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Pocket Survival Pak

Probably the best resource for compiling your very own Personal Survival Kit is Doug Ritter’s Equipped To Survive . The Pocket Survival Pak is personally developed by Doug Ritter in collaboration with Adventure Medical Kits.

Pocket Survival Pak

Here’s what you get in the package:

  • Spark-Liteâ„¢ Firestarter – current U.S. military issue, waterproof, useable one-handed, over 1000 sparkings in tests
  • 4 Spark-Liteâ„¢ Tinder-Quikâ„¢ – current U.S. military issue, waterproof, wax impregnated cotton tinder in zip-top plastic bag, each burns 2-3 minutes
  • Fox-40® Rescue Howlerâ„¢ Survival Whistle – designed exclusively for this kit, triple frequency, exceeds U.S. Coast Guard and SOLAS specifications, bright yellow with dual mode lanyard hole
  • Rescue Flashâ„¢ Signal Mirror, 2 x 3 inches (5 x 7.6 cm) Lexanâ„¢ polycarbonate with mil-spec style retro-reflective aiming aid for one-handed use, instructions on back, protective cover to prevent scratches while stored in the kit, lanyard hole.
  • 20mm Survival Compass – liquid damped with groove to accept an improvised lanyard ring
  • Duct Tape – 26 inches x 2 inches (66 x 5 cm), rolled around plastic mandrel, repairs, first aid, the ultimate repair and improvisation component, uses limited only by your imagination
  • Stainless Steel Utility Wire – 6 ft. of .020 inch (1.83 m x 0.5 mm) mil-spec grade, stronger than brass, won’t get brittle in frigid cold, multiple uses
  • Braided Nylon Cord – 10 ft. (3 m) 150+ lb. (68+ kg) test, won’t unravel, shelter building, repairs and much more
  • #69 Black Nylon Thread – 50 ft. (15.2 m), 10.5 lb. (4.8 kg) test, repairs, fishing line, light duty lashing and much more
  • Fishing Kit – 4 x medium Fish Hooks, 2 x Split Shot and 1 x Snap Swivel, in a clear plastic vial with cap.
  • Heavy Duty Sewing Needle – will penetrate heavy materials, easy to grip, large eye for easy threading
  • 4 Safety Pins – repairs, secure items to prevent loss and much more
  • Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil – 3 sq. ft. (0.9 sq. m), make container to boil water, reflect fire heat and much more
  • #2 Pencil and Waterproof Notepaper – 2 pieces 2.125 x 3.667 inches (5.4 x 9.3 cm), leave notes, memory aid, keep log
  • #22 Scalpel Blade – stainless steel, in sealed foil packaging, more functional than a single-edged razor blade
  • Kit Specific Illustrated Survival Instructions – authored by Doug Ritter, 33 illustrations, on waterproof paper, detailed, easy to understand, practical information
  • Fresnel Lens Magnifier – 2 x 3 inches (5 x 7.6 cm), in protective sleeve, read small type in survival instructions if glasses lost, start fire using sun
  • Pocketsize Clear Vinyl Pouch – 4 x 5 inches (10.2 x 12.7 cm), 4 x 3.25 inches (10.2 x 8.3 cm) with top folded over, waterproof zip-top closure, lanyard hole, it really does fit in your pocket.
  • The entire package only weighs 3.9 oz (111 g) – you will barely know it is there until you need it to save your life!

    If you don’t have time to build your own personal survival kit, then get the Ritter Pocket Survival Pak – it only costs US$27. Add a good knife or multitool and a flashlight, and you’re all set to go.

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