What's going on guys this is Jack from Glasgow surviving today I'm going to cover how to build a survival kit and this is a system that I developed in a special just to acronym and it's not the be-all of survival kits but it's a good foundation it's a good selection of items to have and it's a good base kit if you're building upon you know other.
Kits like get home bags or bug out bags you know or do environmentally dependent you know you may add other items too you know the kit depending on where you're at but this system I've written about in a few different magazines and stuff like that but I created acronym that's known as back home and back home stands for B is blazing burn a is all weather blanket.
Sia's cordage k is knife H's head lamp o is orienteering tools emma's metal canteen and E is a mercy signal and I created a an acronym because I'm a Marine and you know we're not that smart we're good at shooting people but that's about it I'm just kidding but acronyms are easy to remember you know and and the whole idea.
Of is it give you get you back home and it's kind of like a motivation or morale booster thinking about hey this kid to give me back home you know something to you know aid me and getting back you know to safety so let's kind of go I'll show you some examples of the kit and kind of talk about my ideas behind it let's start off with blazing burn.
Blazing burn we're talking about in ition sources as well as tender materials you want to take the tender materials out there because you may not find good natural viable matera tender materials so initially let's talk about the ignition sources and devices I'm a big fan of big lighters they rarely break you know even if they get wet you.
Can dry them out and if they're cold just keep them close to your body and what I do is I got a contact sheet that I normally just wear around my neck anytime I'm in the wilderness keeps it close to my body and keeps it warm then I got a few fair rods here this one comes with a striker and I've structor is good to carry because you know in.
Case you do lose your knife and buy some sort also just a standard fair seeing rod I like a good 5 to 6 inch and this will not keep in my pocket and and for tender materials there's some fire cord on here so this has got some you know tender material in this quarters there also you can carry you know store-bought stuff like wet fire but me personally if.
I'm gonna be burning it if I and I can make it for cheap or for basically free I'd rather do that and this aluminum full nugget I've got a video on my channel showing how to do this and this is a fantastic tinder material basically it's a cotton and a Vaseline impregnated cotton cotton ball and wrapped inside of aluminum foil and it extends the burn.
Time even you know upwards of 45 minutes to an hour and then something like the fire can you know just using a cans and cardboard and some wax and this is excellent tinder as well and like I said if I can make it you know why buy it so let's blaze and burn and the next thing we're going to cover is all weather blanket now some of this items.
In the system are specific others you know give you a choice like if you're not good at spark base fire making you may want to carry matches and a lighter you know so you can adapt some things to your skill set or skill level let's talk about the all-weather blanket I'm a huge fan of these are more durable than the you know little square ones that you can.
Fit in your pocket these have grommets they can be read up as a tarp ground cloth all that kind of good stuff and the reason why I like this is because instead of just a regular tarp is because one side is mylar now this will reflect 80% of your body heat whereas a small model or blanket was reflect more but I'd rather.
Sacrifice a few percent body heat for durability because those small ones will tear up and you can't repair them really so and the back home system you know this can be adopted to tactical situations for military you know you may want to carry olive-drab to be you know if you're an escape-and-evasion behind enemy lines.
And if you're just a backpack of hiker so I'm like that you're gonna carry orange but this is good because it's good for all environments if you're in a hot environment even face this mylar up and we'll flip the heat away from you in a cold environment you can put the mylar towards you the silver side towards you and reflect the heat back to you and.
With a fire you can get a pretty you know good microclimate so good item to have the next thing is cordage and this is not a you know necessarily specific I mean cheese depending on what you're doing but I like paracord because you know has to inter strands and stuff like that's very tough you can also carry things.
Like Bank line you know you bank line you can carry a lot of it compared to the 515 you may not always need 550 pounds of strength you can also carry things like dental floss Kevlar cord stuff like that but cordage is pretty self-explanatory you know anything anytime you spending any amount of time the wilderness you're.
Gonna understand how important quarters with is T the next thing is knife and knife is a very you know personal preference so I'm just gonna tell you what I like but I feel like you need a good you know fixed blade knife I like a 5 to 6 inch variety you know I like a sharp inspire so I'm throw sparks if I need to I like you know very tough.
Steels but I like it for the fur to be full tang you know you can also get you know cheaper versions it's not full tang like this more bushcraft black and I've used it a lot in it's a very good knife but a knife is you know obviously one of your most important survival tools because it can produce and manufacture a lot more things and I also like to have.
You know fire steels on my sheath as a backup so you know in case I lose the one in my pocket I've got a backup and I usually don't ever use that steel unless I you know lose it so I try to always keep you know this still never being used except for a mercy situation the next item is a headlamp in this kind of a specific item but I think it's.
Important because you know you may get injured so you may have to do tasks with one hand and where you gonna hold your flashlight out you know and if it's cold you don't want to have it in your mouth stuff like that but I like a good head lamp that has signal you know capabilities you know has a strobe like this one here this one also.
Has a red light so you can use for tactical situations where you know low not leaving a good you know light signature enemy for it enemies see the red is a lot more you know difficult to see but also protects night vision I also think you should carry some batteries you know so this is a multifunctional item and I like Petzl.
That's the brand that I like the next thing is orienteering tools and GPSS are good but I like to have a compass and map wherever I'm going and I like a good baseplate compass you want to you know have a mirror and good sliding mirror you can also use this for you know signaling if need be pace count beads you know to keep accurate distance a lot.
Of people I see don't you know Curie pace count bees but I'm telling you it's very important to have and then a map of your area you know with these items right here typically you can if you're not you know doesn't have any mechanical injuries you can find your way out of a bad situation the next thing is metal canteen and you.
Know it doesn't really matter what kind it is just as long as you make sure it's metal because you can boil water in it it's durable more durable than like the Lexile plastic types so they won't break you know obviously but I like a widemouth design so you can you know cut water put snow in there whatever you need to do I like to carry it also a.
Canteen cup with my canteen so I can put over the top and make char cloth or you know just cooking and stuff like that with it or boil water and then put the clean water into the canteen whatever it may be but I like a metal canteen the next thing is up eeeh is a mercy signal and there's a ton of emergency signaling devices but I definitely think.
You need to carry even though your compass can you know operate as a signal mayor I definitely think you need to carry a glass signal mirror with a retro-reflective aiming lens because that can reflect for much longer distance than an acrylic mirror that are most compasses the other thing is a good whistle you know this is an audible.
You know visual audible you know signaling system I like to have a plist design and then you have something like a you know 17 panel this is a passive signaling where these are active this is a passive signaling device so you can you know rig it up in the wilderness and it's doing the signaling for you but also you know the multi functionality of.
Kit what we talk about is that this if you got a bright orange this can help signal as well and also your headlamp then you have you know like something like a signal flare you carry very bright very easily seen in my time but this can also backup as a you know fire starter so with that you know mercy seemed very important because it's.
Better for you to get out of the situation than to be out there you know hunting you know spearing fish and rubbing sticks together start fire let's get ourselves out of the situation get ourselves back home instead of having to you know actually apply survival skills out there but a lot of these items as I said are multifunctional for different.
Capabilities and and that was the whole premise of me designing this as well as you know developing good acronym that you can remember but anyhow you can find out more information at Black Scout survival YouTube channel Blasco comm and I hope to hear from you guys another time thanks you.
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