Father’s Day Gift: Pocket Survival Kit

Father’s Day Gift:
Pocket Survival Kit

“Father’s Day Gift: Pocket Survival Kit,” Friend, June 1983, 27
You can make a survival kit for your father to take on hikes, on trips, or on other outdoor activities. Emergencies occur when least expected, and survival during these emergencies is difficult for even an experienced person. A properly prepared emergency kit could make a cold night in the snow tolerable or even save a life.

The first thing you will need is a waterproof container small enough to fit into a large pocket. Include these items in survival kit:

Bouillon cubes and energy bar

Whistle to alert searchers

Pencil and paper

Iodine tablets to purify water

Heavy aluminum foil, two sheets 12″ (30 cm.) square, to make drinking and cooking utensils

Heavy-test nylon fishline

List of items in kit, and dates to replace or inspect items

Matches waterproofed with a covering of wax or nail polish


Adhesive tape 1″ (2.5 cm.) wide in strips 12″ (30 cm.) long

Small pocketknife

Fishing lures, sinkers, flies, and hooks

Bendable wire 5’–10″ (1.5–3 m.) long