As a vagabond traveling the world, I require essential outdoor survival gear. As a minimalist, this kit must be centered around high mobility in a compact setup retaining full function.
LIFE CAPSULE OMEGA
Made from aircraft grade aluminum, this nigh indestructible container from Triple Aught Design was designed for survival and outdoor scenarios. The most reliable and convenient method to travel with a basic survival kit.
TI FLINT LIGHTER
The ability to start a fire is one of the most important elements of wilderness survival and this titanium “sparker” from VARGO is very effective. Works finely with the cotton tinder (see below) or any dry tinder found in nature.
FISHING HOOK + LINE
This little duo is the most prevalent set of items thats 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.
Miniature compass thinner than the width of a coin 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.
DENTAL SOFT – PICK
A toothbrush is packed as part of any travel gear without a thought, but it not ideal for a #survival kit, especially a minimal one. So here is a tiny version of one to help clean teeth for extended survival situations. Its like half tooth brush, half floss.
An actual surgical blade cleaner than a razor. A super sharp stainless steel cutting tool for precision the kevlar cord or the blade on the jigsaw multi-tool (see below) can’t do. Useful for sewing and self emergency medical procedures.
MINI GLOW STICK
A multi-functional form of soft light. This tiny one-time use source of light glows for about 7 hours and is ideal for when a flashlight is unavailable and a fire unideal. Also great as a fishing float during night and day or as a visual marker in the dark.
NEEDLE + THREAD
The most obvious use is fixing torn clothes and gear but for survival purposes, it can be for stitching up a wound. For minimal purposes, this is just a shortened needle with a few feet of thread wrapped around it.
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. A backup fire source for the VARGO Flint Lighter (see above).
COTTON FIRE TINDER
This small fire source is meant to start and create the primary fire source. Lit with just a spark (flight lighter) or an open flame. This specially treated cotton tab burns strong for over a minute. Make your own with a ball of cotton and vaseline.
IODINE GEL PACK
A tiny container for 1 or 2 uses of concentrated iodine. Commonly and effectively used to clean open wounds from germs and bacteria as well as dirt. An excellent first aid item particularly useful in outdoor survival situations.
BULB SAFETY PIN
Safety pins are under appreciated everyday 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.
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.
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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.
Originally made for jigsaw machines, this saw has been modified for this survival kit; the reverse side of the saw end has been sharpened to act as a standard knife. Can be used with bare hands or tied to a stick or the capsule as a handle.
A pair of spare rubber o-rings for the Life Capsule Omega cache. Other uses could be a replacement for a rubber band, fishing float or any other numerous uses for survival.
18 Part Survival Kit Item List :
This is the vagabond’s wilderness survival kit.