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  1. Food is not really a consideration in a survival situation, so long as before the survival situation you live a healthy life and have a good build up of vitamins, nutrients and fat you can survive weeks without food.

  2. Hey Ben. Been watching a lo t of these 5 lb videos and yours is the Best! very thought out!

  3. How much does the "never-coming-back" pack weigh?
    You guys should do vids like this for 10, 15, 20lbs too. Maybe include an added focus on covering some ground, as opposed to sitting tight.

    Also, how about an ultimate (tent) camping kit too? I know that's broad, but the family is always forgetting things, you know? The constraint being a large trunk or the back of the SUV but not cramping the rear view.

    Item lists would be good too or listed above the comments. If not by brand. Sponsors???

  4. Good idea who wants to. carry 40 lbs in a disaster! Can be done ! Tent, fire, water carrying several gallons using baloons, med kit, cooking gear, alittle food. Can be done! But 10 lbs would allow sleeping bag, rat traps, hand warmers, plenty of food for a week!

  5. Cody Linden was the original person to do a under 5 lb kit. Also the final little kit was the SOL survival kit as a base. I use the ribs pack I really as my water bottle carrier, and essentials. Which usually means digging out a book of matches to light my stove. Thanks for a good video.

  6. Prepare "your" places. Home, Commute, Work, in descending order of how much you're likely able to prepare and keep near you. However, if you walk, "taxi" or PT to work, the amount you can keep on you at Work probably exceeds what you carry on your Commute. Assess the dangers of each place/situation. What are the dangers at your workplace? Building heights/exits/elevators? Chemicals/gasses? What are the dangers on your Commute? What are the dangers of your own Home. How is it under-prepared?

    For the home, in particular, make it safe, stock up on water and properly sealed/stored dried food and stay put if you can. Bugging out should be a last resort. I might argue, you'd never bugout, unless you knew the place to which you were going to bugout AND you could keep or regain prolonged communication with your people… ALL THE WHILE, your people knowing, at least the general area, to find you, that is to join you (or to rescue you).

    When you're out, keep in mind the Rule of 3's. Immediate medical needs, core-body temp, water, food. These are a priority. I've seen serviceable (with GOOD SKILLS), small kits that can be kept in something as small as fanny pack or hand sized pouch. Add it to your daily pack/handbag. It should also be kept in the aforementioned 3 places, Home, Commute(on you) and Work. Keep it with even larger preparations, but have it be distinct–a bag within a bag.

    If you have no idea where to start, look up the "10 C's of Survival". These lists, exactly as they are shown, are geared more towards the outdoors. You may need to tailor your kit to an urban setting, especially if you plan on having it with you all the time. Also, visit sites fro emergency preparedness and the Red Cross specifically. Do not get overwhelmed. The lists are long.

    To keep things well-organized, separate the philosophies:
    1-Day Ordeal) A small, light weight Emergency kit… the bare essentials… so that you can have on your person or in your daily bag, all the time, that which is light and small enough that you can walk with, indefinitely.
    2-or-more Day Ordeal) For some people this is not enough to get them home, especially in a bad season, so then a multi-day trip set-up is necessary. Terms like "Survival", "Get Home", or "72 Hour" bags are in this range of discussion..

    * "Bugout" or "INCH-I'm Never Coming Home" or "Thriving survival" bags enter here. Though they should be considered a last resort. This is largely fantasty-talk for most people living in a city or with a big city next door. Tribal survival knowledge was GENERATIONAL knowledge. Odds against survival long term would be very high. You could have very good guides, a lot of tools, and very good books on fishing, hunting, trapping, wild edibles, covering SEASONS, but as good as they are, that still wouldn't guarantee success. A positive, not gleeful, stoic, super-adaptive, resourceful mindset would take someone pretty far though.

    Remember, clean air and dire medical needs first, maintain core body temperature second, water is third and food is fourth. Improve. Repeat. One step at a time.

  7. Your kit is the best I've seen so far. Well thought out. It would be nice to have a posted list of the contents and where they can be purchased.

  8. So does this kit count what I usually carry like a knife or lighter? Or a straight 5 lbs in the kit?