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Nurker's Survival Kit

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1.  3 spare snowshoe binding straps  (these can be used to fasten or tie things up, would make a dandy tourniquet)

2.  multi-tool  (inexpensive model, as I just don't use it very much)

3.  Mag Lite solitaire (takes one AAA battery)

4.  Stainless steel fishing leaders  (use for fishing or snares)

5.  Birch bark

6.  Two nylon bandannas, day glo orange, wrapped with spare cord

7.  Day Glo Orange vest

8.  Match container, lid, paper towel tinder, and matches.

9.  Whistle

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11.  Compass group (will show in another post with more detail)

12.  Copper wire for snares or jury rigging

13.  Empty 12 and 16 gauge shotgun shells to make match holder /w matches

14.  Survival cards  (plastic cards with survival info printed on)

15.  Folding pocket filleting knife with scaler and hook remover

16.  Fresnel lens with vinyl cover

18.  Facial camouflage paint

19.  Over the counter drugs (benadryl, ibuprofen, famitodine, and pseudophedrine hydrochloride)

20.  Toilet paper in plastic water proof container

21.  Fishing kit (will show in another post with more detail)

22.  AAA batteries (2)

23.  Small pieces of unscented facial tissue to keep fishing equipment from rattling and backup tinder

24.  Square of spenco second skin (burns and blisters) and bandaids (goes in other side of fishing kit)

25.  Fishing bobbers

26.  Space blanket in large pill bottle

28.  Candy for food (creme style life savers seem to keep well and are individually wrapped)

29.  Plastic bandaid box for candy

30.  Deet (100% Deet in plastic tubing with ends heat crimped shut(never was able to keep it from leaking otherwise))

31.  Assortment of about 4 plastic zip locs (nested inside one another)

32.  (2) 9 x 12 drop cloths (one is .75 mil and the other is .25 mil)

 

 

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11A. Magnifying glass (splinters or fire)

11B.  Container if Iodine is taken for water purification

11C.  Tea candle

11D.  Two straight needles and one curved (these are now in the back side of the fishing kit, not in the compass group anymore)

11E.  Thimble

11F.  Compass (My original boy scout compass, I'd like a new one, but it's never let me down)

11G. Small sharpening stone

11H.  Cutter snake bite kit

11I.  Tweezers

11J.  World War II vintage disinfectant  (the kind where you crush the glass bulb)

11K.  Spider Wire 10 lb (wrapped on a comb) (I think this is the best way to wrap fishing line to keep it neat and small)

11L.  Various nail files and emery boards (to use as sandpaper for various purposes) 

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Cool kit, looks like you've gathered a lot of really useful items there, and I think it's all well thought out space-and-portability wise. Ever try liquid skin? I like your folding knife, it takes me back to my childhood..., my grandfather was an avid fisherman and carried a yellow handled Case made like that, he never went anywhere without it.

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Thanks mistwalker.  Is the liquid skin a spray on?  The Spenco is called second skin, it's supposed to be the best stuff ever for on a burn or a foot blister.  It's like a material that is saturated with pure water.  It was recommended in Dr. Forgey's book on wilderness medicine.  I think I've had that yellow knife now for 40 years.  Believe it or not, I used to be able to open it one-handed.

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The windbreaker holder is a recent addition.  I had gotten in the habit of strapping it to the bottom of the fanny pack, and it came in handy a few times, so I thought maybe it is a good addition.  For sure, if the day starts out at 60, and then the wind comes up and drops to 50, the windbreaker'd be a real handy item.  I'm thinking of rolling up a couple of what's called "contractor's bags" plastic bags to go in with the windbreaker.  Every time I've put plastic bags in the kit itself they end up with a hole rubbed in them.

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Very nice, well thought out Kit Nurker. The Windbreaker is a great addition. The only addition/change I personally would make is the Multitool on the fanny pack belt. Either put it on your person, or be sure to carry a SAK/MT in your pocket.

 

But you have quite a few things I need to add to my kit. Nice job!

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I normally have another fanny pack on at the same time as the survival kit.  The second fanny pack is my pack that carries my wallet, a couple of knives, pills, all that stuff most guys carry in pants pockets.  I got tired of switching all that stuff all the time, 'cause I carry so many different things, that I just got a fanny pack to put it in.

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VERY nice, nurkerool! :thumbsup:

 

I like your mini fishing kit.  I only have some line and a few hooks in a small ultralight PSK.  I do have my giant tacklebox in my closet that I can cannabalize and put some necessities into a smaller box as you've done.

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Thanks mistwalker.  Is the liquid skin a spray on?  The Spenco is called second skin, it's supposed to be the best stuff ever for on a burn or a foot blister.  It's like a material that is saturated with pure water.  It was recommended in Dr. Forgey's book on wilderness medicine.  I think I've had that yellow knife now for 40 years.  Believe it or not, I used to be able to open it one-handed.

Sorry I didn't respond to your question sooner, I think this was when I first joined and before I learned to click the notify button, the "liquid skin" I mentioned is actually "New Skin" and looks like this ( I really need to get a better camera, this one is lousy with close-ups). This stuff is like super glue with an antiseptic in it, I'll have to google the second skin....You and I seem to think alike in some ways.

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I've seen products much like that.  My training in advanced first aid preceded a lot of these spray or liquid bandaging methods, so I tend to use sterile gauze, triple antibiotic lotion, and ace bandages or cloth tape.  I used to be able to do a lot with a triangular bandage.  I need a refresher on that one, though.

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I've seen products much like that.  My training in advanced first aid preceded a lot of these spray or liquid bandaging methods, so I tend to use sterile gauze, triple antibiotic lotion, and ace bandages or cloth tape.  I used to be able to do a lot with a triangular bandage.  I need a refresher on that one, though.

Well, while remodeling a Wal-Mart I sliced my right hand open on a piece of formica. It was a clean slice about 2 inches long and  about 1/2 inch  deep, but went in at a diagonal direction from the surface of the skin. I didn't, for reasons I'll keep to myself, want to go to a doctor for this so I cleaned it out with peroxide, let it dry, held pressure on it till it stopped bleeding then painted with new skin. Though it did later separate, it held long enough to convince my boss it was just a scratch. In keeping the new skin applied befor going to work, within three days it looked like just a scratch and now it's hard to even find the scar. I got the new skin from the first aide kit, and have kept some around ever since. What was the oddest thing you were ever taught as far as "first aide" goes?

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I've seen products much like that.  My training in advanced first aid preceded a lot of these spray or liquid bandaging methods, so I tend to use sterile gauze, triple antibiotic lotion, and ace bandages or cloth tape.  I used to be able to do a lot with a triangular bandage.  I need a refresher on that one, though.

 

LOL! I use crazy glue over here.  Damned best bandaid ever! And the cianide in it acts as a gread disinfectant.

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I was using something like a box cutter to split a short piece of plastic water line back in 1974.  It slipped and I sliced a line across my palm 2.5 inches in length and about one eighth inch deep.  I didn't want mom or dad to know I'd done something so stupid.  I took some small bandaids and made butterflies to hold the edges of the cut together, much like they would use surgical tape later to replace stitches.  It healed up nicely, (I was 16), and now you can't even see the scar.  I did make sure all my fingers worked, and that there was no numbness.  A note, if you ever do cut your hand deeply, and feel numbness or lack of ability to move fingers, immediately get to the best hand surgeon you can find.  Demand a specialist.  The hand is far too complicated to entrust it to someone who doesn't know what they are doing.

 

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What was the oddest thing you were ever taught as far as "first aide" goes?

 

The oddest thing they went into was legalities.  Luckily most first aid help is shielded by "Good Samaritan" laws.  If you don't know for sure what you are doing, call for help and leave the victim alone.  Try to keep other well wishers who aren't trained from "helping".  The only place this gets into a gray area is where you are the victim's only hope and are not quite sure what to do.  Those are the times that you wish you had paid more attention, or got that refresher course. 

 

The other odd thing was that if doing CPR unassisted, my instructor told us that 30 to 45 minutes was going to be as long as you could do it before becoming so fatigued that you couldn't continue.  While I'm not sure that's true, never having put it to the test, it would have to hurt to quit and let the victim die.  He said that if you were going to stick in this field, it would happen someday.

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The oddest thing they went into was legalities.  Luckily most first aid help is shielded by "Good Samaritan" laws.  If you don't know for sure what you are doing, call for help and leave the victim alone.  Try to keep other well wishers who aren't trained from "helping".  The only place this gets into a gray area is where you are the victim's only hope and are not quite sure what to do.  Those are the times that you wish you had paid more attention, or got that refresher course. 

 

The other odd thing was that if doing CPR unassisted, my instructor told us that 30 to 45 minutes was going to be as long as you could do it before becoming so fatigued that you couldn't continue.  While I'm not sure that's true, never having put it to the test, it would have to hurt to quit and let the victim die.  He said that if you were going to stick in this field, it would happen someday.

Not that I remember all of what I was taught..., I still remember compression bandages, propper method for tying a tourniquet, and some other things, but I think the oddest thing I was ever taught about first aide was during A.I.T. when the instructors taught us where to push a blade between someone's ribs and into the lower section of their lung if they were shot through that lung during combat......, thereby saving your buddy's life by stabbing him in the back. Interesting

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Beyond first aid is having a good book to back you up.  About 17 years ago, Tess came home from work and we were visiting with family.  She said she hadn't felt good all day and had some pain in her abdomen.  When she said she wanted to go ahead and go home, I had an uneasy feeling.  I dug out my Dr. Forgey's "Wilderness Medicine" and read the proper procedure for checking for an inflamed appendix.  When I did the test she screamed and like to come up off that couch.  We got her to the hospital and they took it out laparoscopically.  She had roughly 15 minutes until it would have burst, they said.  It's amazing the little coincidences that make up the difference between life and death.  Our copy is a signed copy that her parents had gotten for her when they realized how much camping and hiking we did.  I read it cover to cover when we got it.  Why did I have that uneasy feeling?

 

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Looking at our copy.  It is the third edition, not fifth, It was signed by Bill Forgey, April 1989

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