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  • registror
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    I keep the BOB in the vehicle, to include the (very well concealed) taken down rifle.

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  • grumpygremlin
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    I've got a GHB.

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  • registror
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    Originally posted by charliefox View Post
    A few years back I bacame fascinated with the SAS survival tin. At that time (pre-internet) there was only mentions in passing of what this wonderous life saving kit contained, what it was packed in (I had no idea what a "tobacco tin" was) or how it was carried. Over the years these and many other questions have been answered, but I never stopped liking the idea of carrying a small, easily concealed survival/escape kit. There are many on the market now, but I packed my first ones in small round ointment tins I found at work (about the size of Skoal cans). There was a survival and a first aid kit. The survival kit contained:

    -About 10' fishing line wrapped on a sewing bobbin
    -6 Strike Anywhere matches with their heads dipped in wax
    -2 small & 2 medium fish hooks
    -4 small fishing weights
    -2 large sewing needles
    -A handcuff key
    -A utility knife razor blade
    -Cotton balls packed in any remaining space for tinder and to keep it quiet

    The first aid kit consisted of:

    -2 Alcohol Prep Pads
    -4 Bandaids
    -1 Large patch bandaid
    -2 packets of antibiotic cream
    -6 medium butterfly closures
    -A small, flattend roll of Transpor (plastic) tape

    I still carry small kits, but with much better gear. Tell us about your EDC survival kits!
    I dont really think of it as a "kit" but I do keep certain things on my person at all times. A peanut lighter, aquamira water filter, , a bit of tape, a couple of condoms, a bit of aluminum foil, water purification tablets. Dental floss, all in a little ankle pouch, opposite the spare mag for the pocket 9mm. The modified Crunch multitool is on my belt., emergency poncho and a cut down 55 gallon drum liner (for my lower legs) in a back pocket.

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  • RICHFL
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    I now use items attached to my belt. I'm retired so that means t shirts and shorts 10 months a year (Florida). I carry a under cover holster for my glock, plus one spare msgazine. I have a buck folding knife in a leather pouch, another small pouch, that has a small first aid kit, flashlight, and some 550 cord. Out side I wrapped some dick tape, and fishing line.

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  • kl0an
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    Originally posted by Mrbrooks View Post
    its funny that you mention the fact that the first can you chose was about the size of a Skoal can. I have made several of the small edc kits out of my empty Skoal cans, a small fishing kit with 2 different size line 1-15' of 8lb test and 1-15' of 40lb test, 2 small corks, 3 small and 3 med bait holder hooks, a few different size sinkers, a couple of leaders. I actually have a log duct taped in my truck glove box that has a fishing can, a sewing can, a first aid can, 2 fire starter cans( 1 with small firesteel and striker with a small baggie of magnesium and some waxed cotton balls, two cheap broadheads with dettachable blades and another with 3 strand of baling twine braided together and ran thru wax about 50', and 2 cans of deer jerky. i mean its a total of 7 cans and on the outside i just wrapped about 10-15' of duct tape in total around the seams to hold them together. i will post pics if anybody wants to see it. i was pretty proud of it myself lol
    Dang, I dipped Skoal for probably 25 years.. I coulda been RICH!! Or neck deep in Skoal Cans..

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  • Morgan101
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    I always carry chap stick as well. Goes in my right front pocket with a Zippo lighter and a pocket knife. I could probably leave home without my pants before I would forget those things that are in my pockets every day.

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  • ZAGran
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    Chapstick goes every where with me! Did not know it could be used as a fire starter! Have used it for al of the other things mentioned, including to lube a sticky door.

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  • Applejack
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    CG I never thought about chapstick for fire starter. It is a wax so should work great. I have lots of that around here as hubby really goes through it for his lips. I don't wear contacts but do get dry eye when reading to long. I keep eye drops for that. Might be a good idea to put both in my bags as that is one thing I had not thought about. I do have a lot of lighters as well.

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  • CountryGuy
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    maybe on the mundane side but 2 things I carry everyday are a thing of chap stick and re-wetting/ eye drops. Besides the obvious use of keeping your lips in pucker perfect condition for your sweety, the chap stick can be used as a fire starter with the bic i also carry. I've also used it on zippers on a jacket or pack that are being sticky and I'm sure there are other uses I've not thought of.

    The eye drops I use as some days my contacts will start to bother me but I have used them and I've given them to others to use to rinse debris out of the eye, in a pinch think they could also be used to rinse a small wound though obviously not a large amount for that.

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  • Applejack
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    Bic lights work to. Makes fire easy.
    Cedar, I can't crochet but was doing some knitting till my hands got bad. Doctor's say it will take about a year to get back at least 80% back. I work on that everyday Hoping for 100%. It has been up to three months since surgery and I am at about 49% now. So I guess that is a good thing.

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  • RICHFL
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    I forgot one item even though I do not smoke I do carry 2 small BIC lighters.

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  • Cedar
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    I can't sew. Sewing machines and I have sort of star-crossed phemonimon thing happening. So I am envious you can make baby blankets. I knit socks, but have not picked up the talent of crochet.

    Cedar

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  • Applejack
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    I just wish I was phy. able to do half the things you guys do on here. I can food, we have our garden that even with that I really have to keep on top of it as he can't really do much anymore. And I sew. I have made a lot of baby blankets and have given out many of them for baby gifts. Already had a couple of folks ask me to make them another one. Hubby thinks women have no business doing yard work so while he is at market cooking collards, I go outside and do yard work till he gets home. What he doesn't see won't hurt him. My next door neighbors husband is the opposite. He won't cut grass so she comes home from work and cuts grass. Hubby used to do it for her but our yard and her yard was a bit much. She has her grandson cutting it now as she has health problems. When I do see her working the flower beds she always tells me don't tell your husband. And she is right. he will fuss at her for doing yard work and then he finishes it for her. We just sit back and laugh at him now because he can't really do it right and he will just keep trying. But that is a good thing.

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  • Cedar
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    I have done a few things in my life... My philosophy is that if there is no such thing as reincarnation, I am stuffing as much into this life as I can.

    However I suck at math, and I can't dance to save my soul.

    Cedar

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  • Morgan101
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    Cedar: You have an amazing array of talents. I am very impressed. Thank you for sharing. I am learning a lot.

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