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Good Start but Incomplete
by: Anonymous

I guess my idea of a good kit probably extends over to a "G.O.O.D. or B.O.B.", but lets face it survival is survival.

First I would change the Swiss A. K. to a Leatherman TTI, I would add a Blast Match & lighter to the magnesium along with a very small bottle of vaseline + some cotton balls. Water bottle and tin can are good, I personally like the "Snow Peak Trekcombo titanium cook set and a "Bushbuddy" stove instead of tin .

Big ole belt knife I would change to a time proven survival knife, add a Lansky Pocket sharpener, and a folding pocket survival knife like the Doug Ritter Mk I. I would nix the AXE replace with a Sawvivor plus an extra blade. The 22 is good but add a small bottle of Rem oil and a bore snake. Change the rope to 100 feet of Paracord. Change the air hon to a Jet Scream whistle. Flashlight change to a Fenix L20D add 2 extra AA batteries I favor 2 rechargeable AA batteries and a "Powerfilm AA solar charger". First Aid is good but add a "bite and sting kit" & Mercuroclear to it.

Fishing kit is good. Saw should be a "Bahco folding saw. Backpack is good but you're missing a reflective space blanket, a sportsman blanket, a compass, a few nails, safety pins, 55 gallon contractor plastic bags, 10 by 12 sheet of (3 to 5) mil plastic, a few medium wire ties, bandanna, 6 to 8 feet of 22 gauge snare wire.

I also suggest a warm hat, an emergency candle, a few tea bags, a bottle of raw Honey(doesn't go bad), a small bottle of multivitamins. A survival paperback I personally like "How to stay alive in the woods by Angier" or "Survival by Janowsky", "The Trappers Bible by Martin", The older ones seem good to me although I do have SAS by Wiseman and Wilderness Survival by Davenport, among others, it's difficult to remember details during times of stress.

I am missing a .5 liter Ghillie Kettle. Now before someone jumps all over me because of size, weigh, and cost remember this is a GOOD or BOB for God knows how long, I'm sure this weighs almost 10 pounds more and costs are very high but survival is survival, do the best you can do.

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not bad
by: Anonymous

If you're skilled enough for that stuff you could stay out for a long while, but instead of a .22 rifle, why not try a small assortment of fishing lures and line? Its lighter and more often than not you will find water, and in that water you could easily find fish. Other than that I like that pack, sounds light and as long as the first aid kit is decent you should be fine.

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lite-to better equipment
by: Anonymous

air horn to heavy, try a mirror for signaling.multi-tool instead of swiss army knife

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A Good Start
by: Jim

Looks ok, you've got the basics covered - first aid, shelter, signaling, fire, water and food (as long as you're in an area that has fish/game and you're not immobilized due to injury or weather).

A little short on the details (how much of what size/type of rope, is the first aid kit more than a Band-Aid and aspirin?) but a good survival kit is highly subjective anyway. It depends a lot on where it's going to be used, the skill/experience level of the user, and how long it's intended to sustain them for. I'd consider this a weekend kit.

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Redundancy
by: Anonymous

Thinking about what trappers and scouts use to carry in the wilderness, not a bad list. Plenty of redundancy built in. Assumable you have bullets for the 22, but I still would not throw it to the wind without bullets, many uses, splint, weapon, depending on model. And multitools are overkill and I prefer a swiss knife for comfort. I've carried the champion for years. Smaller and lighter than my Gerber.

Air horn can probably be disassembled to make a whistle using one of the knifes or axe or saw. Tin can probably be polished for a mirror if needed. Clearly, it would be a list for someone who knows how to use each piece to it's advantage. Unbraiding the rope if needed. Good list! And yeah, 14 items, maybe more. Hehe

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That's 14
by: Anonymous

You have 14 items listed. :)

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