Build the Perfect Survival Kit: Custom Kits for Adventure, Sport, Travel Paperback – Apr 5 2005
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John D. McCann has an extensive background in wilderness survival and travel safety and security.
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A master of thinking out of the box, Mr. McCann goes all out in his desire to help everyone be prepared.
If you`re really looking for details on how to build a kit read "Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit" by Creek Stewart available here on Amazon.
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"Build the Perfect Survival Kit" answers that question in great detail. Learn how to build everything from small pocket-size kits, to large vehicle kits.
After explaining the basics of personal survival kits, you will learn about items to add to your survival kit for:
Fire and Light
Water and Food
Shelter and Protection
Knives and Tools
You will then read about how to select proper containers for your survival kit and how to assemble kits of various sizes, for multiple purposes.
The book also contains appendices listing additional training and reading resources, as well as a comprehensive list of companies offering survival kit items for sale.
Development of survival kits is discussed in detail, and there are several photographs that add to the quality of the instruction offered by this book.
This is not a `survival skills' manual, but as one would expect from the title, "Build the Perfect Survival Kit", a manual on building the kits that allow you to have an easier time employing the survival skills you have learned elsewhere.
For anyone interested in survival, "Build the Perfect Survival Kit" is a must read book.
His category breakdown is Fire & Light, Water & Food, Shelter & Protection, Knives & Tools, Medical, Multipurpose, Miscellaneous. He gives advice for finding the right container for your kit from big to small and then tips for assembling and maintaing the kit. He also provides easy-to-use checklists and great resource lists and websites to help you get prepared.
Even if this book inspires you to keep a few emergency supplies into your vehicle or carry a mini-kit in your purse, it would be worth giving it a read. Once you're done though, you'll find yourself wanting to assemble a small fannypack kit or a medium backpack kit to throw in the car.
While I worry that the book has a shorter shelf life than most because of the rapidly changing life cycle of gear right now (Dec 2008) this is a good read.
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