Vagabonds are masters of tactical travel and minimalism with an obsession with our gear while maximizing mobility – making an ultra minimal survival kit is a natural fit for the vagabonding lifestyle and world travel.
NANO BUTTON COMPASS
The smallest possible compass thinner than the width of most pens without losing functionality. This is the definition of minimizing gear. Liquid filled #compass, made in #Japan. Belongs on all survival kits for navigating in a city with a map or blindly in a #jungle.
KEVLAR CORD ROPE
At only 5 times the width of sewing thread, this bullet proof vest material rope has an amazing breaking strength of 200lbs. Endless #tactical and survival uses like: sawing wood, tying #gear, medical tourniquet, animal trapping and much more.
As this is part of a “nano” minimal survival kit, a lighter would be much too large to be added, so its flint will do. In the right hands, a flint could be great for starting a fire multiple times. You can buy a pack of six of these or find them in any lighter.
MINI SAFETY PIN
Just like paper clips, safety pins are under appreciated everyday (#EDC) tools that make our lives easier with endless purposes and uses. This extends to survival and travel situations as well. So effective in fact, that you may not know how to use it until the situation arises.
NEEDLE + THREAD
To survival and travel newbies, a sewing kit is on their list of items to pack in their kit but the uses go way beyond fixing some torn clothes like stitching up a wound. For minimal purposes, this is just a shortened needle with a few feet of thread wrapped around it.
FISHING HOOK + LINE
This little duo is the most prevalent set of items that’s part of all outdoor survival kits. The fish hook is wrapped around with the tied on line that can be attached to a stick for instant fishing or the kevlar cord for additional length.
TITANIUM CAPSULE CACHE
Smaller than an average person’s thumb, this bomb-proof #titanium case is where all the survival kit items go. Water proof, ultra compact and sleek. Although small, this #minimal cache is highly versatile and intended to be packable.
Just a small stainless steel nail you can find anywhere and used everywhere things are built. Can be used to actually help build shelter, a sink for the #fishing hook and line, rugged sewing with the kevlar cord or many other survival uses.
STORM PROOF MATCH
This match can not be extinguished by wind nor water and burns strong for 10 full seconds. Perfect for any weather condition to start a fire. No other match compares. Due to the size of storm proof matches, this one was cut in half but will burn for as much time.
A surgical blade cleaner than a razor. A super sharp cutting tool for precision the kevlar cord can’t do. Since an actual #knife can’t fit into this minimal survival kit, 1 of this slightly modified (shortened end with no handle scalpel is perfect.
DIAMOND WIRE BLADE
A small steel rod with diamond dust impregnated that was originally designed to cut through hand restraints. Due to its material, it can cut through anything softer than a diamond, so everything. A valuable #tool for specialty purposes.
MICRO SIM CARD
An old and inactive SIM card. The odd item of this minimal survival kit. Unique to each person, the SIM card is useful for having important contacts stored in it for emergency purposes or as a handy back up address book.
GOLD + PLATINUM BARS
3 bullion bars of pure gold and 2 of platinum at 1 gram each. Produced by PAMP, these tiny bits of precious metals are the ultimate in “survival money” that’s even better than actual money in certain situations. Ideal for selling for cash or bartering.
A spare rubber o-ring for the titanium capsule #cache. Other uses could be a replacement for a rubber band, fishing float or any other numerous uses for survival.
Basic survival functions in the smallest possible form. Pack in a backpack attach on your person and forget about it until needed.
This is the vagabond’s ultra minimal survival kit.
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