I've had this cargo pocket organizer lying around for years, literally, not doing much. When Jack at Black Scout Survival invited me to enter into their slightly-larger-size-constraint pocket survival kit contest, I figured I'd give it a crack.
This kit is intended to serve multipurpose keep me alive duty, with contents to address major survival needs--a minimal gunshot wound kit, shelter, water bag and purification tablets, fire starting equipment, signalling equipment and some other essential items. It also packs a capable flashlight and multitool that those who have been following our $40 a week series will recognize--the Fenix E11 and Leatherman Sidekick.
Blow Out Kit
While you don't often see traumatic injury gear in a small survival kit, it can save your life in case of a serious laceration, gunshot wound, etc. I'm sure this is top-of-mind for many of us, given the tragedy in Colorado. The kit isn't a full-blown blowout kit, but it does contain a TK-4 tourniquet and a package of compressed gauze, as well as a pair of mini-EMT shears, a folding razor and a few safety pins. Gorilla tape and the water bag can be used to create an improvised chest seal if needed.
Kit Contents List:
|It all fits!|
- County Comm BDU organizer (I think!)
- Gorilla tape
- 4x Fresnel Lens
- Whirlpak water bag
- 10 Katadyn purification tabs
- Fenix E11 and spare AA battery
- Mini Bic Lighter
- Ferro Rod (don't think it made the picture)
- Oscar Delta Folding Razor Saw
- EMT shears
- Watchband compass
- Red Photon Covert light
- About 12 feet of 250-lb test dacron cord
- 6x TinderQuik pieces
- SAR Global Tool Eclipse Signal System
- AMK Heatsheet space blank
- Leatherman Sidekick
- TK-4 Tourniquet
- H&H Compressed Gauze
While not perfect, this kit packs a lot of options into a comparatively small package.