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Best kind of survival kit

Q. Hey Gear Guy, I am getting ready to go on a camping trip and just would like to know what is the best kind of survival kit that fits nicely in my backpack and doesn’t take up too much room.
— Scout Stephen, Havelock, N.C.

A. Thanks for the question, Stephen. The easiest thing is to buy a pre-made survival kit like the SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) Scout ($25; This compact 5.4-ounce kit includes a compass, signal mirror, rescue whistle, survival blanket, fishing kit, fire starter and duct tape all packed inside a mini waterproof drybag that won’t take up much room in your backpack.

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6 Comments on Best kind of survival kit

  1. Booklover101 // August 26, 2014 at 8:19 am // Reply

    I think that you should have bright orange clothes and a waterproof blanket that can be used for making a lean-to, signaling, and keeping warm. And also tons of water!

  2. The best survival kit is the one never used; that means you were prepared to avoid the situation to use one.

  3. im addicted to survival!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • Knife Xpert 157 (aka Chad 101) // December 10, 2012 at 11:29 am // Reply

      Then you’ve never really “survived” anything extreme. No one is addicted to getting lost and/or fight for their life. Trust me I know.

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