3 Day Hunter Survival Kit

Carrying these few items when you venture out into the field are a necessity in case you become lost and have to spend time in the wilderness. Using these contents effectively should ensure at least 3 well sheltered, nourished and rested days.
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Carrying these few items when you venture out into the field are a necessity in case you become lost and have to spend time in the wilderness. Using these contents effectively should ensure at least 3 well sheltered, nourished and rested days.

A knapsack works well to keep your goods, however a small backpack is preferred. Others often use a fanny pack or hunters vest when needing to travel light. These items when used efficiently and effectively will get you through a period of time for up to 72 hours.

* Medicine (whatever you need for at least 72 hours--mark all drug containers with use, dosage and expiration date)
* Compass (with instructions for proper use)
* Paper and pencil or pen (you can write down your compass bearings)
* Map of the area
* Lighter (Bic disposable or equivalent)
* Waterproof matches
* Magnusium stick (for starting fires)
* Fuel tablets (fire starters)
* Utility candle wrapped in aluminum foil
* Old newspaper or some sort of tinder for fire making (in a plastic bag)
* Utility knife (Leatherman, Swiss Army, etc.)
* Canteen or water bottle that can hold about 750mls
* Water purification tablets
* Rain poncho
* Plastic ground cover
* Space blanket
* Tube tent
* 25 feet of nylon line
* Flashlight
* Watch
* Snacks (trail mix, MRI, candy, etc.)
* Signal mirror
* Whistle
* This list (so that you know what you have in your survival kit)

You may want to add:

* GPS unit (with fresh batteries and instructions for proper use)
* Trail / Kit gun (.22 handgun and ammo)
* Two way radio

If you have any additional items you think should be added to this list, please comment this article. See you in the wilderness!

2 Comments

6 years 38 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

Anonymous

Very good article and timely for this time of year! Thank you for sharing this with us.

6 years 10 weeks ago, 1:06 AM

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