Father’s Day Gift: Pocket Survival Kit

    “Father’s Day Gift: Pocket Survival Kit,” Friend, June 1983, 27

    Father’s Day Gift:
    Pocket Survival Kit

    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

    Photo by Eldon K. Linschoten