Troop 505 Wilderness Survival Kit Checklist – The Six Essentials

Your survival kit need not be elaborate. You need only functional items that will meet your needs and a case to hold the items. For the case, you might want to use a Band-Aid box, a first aid case, an ammunition pouch, or another suitable case. This case should be – Water repellent or waterproof, Easy to carry or attach to your body, Suitable to accept survival components and Durable.

In your survival kit, you should have–

1. First aid items.

2. Water purification tablets or drops.

3. Fire starting equipment.

4. Signaling items.

5. Food procurement items.

6. Shelter items.

Some examples of these items are– Lighter, metal match, waterproof matches, Snare wire, Signaling mirror, Wrist compass, Fish and snare line, Fishhooks, Candle, Small hand lens, Oxytetracycline tablets (diarrhea or infection), Water purification tablets, Solar blanket, Surgical blades, Butterfly sutures, Ziploc Freezer Bags for Water storage, Chap Stick, Needle and threads, and a Knife.