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Old 01-26-2012, 08:27 AM
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I voted no and here's why. Even if I'm in an unfamiliar or remote place, I'm following a stream. If I get lost doing that, "survival" may not be my biggest problem.

Depending on what I'm doing, I do carry a few things.
I carry a lighter. I carry a whistle but only to get the attention of my fishing partner. In my kayak I'll have a water bottle, a signal mirror, and a compass.

When flats fishing I'll always carry a compass and take regular readings. If a fog rolls in you can get very disoriented as it even affects any noises from shore.
Fog plus a rising tide will kill you if you're not aware and prepared.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:33 AM
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I voted yes, but my kit varies greatly depending on the conditions, and locations I am fishing. The minimum I carry: Multitool, small 5 minute size marnesium road flare, a small magnesium fire starter, 20 feet of 300 pound strength cord, and Benedryl pills.

If its very wet weather the magnesium fire starter may not get a fire going, but I think you could set a wet rock on fire with the road flare! Run into a mess of hornets, and the Benedryl may save your life....or at least make it more tolerable.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:45 AM
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I voted no. I plan to carry one when I eventually have the time to fish remote waters. Currently I'm always too close to civilization . Growing up in NYC my survival kit included fishing with a good friend and brass knuckles or a roll of pennies
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Hi guys,

I voted no too.
Things you'd find in my fanny pack would include a serrated blade folding knife, a Bic lighter in a small plastic ziploc bag, a few folded paper towels.
In another plastic bag a few each of 81 mg. chewable aspirin, ibuprofen and diphenhydramine tabs. A 5 mil dropper of Naphcon-A, a dropper of original Visine. Also there is a SPF 30 lip balm and a small tube of SPF 30 sunscreen for reapplications and a couple of bandaids of different sizes. I always have water bottle(s). Sometimes you'd find a separate holster with a canister of Bear spray. I don't carry a cell phone, there's no coverage.

Whoa, I forgot one more item........CASH!

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There's a part of me thats really surprised more people don't carry a survival kit, though I guess if you aren't fishing remote waters, I'm not that surprised. I can't say that I fish waters that are THAT remote, but I'd hate to get caught with my pants down. I am a life long subscriber to Murphy's Law.
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I generally carry too much stuff but when I was a kid it came in handy once when My father and I took an unexpected dunk in a remote ice cold lake. When we got to shore we had one boot between the two of us but the pack I had left on shore had a full change of clothes and a spare fishing rod. Dad used the rod and an old raft to fish all our gear from the lake bottom, including the much needed missing boots to hike out.
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I don't know if you would call it a "kit" but here is what I take with me/do on most all adventures.


First I leave the GPS of where I am parking with my wife. This way if something happens, the SAR will have a starting point.

Two I take the following. Change of clothes, some form of blanket, extra food and water. As I am going to be near water I will also take a Seychelles Advanced water filter bottle and a basic first aid kit. I also take some form of firearm. I thought about getting a Sat phone for some of my more remote adventures. As of now I have not gotten one. I also carry other basic items that I have not listed in this post.
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There's a part of me thats really surprised more people don't carry a survival kit, though I guess if you aren't fishing remote waters, I'm not that surprised. I can't say that I fish waters that are THAT remote, but I'd hate to get caught with my pants down. I am a life long subscriber to Murphy's Law.
I envy you guys for having remote waters to escape to. This is the Verrazano Bridge, 190,000 vehicles cross this bridge DAILY to get into Manhattan and Brooklyn and I catch Stripers under it
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Default Re: Do you carry a survival kit?

I voted yes, but it varies based on conditions, distance to vehicle, moving or standing water, ambient temp, etc...

At MINIMUM, a small first-aid kit, Leatherman tool, dry matches, compass, & whistle.

Add bottled water, spare clothes, space blanket, small mechanical advantage rope system (8mm cord 3:1 MA rig) to retrieve canoe or kayak jammed in rocks, floating rope throw-bag, and sometimes a MRE or two.

Some other great ideas in this tread, so I may re-assess what I'm carrying, or what I SHOULD carry!
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