Recently I received a “10-in-1 Every Day Carry” from Survival Hax for the purpose of testing for a review. I have in the past written about my EDC that comprises items for general use. The items contained in this product might better be suited for carrying when venturing outdoors on a hike or camping in the woods and can best be described as a Personal Survival Kit (PSK). It is very convenient to carry and can be easily clipped on a belt loop or other gear and if desired can be placed inside a pocket.
Although it is labeled “10-in-1″ the total contents of this kit contained much more:
1 Waterproof EDC container
3 Fishing lines
2 x Hooks
2 x Weights
2 x Floaters
2 x Sinkers
2 x Swivels
1 Tinder cotton
1 Ferrocerium rod
2 Safety Pins
1 cable saw
I decided to take this PSK to a private pond to see what it could do. Knowing that it had fishing gear I decided to use the cable saw to cut a fishing pole from a nearby sapling. Although I chose to just hold ends of the saw in each hand it could be implemented with toggles at each end or affixed to a curved branch to make a bow saw. I found that the cable should be kept under a ninety degree bend for best cutting results. It did a great job of cutting my pole.
The hooks and line came in three parts: 12 feet of just line and two 12 foot lengths with hooks attached. The single line unwrapped easily but the lines with hooks became tangled and took some time to untangle before I could use them but no matter how long that took they were vital parts for fishing so definitely worth the effort. I attached one of the hook lines to the end of the fishing pole, attached a worm and began to fish. I caught a bass!
I decided to try and make a fire with the ferrocerium rod and used the saw/knife blade as a striker. I gathered some dry fluffy weeds for tinder but was unable to get a flame. Then I remembered the tinder cotton and fluffed out one end. It caught the sparks immediately and I had a fire going right away.
I was able to cut a fishing pole, attach a line and hook (and caught a fish!), and built a fire upon which I could cook. The paracord and cable saw could have been used to construct a shelter. I was impressed that a kit so small had so much to offer in providing food and shelter in a survival situation.
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