Desert Survival Kit
This survival kit may seem to have unnecessary items in it. I hope you never need them. But it is a FACT. Go out in the wilderness often enough, and you WILL get lost. Whether for 3 hours or 3 weeks, at that instant you dont know, and then any of these items might become priceless. With them, and a panic-free brain, you can survive for weeks and get yourself out.
All the items listed here will fit in a mid-sized fanny pack. They must be kept separate from your other gear and be worn attached to you; so even if you lose everything else, you still have everything youll need.
A lot of these items wont do any good if you dont know how to use them. So practice! Sharpen a knife, hit a spot with your signal mirror in 3 seconds, Scrape some magnesium and strike a spark to it. Find the North Star. Learn your boy or Girl Scout knots. Orient your map, identify the features on it; travel point to point so you reach a specific goal.
Sound like work? Actually, nothing is more satisfying than learning a new skill set, and nothing is more relaxing than total absorption in the wilderness. So think of your survival kit as a toy box and PLAY. Achieving a comfort level with these items will not only be fun, but may save your life.
(((Yes, it all fits!)))