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The Truth About Mini Survival Kits



If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years of doing this, it’s that being a survivalist means something different for everyone.

Everyone has their own opinions about the “best” ways to do things, and unfortunately a lot of people use their expertise as a way to look down on others for how they choose to do things.

The truth is that there’s no “right” way to do things, and it’s all about what works for you.

You should never be so arrogant as to assume you know everything that works and doesn’t. After all, you might miss out on some great survival tips if you make assumptions before learning all the facts.

For example, a lot of people think they know everything they need to know about mini survival kits. They think they’re for beginner or “fad” survivalists, and that they’re basically useless. But they’d be wrong.

Read on to learn why.

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3 Mini Survival Kit Myths…Debunked

One of the most misunderstood parts of the survival world is the mini survival kit.

Such a kit includes the most essential items tightly stuffed into a plastic water bottle or a compact container (such as an Altoids tin), but many in the blogosphere or in chat rooms claim the kits are completely useless — while others say they have everything you would need to live off the land.

Let’s try to separate fact from myth. Here are three myths about mini survival kits:

1. MYTH: They’re for the Long Term

Not only does a miniature survival kit not contain all of the gear you would need for the long term, but many of the items present are not of the best quality, either. A miniature survival kit contains the basic items you’ll need for making a fire, for navigating, for signaling, for minor first aid, and in some versions of the kit, for fishing and purifying water as well. All of these items will come in handy, but this is still largely incomplete when it comes to long-term survival.

Read the rest of the article here.

What are your mini survival kit must-haves? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. David Rice

    April 12, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Must haves?? Simple. A way to start a fire, A way to build a make-shift shelter, a way to purify water. A way to bandage and treat wounds. So it seems to me a sharp survuval knife (and a way to sharpen it as it gets used, Akindling of sorts(I like dryer lint), one good poncho, and a Lifestraw. Booyah

  2. Anonymous

    September 30, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    I think you got that in a nutshell!!

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