Making one is easy. Simply fill a good-sized coffee can with items you personally deem necessary for survival. Much of it involves common sense, such as food and protection from the elements. As such, an inexpensive poncho and some portable, high-energy, on-the-go foods are ideal. Take some time to think about your own personal health needs and outdoor environment when it comes to adding other to the coffee can as discussed over at shtfblog.com.
It seems like every time I turn around there’s a spot that could use another survival kit. Home, work, vehicles, camp… everywhere! I hate putting a lot of money into something I probably won’t use, but on the flip side I want to have stuff good enough to save my ass in case TSHTF and I DO need to use the kit.
Anyway, I was staring at the French Roast coffee can I talked about in one of my posts and the thought popped into my head to fill it with items that could help out in case I get stuck somewhere. Keep in mind this is just for basic survival in an overnight situation and also keep in mind I wanted to keep the kit as low cost as possible so it can be attained on any personal budget or even with stuff you already have around the house.
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
So far I’ve added a compass, multi-tool, pen, paper (to write a note or start a fire), nails, spoon, stove, paracord bracelet, flashlight, knife, matches, and some small food items.