Wild. Surv. kit in 35mm
Rick Andreasen (ANDREASEN_R@DD.PALMER.EDU)
Wed, 2 Aug 1995 10:00:24 -0500
Thanks to all of you who responded to my request for making a survival kit
in a 35mm film container. Many of you expressed skeptical views on safety,
adequate size, etc. I did, however, receive some tips from my father, an
Old Eagle, on how he had learned, so I thought I'd pass them along. I guess
the main advantage is that the kits are small enough that the boys could
carry them in their packs on every outing, as opposed to making a specific
kit that would be so big it would only fulfill the requirement for W. S. but
never be of any real use.
In a 35 mm film container you can successfully put:
matches dipped in wax (at least 4-5)
fish hook with 10-15 ft. line
folded alum. foil (make cup, even basic cooking gear)
water purification tablet or two
glue a mirror (signal) into the bottom of the cap
There are probably a lot more things you could manage to squeeze in there.
Again, no one claims that everything anyone could possibly need is going to
fit into this little kit, but if the scouts can carry them with them always,
it may just come in handy.
Once the kit is fully assembled, you can wrap it with as much masking tape,
electrician tape (a la MacGuyver) or whatever else.
We're going to try this next week in our meeting, and I'll let you know how
it goes. Anyone else that tries it or can add to the ideas, PLEASE DO!
Rick, your friendly neighborhood scouter.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City