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Basic & Wilderness
Survival Equipment


An Unexpected Conclusion

Survival Challenges
Will To Live

Survival Kits: Mine, Theirs, Yours

Caveat Emptor
Not Everlasting
Preserve Precious Energy
The Core
Seven Groups

SIGNALING GROUP

Reflections Of Light (signal mirrors)
Chemical Luminescent Attraction (chemical light sticks)
Battery Powered Attraction (strobe lights)
Electronic S.O.S. (ELTs & EPIRBs)
Sound Off! (whistles)
Catch An Eye (ground signaling devices)
Hot Stuff (pyrotechnics, flares)

EMERGENCY DEVICES GROUP

Sharp Stuff (An introduction to knives and multi-tools)
Selecting The Best Knife
Sharps To Avoid (poor choices for a survival knife)
Desireable Features
The Knife Blade
Serrations or Smooth Edge?
Trapped! (safety knives to cut seat belts)
Blade Shape
Blade Proportions
The Dull End
Blade Steel
To Rust or Not (stainless steel or plain carbon steel?)
Fixed Blade Selections
Knife Sheaths
Folding Sharps (folding / pocket knives)
Respect The Compromise (compromises inherent in folding knives)
Folding Knife Selections
Doug's Knives
Keeping Sharps Sharp (knife sharpeners)
Diamonds, A Knife's Best Friend (diamond knife sharpeners)
Other Sharpening Options
Fullsize Sharpeners
Foolproof (vee shaped knife sharpeners)
Serrated Edges More Particular (serrated edge knife sharpeners)
Handy Tools (multi-purpose tools/pliers/knives)
Leatherman
Bear MGC
Buck Knives
Coleman
Gerber
Kershaw
Schrade
SOG
Victorinox (Swiss Army)
More Tools (conventional hand tools)
Saws and Axes
Toothed Sharps (saws)
No Axes To Grind (axes & hatchets)
Dig It (trowels, spades & shovels)
Staying Found (compasses, GPS)
Electronic Navs (GPS)
Light On The Subject (flashlights, chemical lights, etc.)
LED Flashlight Reviews (Single and Multi-LED Lights)
Batteries
Switch On, NOT! (precautions to prevent inadvertent flashlight operation during storage)
Chemical Light (chemiluminescent lightsticks - Cyalume & Snaplight)
Electroluminescent Light (Krill Lamps)
Fire - A Survivor's Best Friend (fire & fire starters)
Strike One (matches)
Sparks (flint style fire starters)
Instant Flames (lighters & blow torches)
Fire Foundation (tinder)
Food Procurement (fishing, snares)
Bang! (survival firearms)

SHELTER AND PERSONAL PROTECTION GROUP

A Haven From The Elements (tarps and shelter options)
Tarp-Shelters - An Introduction
Home In A Package (tents)
Sun Shines Hot (desert shelters)
Hand Protection (gloves)
Don't Be Bugged (insect repellents & other strategies)
Brrrrrrrrr! (cold weather shelters)
Colder Still (arctic shelters)

MEDICAL GROUP

Medical Kits
Survival Medical Supplies
Splints
Adhesive Bandages
Preparations
Specialty Medical Supplies
Rx Meds (prescription medicines)
Bites & Stings
Cut and Sew (field surgery)
Field Surgery Kit

WATER AND FOOD GROUP

Water Storage Containers
Water Procurement
Water Purification
Water Filters
Hyperbole (water filter misinformation)
Real World Experience
Katadyn
General Ecology
Recovery Engineering - PUR
Mountain Safety Research
SweetWater
Relags
The Rest (other water filters)
Sea Water Into Fresh Water (manual reverse osmosis desalinators)
Rations and Such (survival rations and foods)

PERSONAL SUPPLIES GROUP (special individual needs)

MISCELLANEOUS GROUP (very versatile items that don't fit neatly into the other groups)

HOLD EVERYTHING (survival kit storage options)

Suck It Up (vacuum packing)

ON YOUR OWN (personal size survival kits and personal survival equipment)

Doug's "Don't Leave Home Without It" Gear
Survival Vests

FINAL THOUGHTS

BASIC AVIATION SURVIVAL KIT

Basic Two Person Aviation Survival Kit

PERSONAL AND POCKET SIZE KIT REVIEWS

AVIATION SURVIVAL KIT REVIEWS

SURVIVAL KITS - Assembled by Doug Ritter for Personal Use

Two Person Primary Survival Kit
"Plus 2" - Two Person Add-on Survival Kit
Personal Survival Kits
Large Personal Survival Kit (carried on person)
Small Personal Survival Kit (carried on person)
Mini Personal Survival Kit (carried on person)
"Don't Leave Home Without It" Equipment
Optional Survival Equipment
MEDICAL KITS AND SUPPLIES
Comprehensive Medical Kit
Medium Medical Kit
OVER WATER SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT
Personal Over Water Survival Equipment
Over Water Survival Kit

Survival Schools & Courses

Wilderness Medical Training Schools & Courses

Survival Publications & Books

Survival Videos

Manufacturers & Suppliers of Survival Equipment

Retail Sources of Survival Equipment

Alaskan & Canadian Survival Kit Regulations

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