July 12, 2014

TOP 3 SURVIVAL ITEMS

TOP 3 LONG TERM SURVIVAL ITEMS
If you had to run into the woods with 3 items and never come back, what would they be?

#1  LIFETIME SUPPLY OF FOOD


#2  LIFETIME SUPPLY OF WATER


#3  LIBRARY OF CONGRESS




Just kidding.  Here are the real top three survival items:


#1  TRACKER KNIFE

It acts as a great survival knife.  Its design makes it very versatile for survival.



#2  FRESNEL LENS (magnifying lens)

A lighter can start hundreds of fires.  A fire starter can start thousands of fires, but a fresnel lens can start fires indefinitely.  It can't light fires at night or when it's cloudy, so for that reason, I don't recommend it for cloudy and dark places.  However, I was thinking when 10 years has passed and your fire starter is no longer working, you will be wishing you packed a fresnel lens instead.  If you get a fresnel lens that is big enough, assuming you can carry it with you, you can also cook food with it without leaving a smoke trail, melt and shape metals, and warm rocks to keep you warm at night--all great advantages of a fresnel lens over a regular fire starting item.  Magnifying glasses and solar fire starters are nice too, but I think they are easier to break.


#3  GI CANTEEN KIT

A canteen kit gives you the ability to purify water and cook food.  It's a nice combination of a water bottle, pot, and stove.


OTHER #3?  MILITARY SLEEP SYSTEM

If you are going to be in a cold location, you might want to substitute a military sleep system or a really nice sleeping bag/bivvy to keep you warm and dry in exchange for the canteen kit.  So if you opt to go with the sleep system instead of a canteen kit, you'll just need to find clean water or set up a filter or risk it, and cook your food by grilling or wrapping it in leaves, etc.  However, I still think the better choice is the canteen kit and just hope to get a warm hide from an animal as soon as possible.