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Hello it’s unit 13 on scene here in the pixies workshop at the homestead
Yeah, I’ve been wanting to make this video for a long time ever since I saw the Tilley Tooter, story in the news.
It’s what motivated me to make this kit, that I call the hit and run survival kit.
A complete necessity if you live in south Florida for sure.
It never occurred to me that you could be involved in a car accident in such an urban setting and no one notice you.
In south Florida we have swamps, waterways, canals,
mangroves, and the ocean.
There’s, there’s water everywhere around us. So wouldn’t be hard to go off the road here and no one notice you.
After I saw the Tilley Tooter story it took me a few weeks to source out the
materials. Then I put this kit together as soon as I could.
Okay, let’s get moving.
The first thing that of this kit is going to be the military surplus
pilots insect mitten and head net set for aircrew survival vest that I found on ebay, but, uh, more on this later.
these emergency sunglasses by Survival i-Shields pack flat or roll up, um, you can’t be without them here in south
Florida even for a little bit. Now food.
These are really snacks if you look close.
But it’s all organic and it’s only the most desired items by the person this kit was made for so pack whatever you…..like.
So long as it’ll keep you alive and comfortable for a few days.
And now, probably one of the most important things,
water. You can forget the food maybe, but not the water. You have to have the water.
I don’t know how anyone,
after all of that,
cannot have to relieve themselves after just 24 hours. I can’t imagine not having to go to the bathroom for three days.
The toilet paper has, pack has, ten squares of paper and two baby wipes.
Uh, um, in the other half. That should get you through. And then if you gotta
go, these double doodie bags is the way to go. I don’t know what else to, do with it. What you’re gonna do with it.
Now, everybody’s so connected to that cellphone, but what are you gonna do without it?
How would you call, or signal for help, if you were trapped inside your car and you didn’t have a phone?
So I took another cue from a pilot survival vest and,
uh, just used one of these mini flare kits. I tried to find one of the military ones, but I couldn’t. Of course
there’s always a fire hazard.
But, you know, the individual conditions will just have to dictate whether you can use that on scene or not.
If you know the tropics, then you’ll know the pestilence known as mosquitoes.
Um, this is where that military pilots insect net kit comes into place.
And this little spray bottle of insect spray. You make it DEET or some of this HOMS Bite Blocker stuff.
Which is just as effective according to the test?
All I can say is you don’t want to be without it.
And then chapped lips always seem to come with emergencies, so I pop that in there just in case.
And then, Florida is the only place I’ve ever lived where you can sweat as much sitting down, doing absolutely nothing,
as you can digging a trench by hand. It’s, it’s crazy.
So that’s what that’s in the kit for and then this flashlight.
What am I gonna say this flashlights little, little cheapo from Harbor Freight, but it works.
It gets the job done the light has
um, this little, that little swivel on it so that you can hang it. It has a
magnet for stick’n, in the middle and then the two different lights like a flashlight or
enough lights on the LED to light up a room. So I think that would work during an emergency like that. And
then it comes down to
the case. I found that case at Marshall’s and
there was some kind of luggage strap there.
So I just took and cut that up and sewed it onto the case as you can see there.
Made it so that it could pull out of the seat. And then from this video here, you can see that.
It’s all the way across the seat. Because I figured that, that right there would give,
the driver of the vehicle the best chance possible of being able to reach that
strap. Almost no matter where they were in that seat and be able to pull that out.
Because quite often in car
accidents the seat back will break and people be laying backwards in there. At least that’s what I used to see when I was a
here’s a couple of like, little
demonstrations of me being able to, how, you can see how it would pull out of the seat after an emergency.
Yeah, if everything went well. And if you live in Florida
I don’t know how you can, or any, near any body of water
I don’t know how you can possibly get into a car and not have a water rescue
throw, rope throw bag with you.
My suggestion like the one here is
75 feet a rope because you want to be able to reach.
50 feet may not be enough. And then you also want to have like one of those little RESQME escape tools.
Because it’s got a seatbelt cutter, and a window breaker on it. And then you can see how I’ve got that right there behind
the seat, on, um,
on the driver’s side there. So that if something happens, and you’re in the car, hopefully you could just reach right up behind,
be….behind yourself, and pull that out, and deploy it in an emergency.
Well, okay, that’s all I’ve got for my little, um,
hit and run survival kit here for the south Florida version.
That’s all I’ve got, this is unit 13, and I am out of here.
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