Survival in desert or arid environments often requires more careful preparation than other climates. A chief concern is water collection, which can prove difficult in these areas. This can often be mitigated by carrying a collection of vital survival tools to increase your survival metrics. The Desert Survival and Medical Combination Kit presents a comprehensive approach to all survival task areas, giving special emphasis on water collection. A well known technique to exploit water resources involves the creation of a vegetation still to extract potable water from surrounding plant life using transpiration bags. This kit provides three high density, 25 gallon transpiration bags for the survivor to use for this purpose, in addition to other water purification and collection tools. Less energy is required to use transpiration bags than digging a traditional solar still. Thus, the survivor is less likely to be at risk for losing more water than can be gained by the creation of the still. Having three of these means the survivor can set up passive stills at good locations, while searching for primary water sources. As with all our kits, the essential survival task areas of shelter construction; fire building; navigation; trauma treatment (medical) and signaling are equally addressed. A useful tool that is included in this particular kit is the Photon Scorpion-Finding Light, which can provide you with the ability to locate scorpions at night in order to avoid injury, or for a food resource (with proper training).
Survival Group Components:
SOL HeatSheet Two Person Survival Blanket: The most advanced emergency survival blanket on the market that can be used for warmth, protection, and shelter construction.
Reflects 90% of body heat.
Sized for two people.
Mylar reinforced with fused polyethylene to prevent tears.
Will not shred if nicked or punctured.
Highly visible for rescue personnel to spot from a distance.
Waterproof and windproof.
Survival instructions printed directly on the blanket.
Can be used to create overhead cover for survival shelters.
Weight: 3.5 oz: Size: 60 in. x 96 in.
WATER COLLECTION & PURIFICATION:
Aquamira Water Purification Tablets, CL02, Military Edition: Chlorine dioxide formula, EPA registered, issued to U.S. Military forces.
Each tablet purifies one liter (32oz.) of water and is conveniently sealed in an individual foil pouch.
The individual tablet pouches are stored inside a re-sealable (subdued in color) storage pouch that can be packed away anywhere.
To use, simply drop one tablet into one liter of water and wait the required time.
Three year shelf life.
10 tablets per pack.
Quantity: (2) Packs of 10 tablets.
1 Liter Stand Up Water Collection and Purification Bags:
Sterile. 1,065 ml capacity.
Gusset at bottom flattens to create stand up bag.
Sealed after collection by whirling with attached folding tabs.
4.0 mil thick. Can be frozen to any temperature.
Can be used to treat collected water with water purification tablets.
Quantity: (3) 1 Liter Bags.
Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter Straw:
Ultralight and compact water filtering straw.
mechanical and adsorptive filtration processes to remove both physical and chemical contaminants.
Removes greater than 99.9% of Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
Filters up to 20 gallons (75 L).
25 Gallon, 1.5 mil Poly Bag for Vegetation Still (Water Collection):
Clear, high density poly bags used to collect water as a vegetation still.
May be used in shelter construction or other uses if vegetation still not needed.
Quantity: (3) Bags
Scout Fire Steel And Striker: Generates a 3000 C spark . Approved, preferred and recommended by Survival Experts Worldwide.
Approximately 3,000 Strikes. Striking length 2 inches. 1.1 oz.
SparkLite Firestarter and Tinder Quick:
Spark-Lite is a waterproof, official military firestarter, useable one-handed and tested for over 1,000 sparks.
(4) Tinder-Quick are dry, fuel impregnated wicks that are waterproof and burn for 1-2 minutes, giving you plenty of time to light a fire.
Survival Matches, Sachet of 10: NATO Approved survival matches.
Vacuum sealed sachet of 10 matches with striker board.
Wind and Waterproof.
Will burn when wet.
10 to 12 second burn time each.
Issued to British military forces and lifeboat systems world wide.
NATO approved: NATO # 9920-00-966-9432.
Quantity: (1) Sachet of 10 Survival Matches and Striker.
WetFire Tinder Cubes: Designed for the U.S. Military, WetFire Tinder is the standard in survival fire starting.
Individually packaged solid cubes.
Non-toxic, smoke and odor free.
Can be extinguished instantly, and remainder used later.
Burns at over 1300 deg. F.
Best use: pulverize small amount to increase surface area, then spark to ignite. Save unused portion. A small amount of pulverized material is usually enough to start a fire.
Quantity: (2) Cubes
Fresnel Lens Magnifier: A flat magnifying lens, 2 in. x 3 in. Used to start fires using the sun, and to read small print, especially if glasses are lost.
Silva Polaris 177 Baseplate Compass: A slim profile, highly accurate and durable baseplate compass.
Clear base plate with inch, millimeter and 1:24,000 scales.
Features 2 degree graduation lines with large numerals at every 20 degrees for easy reading of bearings.
Liquid filled, with tungsten steel needle, lanyard hole, and friction free sapphire bearing.
Fixed declination scale.
Button Compass, Liquid Filled, 20mm Accurate, liquid damped, fast acting needle, with groove to accept an improvised lanyard ring.
Photon Freedom Micro LED Light, WHITE Lens:
4 beacon modes: (Variable Strobes, Morse, and SOS).
Can be seen over a mile away.
Variable brightness to conserve power.
Smart circuitry: one button controls all functions.
Replaceable battery. 24K Gold plated contacts.
12 plus hour burn time at max (more if power conserved).
Hat clip (and magnetic), and lanyard included.
ResQBrite Signal Panel by Survival Metrics (TM) (small):
A visual signal panel Approx. 2 feet x 2 feet, and bright orange in color.
Reflective directional tape on each side of panel for light illumination at night.
Corner grommets for attachment to branches, or for linking together.
Ultralight RipStop nylon material.
Carry pouch : 4.25 in. x 4 in. x 0.5 in., bright orange, reversible to subdued.
Carry pouch attachment to panel by hook/clip for positive security.
Creates excellent daytime signal for aircraft or search teams. Night time illumination of panel by directional light for signaling and site marking.
Rescue Flash Signal Mirror: Visible over 20 miles, durable LEXAN polycarbonate mirror with mil-spec retro-reflective aiming aid for one-handed use.
Rescue Howler Whistle: Developed by Fox 40 this ultra-light whistle is extremely loud. Exceeds SOLAS and U.S. Coast Guard specifications, triple-frequency with lanyard hole.
QuikClot Sport 25g Hemostatic Bleeding Stopper Stops moderate to severe bleeding until further medical help is available.
The 25g mesh bag of QuikClot stops bleeding quicker than conventional methods, and is safe to leave on wounds until more advanced medical help arrives.
QuikClot helps create a stable, powerful clot, which stays firmly in place until it is removed in the field hospital or operating room setting.
Package contains a 3.5 x 3.5 in. (25g) bag of Quikclot.
Light & Fast Bandages:
3 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2 in. x 2 in., Pkg./2
3 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 4 in. x 4 in., Pkg./2
2 Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3 in. x 4 in.
1 Tape, First Aid, ? in. x 10 Yards
1 Roller Gauze Bandage, 2 in. x 4.1 Yards.
Topical Antiseptics and Ointments:
6 Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Single Use
12 After Cuts & Scrapes Antiseptic Wipes
6 After Bite Wipes
Black Talon Tactical Nitrile Gloves: 100% nitrile gloves free of the allergens found in standard latex gloves. Engineered to give users high performance by offering both maximum protection and unsurpassed tactile sensitivity.
Form fitting , individually wrapped pair for convenient rapid deployment.
Textured for improved wet and dry gripping.
Longer and thicker than standard examination gloves.
Extended, beaded cuff for quick and easy donning.
Color: Tactical Black.
Size: Large (will fit most users).
Quantity: 1 pair.
Uses include first aid protection, prevention of contamination when skinning game, and more.
Pocket Survival Pak The Pocket Survival Pak is a group of over 30 survival tools contained in a waterproof pouch that floats. The best selling pocket survival kit on the market, the Pocket Survival Pak has tools for signaling, fire building, shelter construction, and more.
The tools within the Pocket Survival Pak have been listed separately in the categories they appear for this kit.
Survival i-Shield by Survival Metrics (TM):
Designed for protection of the eyes in emergency and survival situations where the risk of snow or sun blindness is high.
Restricts 99% of UVA and UVB light. Polarized.
No arms that can break.
Wrap around lenses give maximum protection from all angles.
Foam pads aid to prevent fogging and for comfort.
Drawcord for secure, comfortable wearing and ensured retention.
Photon Freedom SCORPION Finding Micro LED Light: Used to locate scorpions to prevent injury, and for potential food source in survival situations (with proper training). As all scorpions fluoresce under blacklight (a wavelength of ultraviolet light), this light makes use of this fact by exposing them to UV in order to make them fluoresce for locating.
Enables user to find scorpions in the dark up to 8 feet away.
Hat clip and lanyard included.
Replaceable lithium battery
Fishing & Sewing Kit:
(4) Safety Pins
(1) Sewing Needle, #18 Chenille
(4) Fish Hook, #10
(2) Split Shot, Lead B
(1) Snap swivel, Size 12
(50 ft.) Nylon Thread, Heavy Duty, (sewing and line use).
Snare Wire, Stainless Steel, 6 feet. Mil-spec grade, stronger than brass. Used to create snares, repairs, and more.
BCB Commando Wire Saw, 28 in., 8 strand, Snare Ready: Issued to British Special Forces (SAS) and made in England.
28 inch wire saw: 8 strand braided stainless steel wire with a metal ring attached to each end.
Swivels at each end to relieve torsion stress.
Two metal rings at different diameters for use as a snare, and to make a bow saw.
NATO approved under NSN 5110 99 565 2549.
Pocket Saw, E&E, 18 tpi:
1.9 in. Bosch Swiss Made Blade (18 tpi) cuts on the pull stroke.
The blade is made in Switzerland, and the body is made in the U.S.A.
Dimensions Closed: 2.8 in. Long X .22 in. Thick X .63 in. Wide
Dimensions Open: 4.6 in. Long X .22 in. Thick X .63 in. Wide
Used in SERE Kits (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) worldwide.
Duct Tape, 2 in. x 26 in.
Silicone Self-Fusing Tape: Green: A self-fusing silicone rubber tape designed for extreme situations, originally developed for the military.
Bonds instantly and irreversibly when stretched and wrapped on any surface, and forms a watertight, airtight seal, even when applied underwater or exposed to or submerged in solvents.
Tolerates 500 degree F temperatures, 700 psi, and insulated to 8,000 volts; able to repair water and air leaks under pressure. Works on dirty, greasy, and wet surfaces.
Medical applications: can be used to create a tourniquet (caution: must have proper training)
(1) 1 in. x 5 foot roll in zip pouch.
10 ft. Kevlar cord, 150 lb test, bonded:
Used for drill making, snares, fishing, high strength repairs and improvisation. Woven fibers can be split and divided into three (for 30 ft).
20 ft. 550 lb. Test Parachute Cord (paracord): 7 strand: Genuine high grade parachute cord issued to U.S. Military forces.
7 inner nylon cord strands, plus the shell, equals 160 feet of high quality nylon cord for use to make shelters, fishing lines, snares, and many more survival items.
Nylon Cord, Braided, 100 lb test.
10 feet of 100 lb test nylon cord for use in shelter building, repairs, and more.
Scalpel Sterile, Disposable, #22 Blade Used for first aid tasks, cord cutting, food preparation and more.
Pocket Razor, Straight, Folding, 2 inch. Issued to U.S. military forces: for use as a micro knife for medical and other applications.
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