Emergency survival kit Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-06-12 9:57 AM (EST)
I carry an emergency survival kit, the kind carried by hikers. It fits in a quart-size bag and weighs about a lb. To that I add a small tarp.
Opinions differ on what should be in that kit. Here's an example:
http://www.survival-gear-guide.com/backpackers-survival-kit.html Study what is referred as the "10 Essentials."
I used to carry a whistle but recently I found this horn that's much louder than a whistle:
I would definitely carry a light! I have a very small flashlight in the pocket of my pfd (along with waterproof matches), and would carry a 75-lumen flashlight in my emergency kit if going out in the late afternoon or in any remote area.
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