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  • I have a small 5 inch by 4 inch by 2 inch tackle box that I want to turn into a little survival kit, any recommendations on what I should put in there

    I have a small 5 inch by 4 inch by 2 inch tackle box that I want to turn into a little survival kit, any recommendations on what I should put in there

  • #2
    A lot of it depends on where you are. Since it is a tackle box after all, we can start there. Throw in some rolled up line and a couple hooks and a lure you can use by hand(something simple like a spoon). Another important thing is anything that you "need." This would include things such as medications, inhaler, etc. Then add in the staple items like a lighter, matches, rope, and first aid kid supplies. Since paper takes up very little space you could throw in a laminated map, a printout of the plants you may encounter, pictures of knots you can tie, anything else that may be useful(laminated to make it waterproof). A little pocketknife/multitool. List of possibilities goes on and on.

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    • #3
      You could ask 10 people and get 12 different lists. I would recommend a small multitool, fishing line, hooks and/or an all-purpose lure or two (such as an in-line spinner), waterproof matches and a lighter, first-aid supplies, 550 cord, water purification tablets, maybe a fire starter of some kind (there are lots of articles about how to make them on the internet), and a compass. That's just what I can think of off the top of my head. The number of different things you could put in a survival kit is just about endless, governed only by the space available.

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      • #4
        I'm kind of a survival kit addict, or hobbyist, or whatever the medical term is. Instead of fly-tying or reloading, I while away the cabin-fever time making different kits, testing different firestarters, etc. Lately I've been having fun trying to see just what I can fit into an Altoids tin. Here's what's in the most recent one I made: Shrade Old-timer pocketknife, razor sharp; button compass; smallest-sized Bic Lighter; five homemade tinder tabs (squares of heavy waxed paper wrapped in duct tape); ten heavy-duty kitchen matches; and this nifty flat whistle I got from a business showcase (it's got the name of an insurance company on it). Taped to the inside of the tin's lid is a strip of heavy sandpaper to make sure I have a striking surface for the matches, as well as three razor blades to serve as an absolute last-ditch form of cutting instrument, in the unlikely event I lose my belt knife, pocketknife, and the pocketknife in the kit. Obviously, that little kit isn't going to save my life on an extended ordeal in the Andes, nor even the Adirondacks, but I've got firestarters, tinder, spare cutting tools, a compass, and a signalling device. To make it more of a complete kit, I could tape a folded space blanket and emergency poncho to the outside, and it would still be pocket-sized. That's one example of a small kit, anyway. Figure out what you need for your environment and plan accordingly.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Okwaho View Post
          I'm kind of a survival kit addict, or hobbyist, or whatever the medical term is. Instead of fly-tying or reloading, I while away the cabin-fever time making different kits, testing different firestarters, etc. Lately I've been having fun trying to see just what I can fit into an Altoids tin. Here's what's in the most recent one I made: Shrade Old-timer pocketknife, razor sharp; button compass; smallest-sized Bic Lighter; five homemade tinder tabs (squares of heavy waxed paper wrapped in duct tape); ten heavy-duty kitchen matches; and this nifty flat whistle I got from a business showcase (it's got the name of an insurance company on it). Taped to the inside of the tin's lid is a strip of heavy sandpaper to make sure I have a striking surface for the matches, as well as three razor blades to serve as an absolute last-ditch form of cutting instrument, in the unlikely event I lose my belt knife, pocketknife, and the pocketknife in the kit. Obviously, that little kit isn't going to save my life on an extended ordeal in the Andes, nor even the Adirondacks, but I've got firestarters, tinder, spare cutting tools, a compass, and a signalling device. To make it more of a complete kit, I could tape a folded space blanket and emergency poncho to the outside, and it would still be pocket-sized. That's one example of a small kit, anyway. Figure out what you need for your environment and plan accordingly.
          Actually, something that minimal could save your life just about anywhere, simply due to the firestarters. I don't care what anyone says, the number-one thing is always being able to get a fire started. Old-time woodsmen simply carried a good knife and a waterproof match-case.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Okwaho View Post
            I'm kind of a survival kit addict, or hobbyist, or whatever the medical term is. Instead of fly-tying or reloading, I while away the cabin-fever time making different kits, testing different firestarters, etc. Lately I've been having fun trying to see just what I can fit into an Altoids tin. Here's what's in the most recent one I made: Shrade Old-timer pocketknife, razor sharp; button compass; smallest-sized Bic Lighter; five homemade tinder tabs (squares of heavy waxed paper wrapped in duct tape); ten heavy-duty kitchen matches; and this nifty flat whistle I got from a business showcase (it's got the name of an insurance company on it). Taped to the inside of the tin's lid is a strip of heavy sandpaper to make sure I have a striking surface for the matches, as well as three razor blades to serve as an absolute last-ditch form of cutting instrument, in the unlikely event I lose my belt knife, pocketknife, and the pocketknife in the kit. Obviously, that little kit isn't going to save my life on an extended ordeal in the Andes, nor even the Adirondacks, but I've got firestarters, tinder, spare cutting tools, a compass, and a signalling device. To make it more of a complete kit, I could tape a folded space blanket and emergency poncho to the outside, and it would still be pocket-sized. That's one example of a small kit, anyway. Figure out what you need for your environment and plan accordingly.
            Glad to see you included matches, I have had Bic type lighters fail twice when I went to use them. One the flint came out and the other it got wet or something and would not spark.

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            • #7
              A bigger box

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              • #8
                All depends on the weather at the where and when you plan to survive.

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                • #9
                  Hi...!!


                  Having such a kit could be invaluable...However, for all practical cases...this 'kit' is just TOO SMALL...!!


                  I would recommend a larger kit to contain the smaller one...then you could add things like First Aid Gear, food, shelter half, etc...!!


                  And for the ultimate fire-starting method...always carry at lease one small Railroad Fusee (road flare)in your kit...!! This will start a fire under the most severe conditions...!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JM View Post
                    A lot of it depends on where you are. Since it is a tackle box after all, we can start there. Throw in some rolled up line and a couple hooks and a lure you can use by hand(something simple like a spoon). Another important thing is anything that you "need." This would include things such as medications, inhaler, etc. Then add in the staple items like a lighter, matches, rope, and first aid kid supplies. Since paper takes up very little space you could throw in a laminated map, a printout of the plants you may encounter, pictures of knots you can tie, anything else that may be useful(laminated to make it waterproof). A little pocketknife/multitool. List of possibilities goes on and on.
                    I live, hunt, trap, and fish in Minnesota

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