This is a great kit for those who want to get out into the woods but don't want to carry a pack. The Day Hiker Plus - Hydration/Survival Kit provides you with the basics to stay hydrated and still be prepared for an unexpected situation. We started with our Day Hiker Hydration Kit and added survival components so you have both hydration and survival capabilities. The entire kit only weighs only 2 lbs. 0.2 oz. (without water), so even your kids could carry one.
The Day Hiker Plus - Hydration/Survival Kit starts out with the MOLLE Compatible Water Bottle Pouch, which can be carried using the two "D" rings, one on each side of the top, using the included shoulder strap. The Pouch can also be worn on your belt, or attached to a pack using the two 6" MOLLE straps on the back. When you get to camp, take it off your pack and use it as your "Day Hiker." You also have the option of a Coyote Brown, OD Green, or Black Pouch.
The main pouch, which is 10.5" tall x 4", holds a emergency survival blanket, a 32 oz. Nalgene Widemouth Bottle, a stainless steel Space Saver Cup, and a Universal Stainless Steel Cup Lid. You also have the option of substituting a Nalgene Stainless Steel 32 oz. bottle, instead of the standard Nalgene.
Standard 32 oz. Nalgene Widemouth Bottle
Optional Nalgene Stainless Steel Bottle
Universal Stainless Steel Cup Lid
The front of the main pouch has a 6.5" x 4" zippered utility pocket which contains an Emergency Poncho, a Water Purification component, a Minimal First Aid component, 10' of Parachute Cord (which provides you with 70' of inner starnds, plus the 10' nylon outer sheath), and our Pocket Pouch Survival Kit.
Emergency Blanket (in main compartment)
10' Parachute Cord
Water Purification Component
Packaged in a heavy duty 4mil zip closure bag, we provide you with two 1 Qt. Emergency Water Bags. They have a gusseted bottom which allows the bag to stand on its own. These water bags hold 36oz. of liquid each. It is 4 mil. thick and is sterile (there is a tear off tab on the top to open the bag for the first time). It has a roll down top which is secured shut with wire tabs specially designed so the ends are covered to prevent puncturing the bag. You simply roll the top down 3 times, curve the ends together and twist the tabs to secure.
Two 1 Qt. Emergency Water Bags
We also include 6 MICROPUR MP1 Water Purification Tablets for emergency disinfection of drinking water. When used as directed, the tablets release Chlorine Dioxide which is effective against Cryptosporidium, Giardia, bacteria, and viruses. Fresh tasting water - no unpleasant taste.
Keep in mind that the stainless steel cup shown above can also be used to boil water for purification. As an additional option, you can also add an Aquamira Frontier Straw Filter which is the ideal "just-in-case" filter for emergency use when traveling, hiking or camping. Also ideal as a backup filter for multi-day trips. Can be used to drink from any bottle or cup, or directly from water sources. Removes contaminates down to microns in size including wide spread pathogens such as Giardia, Cryptosporidium and large bacteria. Frontier Filter's ultra lightweight and compact size fits in the smallest pack, kit or pocket. You can order the Aquamira Frontier Straw separately HERE.
Optional Aquamira Frontier Straw Filter
Pocket Pouch Survival Kit
For those unexpected situations, we include our highly successful Pocket Pouch Survival Kit.
The Pocket Pouch Survival Kit
The contents of the Pocket Pouch Survival Kit
Designed, developed, and packaged by Survival Resources™, the Pocket Pouch Survival Kit™ was designed so you could easily carry a basic survival kit in a pocket or pack. It is a waterproof, individual, mini kit, which is non expiring. It is packaged inside a sturdy 5.2 mil. clear, zip-closure pouch. The Pocket Pouch Survival Kit is a result of our successful Pocket Tin Survival Kit. Some of our customers asked if all the components of the tin could be packaged into a soft pouch. We thought about it and thought, why not. The entire pouch is sealed when you get it and is completely waterproof. Simply tear off the top and you have access to the contents. The pouch can be resealed using the zip-closure seal. For Fire & Light, this kit contains a Mini-Match™ Firestarter. Six (6) Tinder-Quick™ Fire Tabs are also enclosed to ensure you have dry, effective tinder when you need to start a fire. Tinder-Quick™ is an all-weather fire starter that even lights when wet. Each fire tab is specially treated to high standards to ensure the cotton is waterproof and provides more than adequate burn times for starting fires (each tab burns up to 1 minute). For Signaling, this kit contains a Mini Rescue-Flash™ Signal Mirror made of durable LEXAN® polycarbonate with a mil-spec retro-reflective aiming aid for one handed use. Visible over 20 miles, instructions are printed on the back. The mirror is covered by a protective film to prevent scratches while stored in the Pocket Tin Survival Kit. It also has a Lanyard hole. The kit also includes a black FOX 40® Micro Whistle which is a Triple-frequency, extremely loud signaling whistle, and exceeds SOLAS and USCG specification. For Navigation, we have included a good quality 20mm Button Compass. It is liquid filled and has a one hour luminous dial. Its working temperature range is -10º F to 110º F and is water resistant to 30 feet (9 meters). Dimensions: 20mm (slightly larger than 3/4") diameter x 9.9mm thick. Because of the size of this kit, it obviously would be difficult to include any shelter items. However, we do recommend that you carry some cordage such as parachute cord or bank line. We would also suggest that you carry an emergency poncho and survival blanket along with the kit. For the purpose of collecting food in a survival situation, this kit includes the following: A custom vial with a tight fitting cap holds the fishing tackle described below. The sewing needle and safety pins described later on this page are also contained in this vial. Many kits out there are provided with monofilament line which has terrible memory when you try to unwind it from a tight bobbin. This leaves you with a mess when you try to use it. Therefore, we have included 50' of Power-Pro® 20 lb. braided line, wound on a bobbin without retaining memory. 4 - Eagle Claw® #10 Baitholder Hooks 6 - Eagle Claw® Non-Lead BB Removable Split Shot 2 - Eagle Claw® #8 Baitholder Hooks 1 - 50' 20 lb. Power-Pro® Braided Fishing Line 1 - Eagle Claw® #14 Snap Swivel 5 - Safety Pins (2 #1 & 3 #00) (Note: Individual components can be substituted for equal or superior quality items) A basic component of most survival kits is 24 Gauge Brass Snare Wire. 24 Gauge is strong, easily molded, and a good diameter for survival snaring. This kit contains 6' which can also to secure a gill net, lashing and repairing items, etc. For knives and tools, this kit contains the following items: Note: we highly recommend that you check local laws to determine if the knife included in this kit is legal. 1. The folding Utility Knife is a pocket sized light to medium duty cutting tool which is great for survival kits. This folding razor knife is approved for military use and is issued NSN 6515-01-363-1212, and is manufactured to military specification under MilSpec #MIL-R-365408, thus making it a very high quality item. It weighs less than 8 grams with a closed length of less than 3 inches. The knife is a three bevel, hollow ground, shaving quality stainless steel razor blade with a plated steel rib to secure the blade. The handle is made from medium impact plastic. Dimensions: 2-3/4" x 5/8" x 3/16". 2. The folding Pocket Survival Saw is a pocket size utility and survival saw that uses a Swiss made 18 tpi High Speed Steel blade that is 2-3/4" long and tough enough to handle wood and metal cutting. Handle is made from medium impact plastic. A Fresnel Magnifier, which measures 2" x 3.25", can be used as an additional firestarter on sunny days, or as a magnifier when glasses are lost or broken. For minor repairs, and a million other uses, a flat pack of blaze orange duct tape is included. It measures 2" wide x 6" long. 18" of Dental Floss which can be used with the needle in the fishing vial to make repairs to clothing or gear, as well as other repairs. A Mini Pencil is also included, with two (2) sheets of waterproof paper measuring 2.125" x 2.75" each. A sheet is included with directions for use of the Tinder-Quick™ Fire Tabs. To order the Pocket Pouch Survival Kit separately, CLICK HERE.
Minimal First Aid Component
Packaged in a heavy duty 4mil zip closure bag,Tte first Aid component consists of 1. Package Medi-Strips, 2. Alcohol Prep Pads, 2. Poviidone Iodine Prep Pads, 2. Curade Extreme Length Bandages, 2. Sting & Bite Pads, 1. 0.9g Package Hydorcortisone, 1. 0.5g Package Triple Antibiotic Ointment.
Contents of the Minimal First Aid Kit
As you can see, our Day Hiker Plus - Hydration/Survival Kit will keep you hydrated during those short excursions, and provide you with the basic survival gear for unexpected situations.