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Old 08-02-2011, 13:45   #1
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Low Cost Survival kit

This post is from exerts taken from Make Your Own Luck: A Good Survival Kit is Superior to any Rabbit’s Foot.

A special thank you to Dan S. Defense for posting the original article.

Now lets get onto the list:

A small knife
Emergency blanket
A small flashlight
Fire starting kit
Fire starting fuel
Signal mirror
Whistle
Collapsible water jug
Water purification tablets
Compass
First aid kit
Duct tape
Folded Aluminum foil
Sewing kit
Fishing kit
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I would also add some stout rope and a couple of contractor grade trash bags.
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Something I thought about adding was some 330 pound test trotline string. It does not have the rating like 550 cord does, but 300 feet of 330 pound trotline string is only about 8 dollars.

People really underestimate the value of a signal mirror. I have heard of lost people getting the attention of a plane up to 9 miles away with a mirror.

In my personal hygiene kit, I have something that looks like a womans makeup compact - but its a mirror and brush in one unit.
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People really underestimate the value of a signal mirror. I have heard of lost people getting the attention of a plane up to 9 miles away with a mirror.
The longest recorded distance of a signal mirror use resulting in a rescue is 125 miles. Ground to air distance is almost unlimited on a clear day.
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i'd include 1 or 2 canned goods in my survival kit..
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Something I thought about adding was some 330 pound test trotline string. It does not have the rating like 550 cord does, but 300 feet of 330 pound trotline string is only about 8 dollars.

People really underestimate the value of a signal mirror. I have heard of lost people getting the attention of a plane up to 9 miles away with a mirror.

In my personal hygiene kit, I have something that looks like a womans makeup compact - but its a mirror and brush in one unit.
For about $3 more you can get 3 100 ft. sections of 550 from Camping Survival.
When I make my Ovaltine kits, I include a large tea candle and small Multi-tool.
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why the trash bags? And what are Ovaltine Kits?

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Ovaltine kit?

A small kit that fits in an HDPE Ovaltine container. I make them as gifts.
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