right much dental floss, can be used for sundry jobs
Other things that you need to care for your teeth
Since my chemistry teacher in high school told us that most toothpastes CAUSE decay, I have never since then used any of it. Moreover, fluoride (hydrofluorosilicic acid) is a very harmful substance that can eat through metal and concrete, like the blood of the critter in the moving picture "Alien".
Extra anal tissue. Also keep old newspapers and telephone directories for emergencies (Hint: if you need to use old newspaper, crinkle it up and straighten it out several times first -- it's much softer!)
Menstrual needs - (Use washable cloth pads)
Diapers. (Use washable cloth) Older kids can go bare bottom when necessary. Indians used moss and grass when necessary.
4. Shelter (blankets, tent, sleeping bag, or somethin similar)
Tents - to explore the world of tents, click on the image on your right hand.
1. Heavy-duty helmet
3. Mars bar
For A Few Days --
What things do HUNTERS, BACKPACKERS, & RAFTERS
Need to carry in their Survival Kit?
The more you know, the less gear you must bear! A long distance bugout bag (BOB), for travelling far, should weigh less than thirty pounds, for someone of middle strength and endurance. Just keep travelling, drink enough water to stay bewatered, and eat only enough to enable you to move onward.
I attend to my survival kit monthly, to insure the good state of each item of gear therein.
Whenever I hunt, I have toilet paper.
Most Basic Level --
blanket, poncho, and a knife
How far will you be, from hubs of folks?
Our best tool for survival is our own knowledge, and practicing our skills.
There are 3 considerations, for making fire -- matches or source of flame, tinder, and knowhow. Having a kit is a beginning, but being able to use the kit takes practice aforehand.
In Mine. This is a basic kit. PRACTICE must be added, practice in using the items. Have 2 kits, one never gets opened, and the other one for practicing. That is the recommendation of Maharaj Ji, never touch the survival kit.
Water and iodine tablets. Of course you gonna wanna bear water in your wagon, and some on your person.
The better you know your skills at findin and purefyin water, the less, of it, that you will need to bear.
When you click the image, on your right hand, you will discover lightweight gear and treatments for your needs in the field.
If you use plastic bottles, be sure that they are PETE or PET, or else there is, or could be, contamination from the bottle itself. Usually the type of plastic is embossed on the botham of the bottle.
Try to get intel on the whereabouts whereto you will be goin, to know what the sources there, of water, might be, and to what extent contaminated.
Farther you are into the wilds, more water you will be safe in bearin with you.
Waterproof matches. Either carry tinder, or know how to find and make tinder where you will be travellin. Practice makin fire on wet days. Check out a selection of different waterproof matches by clickin on the picture on your right.
Whistle - if you would have been cut off from transportation, and you become aware that possible help is near to you, then a whistle will tell, to them, your whereabouts better, than would your voice.
Technical Med Kit
Chemical socks and hand warmers
Army Parachute cord
First thing would keep obedience to King James Bible you can never go wrong.
water resistant matches or and windproof lighter
small light extra batteries
for a big favorite extra gun or small pistol
there are so many items but rember if hiking you can't carry a lot.
Food, water, weapons, means for making fire.
I would need water, lots & lots of water.
GPS with extra additional batteries
LED head lamp
I like to use the Military Survical Manual as a reference. It is not a book that you can carry arround, but it is pretty useful and enjoyable reading.
A great reference is FM 21-76. It is the military Survival manual. Not something you can pack when you're on foot, but it's a great reference and kind of fun to read. It has improved a lot since my first copy. I teach my son a few things out of the manual each time we go camping. He thinks we're just doing cool "outdoor" things.
Good first aid kits that are light and complete for the non-medical person are Adventure Medical Kits -- google them -- many variations to fit your needs.
#1...always...some way of making fire..... I have a magnesium bar with a flint striker. I also have a Zippo and a Bic lighter.
#2. A multi-purpose Victorex Swiss Army knife. Do not buy a cheap copy. The bigger the better. You never know what kind of tool you will need.
#3. Something that can be used as a tourniquet. If you have to ask then you should not be in the woods.
#4. A compass and a good set of maps for the area where I am going. Screw a GPS unit. That only tells you where you are and not what is between that and where you want to go. Also the batteries run out at the worst time.
t#5. A cell phone and/or 5 watt hand held Walkie talkie. It is much easier to call for help than to walk for it.
#6. A good first aid kit. 1-2 POUNDS of stuff.... Consider spending the extra money and get some HEMCON packs to stop serious bleeding.
Lastly, a damn good hand gun and ammo. Right now, I carry a Ruger Alaskan with 45 Colt in 1,2, 6, and 454 Casull in 3, 4, 5. The Colts are for dangerous primates and the Casulls are for unfriendly bears.
What should I have in a bag for backpacking/survival in woods by a river?
My buddies and I are goin on a floatin trip on the river but we stop and hike through the woods and camp at night.
Dependin on the climate of your outin here is my list
Compact sleeping bag
Backpack and small day pack
warm gloves and lightweight gloves
flashlight and extra batteries
watter bottles (3-2 1 liter bottles)
Nylon, Polyster, wool clothing (NO COTTON)
personal first aid kit (minor scrapes)
rain gear (poncho or heavier)
Pillow (small camp pillow)
spork and bowl
Survivor man is a pussy. All scripted situations. Camera crews if he gets into trouble. Survivor is a joke. Notice the candy wrappers. I did USAF survival training and boy did that deer taste good. (beat it to death with a stick!)
You can survive with out food and water for a couple of days, but if the weather is questionable then you cannot survive without shelter. I would pack an emergency blanket and tools to use in building a shelter.
I have a first aid kit, small axe, military shovel, blanket (in a ziplock bag) rain poncho, Swiss Army knofe and Leatherman
I mostly hunt in Wisconsin, Illinois, and South East Alaska.
I carry my survival gear in various places, around my neck, pockets and in a bag. But what's in the bag pretty much stays the same no matter where I am, I might remove or add different items depending on place.
If I am at a place where I can't see my car, I'll take these items:
Around my neck:
On me or in pockets:
Toilet paper (also used to start a fire)
A Candle (simpler to hold than a lighter)
A Knife kit
A smallspace blanket
A full-sized space blanket
It seems heavy, but only weighs around ten pounds.
Mostly I hunt from treestands, miles or at least hundreds of yards away from people. If I happen to fall from the stand, I want to have the necessary items on me, just in case I break a limb.
Wire for snares
Water purifying tablets
Flint & Steel
In Alaska, I hunted on the islands. If it rained or looked like it would, I made sure to take a road flare, if I had to signal a boat from the shore. I also could use it to start a fire with wet wood.
Alaska has an exremely mountainous terrain, while Wisconsin and Illionois have a thick undergrowth, but the hills are smaller or flatter. I mainly hunt deer, nd have held on to everything all day without trouble. Drinking the water throughout the day lessens the weight.
I hunt in the day and return in the dark. A GPS and medical tape are absolutely necessary.
I use a small pack with large bladder that I keep in my GPS and batteries, food, coldpacks, shells, tape, camera, keys, bags, wetnaps, paper towels, and rope in without it feeling too heavy. The bag is designed to distribute the weight around your chest, waist, and houlders and things do not move around too much.
For food, I get chicken breasts in barbecue sauce packaged in foil from the local grocery store. If you can check out an Indian grocery store, you might be able to pick up more food in foil packages, the only downside for me is that it is mostly vegetarian.
its a matter of preference i prefer to keep it small a magnesium bar, knife, chocolate bar, and some 550 cord natures got the rest. but take what u prefer maybe a flashlight or a wire saw. if u go on-line us should be able to find a pilot or sas survival tin witch has all kinds of retarded things and its only as big as a sardine can (u can use the can for cooking 2) a map would also behoove u
Insect repellent wipes
Fishing Line and hooks
Most of the things are interchangeable so they can be used for a variety of things. You can always add or subtract, but when hiking, camping or canoeing (like we do) we ALWAYS carry this kit. It's lightweight and easy to carry. We usually double bag and put a tennis ball in just in case it goes over the side of the canoe. Then it floats!!
My Kit includes:
Two self-made fire starters
AAA maglite and extra batteries
Emergency Mylar Blanket
100& DEET (in summer)
If you pack it all the right way, it will fit into a one quart Nalgene bottle, but I store mine in a little nylon pouch.
I put toilet paper in a ziploc bag, but I do not think it's necessary for survival
I usually pack more than this based on where and when I'm goin somewhere, but these are the basics. My survival kit can go from my day to multi day pack, and then my ski pack and my car.
But what do you think would be essential? Depends upon where you are / climate, what kind of threats
a gallon of icecream and a tv
- Bottle of Water
- Fire Lighters
- First Aid Kit
- Mobile Phone
and depending on how long your planning on going, some tinned food (e.g soup, if so, take a thermal flask)
-multi tool or steel swiss army knife(steel would be best)
- steel serrated edged knife
- warm clothes
- flint rock
- water-proof matches
- dehydrated food
3. Ammo obviously
4. A machete or other medium length meele weapon.
5. Food, canned so it lasts longer
6. A companion or you'll go nuts. Preferably opposite sex (bow chicka wow wow)
7. Means of transportation, ideally a tank.
12-hour light stick
Energy food bars/Freeze Dried Food
First aid kit
Insect repellant/Insect sting relief
Multi-function tool w/fork, spoon & knife
Poison oak relief cream
Swiss army style knife
Water filter device & water purification tablets
Waterproof matches/flint & steel fire starter
A pocket size fishing kit w/line, hooks, weights & bobbers
Orange Trash Bag or Space Blanket- roof for shelter
Matches, lighter, magnesium,any other fire starter- fire
Rope or twine- to help with shelterbuilding
Fish Line and Fish Hooks-to get fish for food
Tin Can- boiling water
You will need a backpack or fanny pack with the typical survival items inside, including material to build a fire: matches that are water-proof, a lighter, or a kit with fire starting materials. A fire will warm you, let you call for aid, boil water that needs to be decontaminated, and for drinking and cooking.
Braided nylon rope (25 feet)
Matches (2 boxes)
Poncho (bright orange to attract attention)
Candle (wrapped in aluminum foil)
Paper and pencil
Fishing line, hooks, split shot leads
Money (2 nickels, 2 dimes, 2 quarters, $20 bill: helpful for making phone call or paying for gas if broken down along highway)
Garbage Bags (2 large size bags)
Bright orange surveyor's tape
Dental floss (It's strong and useful as thread for sewing, or a fishing line or for lashing branches for improvised shelters.)
Wire (baling wire)
MRE's or Mountain House food
Along with fire, you have to build a shelter for protection. Shelter can be constructed from some trash bags, items in the wood, or a painter's tarp that is plastic. Lean-to shelters are good when constructed from some branches, sticks, trash bags, and tarp.
Another helpful thing to take with you is string. You can use it to bind branches and construct a shelter. A fishing pole can be made with string placed at a stick's end. Also, build a snare, and try to catch dinner. Jute or sisal is a tough, but light string that is cheap and readily available in hardware stores.
Also helpful, a multi-use tool or a knife. You can find sticks anywhere, but branches from Evergreen or Cedar trees are useful in constructing a shelter. Use a knife that is sharp to sharpen some sticks as support for your shelter or fishing.
Many pocket tools contain a knife blade. These are good, but a sharper, and lengthier blade is better in situations for survival. A single shaft steel knife, that is six inches will allow cutting of bigger pieces.Things like pliers, silverware and can openers also come with pocket tools.
Food and water are the next necessary things that are needed for survival.
Obtaining food in the wilderness is a seasonal affair. It is easier to find berries during spring, during summer months, nuts and fruits, but during the winter months, it is harder to find these.
Unfamiliarity with what is edible could possibly leave you with food poisoning. Get yourself a information about plants like Sunshine Brewer's "Coast to Coast Survival Plants", to make sure you can pick out what is edible or medicinal.
Dried soup, bullion, oriental noodles and dried foods are lightweight and storable in plastic bags that resist water. These backpacking foods will help with survival. Stay healthy with the protein that you need can be obtained from dry meats like jerky. Peanut butter, easily storable and full of protein is also good.
If you want to stay warm, even when wet, wool is a good option. It is helpful to have wool socks, gloves or mittens, in your pack to keep your hands and feet warm even in cold and wet weather.
Make sure to check out the weather forecast before goin into the wilderness so you can be properly prepared. Long-sleeved water-resistant jacket will let you pack and wear the best outerwear. Thermal underwear might also be worth it to wear.
If you plan well, you will be better able to deal with surprises.
A medical kit with non-prescription medicine for pain, fever, diarrhea, upset stomachs, and swelling i neccesary. Band-Aids, gauze, medical tape, antibiotic cream, and tweezers are needed too. Anti-itch cream, and antihistamines are useful if you are likely to react to bug bites. Also take some of your prescription medicine if needed.
Put your medicine kit in a water-resistant place because even a little bit of moisture will make your items unable to be used. It is not a bad idea to also include matches, a sewing needle, and thread too.
Make sure you are ready for the fact that anything could take place and block you from being back when you thought you would be. Always take a backpack with survival gear. Be prepared.
What 2 things would you take on a random remote place as a useful survival object?
My cell phone.
My iPod =)
salt water filter and an axe
A fishing hook and a magnify glass
Source of ignition (to make a fire), piece of wire (to make an animal snare).
LONG TERM WANDERIN OR WILDERNESS
You are either alone, or with a team; afoot, or in a wagon. Possibly on horseback, bicycle, motorcycle, or other options.
If you are with a hefty team, and / or you are in a sizable wagon, click on Big Survival Lists.
If you are alone, or with a small or relatively weak team, and no wagon, or a small one, then the 72 Hour Kit, the Bug Out Bag, or the Grab-And-Go Bag is the foundation of your gear, one for each person.
If you want to acquire the award-winnin "Executive" 72-Hour Kit, that was recommended on CNN, then click 72 Hour Kit.
Army field manual Survival, Evasion and Escape. It used to FM100, but I think they reissued all field manuals so it might be different now.
The "SAS Survival Guide" by John 'Lofty' Wiseman
Know Your Plants
Many of the readily available sources of water in the wild are not safe for drinkin. The best lookin streams are probably contamintated with items that may cause dehydration or intestinal problems. For this reason, clean water is a big problem for those needing to survive in the wilderness. Here are two methods of purifyin drinkin water:
Boiling is the first method; the second is by chemicals. You can also filter the water, but that may leave certain agents that cause sickness. Tablets to purify water are found at most outdoor or camping stores. Another way to purify is usin chlorine bleach: add eight drops for one gallon of water.
Also, you can purify water without boilin for even a minute!
Heating water to a rollin boil to remove any contaminants that are organic. A temp of 180°F will kill remove all contaminants, by the time the water reaches the boilin point of
212°F you can know that it is pure.
You do not have to boil water for five, ten, or tewnty minutes, once the boilin point is reached, your water is pure, so there is no need to expend fuel.
To get the oxygen back in your water, pour it from one container to another. You can also use cloth like a t-shirt or bandana to filter out larger particles.
Here is that, which you will discover, in our maritime department, below:
Here are 2, of the biggest secrets to survival at sea:
1. God has given, to us, a technique of flotation, that does not need equipment, and that does not expend energy, the way that treadin water does. It is called "The Fish Pose". There is a version with the legs crossed, and that version keeps our face above water effortlessly.
The fish pose must be practiced. Here are the directions: cross your legs in the lotus position, stretch back your head as far as possible, and put your hands upon your feet. The heel, of each foot, rests upon the front, opposite thigh. Elbows are to ribs.
2. Does the skin absorb water? There is a superficial barrier against absorbtion of water, which can be washed away by bein in water for a while.
Some say that only the epidermis absorbs the water, that it does not go into the body any more deeply. Others say that in a mineral-rich water, such as sea water, the pores would absorb water. I don't know. It may be that immersion in the sea, for a while, might supply some water to the body.
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A simple sea survival kit is a pack of tools and supplies that will aid in an crisis. They include supplies that will
provide a human being with standard shelter,
keep them warm,
provide them with food,
and first aid needs,
signal to rescuers
and help them in finding their way back.
An elementary survival kit includes
When you are usin an electronic or mechanical equipment check its operation and make sure that it functions. All gear should be fitted with a lanyard because you can not afford to lose anything during an crisis. All the gear have to be packed in water-proof light-weight duffel bags.
When you are lost the first thing you will need is a compass to show you the direction and your way to safety. So a good compass with adjustable declination, sextant, platforms, waterproof charts and charting tools is very important. Take some waterproof papers and pencils.
A handheld GPS unit that is waterproof will be useful in guiding you by showing your position and the nearby shore where you can reach safely. As it is electronic tools check it before you start your journey and pack extra Batteries.
Fresh water is essential for your survival and you have to pack enough water to keep you through the crisis period. Pack water in sturdy watertight compriseers with screw-on caps. PET or PETE plastic is much to be preferred, as it does not leach harmful chemicaux into your water.
During an emergency your appetite may possibly be suppressed initially but in cold climate you will need more energy to keep yourself warm. Therefore you will need more food. Energy bars, sweets and some dried food can help you in an emergency. Chewable multi-vitamins can be taken as they will help you get energy.
Safety vests can keep you afloat if you are thrown in the waters. You can keep floating till someone can come to your rescue.
Flashlights are important signaling devices and you can select fully submersible scuba style lights which are more waterproof than traditional flashlights. It is not needed to sign with the momentary pushbutton switch of the flashlight. Just moving the light off the aim point is as effective.
Pick fishing kits with stainless steel hooks and take plenty of hooks as they get easily lost. If you are lost in the water for a long time fish will be your primary food and you have to survive by eating them.
You will need sturdy well oiled leather gloves with non-slip grips that can withstand immersion in water. They will shield your hands when fishing and undertaking other chores which could possibly cause injury.
Even in hot climates you will feel cold in the night so it is better to pack an extra set of clothes. Sunburns are dangerous adequate to threaten your life and it is advisable to take shade hats, sun glasses and waterproof sunscreen. If you are sensitive to the sunlight then it is better to take sunscreen in your survival kit.
A medical kit,
and individualal hygiene supplies
should also be included in the sea survival gear list. The list is endless but make sure that all these products are of good quality as most of the kits that come with the boats are of cheaper excellent.
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