Growing up in the outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, backpacking, and mountain biking. I have always tried to be prepared for anything. This being said I have always carried a survival kit on me when outdoors. I ran into an issue with this when I became an outdoor photographer. Toting tons of gear out into the wilderness makes one evaluate how and what they pack. So I stopped carrying my PSK (personal survival kit) to conserve space and weight.
Bad Idea! After one near death experience I quickly came to my senses.
It is dangerous and irresponsible to myself and my family for me to go off unprepared. So I set out on a mission to find a kit that was Complete, Tiny, and Light! Everything I found did not meet all three of those requirements, so I decided that I would put a kit together myself.
After a year of searching for the right parts and pieces, and Researching what works in the real world and what doesn't. I came up with Three staples of survival.
GO Fishing Kit
GO Water Kit
GO Fire Kit
Each one is made with this thought in mind.
" Make it Complete, Tiny, and Lightweight and there will be no reason not to have it on you at all times"
I have these kits in all of my vehicles, backpacks, camera gear, tackle boxes, ATVs, boats, and camping gear.
The GO Fire Kit
This is the most complete kit of its size! Inside this tiny pod that measures 1 inch across and 7/8 of an inch tall you will find everything you need to make 10 fires!
Inside 10 waterproof matches sealed with a thin coat of plastic and then dipped with 4 coats of paraffin wax to both help seal and also act as a fuel. Also a cotton cord soaked in a natural oil and then encapsulated with 5 coats of paraffin wax to seal and act as more fuel.
simply add light kindling, a few pieces of the cord and light with the match. Step up the kindling in size slowly until you have reached the size fire you need to stay warm or signal for help.
Check out this video to see how the GO Fire Kit works.