Elements of Survival – Survival – Adventure Kit
Posted by Mark Bilbrey on 11/09/2013
If you go on weeklong canoe, fishing, camping or hunting trips every year or just for a day or even a few hours, then you possibly have been in a situation where the canoe capsized or you took the wrong path getting lost and were separated from others in your group and from your gear. Times like these are when you do not want to find yourself without the basic survival items that you will need to survive. The EOS “Elements of Survival” survival – adventure kit contains everything needed in a small waterproof container that fits into your pocket. This kit along with a good knife will keep you alive and more comfortable when in tough situations. Known for being the “World’s Smallest Survival Kit” this well thought out collection of essential components greatly increases your chance of surviving in the wilderness.
1 Steel Tin that contains 22 items weighing only 1.5 ounces
1 LED flashlight – 15 hrs burn time
1 ferrocerium rod – 500+ fires
1 razor blade
1 military snare wire
2 safety pins
1 button compass
1 small fish hook
1 large fish hook
2 fishing weights
2 fire tinders
1 large eye sewing needle
1 roll of (20 ft. 30lb. test) braided fishing line
2 water purification tablets – purify 2 liters of H2O
1 reflective tape for signaling
1 signal whistle – works in cold and wet conditions
1 black survival band – waterproof seal outside of the container
EOS compact survival kits are put together by hand and contain 22 quality survival items. Each kits weighs 1.5 ounces and is small enough to fit in your pocket at less than 1” x 2.5” (about the size of a pack of gum). This compact size is critical to having it with you when you need it. It won’t get left behind unless you forget to put your pants!
The basic survival kit is of utmost importance if you do any hiking, camping, skiing, biking, hunting or fishing. It may seem unimportant if you are just going for a hike, but you could get lost and those few ounces of weight could keep you alive and comfortable until help arrives.
John Sheehan, founder of EOS, puts the company’s origin into the words, “I started this company at the end of 2010 and have been supplying US soldiers and outdoors men and women with compact survival kits ever since. I came up with the compact survival kit idea when my brother was living out in Colorado as a ski instructor. I wanted him to keep something with him at all times in case he got stuck out in the back country over night. I have spent my whole life in and around the water and woods. The repeated motto that has applied to our kits… “The EOS kit you have in your pocket is better than the backpack you left in the truck”. He continues, “Guys in the Military love our kits, especially pilots since they only have what is on their person if they go down over bad guy country.”
EOS also offers a larger kit that is the perfect size to keep in your car, boat or “bug out bag”. This kit has critical items that could save your life. This kit is full of useful items that can be used on a daily basis. A must for every vehicle and household.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received The EOS kit for free from Elements of Survival, LLC as coordinated by Deep Creek PR an Outdoor Retailer Public Relations Company in consideration for review publication.
Product for review provided by Mark Bilbrey