This combination kit gives you the essential survival items needed for both land and or overwater survival. Contents Include:
(*) Items attached to kit with 36 inch piece of nylon line to prevent loss in case of dropping.
Pouch- Because this is a wearable fanny-pack it will be with you during flight and after egress. The top of the pouch holds a 14 function multi-function tool and the side of the pouch carrys a high intensity strobe light that can be activated without removing. There are two pieces of 3M highly retro-reflective tape on the top of the knife case and pouch sides as well.
*MPI High Intensity Strobe Light - Is a lightweight, battery-powered, flashing device creating a powerful beacon of high intensity bright white light visible for up to three miles. It flashes at the rate of 50-60 times per minute for 16 hours, then will continue to flash at a diminishing rate for up to 40 hours. It is stowed in netting on side of pouch with a 36 inch piece of nylon line to prevent loss if it gets dropped. The strobe can be removed from the pocket and attached to a higher point with a pin clip.
*Whistle - Waterproof and very loud. You won't be heard by overflying aircraft, but you will be heard up to 2000 feet away by searchers. The sound of this whistle is distinct from sea gull clatter.
*Rescue Flash Signal Mirror - Signal Mirrors are said to be spotted up to 60 miles away by a high flying aircraft. As you bring to mirror shine ( 8 million candlepower) to the horizon, you will be signaling surface vessels up to about 15 miles out. Once in a survival situation, this device should never be stowed away. Tie it to your hat, wear as a necklace, or attach it to a top point of a liferaft. Let the signal continue work while you are busy with other chores.
*Waterproof eGear Flashlight - Stowed in the front pocket for easy access, Puts out a strong light with long life. Use it to locate items in the pouch, signal with it, or just turn it on for peace and comfort.
Heatsheets Survival Blanket - (2 person) Adventure Medical Heatsheets were designed for land use. The idea is to wrap it around you and the blanket will keep your body heat (aprox. 90%) from escaping. As a survivor, you will be exposed to two major advisories, hypothermia and sunburn.
Wrap this HeatSheet Blanket around you to preserve ninty percent of your body heat.
By placing the opened space blanket over your head and tucking the ends into your shirt or lifevest, you have created an umbrella to shield you from direct rays of the sun. This also adds target enhancement from searching aircraft.
Because much heat escapes through the top of your head, you are slowing the heat loss process.
The red/orange reflective side makes an excellent visual signal from the air (silver side out at night).
Poncho- Colored red, orange or yellow for high visibility. Can also be used as a shelter tarp.
Mosquito / No See-Um Head-Net- To keep them pesty critters away from your face. Can also be used as a bait net.
12 Hour Safety Light Stick- I use the same safety light stick that the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers use for night time re-location training. The helo drops them off at night and practices locating them with night-vision goggles.
*14 Function Multi-Purpose Tool- Is attached to the top of the pouch. It is a stainless steel tool with knife, pliers, crimp cutter, screwdrivers, etc. This tool is within quick reach and could be used for extraction purposes as well as everyday tool needs.
Map Compass- It is not recommended that you leave your crash site, but if you are sure of civilization in a close proximity, this compass will keep you on track. Can also be used to vector search aircraft to your location should you have radio contact.
Nylon Line (10 feet) - Use this line to tie items such as floating debris to enlarge your target for searchers. Caution, this line should not be used to attach yourself to the aircraft or anything else that could sink.
Water Packets 4.227 OZ. (2 ea.) Without water, you can expect to survive about 2 to 3 days in the open sea. Do not ration water! Because the human body is composed of over 70% water, it needs water to function. As your water level goes down, so does the ability to think clearly and physically perform survival techniques. By drinking the water up front, you can maintain the proper water level needed to perform the Seven Steps to Survival, thus extending your survival time.
Storage Ziplock - One Quart Size. For storage of personal belongings or water procurement.
Survival Blanket (Silver) for burn victims.
3/8" x 1-1/2" Bandages (5)
3/4" x 3" Bandages (10)
Knuckle Bandages (2)
Knee / Elbow Bandages (2)
Wound Closure Strips (5)
2" x 2" Stirle Guaze Pads (2)
3" x 3" Stirle Gauze Pads (2)
Antiseptic Towelettes (3)
Alcohol Prep Pads (3)
Sting Relief Pads (3)
Safety Pins (3)
Triple Antibiotic Ointment (2)
Acetaminophen Tablets (2)
Ibuprofen Tablets (2)
SunX / No Burn Sunscreen Towelette - 30 SPF sunscreen towelette with (natural) cedar for insect repellent.
Aloe Vera Gel and Vitamin E.
SunX / Lip Balm - 30 SPF. Apply to lips for protection from salt water and sun exposure.
Water Purifying Tablets- Although it is advisable to boil water for 10-20 minutes before drinking, these tablets will kill most harmful bacteria if boiling water is not available. Add 2 tablets to a quart of water and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
Waterproof Matches- Fire-starting in the most rugged conditions. (1 Box)
Fresnel Lens - For back-up fire starting.
Fishing Kit- Contains:
10-20 lb. Monofilament Fishing Line (50')
4 Shot Weights
4 Hooks (various sizes)
Snare Wire (8')
Nylon Line - (10') Various uses
Duct Tape- Roll (36")
Commando Wire Saw- Stainless Steel, Use to cut firewood or shelter materials.
Insect Repellent- BugX 30 Towelette. Provides over seven hours of complete protection from mosquitoes that may carry West Nile Virus. Effective protection from mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, fleas, gnats (no-see-ums), sand fleas, biting flies, deer flies, stable flies, and black flies. (30% DEET)
Aluminum Foil- (18" x 12")
For quick rescue, there's plenty of room to add a personal locater beacon (PLB). See "View Product Image" above for McMurdo FastFind 210 PLB placement. The McMurdo FastFind MaxG and ACR AquaLink View will fit in the front zippered pocket.