Out of Camp Kit

In a Fanny Pack:  

  • Water
  • Pocket knife
  • Compass
  • Lg. plastic trash bag
  • Signal mirror
  • Space blanket
  • Small flashlight
  • Whistle
  • 2 energy bars
  • Bandana (brightly colored)
  • 3×5 card with name, address, phone numbers and any medication you are taking
  • Water purification tablets with expiration date
  • Sm. Pencil and paper
  • Sm. Poncho (brightly colored)


Small first-aid kit (Also in fanny pack);


  •  3-5 band aids
  • 1-2 gauze pads
  • antiseptic ointment
  • 4-5 aspirin/Tylenol (with expiration date and dose information)
  • mole skin
  • 3 days worth of any medication you are currently taking (with expiration date and dose information).

 Small fire-kit (also in fanny pack):

  • water proof matches
  • lighter (optional)
  • steel & flint (optional)
  • tinder (lint or paper)
  • homemade or store bought fire starter*


*The simplest homemade fire starter is two or three cotton balls covered in petroleum jelly and kept in an old film canister.