This PSK really is an “emergency only” kit. It contains what I consider to be the essentials that I probably won’t be able to find in suburban trash cans, but need to survive the alien/zombie apocalypse long enough to get home. If I were to try and create a kit for all of the everyday “emergencies” we encounter, I would be carrying something like this.
Contents (in no particular order)
Morris code mini chart, and our family’s secret communication code on the back.
Illustrated knots because I need visual reference.
8 yards of monofilament to be used as a trip wire, or for catching fish.
A twist tie to hold small things together.
Assorted safety pins to make into fish hooks, or pin scrap fabric together to make shelter, or fix any unsightly holes you may acquire from running away.
Matches and a strike pad to start fires.
2 band aids
2 alcohol wipes
Needle and thread
Mini Swiss army knife with blade, scissors, tweezers, toothpick, nail file, and flat head screwdriver. I have had this since high school. I added the eyeglass screwdriver a while back. This is the only thing I have ever needed to pull out and use so far.
Water purifying tables – just enough to get you home or anouther verified clean water source.
A plastic bag.
Mini led flashlight to “be a light in dark places when all other light goes out”. (I’m also a bit of a nerd)
A tampon. Gentlemen, you have no idea what it’s like to need one of these and not have one. However, they also make fantastic, super-absorbent, ultra compact, economical wound dressings. Or fire starting tinder.
Small metallic signaling disks.
A piece of gum. It calms me to chew on something.
2 razor blades. I find myself constantly looking for and using single sided razor blades around the house, so I know they’re useful here.
3 heavy rubber bands are wrapped around the outside. These help it from popping open if it’s dropped, and they’re also incredibly useful.
Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.