Every hunter should carry a portable survival kit small enough to fit in a jacket pocket, or in a zippered cargo pants pocket. The idea is to have enough basic survival gear to keep you out of trouble if you unexpectedly get separated from the rest of your equipment. This kit needs to be small enough so you won't leave it behind, yet big enough to hold what you need. Don't bother buying a ready-made survival kit - instead, make up your own.
Some books recommend using a tobacco tin (or even an old, flip-top metal Bandaid container) to house your survival kit. A better option is a tough, clear, waterproof bag: a few layers of Ziploc bags will do, but one of those 5" x 7" Coghlan's vinyl bags works even better. Clear Aloksak dry bags are excellent too.
Here's what your hunting survival kit should contain:
1. Fire making gear -
Pack a plastic lighter, some waterproof matches, a flint with striker and some tinder (prepared at home by smearing cotton balls with petroleum jelly). A tiny magnifying glass is optional.
2. Cutting tools -
Include a slim,