hey all, morgan here form ATAC.
instructor Avery Kerr has started a really cool disscussion on survival over at BSP. he is also thinking about running a land nav/survival course, and i for one got really interested. i consider my self a pretty outdoorsy person, infact i am capable of getting very primal about a survival situation, and skill sets i possess are:
weapons and tools.
now i am not a mastercraftsman at any one of these areas, but i am competent enuff to pull it off.
well instructor Kerr has brought up a unique project for us all to challenge ourselves with, and that is the soap dish survival kit.
"what is that?" you may be asking yourself....
well, a soap dish PSK ( personal survival kit) is a kit that all of the items will fit into a soap dish, everything you can stuff into it, that will make surviving that much easier.
major areas of intrest are
food and water
signaling for rescue
okay here is my first lvl 2 "soap dish" PSK.
Contents starting from top left to bottom right:
Green plastic Soap dish container ( not water tight ), contemplating painting it tan to match the rest of my kit, and cutting a groove in it to install a rubber O ring for a seal, then it will be water tight.
4x small plastic bags for packing items.
1x Large garbage bag for water storage, waterproofing, makeshitf poncho, water still or temporary tarp.
2 Ft. square of Tin Foil.
1x Tea Bag ( green tea ).
1x Chicken bullion.
1x multi vitamin pack.
2x small nails.
3x needles ( small, med. and Large ).
4x small wire split rings.
1x signal whistle.
1x MAG firestarter.
4x water/wind proof matches + striker.
1x 2.5"x3" buisness card sized magnifying lens ( first aide and fire starting ).
30' 25 lbs test fishing line.
1x panfish jig.
5x #7 fishing hooks.
5x Tin splitshot.
4x saftey pins.
2x metal carbiners ( improved handles for wire saw, utility ).
2x metal split rings ( handles for wire saw ).
2x Ranger Bands ( holds container closed ).
3x cotton swabs ( first aide or tinder ).
1x dose of ibruprofren.
1x dose of extra strength tylonol.
1x antiseptic wipe.
1x C soap wipe.
3x strip band aides.
1x halls cough drop.
1x neosporin gel.
1x micro multi tool with 10 functions.
1x jig saw blade ( 18 teeth per inch ).
2x metal spools of 30'+ of spiderwire.
1x wire saw.( can be a saw, snare or garrot.)
1x small pocket knife/ bottle opener/ LED light.
1x P58 can opener.
this 65 Pc. kit took 2 days to complile and assemble. it was done for less then 25 dollars out of houshold items, or items bought at a local supermarket.
the kit still has room in it for:
1x signal mirror.
1x golf type pencil.
some water proof paper.
small xacto type scalpul blades.
this is small enuff to fit into a GP molle pouch and be put onto a vest or backpack.