Compact Survival Kit

Compact Survival Kit

Compact Survival Kit: “In this video, I’ll show you what I keep in my compact survival kit. This kit is designed to hold what I need for a survival situation without a lot of extra weight. You can toss this bag in another bag, in the back of your car, or a variety of other locations.”-EverydayTacticalVids

compact survival kit

 

A compact survival kit can be a great asset when you don’t have a lot of space of you need to travel light.  Check out this awesome video by Everyday Tactical Vids for an awesome suggestions.

hey everybody it’s Tim from everyday
tactical vids and today we’re taking a
look at this which is my compact
survival bag the actual bag you’re
looking at is the Voodoo tactical and
large deployment bag and I have reviewed
this already you can find that on our
YouTube channel but the concept behind
this bag is that I have a larger
survival backpack that I keep in my car
and I wanted something that was smaller
lighter weight easier to carry I can
carry with the handle here it also has a
shoulder strap you can attach as well
and I will unload this entire bag show
you all the items that are in it but
right now let me just talk about some of
the things on the outside as you can see
I have some tech links and some
grimlocks
from ITW and these are great if you want
to set up a Ridgeline for a shelter or
if you want to carry something on your
bag set up a clothesline whatever it
might be
these can be very useful down here on
the end I’ve got two different items
first one is my Columbia River knife and
tool eatin tool and that has a variety
of functions as well and then this is a
very cool item from ultimate survival
technology so imma take it off the bag
here this is a tiny little light
basically you turn it and see if we can
get to come on there and then if you
twist this portion off totally you can
actually turn the battery upside down
and it becomes a strobe so that’s great
for getting attention and making
yourself visible in the woods
particularly at night so those are the
only items I have on the outside I’m
going to empty out the bag and then
we’ll talk about what I have in inside
the bag as you can see I’ve got quite a
large variety of items here and I’ll
talk through each one but just take note
that if you’re creative and how you
store items inside of other items you
can actually get quite a bit in that
expanded deployment bag starting down at
the end here this item is huge when it
comes to being in the Northeast there’s
so many ticks out there so something
that has that you can keep the bugs away
that’ll keep the bugs away and you can
see this is 40 percent DEET
there are more powerful options out
there but this is the one that’s readily
accessible you can buy it at a Walmart
you can buy it at an outdoor store
variety of different places
moving on you can see I have some gloves
these are actually made by mechanics
very nice gloves very durable you can
see they’ve got some reinforcement here
on the top and then on the bottom as
well
on your fingertip on the thumb these
serve multiple purposes one is just
general warmth these aren’t going to
keep you as warm as a pair of you know
heavy wool gloves or something like that
or wool mittens but they will give you
some warmth and also depending on what
you’re doing if you’re really working on
something hard or aggressively that you
got to be pulling on or tearing on this
is a way to protect your hands in that
process so another great item to have up
here you see a couple of the food
options I have these were like a buck
apiece you can pick them up at Walmart
they even actually sell them at places
like Cabela’s or other outdoor stores
good to have a protein source and then
rom and this stuff will last forever and
if you can get some water and something
to boil it in right there you can see
you’ve got some food so this isn’t going
to last you for six weeks obviously but
this will take you you know through a
handful of days to actually have
something as soon as you hit the woods
that will provide sustenance for you up
here you can see I’ve got a blaze orange
bandana and this can be used for a
variety of things if you need to signal
somebody if you want to leave it at your
camp hanging from a tree so you don’t
lose where your camp is obviously you
can use it to carry things lots of uses
for a bandana so another key item there
this is lip balm and this is used for
multiple purposes again you’re going to
see that theme with all this stuff for
most of this stuff multiple uses for a
lot of these items here one of the
things that bugs me is if you know you
get really terribly chapped lips or
sunburned lips it’s nice to have
something to actually take care of that
and because this is petroleum-based you
can actually use this as a fire starter
as well so multi or multiple uses for
that got a compass here and obviously
that’s for travel I would like to get
one that has you know the mirror up top
and you use that for signaling and other
things as well but at least a basic
compass in my kit this is a headlamp
from Princeton Tech and it’s the fuel as
you can tell bright dimmer dimmer and
then a strobe setting and then
off if you I think I talked about this
in another video obvious we got this for
about 15 bucks and I got it at Cabela’s
Princeton tech makes amazing stuff high
quality things great to have a headlamp
instead of a hand flashlight you know
fleshly I have to hold in your hand
because it does give the freedom to
operate you know hands-free if you’re
walking if you have to walk at night or
if you’re trying to do something night
both your hands are there for free
because you’ve got a headlamp on moving
on to some other items this is a
multi-tool made by Winchester so if I
open this up with one hand it’s not the
highest-end multi-tool but it is a
multi-tool that has a variety of
different things including pliers and
you know other blades and such on it
does have a little saw blade in there as
well so good to have a multi tool you
can use this obviously for a variety of
different things and it does have a
knife on there I do have another knife
but you’re going to also see one of the
themes for me is repetition for some key
items my pocket New Testament with
Psalms and proverbs as you guys know I’m
a pastor full time this is for you know
reading getting your mind off your
troubles encouragement both spiritually
psychologically emotionally whatever it
might be and I didn’t want to bring a
full-sized Bible so here’s the option
I’m going with got some duct tape and
notice I say duct it’s actually real
tape for working on ducts if you were
you know doing something at HVAC got a
couple rubber bands that you can use as
well and I always say this will make
sure you get high quality duct tape if
you’re buying duct tape don’t buy cheap
stuff and then find out it doesn’t work
moving down here a little bit I’ve got a
tiny fishing kit you’ll notice that I
don’t have fishing line
my plan is that I’ve got you know some
hooks about a lower I’ve got a bobber
and I’ll throw a couple of things in
here probably you can see I’ve got a
rooster tail which I find very
successful what to use for fishing but
what I would do is I would come over to
my paracord here and if you look inside
you can see there’s smaller strands and
I’d actually use some of that for
fishing fishing line but this little kit
and I’ve got in a plastic box that I can
store things in as well I’ve got water
purification tablets now
kamme purify water by boiling it and
other means but this is a way to pretty
much guarantee quickly that you’ll have
potable water and this one came with
another jar but the same size to take
away the taste but I just thought I
don’t really need that I don’t mind the
the taste of purified water using this
alone and not using the other tablets
and I don’t want the extra weight so
there you go I’ve got a guarantee of
some clean water I’ve got a little blade
here this is from cold steel and you can
see it’s a very very small blade this is
the mini tough light and the reason I
put this one in is that if I had to do
some some detail work you know if I was
like cutting into a fish or cutting into
an animal and then want to use this big
knife over here it’s a ka-bar BK to this
gives me an option to have something a
little bit smaller up here you can see
now this is something I just thought of
the other day but down side you can see
salt and pepper packets from Wendy’s
it’s great to get food and when you’re
hungry pretty much anything tastes good
at the woods but you can add a little
bit of flavor to it
there’s an option so I’ll just put these
inside of this can which I could use to
boil water drink water or whatever it
might be there are other options
obviously out there but I just want to
use this to show you know just a simple
can now you’ve got your container option
from your 5cz or tendencies of survival
up top I’ve got my Corona folding saw I
chose the saw instead of the Gerber
backpacks to just for now at least I’m
going to give that a shot and if I want
an ax instead of a soft or a while maybe
I’ll swap it out but there’s a good
cutting tool you know for making shelter
or firewood whatever that might be let
me drop down here to a couple other
items and here this is a bag that came
from ultimate survival technologies and
there are a variety of items in here
this is the Sparky which is a fire
starter you’ve got wet fire which is
basically a little cube that will start
on fire even if it’s floating on top of
water if it’s wet which is great
got a whistle a signaling whistle and
then on the back you have some water
purification tablets and again I left it
in this a to keep it dry and then you
can also use this little container for
other things as well down here
some hand warmers maybe not vital in the
middle of summer but you know it can get
cold various times a year so good to
have that here I’ve got a large is
basically a bread size storage bag and
it’s quite big at the when you open it
up it’s probably about you know fifteen
or sixteen inches square and this is
great because if you do find a good
water source or you know something that
you need to carry in a bag now you’ve
got this some people you know say well
you know I’ll just drink a ton of water
but if you wanted to carry back to camp
or if you want to just have it in a bag
here’s a good option very compact and
again rubber bands you can use for
multiple things firestarter just
basically a Ferro rod again I want to
have multiple ways to start fire 50
gallon drum liner this can serve or
shelter could be a poncho variety of
uses for this more rubber bands paracord
got a 100 feet here and as I showed you
before those inner strands can be used
for a variety of things as well Mike a
bar-b-que – big beefy knife very strong
you can use that for batana a lot of
different options I did want to have
this other blade over here for a more
detail work but I want to have something
big and strong as well
got some zip ties I’ll probably add a
couple more in too – this only have
three here I think I had probably ten or
so but those can be those are great for
shelter building if you have to secure
something to a tree or to a branch
that’s a good option up here something I
created I started to get frustrated when
I was out you know trying to cook meat
over fire and spend it so much time
rigging something up so you get a piece
of meat you can put it on the skewer and
then you can you know take some paracord
tie it to this end and then you’re good
to go you can set it up over your fire
so this is super lightweight I got four
of these and they’re probably twice as
long I just cut the handle down for I
think a dollar ninety seven so
lightweight and another good option just
to make life a little bit easier when
you’re out there in the woods wrapping
up here I’ve got a astronaut blanket and
that’s for warmth you can use that as a
signaling device as well I’ve got some
tubing here this is about ten feet of
tubing and this is helpful if you do get
to a water source that’s hard to get
your face down to or your cup down to
now you can get into it
if you use a solar still you’ve
collected rainwater this is an easy way
to actually consume it I do have just a
container of water nothing special about
this kind but now I know I’ve got some
food coming in I’ve got some water
coming in so this is a container to fill
with more water if I can get a clean
source of water but also just nice to
know that I do have water coming into
the survival situation and as I wrap up
over here I’ve got a fleece cap I’ve got
a neck warmer I found that if you can
keep your neck warm particularly the
back of your neck that can really help a
lot in a survival situation so that’s
why I put this in and then I’ve got a
North Face long-sleeve shirt this will
wick the sweat away from you as well as
just adding another layer of warmth as I
close out a couple final thoughts first
is that I’d love to hear from you guys
in the comments and other sections what
would you add what would you change you
know we’ve all got our different
preferences on what we think the best
things for survival are so comment down
below say hey you know I’d add this or I
take away this whatever it might be
let’s get the discussion going second
thing is that all this stuff is great
but if you don’t get out and use it and
get familiar with it it’s not worth
anything so just to you know kind of put
my money where my mouth is I want to be
out in the next handful of weeks with
this stuff probably just doing overnight
but see what’s the most helpful I’ll
probably leave the food at home so I
could you know get my own some of my own
sustenance from the wild but I’ll be
interested to hear what you guys had to
say and also I’ll give you some feedback
once I get out and use this as always
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