Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Personal Survival Kit Options - The Belt Pouch

There are some very basic rules that must be considered when building your own Personal Survival Kit (PSK). It will have little or no value if you fail to keep certain basic requirements in mind. One of the basic requirements for any Personal Survival Kit is that it is absolutely necessary to keep it on your person at all times. There are a number of options that can satisfy this requirement. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with a belt pouch.

A small belt pouch will hold a decent amount of survival gear without affecting your mobility and allow quick and easy access at all times when needed. And since it is literally strapped to your body, it will leave your hands free for other tasks. It will go where you go and be readily available if and when a need arises.

The belt pouch in the above picture is simply an old camera case without the strap. It has a zippered front pocket and a couple of D-ring attachments on the sides to clip extra gear and a fairly large rear storage pouch. The D-rings were the attachment points for the strap which had broken but like many small camera cases it also had a belt loop. 

This belt pouch can easily accommodate a variety of survival gear in a very small package. This particular belt pouch has a rear storage compartment that easily holds a small first aid kit and an assortment of other gear. While measuring in at a very compact size (approximately 5”X 4”X 2”), it’s big on storage space for PSK items. In comparison, it’s only a little more than twice the size of a small cell phone.

When making a decision about how you are going to carry your survival kit items, a belt pouch may be just what you need. No matter how you decide to build your PSK, just make sure to keep it on you!

Got belt pouch for PSK?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Thats a good idea, using a belt camera case. I saw a few of these at a Salavation Army, going for 50 cents a piece. All colors to choose from.

Even a well stocked cell phone case can hold quite a bit of well chosen items and no one will even give it a glance - they are universal and seen everywhere.

millenniumfly said...

Oh, how I miss fanny-packs! :)

Anonymous said...

my belt pouch is attached to my BOB and has SEVERAL pouches attached to it, all interchangeable. I can mix and match for the moment or the long run if I have to temporarily abandon my BOB. This gives me the added advantage of loading the belt and wearing around my waist to lighten to weight of my BOB. I can "hide" my BOB, do my "exploring" the return and load up again. works very well. peace, Shadowfaxhound

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 6:13

I use different types of carry depending upon my activities. The belt pouch is a good option for those "extras" that make you feel a little more comfortable.

Thanks anon.


riverwalker said...

To: milleniumfly

I've got fanny packs but they are mostly for GHB's and are normally kept in my for myself and one for Mrs. RW.



riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 9:19

Sounds like you've got a pretty decent set-up from what you described. I've got a couple of small pouches that can also be attached to my BOB if necessary but aren't part of my regular set-up.

Thanks anon.


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