Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Mini Survival Kit

Here are several mini kit options and recommendations.

Mini, pocket sized survival kits are in every outdoors store. But, really, what good are they?
by Leon Pantenburg





Several years ago, the editor at the newspaper I worked at tasked me to write a practical winter survival guide for Central Oregon. It was an investigative reporting assignment, and I interviewed local experts from the Deschutes









This survival kit weighs about as much as your IPod. Carry it in a waterproof container for added security.
This Altoids tin survival kit weighs about as much as your IPod. Carry it in a waterproof container for added security. Don’t waste space!


County Search and Rescue team , as well as local survival equipment tester, the late Jim Grenfell, and internationally-known survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt.

The end result of months of research and testing was a system that included a personal, pocket-sized kit as well as a complete backpack setup for hardcore winter survival. (No survival kit system is perfect, and no kit will work for everyone. View any system as a baseline for developing a kit that will work for you.)

To read the rest of Leon's post go here.

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