskin" to be invaluable if you need it. If you have a foot that blisters badly (for whatever reason) it can cripple you and make walking almost unbearable. Band-aids just don't quite help in cases of bad blisters, but moleskin will save the day. Trust me on this one, I learned it the hard way!


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #4605720 - 08/31/05 10:46 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

You are right on that one sir! I carry moleskin in my normal first aid kit.
But apparently now there is something even better than moleskin that thru-hikers swear on.. it's called 2nd skin. - http://www.spenco.com/prod_2ndskin_blisterpads.html
Apparently it holds up a lot longer than moleskin (one will stay on for a week or more even on wet saturated skin and socks), and you can't even feel the blister once it is on.
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Spenco 2nd Skin is a hydrogel sheet, consisting of cross-linked polyethylene oxide, and containing 96% water, supported upon a net of low density polyethylene, which provides strength. The gel, which is capable of absorbing approximately its own weight of wound exudate, is permeable to water vapour and oxygen, but impermeable to water and bacteria. The dressing provides a moist environment upon the surface of the wound and provided that it is not allowed to dry out, the dressing will not adhere to the underlying tissue upon removal.




I actually carry two kinds of thread. One is a heavy duty nylon thread. The other is dental floss. I read about people using dental floss as a thread substitute: 1- because it is stronger than most thread, 2- waxed floss threads easier. So I had to give it try.. I tested it by sewing together a cheap old backpack that had been basically torn to shreds. (Double-stitched). I filled it with as much weight as possible (about 50 lbs) and shook it around, flung it into the air, etc. That shit wasn't going anywhere. I tried to rip it apart but the fabric tore first.. lol. I had to cut the floss to get it unstitched.


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: Shroomism]
    #4615549 - 09/03/05 07:47 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)





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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: 40oz]
    #4615914 - 09/03/05 12:02 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Titanium Spork = k3y


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: Shroomism]
    #4649981 - 09/12/05 01:49 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

ahhh the moleskin vs 2nd skin debate. Well as I sit here I am healing up from blisters on both feel toes and heels. I am defying all logic on this topic as no one has been able to give me great advice.

I pretreated my feet for our last trip, and put the moleskin on just right with lots of tape and stuff. My feet sweat so the moleskin starts in one place and moves to somewhere else, like the bottom of my fee or top. It actually caused me to have one blister. I have been having blister trouble every time I go out recently, especially when going UP hill.

I also carry 2nd skin, but have to use some type of bandage to keep it on. The 2nd skin is great but it is just jelly and doesn't stick on its own, you need to have something over it to keep it moist and in place.

I have found one thing that has helped the most, they are either Spenco brand (which is the maker of 2nd skin) or Band Aid brand have these blister pads, they are 2nd skin like stuff but with the bandage all in one. I left mine on for over a week and it stayed in place, it fills in your blister hole and heals you right up.

Have fun and peace on your adventure Shroomism!


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: annielicious]
    #4651077 - 09/12/05 05:58 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

a fat sack

my neph likes to take some earplugs also, in case its windy/stormy or whatever, and you need to sleep. personally i feel kinda claustrophobic with them


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: oDin]
    #4901136 - 11/06/05 07:10 PM (11 years, 1 month ago)

spermacyde, astro glyde, a conversion van, propane, blankets, mama, me, the dog, a disco ball & cd's, food & beer & weed, all kinds of shizzy stuff that runs on 12 volts, power inverter for the rest of her shit, asprin, ibuprofin, benidyrl, valium, viagra, tent, bedding, flashlights, lanterns, gas, trioxyn, antibiotics, dog food.


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: A3eyedfish]
    #4992016 - 11/28/05 11:13 PM (11 years, 9 days ago)

My survival kit looks very much like yours. Mine is divided into small components

1 Water treatment
2 Fire making
3 first aid
4 repair
5 fishing/trap/snare making materials
6 signaling


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Re: Survival Kits - whats in yours? [Re: A3eyedfish]
    #4995740 - 11/29/05 09:16 PM (11 years, 8 days ago)

i dont know if thats a survival kits from my perspective but damnnnnnnnnnnn girl you know how to party. rock on


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