The Ultimate Survival Kit
If you're looking for a serious survival kit, then look no further. The team here at Survival Gear BSO has hand-picked these top notch items to build a survival kit that covers the 9 of the 10 C's of survival, along with water filtration, has a few comfort items, and will stand up to the test of time.
The Mora Garberg stainless steel knife boasts a full tang, Scandinavian grind, heavy-duty 3.2mm thick 14C28N Sandvik Steel blade purposefully designed for bushcraft. Mora made both the pommel and the blade spine, fire-steel ready. The sheath is a Multi Mount.
- Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
- Blade Length: 4.3" (109 mm)
- Total Length: 9" (229 mm)
- Net Weight: 9.6 oz. (272 g)
Also in the cutting tools, we have the 14" German Style Hatchet by the Italy-based company Prandi. Founded in 1969, these guys haven't been around as long as Hults Bruk, dating back to 1697, but in 52 years of forging axes and hatchets the Prandi brand is one of the more well-known and highly trusted brands on the market. Beautifully forged with a hickory handle.
We've covered your ass with a number of combustion sources in this kit. We've got the UST Tekfire Lighter - USB rechargeable with built-in lithium-ion battery and battery indicator light. There's a 10 second time out safety feature and the lighter requires no butane fuel or adjustments for altitude. Includes ParaTinder wrist lanyard (3ft all-purpose paracord with single tinder thread).
The kit has a pack of UCO Stormproof Survival Matches. Package of 25 matches. 2 3/4" overall. Windproof, waterproof and stormproof. Easy to light and stays lit, even after being submerged. Burns up to 15 seconds. Combine these matches with a box of UST Fire Stix for a fail-proof fire with12 all-purpose fire starter tinder sticks. Quick and convenient and ignites instantly with flame or sparks. Will ignite even when wet.
Lastly, we've got the Black Beard Fire Starter and a monster Ferro Rod. Black Beard developed a hand crafted a fully dried material that is both waterproof, windproof, and convenient in size and weight! No expiration date when opened or unopened! This is a fully dried and braided cotton rope and infuse it with their special blend of odorless, non toxic waxes and oils. Cut off a piece, fray it, and strike the 6"x1/2" ferro rod that comes in the kit and you've got flame all night long.
The SnugPak Patrol Poncho is has a pack size of 3.5" x 8", and weighs only 14 oz. This Coyote Tan waterproof poncho is to be worn over the user as well as the user's backpack and is generously cut design can allow one to use as an emergency Bivvi if needed. Also has an adjustable hood and Velcro map pocket.
You're also covered with the SnugPak Jungle Bag. Light weight and made of Travelsoft insulation to keep you comfortable, SnugPak has added a roll away mosquito net which can be zipped over the face, sealing the sleeping bag from all manner of biting insects. Packing up to the size of a coconut, you'll find the features to be tactful in such a small sleeping bag:
You're set with the Pathfinder Canteen Cook Set. Size is 5" x 3.5" x 8.25" and 304 stainless steel construction that includes a 39oz wide-mouth canteen; 25oz nesting cup; nesting stove; and ABS cup lid with stainless steel insert and silicone ring seal. It's even got an awesome OD green nylon MOLLE compatible sleeve with support strap so you don't lose your cook set should it be strapped to the outside of your pack.
It's no doubt that 550 lb. 7-strand mil-spec paracord is an absolute staple of anyone's pack. With 100-ft of this OD green paracord and a roll of duct - also included in the kit - you just might be able to build yourself a small house.
The shemagh is one of the most under utilized survival tools. Aside from protecting your head and neck from the elements, they can be used to filter water, create a sling, medical purposes, and because it is made of 100% cotton it could be used to make char cloth if necessary. Measures 42" x 42".
As mentioned above, we've added a roll of Duct Tape because you know the old say - "If you can't Duct it, F*** it!" Seriously, though, with too many uses to even name this stuff is a must-have for any survival kit.
Ndur provides you with a liquid filled, triple sighting system consisting of a sighting line on the mirror, sighting points in the baseplate, and sighting notch on the top of the mirror. All three elements work collectively to establish decisive direction for both short and long distances. Also features: five scales, magnifier, rotating rings, index lines, orienting lines, and lanyard.
A headlamp allows the user to have both hands free for more important tasks. You'll find Princeton Tec headlamps on the brows of rock climbers and campers to sled mushers, utility workers, global peacekeepers and emergency SAR teams all over the world. The Sync model is renowned for its single arm bracket and dial interface. Runs on 3 AAA batteries (included).
We've replaced the 10th C - Cloth Sail Needle - with a water filtration device from Sawyer Direct. The Sawyer Mini is small, extremely lightweight, and is rated for 100,000 gallons of drinking water. This little guy weighs 2 oz., attaches to the included drinking pouch, standard disposable water bottles; hydration packs, or use the straw to drink directly from your water source. The filter removes 99.99999% of all bacteria (like salmonella) as well as other harmful bacteria which causes cholera, and E. coli, and 99.9999% of all protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium. These removal rates equal or exceed other filter options. EPA guidelines allow ten times more protozoa left in the water than Sawyer filters allow.
Your new Ultimate Survival Kit has a few comfort items as well. You'll find a hand held solar charger with a small backup flashlight feature. Very lightweight and can be carabinered on to your pack to charge while you're hiking. There's a small emergency fishing kit with a hand reel, some sinkers, hooks & lures. Basic first aid was certainly not overlooked - a small, waterproof plastic First Aid box carries a few basic essentials for run-of-the-mill bumps, cuts, and bruises. And last, but not least, you've got a brand new watch! This paracord-based survival watch is 10" overall and features a fire starter, emergency whistle, thermometer, compass, 12 foot long (4mm) paracord band. Band circumference: 9". Overall width: 1.75".
Throw all of this gear in the OD green 35 Liter MOLLE tactical pack with a cool Survival Gear: Bushcraft & Survival Outfitters logo patch on the front, and you're prepared for the next adventure that Mother Nature throws in lap!