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OUTDOOR SURVIVAL

Survival Kits

In addition to surviving outdoors, events such as human and man-made disasters are other factors to consider when creating or purchasing a survival kit.

What Goes In A Survival Kit

Basic survival kits should contain enough provisions to sustain a person for a minimum of 72 hours. Each kit should have food and water provisions, iodine or water purification tables, a first aid kit, basic medications, emergency blankets, signaling devices, and more. For a complete list select one of the following kits:

The following kits provide most of what you need. However, you may need to supplement these kits with other essential items.



Cold Climate Kit
  • Food packets
  • Snare wire
  • Smoke, illumination signals
  • Waterproof match box
  • Saw/knife blade
  • Wood matches
  • First aid kit
  • Magnetic compass
  • Pocket knife
  • Saw-knive-shovel handle
  • Frying pan
  • Illuminating candles
  • Compressed trioxane fuel
  • Signaling mirror
  • Survival fishing kit
  • Plastic spoon
  • Survival Manual (AFM 64-5)
  • Poncho
  • Insect headnet
  • Ejector snap
  • Attaching strap
  • Kit, outer case
  • Kit, inner case
  • Shovel
  • Water bag
  • Kit, packing list
  • Sleeping bag
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Hot Climate Kit
  • Canner drinking water
  • Waterproof match box
  • Plastic whistle
  • Smoke, illumination signals
  • Pocket knife
  • Signaling mirror
  • Plastic water bag
  • First aid kit
  • Sunburn-preventive cream
  • Plastic spoon
  • Food packets
  • Compressed trioxane fuel
  • Fishing tackle kit
  • Magnetic compass
  • Snare wire
  • Frying pan
  • Wood matches
  • Insect headnet
  • Reversible sun hat
  • Tool kit
  • Kit, packing list
  • Kit, outer case
  • Kit, inner case
  • Tarpaulin
  • Survival Manual (AFM 64-5)
  • Ejector snap
  • Attaching strap
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Over Water Kit
  • Kit, packing list
  • Kit, outer case
  • Kit, inner case
  • Raft boat paddle
  • Survival Manual (AFM 64-5)
  • Insect headnet
  • Reversible sun hat
  • Water storage bag
  • Magnetic compass
  • Boat bailer
  • Sponge
  • Sunburn-preventive cream
  • Wood matches
  • First aid kit
  • Plastic spoon
  • Pocket knife
  • Food packets
  • Fluorescent sea marker
  • Fying pan
  • Seawater desalter kit
  • Compressed trioxane fuel
  • Smoke, illumination signals
  • Signaling mirror
  • Fishing tackle kit
  • Waterproof match box
  • Raft repair kit
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