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INDIVIDUAL SURVIVAL KIT ITEMS   $40 MINIMUM ORDER!!!*

All prices shown include expedited shipping WITHIN THE UNITED STATES (including AK/HI) - Sorry, NO OVERSEAS SHIPPING!**

*Sorry, but folks keep trying to hit me with $5 and $10 orders. The $40 minimum order is in place because when you figure in the time to process an order, print labels, pick and pack your items, PayPal's cut, and the $5-$11 for Priority Mail shipping, it makes it cost prohibitive for me to deal with small orders. This store is brand new, and I will reevaluate this policy over the next month or so. Until then, orders smaller than $40 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED... I will simply issue an immediate refund. Thanks for your cooperation!

**I've had a bunch of kit requests out of Canada, and WILL be looking to add this as an option sometime soon. Until then, I CANNOT process overseas orders. I simply don't have the time (or patience) right now to wrestle with customs forms.


 

Note: The M40 Wilderness Survival Kit includes ALL of the Individual kit items shown below (and more).

  Cordura MOLLE Double Belt Pouch (Qty.1)

High quality, heavy cordura nylon, double belt pouch. Dual closure with both Velcro and cinch straps so your gear stays put no matter what. Stretch loops on top and sides allow stowing of extra gear on the outside of the pouches, and provide compression fit to the pouches. MOLLE compatible... attachment system will attach to belt, pack, or pretty much anywhere.

These work great as a kit pouch/water bottle combo as shown, or if you want two distinct kit sections. If you want two 'armored' kit areas, order this pouch with two cook pots. 

NOTE: ALL POUCH COLORS BACK IN STOCK! Camouflage pouches now available... see drop down menu!

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$14.95/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

EMT Style Gear Pouch, Cordura MOLLE

High quality, heavy cordura nylon belt pouch. This pouch is a bit bigger than the Double pouch used on the standard kit. I use these on my 'Football' and 'Double Trouble' kits. They are great for those who want to carry a kit with some extra gear, food, etc. These have multiple elasticized retaining straps on the inside to hold gear securely, and plenty of MOLLE loops on the outside to hold additional gear.

I include 6 feet of paracord that can be used as a compression strap to lace your gear up tight (see picture). This means that you have a highly adaptable kit pouch that you can trim to the minimum, or pack to the gills!

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   $14.95/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!
  Heavy Duty Aluminum Water Bottle with Carabiner clip - (Qty.1) – Metal bottle used to boil water for purification, or as a handy canteen for short hikes. M40 Logo and motto "Opto Optimus... Para Pessimus" (Hope for the Best... Prepare for the Worst). Note: Carabiner NOT intended for climbing. Gear clip only!

   $6.95/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

  Water Bags/Storage Bags - I have a decent assortment of heavy storage bags from half gallon to 2 gallon capacity. Some of these have zip-top sealing, and all of them can be permanently sealed with any commercial heat sealer.

I use these in a variety of ways from water collection/carrying/purification to dry bags for gear in my pack. The two gallon bag is big enough to use as a dry bag for clothing and even many of the more compressible sleeping bags.

These are also great for 'preppers' who are looking for heavy duty long-term food storage bags for rice, grain, beans, oats, sugar, etc.

DETAILS AND ORDERING INFO - SEE THIS PAGE

 

 

M40 COMPACT SURVIVAL TARPS (Various Sizes) – These tarps are large enough to cover and waterproof shelters for one or more people, yet I hand fold and compress these into extremely compact packets about half the size of a deck of playing cards. These tarps fit well in various kits, or simply keep one in your pocket. These are awesome kit items… you won’t find ANYTHING like these in other survival kits or on other survival sites. Other uses - impromptu ponchos, solar stills, etc.

 

NOTE: Building a weatherproof survival shelter from scratch can take quite a few hours. Packing one of my survival tarps can turn that same task into something that takes minutes instead of hours… this is CRITICAL time that could save your life. If I had to choose just a couple pocket items to carry when hiking, I'd choose a survival tarp and a lighter!

 

Sharpie Marker shown for scale.

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$2.95 - $4.95 - (Prices Include Priority Shipping). Remember, the MINIMUM for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

Survival Blanket – Silver Mylar - 84" x 52” (Qty.1)  – These are thinner and pack smaller than other survival blankets you may have seen. I sourced these specially for this purpose. Reflects body heat inwards to help keep you warm. Use as a signaling device, or to reflect fire heat towards you. Can also be used as a poncho, wind break or ground cloth. US Quarter shown for scale.

    $2.95/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

Slingshot Bands (Qty.1 set) Leather pouch, with Latex bands. Very handy for emergency small game hunting. Carrying these in a kit allows you to make a slingshot very quickly using a 'Y' shaped stick. Wrap the ends 180 degrees around the forks and either wire wrap or cord wrap the bands in place. also use to propel fishing spears and as an emergency tourniquet.

NOTE: I now ship only the BEST bands available - I stock Trumark Heavy Powerbands. They are black in color (slightly different from picture).

$4.95/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

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Multi Tool (qty.1)  – Stainless steel knife/tool set provides blade, pliers, wood saw, can & bottle opener, file, screwdrivers, scissors, awl magnifying glass and more. I sourced these specifically for the saw and pliers. The pliers are invaluable for moving cook pots in and out of the fire. The saw is aggressive and makes short work of saplings and small limbs.

    $10.95/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

Ferro Rod and Striker (qty.1) – about 3/8” diameter by 3” long striking surface. Note that I have replaced the old iunit with this new configuration that uses a titanium nitride coated drill bit. This is perhaps the BEST striker I have EVER used with a ferro rod (and the added benefit of taking up less space in a kit)! The ferro rod has a varnish coating to protect from oxidation. Shave this coating off one side of the rod before using. Metallurgy designed with extra magnesium so you can shave it for tinder as well as sparks. Make a small pile of shavings, then flip a spark into it to make a white hot flame.

    $6.95/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

Compass (qty.1)  – A large compass compared to the button compasses you get in most survival kits. This is about 2” diameter and over ¼” thick. It's filled with mineral oil for movement dampening, and is freeze-proof. Degree markings. A decent quality compass, and big enough for easy navigation.

US Quarter shown for scale.

    $2.95/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

Ultra Bright Micro Light – These white LED mini lights last a surprisingly long time, and put out a LOT of light for their size. These have both squeeze activation and an on/off switch for constant, hands-free light. In my testing these last more than 24 hours each (16 hours very bright, then slowly dimming for the remainder). Averaging a few hours use per night, you'll have a couple weeks of light.

    $1.49/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

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(Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!
Emergency Micro Strobes – Clip on micro-strobes are very bright for their size, and can be seen from over half a mile at night. They flash emergency red and blue, and also have a white flash for added brightness. In my testing, these last up to 48 hours (30 hours bright, then slowly waning in brightness). That's a couple weeks signaling for 3 or 4 hours a night. Clips allow for easy attachment to branches, clothing or gear.

1@$2.00/ea or 5@$1.75/ea  or 10@$1.50/ea

 

NOTE: I no longer stock the 'mini' trench lighters, only the 'micro' size is available!

 

Micro ‘Trench’ Lighters – Flint/fuel based refillable aluminum lighters have screw tops with airtight gaskets to keep your fluid from evaporating. These will run on pretty much any liquid fuel (gas, kerosene, Zippo fluid, Coleman fuel, lamp oil, alcohol, etc). These use standard Zippo style flints and wicks, so they might just last you a lifetime!

$6.99/ea (Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!! 

 

Watertight Aluminum Match/Tinder/Med Case (qty.1) Store tinder, matches, medications, etc… you decide. These are great little containers for those items that absolutely MUST stay dry. Colors vary (silver, blk, grn, gold). If you have a specific color pref, let me know and I'll try to accomodate.

    $2.99/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!! 

 

Emergency Signal Whistle (qty.1)  – A LOUD whistle for signaling to rescuers or trail companions should you become separated. Much more effective than yelling. Has a belt clip and a lanyard hole.

    $1.49/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!     

 

Water Purification Kit with Dosage Instructions - Holds enough to purify more than 50 gallons of water. Fill canteen or bottle from streams, ponds, puddles or swamps. Following the printed instructions, add drops and wait 15-20 minutes and water is safe to drink. Fill and refill this dropper as needed... full instructions provided.

    $2.49/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!  

 

Braided SPECTRA Line 100Lb test - 50 Foot Spool - Stronger than Kevlar or steel, Spectra fiber is used in the latest bulletproof vests. In stores and online, you'll pay anywhere from 6 to 10 cents a foot. It's normally only available in big spools costing from $50 up to $200 or more. Use it as primary cordage for shelters, bow strings, lashing, fishing, or anywhere else you need extremely tough cord. Spooled on a 10D nail.

    $4.49/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

Steel Snare/trip Wire – (approx 15’) Annealed steel wire at the perfect hardness for making small game snares. Also use for trip lines, repairing/making gear, etc. Approximately 15’ spooled around a 10D nail. The nail is also useful for shelters, spear tips, etc.

    $2.49/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!! 

 

Petroleum Jelly Fire Starters (10) – These light very well with a spark from the Ferrocerium rod, and each will burn for several minutes allowing you to easily start a fire, even in somewhat poor conditions. They come tightly packed in a small resealable zip bag. The petroleum jelly is also useful for treating chapped lips, dry skin and small wounds.

    $2.99/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!  
 
Ultra-reflective ‘Cat-eye’ Trail Marker, Adhesive, 3"x2" Piece - This is the same glass bead impregnated material used in street signs and other 'retro-reflective' safety gear. When cut into quarter inch squares, this yields 96 stick-on trail markers. Using the mini lights, these can be seen from 50 yards. The brighter the light, the greater the distance and visibility. Placing these at 50 yard intervals, you can mark about 3 miles of trail. If you decide to leave camp, you can leave a trail for search and rescue. Use these to tape notes in conspicuous places for rescuers. Makes your notes visible from a LONG way off.
    $1.99/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!    
  Signal Mirror, 3" x 4", Acrylic - Large acrylic signal mirror with sighting hole for aiming.

    $2.49/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!! 

  PARA CORD - Mil Spec, 550Lb Test Cord

CHOOSE COLOR- Black, OD Green, Coyote Tan, Hi-Vis Safety Orange

PARACORD NOTES... PLEASE READ!!!

Mil spec para cord is so named because it is used as the standard shroud lines for parachutes. It has a braided outer sheath and 7 inner strands (outer sheath is @200Lb test, and each inner strand is @50Lb test). Paracord is unique in that its components can be pulled apart and used separately for additional line. Like duct tape, para cord has about a million uses in the wild. 

With 25 feet of paracord, if you pulled out all the inner strands, and tied them together, you'd have 175 feet of 50 pound test line, while still having the outer sheathing as an additional 25 foot line. With 50 feet of paracord, if you pulled out all the inner strands, and tied them together, you'd have 350 feet of 50 pound test line, while still having the outer sheathing as an additional 50 foot line.

NOTE: The 'hanks' are useful in that they can be unraveled with virtually no chance of tangling the line. simply un-tuck the marked end (see yellow pull-tabs in picture) and pull. The whole hank will unravel freely at this point. The 25 foot line is folded twice into 4 lines, then hanked. The 50 foot line is in eighths, then hanked.

25 & 50 foot Hanks

(Prices Include Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

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  Fresnel Lens Magnifier - Credit card size. Used to start fires or close up inspection. A solar powered lighter that NEVER runs out.
    $0.99/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!  
  Duct Tape, Hi-Vis (6Ft) – This is quality 3M/Scotch brand duct tape in Hi-visibility yellow. Ultra sticky, perfect for repairs, signaling and for marking trail. Also use to tape up blisters and cuts. Spooled on a 10D nail.
    $1.49/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!
 

YOUR CHOICE:

50 Ft Spool, Heavy duty 25 Lb test Nylon Line - Used for fishing, sewing, shelter bindings, etc

      ...OR:

100 Ft Spool, Med. duty 15 Lb test Nylon Line - Used for fishing, sewing, shelter bindings, etc

Choose Size/Weight
$1.50/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

Scalpel Blades (qty.2) – Sharp, sharp, sharp! These can be lashed to a small twig for use in skinning, gutting, cleaning, etc, and they also serve as formidable arrow/spear tips. Note: These are not loose as shown, they are individually sterile packed in foil.

   $1.49/pr.(2) (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!

 

SHARPS PACK -  Includes the following items:

  • Safety Pins, XLG, Nickel Plated (Qty.3)

  • Fish Hook Assortment (Qty 10 hooks, various sizes)

  • Needles, XLG, (Qty.2)

 

   $2.49/ea (Price Includes Shipping). Remember, the minimum for your total store order must be at least $40. US Orders Only!!!                     

 

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Long version:
(1) Stay on topic - If the discussion wanders off topic or into nonsensical rambling, I will remove your comments. Repeated abuse will result in you being banned from posting here. If you post blatant spam here, I will ban you from this forum AND... I will submit you for removal from ALL Disqus forums.

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