This BushClassUSA Assignment was to make a personal survival kit that would fit into a cargo pocket and reflect the needs of water, shelter, fire, signaling, travel, and sustenance.
My mora triflex for scale. Note the REI signal whistle clipped to the bag.
Contents on the right side: 1 bandana, 1 small flashlight, 1 1gal. zip-lock bag, 1 mylar emergency blanket in its own sealed baggie.
Here are the contents of the tin:
Top Row: 1 safety pin, 1 alcohol swab, 2 band-aids, 2 packets of water purification tablets, 1 packet containing 4 ibuprofin, 2 tylenol, and 1 benedryl, 5ft. of snare wire, 1 sewing bobbin full of 10lb test fishing line, 1 wire saw.
Bottom Row: 1 piece of aluminum foil (approx. 10in square), 1 pencil, 1 sheet of paper, 2 button compasses, 3 extra batteries for the flashlight, 1 birthday candle, 1 small firesteel with striker, one piece of charcloth.
Overall I’m pretty satisfied with this kit. I feel like it covers the basic needs and it’s small and light enough to carry without being annoying.
Some changes that will be made when possible is to exchange the OD green paracord and blue bandana for their orange variety, exchange the picture hanging wire for some proper snare wire, upgrade the wire saw, switch out the mirror with a signal mirror, and exchange the paper and pencil with the write in the rain paper.