Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Basic Survival Gear - The Survival Fishing Kit

A good fishing kit should always be a part of your survival gear. It will afford you an additional opportunity to procure food. Most of the better, ready-made survival fishing kits are the mil-spec versions.  This is my personal survival fishing kit and is a Mil-Spec F-6218C. It was originally assembled in May of 1993 and is close to 20 years old. It is better shape than some of my current fishing gear and contains a high quality assortment of fishing gear.

Here is a picture of the contents of my survival fishing kit. The total weight of the kit is slightly more than 6 ounces. The penny was added as a size reference.

Here is a list of the contents of my survival fishing kit. All of the items fit neatly into the metal container which is sealed with 100 mph tape and kept in a separate water-proof container.

The kit also includes fishing instructions under survival conditions and a knot card with basic instructions for tying a variety of knots.

 A PDF version of the survival fishing instructions is available here:

Grasshoppers and worms not included.

In a survival situation, it never hurts to do a little fishing while you are...

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Built a couple of my own for the trucks geared toward pan fish. Bobbers, line, hooks, split-shot, couple lures, and some Gulp artifical worms. I keep a short kids rod with a Zebco reel in each truck behind the rear seats. Nothing fancy, but have tested it and it works. Bluegill will hit on the artifical worms, and not too hard to cast 20' with the 2' rod with a little practice. Around here, some fishing gear and a slingshot is all you'd need to eat pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Great idea. A 'short' fiberglass rod (3 feet?) with old spin cast reels like Zebco 202s or 33s do a good job of staying out of the way and still be ready for instant use. I keep a pole handy, just in case I want to try my luck.

My go-to lures include small lead head soft bodied jigs and at least one Panther Martin spinner for casting distance.

The kit for cane pole use looks great.

riverwalker said...

This is a major kit that gets added to whatever bag is being used at the time.



Someone You Know said...


Would you be willing to add photos of the "fishing instructions under survival conditions and a knot card," so folks can add them to their 'homemade' fishing kits?

As always, thanks for the great information.

riverwalker said...

To: Someone You Know

I'll work at an updated posting with some pics of the additional info for everyone.


riverwalker said...

Added PDF version of Fishing Instructions for free download.


Ed Vaisvilas said...

I've seen a few articles about using a discarded pop can to wrap your line, keeping it untangled, in survival situations. I believe it's called a Hobo Fishing rig.
Your thoughts on that?

Kenneth Lewis said...

I have this kit the fishing instructions are not the same as the pdf. I took pictures of the knot card and manual, but I do not know how to upload pictures here

Enndery Ashwin said...


Sarah Parton said...

You are definitely right. A good fishing kit can serve as a very resourceful survival kit. I always ensure that all the tools in the kit are functional prior to a fishing expedition. See more on survival fishing kit here: http://wildernessmastery.com/fishing/survival-fishing-kit.html

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