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    my minimal emergency kit

    Hi everybody,

    I'm not here to talk about surviving, but being in the woods for a long time may be catastrophic (if the situation gets worst by climate or i don't know what else.)
    For this reason a bushcraftman has to be aware on survival skills. And this is for that reason that i made a survival kit.

    I based it on a survival french rule :
    The "C" rule : Combustion, Couvrir, Corde, Couper, Communiquer, Contenir"

    In english, approximately : Burning, shelter, rope, cut, communicate, recipient.
    Obviously they are not more "C" but it's the idea about what you need in an emergency situation.



    So let's see this kit ...

    I have :

    - aluminium foil for cooking, or something else to get on the fire.
    -water purification tablets for drinking
    -box lid is polished and can be used as a mirror
    -a condom for containing water
    -a lighter in a bicycle inner tube which is waterproof and can use as a starter.
    -a sharp cutter knife for cutting the rope, animals, clothes, little pieces of wood.
    -5 meters visible rope if i remember well
    -an emergency blanket to build a temporary shelter.

    All these items get on the sardine box which can be use to boil water. I have included wire to suspend it on the fire.

    Doesn't take so much place ...




    Any suggestions ?
    Last edited by jacob karhu; 27-10-2014 at 11:15 AM. Reason: horrible syntax mistake ...

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    Not dissimilar to military E and E survival kits or items issued in liferafts and aircrew vests.

    Dave Canterbury is one of the biggest 'popularl' exponents of the 5 'C' s of survivability these being: cutting tool, combustion device, cover, container and lastly cordage as these are the things it is hardest to get from nature without a lot of preparation
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    Couple of fish hooks n it'll be perfect!!!
    You are never too old to learn!. A SURVIVER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper View Post
    5 'C' s of survivability these being: cutting tool, combustion device, cover, container and lastly cordage
    It finally works in english too

    I just add an item, communication. I also forgot to mention a whistle around my neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midas View Post
    Couple of fish hooks n it'll be perfect!!!
    This kit isn't intended to survive for a many days. 4-5 nights maximum i mean. And your body can survive without eating, whereas it'll not without drinkable water.

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    3 minutes without air
    3 hours without shelter
    3 days without water
    3 weeks without food
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper View Post
    3 minutes without air
    3 hours without shelter
    3 days without water
    3 weeks without food
    This is why my survival plan consist of the following: A: Going home.
    Victory awaits the one, that has everything in order - luck we call it
    Defeat is an absolute consequense for the one that have neglected to do the necessary preparations - bad luck we call it
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishyFolk View Post
    This is why my survival plan consist of the following: A: Going home.
    Absolutely ! I make sure I do everything in my power to avoid needing rescue (its very embarrassing)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper View Post
    Absolutely ! I make sure I do everything in my power to avoid needing rescue (its very embarrassing)
    I dunno - could be a bit of a reunion if you were rescued locally? But possbily embarrassing in the event you didn't take any booze with you!
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    Been recued by my peers...quite an embarrassment....especially having 6 teams claim it as theirs
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