34 Items For Survival: ITS Mini Survival Kit

   02.06.17

34 Items For Survival: ITS Mini Survival Kit

We’ve all heard of the “Altoids” tin survival/medical/whatever kits, or perhaps even built one ourselves. I’ll admit that I’ve even built a few, and they just never came out with all the stuff I wanted to carry. I tried a couple commercial ones and, again, was never pleased with the results. One of the problems I always ran into was smashing the case or bending the lid.

The crew at ITS Tactical has had one for a little bit, and I had honestly forgotten about it until they sent out a notification of an update to their “Mini Survival Kit” in a new crush proof case. ITS has always done a pretty good job of vetting gear and not sticking in useless crap, nor low quality products.

ITS Mini Survival Kit Contents:

Fire & Light

Signaling

Navigation

Water & Food

Knives & Tools

Medical

Multi-Purpose & Other

  • (1) ITS Smoke Grey Crush-Proof Logo Case (3 7/8″ x 3″ x 1″)
  • (1) Dri-Card Desiccant
  • (6) Inch Strip of Duct Tape
  • Total Kit Weight with Contents: 4 oz.

What do you carry? It is much different than the above list? Would you swap out any items and for what?

The ITS Mini Survival Kit comes in at $35 (which honestly, after ordering individual components from Amazon comes out pretty close–and a number of the items are sealed for added protection). You can pick one up at: https://store.itstactical.com/bushcraft/its-mini-survival-kit-msk.html?

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Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and clean shaven face (bye, beard), or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming copious water. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software, teaches wilderness medicine and builds websites and mobile apps. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it (and the training to use it). Learn from his mistakes--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, ability...to find the breaking point of anything.

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