i.      Purpose:  miscellaneous personal safety items like Compass, signal mirror, whistle, waterproof matches, TinderQuik tinder, duct tape

  ii.      Recommendations: You can pick-up these items separately or buy a kit that contains all of them and more. Waterproof and storm proof matches are pretty cheap, getting a lighter is more expensive, either one will work.

 iii.      Example Options & Price:

  1. Adventure Medical S.O.L. Survival Pak for $15.99
  2. BCB Lifeboat Waterproof – Windproof – Storm Proof Matches  @ Gearwild.com for $3.89
  3. Tinder-Quik Fire Tabs @ Gearwild.com for $3.15
  4. Windmill Classic Stormproof Lighter@ REI.com for $45.00

  iv.      Additional Tips: You can pick up a fireplace firestarter pack at your local Home Depot or Lowes and cut off small rectangles and put in good zip lock bags or shrink wrap in a food saver.  If you do the later, include all of the emergency only items in one organized sealed pack.

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