How To Make A Survival Kit

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>How To Make A Survival KitWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>To start things off, when asking: "How to make a survival kit" you want to ask yourself: "for what?" WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>That is, what do you want to survive?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p> A survival kit is different depending on many different factors, such as climate, situation, even budget.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>When most people think of a survival kit, they are thinking of a bug out bag, or 72 hour survival kit. WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p> Most research has indicated that your likelihood to affect your own rescue, or be found and rescued is highest within the 72 hour window, so you want to make sure you have resources on you to ensure you will be okay, regardless of climate, for at least that long.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>Two factors you'll want to consider when asking: "how to make a survival kit" WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>Size2. WeightWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>How much can you carry on you and how many calories will it take lugging it around? WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>It isn't practical to carry a 60lb bag around everywhere, but it may be practical to keep a 30lb bag in the trunk of your car or back part of your SUV or truck.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>That being said, you want to make sure the gear you decide to put in your survival kit:WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>1) Can do at least 3 things for you2) Is small3) Isn't heavyWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>Your survival kit also needs to cover certain necessities.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- Water purification- Fire starting- Shelter- Food- Signaling- Tools to affect your survival.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>I'm going to give an example of my bag that I carry as the example of how to make a survival kit for cold weather.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>How to make a survival kit for cold weather:WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- A battery operated head lamp (batteries stored out of the unit to avoid battery drain)- 3 MRE's (meals ready to eat)- Meal preparation kit / silverware (camp cookware)WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- A medium sized durable backpack with many pockets and areas of attachment.- A military issue sleeping roll.- Rolled up inside of the sleeping roll is a 100% wool blanket.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- Water purification tablets- Multi-tool- Machete with a SawWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- Hatchet- Knife- Several carabineers &amp; clipsWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- A pocket fishing kit I made that includes lures for different sizes of fish, fishing line, hooks, and sinkers- A piece of foam that I brought home from a stay at a hospital that is compact and can be used as a seat cushion or pillowWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- Stainless steel water cup / bottle- A half roll of green house plastic- A few garbage bagsWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- First aid kit- A few mylar blankets / survival blankets- Light sticks / glow sticksWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- Matches and a lighter wrapped up in a sandwich bag, sealed- Ferrocerium rod and magnesium stick- A paracord survival braceletWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- A spool of twine- Bandanna- 550 paracordWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- Duct tape- Work gloves- A compassWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>- Signaling mirror- A signaling whistle- A few pens and paper wrapped up in sandwich bags, sealed- 3 tarps that are 8 x 6 in sizeWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>Now, you may be saying, that's a lot! But, honestly it all fits with a ton of extra room and is barely 20 pounds, if that.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>Also mind you, redundancy is key. You want back ups of your tools and items in in your survival kit in case of failures.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>A survival kit made for warm weather would contain less but focus more on ways to avoid dehydration and overheating.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>Let's close this up with questions to ask in preparing yourself to build your survival kit for any situation.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>10 Questions to ask when asking: "How to make a survival kit" WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>1) Where do I live? Is it cold weather, or warm weather, what is the geography around me?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>2) Where am I headed? Am I going on vacation or camping somewhere that has vastly different terrain properties than my home situation?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>3) What is on my route to work and home from work?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>4) What situations will I need to plan for on the most common places I travel locally?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>5) What skills do I know how to do vs. what tools will I need to compensate for skills I do not have, such as making fire, or erecting a weather proof shelter?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>6) If power went out in my home, am I prepared for warmth and food?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>7) Is my home and vehicle secured for protection in case of an emergency?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>8) What is my likelihood of being rescued or found where I am headed? Or will I need to effect self rescue?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>9) How much can I carry physically without taxing myself too much?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>10) How many people will my survival kit be able to assist in case of an emergency?WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>A quick PSWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>The best piece of your survival kit is you. Arming yourself with survival and bushcraft knowledge weighs nothing and takes up no space in your kit, yet it's the best thing you could have on you at any time.WWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>BEWWW.SURVIVALGEARAUTHORITY.COM</p> <p>PREPARED&amp;TAKE CONTROLOF EVERY SITUATIONSee the full blog post &amp; get premium survival gear at an affordable price:</p>