Multi-Functional Wrap

by PJ
(Vermont)

Press'n Seal Freezer wrap- Not only can you cut it to fit any size item or type of surface (metal, wood, paper, etc) for a vacuum tight seal. It also burns like a champ! It protects your individual kit contents and easily tears off in an emergency.

I first bought a roll of it to wrap my cotton balls soaked in vaseline. I found I could smush them down into a small disk and fit more into my film cansister that way. When it's time to use, I just fluff it up a bit and pull some cotton out of the center like a wick. No greasy finger, compact, light weight, water resistant, inexpensive, easy to find, and flammable!


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Fast cooked rice

by Jonathan Gaunt
(Bradford, West Yorkshire, England)

The Rice!

The Rice!

I am doing my expedition for my bronze award as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. When you are outside and need food quick I like to have a few packets of Uncle Ben's Express Rice. The Express Rice cooks in about 2 minutes! That’s great if you want something to eat fast.

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Glue to repair and start your fire

by Howard
(Barnsdall,OK 74002)

One of the items that I have packed away in my survival kit is a small tube of glue. It has a duel purpose which is to repair items that may become torn or broken and the other use is for starting a fire. It only takes a small amount of glue of the "Highly Flammable" type. I also packed it away in a double plastic bag.

It worked for me so thought I'd share the secret with all who may like alternatives for starting their camp fire.

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razor blades

by josh nesbit
(east texas)

Get 2 straight edge Razor blades and 2 Hooked razor blades.Then slide them into a dime or a penny sleeve or place between 2 pieces of paper then tape it up with electrical tape, voila you have razors for cordage cutting game skinning, etc. etc.

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Add a photograph to your survival kit

by Dean
(United States)

Every survival kit should include a photograph of those who mean the most to you (family, loved ones, etc) as well as one of those who you may be traveling with. It is impossible to overstate how much motivation (the will to survive) plays in successfully surviving the worst of conditions. Having a reminder of the most important people in your life can be a great aid in maintaining this all important will.

Second there is a good chance that if you are in a survival condition others in your party from whom you became separated are in a similar circumstance. If you are rescued a photo of the others is invaluable.

I am a veteran wilderness camper and paddler and a retired Air Force Lt Col with considerable formal survival training. I also teach a counter terrorist course which includes a segment on survival under captive conditions. I just found your site and enjoy it greatly.


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Not just for Safe Sex Anymore

by Todd Owen
(Denver,Co)

A few years ago I was getting ready to head out from my camp for a nice 5 mile hike. At some point one of my camp mates grabbed a few items from my gear bag, and I failed to reinspect my items until it was too late.

Needless to say I wound up using a condom from my wallet, which thankfully was NON LUBRICATED used until up with water in a stream I stumbled upon. Condoms can hold a large amount of water.

Once at my little area to rest inI boiled the water down and added some Iodine, and I was good to go. Also, condoms are great for an emergency to water proof some small items; your gps, radio, camera, just about anything...

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Reflective safety vest

by Anon
(NZ)

Reflective safety vest

Reflective safety vest




I advise that anyone intending on spending time in recreational reserves especially of the beaten track) wear some form of high visibility clothing i.e. a vest. Far too often unsuspecting trampers or hunters are killed by other hunters who do not identify their targets.

High visibility clothing = life saver

High visibility vests are also a great signaling tool.

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Rubber Bands in your Survival Fishing Kit

by Mike knight
(Fleahop, Alabama, USA)




I always carry a few rubber bands in my Survival Kit and have found them very useful when fishing. I tie my fishing line (usually use 6 lb test line...works best in clear water) to a couple of rubber bands.

I put the rubber bands over my fingers, make a fist, and then toss out the baited line. The rubber bands act much like the drag on a reel. When a fish pulls against the line the rubber bands stretch and alloy the line to give slack without breaking.

I have caught up to a 2 1/2 pound catfish with this method. I like this method because it allows me more control. I have also used rubber bands for limb lines and set lines from the back.

Get it a try..let know what you think!

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Signal mirror for your survival kit

by Sue
(United States)

Signal mirror

Signal mirror

A suggestion for Signaling for Help. A CD or DVD make a great signal mirror. I put one in my backpack and camping gear. Remember when AOL would send out free ones I just recycled them to my equipment.

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Heat in a can

Fancyheat

Fancyheat




I just found these items at a nearby store, they are used for heating food for banquets and such. They are called "Fancyheat" and they are in a tin that can be resealable and last at least 2.5 hours...

Would it be worth carrying one? It is about the size of two tuna fish cans stacked on top of one another.

I bought two to test out, they were 69 cents a piece, figured it could hurt, in a pinch they could be used to boil water and provide a little heat, and after its all used up you could use the can for something...


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