Sometimes a little can go a long ways. I remember as a teenager reading an article in SURVIVE Magazine where the author was going on an overnight trip on a houseboat with some friends. He wanted to bring a few supplies “just in case”. He managed to put a small kit in his suitcase – along with an Armalite AR-180 which had a folding stock. I was impressed with the article way back then.
Anyways – certain circumstances may demand that carrying a full-sized backpack kit is just not realistic. I decided to put together a small kit in a MTM Survivor Dry Box. The MTM Survivor Dry Box measures inside 8.2 x 5.0 x 4.4-Inch. This is not a large box. There is a built in compass and signaling mirror. Honestly – the compass is terrible. It does not work all that great – but it is better than nothing.
The box closes very securely with 3 separate latches. Once closed – it is very water resistant as it has a built in o-ring seal. There are also attachment points for a shoulder sling or to attach a rope. This thing is made rugged.
Above the contents of the kit are laid out. They are as follows:
- emergency blanket
- first aid kit
- zip-loc bag
- fire starting kit
- cylume lightsticks
- water purification tablets
- insect repellent
- zip ties
- Maglite LED Flashlight with extra batteries
- Mini-LED light
- Glass cleaner packets for eye glasses
- food bars/crackers