I use this survival pack as my bushcraft survival training bag. You might call it a 72 pack since it will supply you for at least that long.
This is separate from my get home bag (although this bag was used as my get-home pack just recently), my extended get-home pack, my bugout bag, and inch bag. I use this survival pack to hit the woods, train, video, very light hiking and have fun. In a pinch, I could use this survival pack as a bug-out bag if I were to bugout into the wilderness.
Keep in mind, this is my training gear. That’s why the overkill. I generally use this survival pack when testing or reviewing survival gear as well, unless it is the pack itself I’m reviewing.
What’s Inside My Survival Training Pack?
☑ The survival pack kit is set-up for our Michigan late fall to winter weather right now. I just updated it by replacing things like a bug net and repellant with things like a blanket, winter clothing and under quilt.
☑ The survival pack is a 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 with several add-on molle pouches.
☑ There is enough food and water to last well over 72 hours, along with a cook kit (SEE: The Cook Kit I Prefer To Carry In My Bug Out Bag) (including a Solo Stove) and Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System. There’s a 3-liter water bladder in the pack.
☑ The food rations (SEE: Your Bugout Food Kit – How To Plan For Bug-Out Survival) are contained within a removable US Army sustainment pouch. Inside are a Food-4-Patriots 72-hour food supply pack, 6 Mountain House entries, 3 Mountain House breakfasts, several Atkins protein bars, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, and tea.
Related Post: Your Bugout Food Kit – How To Plan For Bug-Out Survival
☑ The rip-away survival kit is built around Dave Canterbury’s 10 C’s of Survival – with many additional items.
☑ This pack includes an extensive first aid pouch with an additional trauma kit. The trauma kit includes an Israeli bandage, Quickclot, Swat tourniquet, triangle bandage, large gauze, and ACE bandage wrap.
☑ The hammock kit is a complete and ready to hang sleep system including Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) – CamoNest XL hammock, bug net, whoopie slings, snakeskin, and climbing grade carabiners.
☑ The tarp shelter is a 10′ X 10′ Aqua Quest ultralight, waterproof rip-stop sil-nylon guide tarp/rain fly and only weighs only 1.5 lbs. Ridgeline, cordage, tie-downs, and titanium stakes are in the kit as well.
☑ The fire kit includes no less than SIX ways of starting a fire, as well as plenty of tinder. I’ve used this kit to start roaring fires in drenching downpours and that is not an exaggeration.
☑ For navigation training, I carry a Garmin GPSMAP 64ST loaded with U.S. TOPO maps, a liquid-filled compass, a military lensatic sighting compass, state and local printed maps, several Android phone mapping apps, and ranger beads.
Should I Record A Video?
There’s a lot more in this survival pack than I can list here. The rip-a-way survival pouch alone has dozens of items. I’ll try to get a video out on this pack soon. In the meantime, I hope this post helps a little in some way. 🙂