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.



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?

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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