Whats inside my emergency Kit

photo(1)Do you carry an emergency kit when you go out backpacking? I carry my kit with me even on small day trips, but before I talk about what is in my emergency kit let me explain first what an emergency kit is. My emergency kit has a mixture of survival tools, first aid items, as well as repair items that this kit would only ever be opened if necessary.  I also carry a small first aid kit that I will be talking about in a later post.

 

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Contents of my Emergency Kit.

  • Strike anywhere weather proof matches.
  • Seam Sealer
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Small Compass
  • nylon string
  • metal wire
  • fire starters
  • cotton swabs
  • mixed size fishing hooks and weights
  • large safety pins (2)
  • tweezers
  • Iodine Prep pad (2)
  • Antiseptic Hand Wipe (2)
  • Small packet of sunblock
  • Ibuprofen tablets (2)
  • Aspirin tablets (2)
  • Antibiotic Ointment (2)
  • Deet Free Insect Protection Cream.
  • Alcohol Prep Pad (2)
  • Lip Ointment
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Insect Sting Relief wipe
  • Burn Cream
  • Poison Ivy oak and sumac cleanser
  • Emergency Mirror
  • Medical Tape
  • LED micro light
  • Silica Gel packet
  • Small adhesive strip bandage (5)
  • Butterfly closure (3)
  • Large adhesive strip bandage (5)
  • Knuckle Bandage (2)
  • Mole skin adhesive square (2)
  • Gauze Pad (2)
  • bug netting
  • Small roll of duck tape
  • Sewing needle
  • bug net swatch / patch (2 different sizes of mesh)
  • Ripstop nylon repair patch (2)

Weight of Kit 5.5 0z

What is in your kit? Is there anything you have in your kit that I did not list?

  • http://twitter.com/AndyHawbaker Andy Hawbaker

    Great list. And 5.5 oz. not bad!

    • http://hikingthetrail.com Adam Nutting

      Thanks Andy.

  • http://twitter.com/thegearhouse thegearhouse

    Nice post Adam! Surprised to see it all is just under 6 ounces, which is great. What bag do you have it all in – looks like cuben fiber?

    • http://hikingthetrail.com Adam Nutting

      It is cuben fiber. Got it from Mountain Laural Designs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.foster.7982 Charles Foster

    When I went to Alaska with my wife I got a cat-gut suture kit from a local vet. I had to promise to only use it for emergencies and seek qualified medical help when I got out of the woods.