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Survival Overnight & Survival Kit Test: Eating Cat Fish & Crickets + Fire, Shelter, Wild Edibles

In this video I am spending an overnight in the New Hampshire woods with just my own personal survival kit, the one that goes with me when I go hiking, backpacking, or any sort of adventure out in the woods. It worked well, and while I’ll make a few changes to it, I was quite happy with how it worked for me. If you’d like to see the review of the kit, here’s the link:

Tim’s Personal Wilderness Survival Kit:

Wazoo Survival Bracelet –
SOL Tarp –
Tarp –
ESEE Izula –
Mora Companion Spark –
RAT Tourniquet –
Vanquest organizers –
RAT Tourniquet –
Orange bandana –
Tinfoil –
Fresnel lense –
Safety pins –
3M Reflective tape –

Fishing kit –
Tweezers –
Rescue Howler whistle –
Kevlar cordage –
Wire –
Orange paracord –
Small solar panel (with headlamp) –
Bug repellent –
Duct tape –
Batteries –
UCO Stormproof matches –
Tinder- Quik –
Trail marking ribbon –
Cash – sorry, on your own here
Nitecore NU20 –
Whirl-Pak –
Sawyer Water Filter –
Bic lighter –
Exotac fireSleeve –
Olight i3E EOS –
Sharpie –
Met-Rex bar –
Leatherman Squirt PS4 –
Emergency Info card – easy to just use an index card
Fire Steel –
Squeeze light –
Compass –
Mini Inferno –
Family photo and Scripture – easy to do
Grim Workshop fish hook card –
Grim Workshop spear+ card –
Signal mirror –
Energy strips –
Mylar blanket –
Iodine tablets –
Medication – you know you best
Rite in the Rain pad –
Tiny Survival Guide –
Speed Hook for fishing –
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5. Stanley Stainless Steel Cook Set –

1. ESEE 6 –
2. Ontario Knife Company Rat 7 –
3. Benchmade Bushcrafter –
4. TOPS Kukri –
5. Mora Garberg –

1.CRKT Squid –
2. Benchmade Griptilian –
3. Spyderco Tenacious –
4. Ontario Knife Company Rat 2 –
5. CRKT Fossil –

1. Streamlight Microstream –
2. Olight S1R Baton 2 –
3. Thrunite T1 –
4. Thrunite TC15 –
5. Fenix PD35 TAC –

1. Bahco Laplander Saw –
2. Corona Folding Saw –
3. Mechanix Gloves –
4. Large Firesteel –
5. Pocket Bellows –

1. Vertx EDC Commuter Sling Bag –
2. Maxpedition Valence Tech Sling –
3. Vanquest Mobius –
4. Vanquest Envoy 13 Bag -
5. Helikon-Tex Bail Out Bag –

1. Car Survival Bag –
2. 10 Lies About Survival –
3. 10 Survival Knives –
4. TSA Kit –
5. TOPS Kukri & Kit –

10 replies on “Survival Overnight & Survival Kit Test: Eating Cat Fish & Crickets + Fire, Shelter, Wild Edibles”

Great video Tim! Awesome use of sooo many skills. Foraging, fire, shelter. Any/best knots you can recommend learning? Esp valuable to have knowledge AND gear. Other than the boughs, what did you use to keep warm at night? Fire and the shelter alone?
Loved this video

in an overnight situation of any sort… dear god man you don't need to eat bugs…just leave them alone…humans were meant to go days without food…that truth is baked into our species… water shelter warmth is all you need for days

Cool video! It’s awesome to see you get out and test your gear and skills! On the food note I like to keep a couple packs of tuna that come in the pouches. They fit great in those kit packs and it’s doesn’t take up much room.

The best real-life scenario video I've seen in a long time. First priority, as you said, is shelter and heat management for your body. No Naked & Afraid BS. Having something setup as a base camp goes a long way towards confidence and anxiety. A quick rest and you can continue fortifying your shelter and collecting firewood/food. *adds marking tape to kits. Fishing kit a must here in MI where fish are relatively easy to catch. Ditch the Sawyer for a BeFree 0.6L that will still fit nicely in your kit. The only thing that I see is that if you can have that size kit you can have a "Get home bag" with more "snacks" and a better shelter. IMO the only time you'd be faced with that situation is getting home from a breakdown in the middle of nowhere (get home bag) or an actual situation where you got lost on a hike/backpacking trip where you would have your contents of your hiking pack or backpack…more gear than you had. IMO you would either have nothing or a better suited kit with you in this situation. Regardless I enjoyed the video and trust your content completely.

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