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Inventory for Basic Survival kit

18 Dec

AMERICAN SURVIVAL GUIDE Daniel C. Friend (March 1990)

                                INVENTORY for BASIC SURVIVAL KIT:

SHELTER and WARMTH
        "Emergency" space blanket or bag
        heavy duty plastic trash bag (2.5 mil)
        550 parachute cord 25'
        9' transparent vinyl mending tape (wrap around flashlight)

WATER
        heavy-duty plastic water bag (large heavy-duty ziplock bag will do)
        iodine-based water tablets
        large cotton bandana or triangular bandage

HEAT, LIGHT, and SIGNALING
        9-hour candle
        waterproof match case
        waterproof strike-anywhere matches
        2 bithday candles
        disposable lighter
        magnesuim firestarter
        card-type magnifying lens [fresnel?]
        police whistle on lanyard [plastic, not metal]
        stainless steel double-surface signal mirror
        AA or AAA flashlight with fresh batteries
        50' surveyor's tape
        3"x5" cards and pen

KNIVES and TOOLS
        swiss ary knife or leathermean tool
        knife sharpener (opposed tungsten carbide tips)
        hemostats
        small "ignition point" file
        6" sharpened piece of hacksaw blade
        4" extra-heavy duty sewing needle
        6 heavy duty rubber bands

DIRECTION FINDING
        good quality liquid-filled luminous compass

FIRST AID
        clean cotton bandana or triangular bandage (see WATER)
        hemostats (see KNIVES and TOOLS)
        flexible fabric band-aids of various sizes
        handiwipes
        insect repellant
        aspirins or Tylenol
        moleskin or mole foam
        Pepto Bismol

GENERAL
        mosquito headnet (for fishing or insects)
        safety pins, 2 large 4 medium
        telephone change
        snare wire, brass or copper
        survival cards

IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC SURVIVAL KIT ALWAYS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR PACK:
        individual ready-to-eat canned food (sardines, etc.)
        detailed map
        separate first-aid kit, including prescription medications
        small transistor radio
        extra pair eyeglasses in unbreakable case

                                INVENTORY for AUGMENTATION KIT:

FIRST AID
        4 3"x3" sterile pads
        1 roll 2" cling bandage
        trial size pack Coricidin D decongestant tablets
        blister pack of 9 Cepacol throat lozenges
        blister pack Pepto Bismol tablets
        Neosporin antibiotic ointment
        extra sefety pins
        6 flexible fabric band-aids

SHELTER and WARMTH
        4'x7' poly blanket or extra space blanket
        9-hour candle
        25' 550 parachute cord
        small disposable lighter

FOOD and WATER
        2 tins sardines
        heavy duty nylon spoon
        snare wire
        mosquito head net
        iodine water purification tablets
        plastic water bag

SIGNALING
        spare batteries for flashlight
 

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