Everyone has their favorite items to include in a survival pack. Indeed, if you included all those items you would have a rather bulky pack that was not suitable for a 1-2 day trek. So we reviewed several top survival websites and experts to assemble an ultra light survival pack of 10 essential items that can easily be tucked in a pack or stored in a glove box.
10 Essential Items for an Ultra Light Weight Survival or Emergency Pack
- Large knife
- Bic Lighter
- 9 x 12 foot plastic painter’s tarp (0.35 mm thickness)
- Mylar survival blanket
- Mini LED flashlight
- Water purification tablets
- Water Container of some sort
- Nylon Braided Line
- $20 or $50 Bill
- A Smart Phone . (optional)
An optional, but we feel essential item, which should be included in your pack or your pocket is a smart phone. These days, aside from a communication tool, a smart phone has many apps that could save your life. Even if you don’t have a cell signal where you are, a compass app, GPS, or emergency beacon are invaluable.
These items will help you weather the cold and rain, give you the essential tools to construct a shelter, build a fire, and signal for help. Item # 10 may seem a bit odd, but if you stumble out of the woods after a 2-3 day ordeal, you’ll appreciate the forethought of having a few dollars to buy food.