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You should always carry a knife, matches in a waterproof container, a compass, and a few band-aids. These items are normally enough under normal circumstances. However, in order to live up to our motto: "Be Prepared", you should carry a personal survival kit every time you go into the wilderness.

Here are some ideas that you might consider having in your personal kit:

bulletWaterproofed matches
bullet50 yards or meters of 25 lb test fishing line
bullet10 fish hooks of various sizes
bullet2 small fishing lures
bulletPencil and small notebook
bullet5 yards or meters of snare wire.
bulletWater purifying tablets
bullet2 folded 10 yard or meter strips of tinfoil
bulletWhistle
bullet50 feet or meters of parachute cord
bulletRoll of surgical adhesive tape.
bullet10 band-aids
bulletRoll of dental floss (to be used for making shelters)
bulletCompass
bullet25 extra strength Tylenol (with permission of you parents)
bullet4 bouillon cubes
bullet10 hard glucose candies
bullet10 Teabags
bulletSmall penknife

These items should be packed into a small tin can (which can be used as a pot to boil water), and sealed with duct tape. The emergency kit should then be placed in the bottom of your backpack and left there.

An alternative method is to carry these items in a backpacking or "fishing" vest so that they are always with you in case you are separated from your backpack.

See Also:

Recommendations For Personal Survival Kits

Pocket Survival Equipment

5 Major Functions of Emergency Preparedness Kits

The Traditional Handbook

 

 

   

 

 


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