You should consider assembling and carrying personal survival kits. The shock and fear associated with some isolating events have caused you to hit the ground running, leaving their survival kits behind. If you have a personal survival kit in their pocket, it may improve their survival chances considerably.
Preparing Personal Survival Kits
A great deal of thought should go into preparing personal survival kits. The potential needs of the IP must be a consideration, such as the impact of the environmental elements, type of mission, availability of recovery, and distance to friendly forces.
Ways to Carry
There are two basic ways to carry a personal survival kit. One way is to pack all items into one or two waterproof containers. The other way is to scatter the items throughout personal clothing. Any type of small container can be used to encase the contents of the personal survival kit. Plastic cigarette cases, soap dishes, and even metal Band-Aid boxes are excellent containers.
Items that can be Packed in a Small Container
Examples of items which can be packed into a small container include:
• Safety pins (varied sizes).
• Fish Hooks and line.
• Knife or Multi-tool (small, multi-bladed).
• Button compass.
• Prophylactic (for water container).
• Snare wire.
• Water purification tablets.
• Signal mirror.
• Needles with thread.
• Aluminum foil.
• Insect repellent stick.
• Lip Balm.
• Soap (Antiseptic).
• Super Glue
• Duct Tape