My surival kit setup

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Here is my survival kit build. I used a maxpedition EDC fatty kit as a base. I like the fact that both sides of the pouch organize items in different orientations. I incorporated many of the full size items that I use on my outings. I much prefer this to the mini survival kits that I used to have... I hope that you find it useful.
Contents:
Tools: -Enzo necker scandi -Leatherman blast -Diamond hone
Fire: -Light my fire scout -UCO stormproof matches -Mini Bic lighter -Tinder quick -Magnesium rod -Fatwood Water: -Aquablu filter -Mylar bag -Aquamira tablets
Repair: -Duct tape
Cordage: -Type I paracord -Brass wire
Light: -Black diamind headlamp -No name aaa flashlight
Cover -SOL survival blanket

 
Those bags are handy. I've got a similar one. I've managed to squeeze in an awl and waxed thread, duckt tape, first aid kit w a few bandages, gauze, Tylenol 3s, polysporin. Toothpaste and tooth brush as well
 
Thank You for this..:thumbsup: I picked up a Max Fatty a while back but never got around to filling it.. You gave me some REALLY good info..:D
John
 
Thank You for this..:thumbsup: I picked up a Max Fatty a while back but never got around to filling it.. You gave me some REALLY good info..:D
John

I got most of my ideas reading forums and watching vids. Nice to see that my vid could be of use to someone
 
Looks like a great set up for something you might just carry when you have little else. Something to be said for the inexpensive AAA flashlights you can buy these days. Buy good ones and leave them lie around awhile unused and you discover the batteries leaked and the flashlight is ruined.
 
Looks like a great set up for something you might just carry when you have little else. Something to be said for the inexpensive AAA flashlights you can buy these days. Buy good ones and leave them lie around awhile unused and you discover the batteries leaked and the flashlight is ruined.

I have unfortunately lost a few flashlights this way...
 
I've switched to all rechargeable NiMh, or lithium primaries, got a couple D and C lights around but don't currently have any batteries for them, they just don't last, or get used.
As far as the fatty goes, its really just a smaller version of what I carry in my Ribz pack, and don't need to then replicate in whatever the main bag for the day is. Because its a mostly daily use thing, there are a few more things that get carried, like sunblock, sunglasses, clear safety glasses, basic first aid, but the idea is to always have at least the basics. I don't carry water re-supply because its not a factor for me, but if on a bigger hike I will because in the heat here, a lot of water can be important. Just around work, even though its semi wooded, help is always easy to get to, but those first critical minutes can really matter.
 
I’ll have to take a look at that ribz pack

I've switched to all rechargeable NiMh, or lithium primaries, got a couple D and C lights around but don't currently have any batteries for them, they just don't last, or get used.
As far as the fatty goes, its really just a smaller version of what I carry in my Ribz pack, and don't need to then replicate in whatever the main bag for the day is. Because its a mostly daily use thing, there are a few more things that get carried, like sunblock, sunglasses, clear safety glasses, basic first aid, but the idea is to always have at least the basics. I don't carry water re-supply because its not a factor for me, but if on a bigger hike I will because in the heat here, a lot of water can be important. Just around work, even though its semi wooded, help is always easy to get to, but those first critical minutes can really matter.
 
It does get hot sometimes, but better than wearing a pack all the time. I like it because I can wear it open, and under a backpack, and the backpack is always dumpable. So far I've run one every day at work, in a harness, walking, (paddling it goes in a drybag). Really the only other time it comes off besides paddling, is if I'm actually climbing the wall. If its a tree, it'll stay on.
The honest truth is I forget stuff. I leave things behind, so if they have a home where they always live, I have them with me. If not I've left it behind me somewhere. I hyper-organize so I don't forget things. (might be an illness at this point)
 
Without making the kit too large, you should add a signal mirror and a whistle. I suggest Fox 40 and Vector1 mirror or Starflash mirror.
 
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