Jul 25, 2014
Have you ever thought about the items that you couldn't survive without? Maybe not totally in a zombie apocalypse situation, but just things that you know you wouldn't be able to go too long without. Well, I had a chance to think about this when Man Crates contacted me about five things I would put in a survival kit. At first I was thinking, what? I wouldn't last 15 minutes in a crazy survival situation. That is what I rely on Chris for. So I enlisted his survival skills and had him make a life or death, the world is ending, get your shit we need to go kind of kit!
Also take a minute to check out the Man Crates site, seriously it is your one stop shop for all things male gift ideas. I love so many of the packages they have put together and I know I will be utilizing their creative geniuses in all things man!
Alright, let's see what I bring to the table in the survival gear department:
iPhone: I mean how am I supposed to record my survival journey if I don't have my phone? If I don't over-gram the situation then it didn't happen right? Right!
Egyptian Magic: I will be damned if I let my skin get all crocodile like because the world is ending. Sun exposure, stress, malnutrition, it will on take a toll on my skin. Moisturize!
Tweezers: Listen, I am Italian. I can go from two brows to one before you can send an SOS! These are essential to my survival, or in order to keep my husband.
Sunglasses: Protect those eyes! And why not protect them in style?
Lucas Papaw Ointment: Okay, this is my secret weapon. This stuff is the bees knees when it comes to chapped lips, bug bites, rashes, all things I am sure will be present in my survival adventure.
French Press: Since bringing my pour over coffee maker won't work (I would need filters and a cup and a sturdy surface for that matter) the french press is the next best thing!
Alright now let's leave it to the professional. I say he's a pro because he takes week long trips into the Alaskan wilderness for fun! I am still trying to convince him to chronicle his trip to Denali, but it might come off more broke back mountain than back country backpacking. Chris would also like me to mention that he gives his personal stamp of approval on all these gadgets!
Osprey backpack: This pack is lightweight, it's not too small for a day trip, but large enough to carry a weeks worth of stuff without weighing you down. Best multi-use pack.
Multi-tool: When don't you need a multi-tool? I feel like I always need this, with kids, my job. Every man needs a multi-tool.
Solar Kit: Obviously Kelsey needs to keep her phone charged. I can charge anything I need while I am walking with this strapped to my backpack. I can charge my go-pro, gps, and batteries for my headlamp, all with this one device.
Jet Boil: Coffee! This device will boil water in order for that french press up there to work. It also boils the water for dehydrated food. It only weighs a few ounces, and is very compact.
Pack Raft: this only weighs five pounds, and folds down smaller than a sleeping bag. Why not have a raft to float down a river? You can also use the pack raft as a shelter when it rains.
Chris talked, I typed. And there you have it. I would not survive if it weren't for
Bear Grylls Chris!
So tell me, what would be in your survival kit?