Over a year ago, we developed the PSK Pouch (or Personal Survival kit Pouch) in collaboration with helicopter paramedic and YouTuber, PrepMedic. His work requires a Personal Survival Kit to be carried on his person and this one in particular goes in his flight suit leg pocket. You can see his run down on exactly what we loaded his up with here:
Recently, we have had an ever increasing number of requests for these PSK Pouches to be available loaded out. While that isn’t feasible at the moment, we have decided to put together a list of all the components we put in his, complete with links.
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(Click on each bolded item name below to take you to the respective Amazon.com listing)
- Tuff Possum Gear PSK Pouch
(The water resistant version, available in Safety Orange or Lime Yellow)
- Firesteel (ferrocerium rod) with Striker.
(Slightly different brand than we put in PrepMedic’s, but a very good one)
- 20x Single Packaged Water Purification Tablets
(Individually packaged so that there are no glass bottles to get smashed)
- A SOL Brand Emergency Reflective “Blanket”
(Unfortately only sold in a 4 pack on Amazon right now, but you only want the SOL brand as the plastic material will not shred to ribbons like the inferior mylar versions you may have played with as a kid)
- 2x 1 liter WhirlPak Water Collection Bags
(with pleated bottom and twist tie top for water collection and purification)
- Gerber Paraframe Folding Knife
(Many small sturdy folding knives and fixed blade work well, this is just a sturdy and economical one that we put in PrepMedic’s kit after an extra sharpening to a shaving edge)
- Compact, Sturdy Brunton Compass
(Do not, I repeat, do NOT put a little cheap button compass in your kit. TruNord brass button compasses are the only other ones I would vouch for besides this model)
- 16x Waxed Cotton Firestarting Tinder Plugs
(These are just the kind we use, although there are other good brands out there as well. Just put some kind of waxed cotton tinder in your kit even if it is makeup pads soaked in beeswax)
- 15-20 feet of Tarred Nylon Cordage
(This stuff grips itself very well for lashing together primitive shelters and other survival uses. It’s our favorite cordage for all things survival and bushcraft)
- A Classic Bic Lighter
(PLEASE remove the child safety strip. As well as secure the button from getting depressed, with a rubber band or small zip tie)