I have been building this PSK for quite some time now, I got turned on to the idea of a pocket kit while on the Swamprat forum, later on saw an article in SWAT magazine about them, and I really like the idea. When I started building mine it was BIG. I took the AMK S.O.L. and took out a few things and added a few things, and it was just too big to keep in a pocket.
So I changed it again, but it was still too big to carry everyday. up to this point I had kept the heatsheet blanket in the kit-it takes up ALOT of room.
So I finally ditched it with the thinking that if I really need shelter I can build one.
And this is how my kit is set up right now-no snare wire or anything like that because I don't know how to make snares. No fishing kit because I think I could make a spear and get fish that way if I really needed to eat. And besides, this is more of a no BS emergency, IE I'm driving and go off the road in the middle of nowhere. If I'm hiking I take more gear, and food always food. Lara bars are good, SOG survival bars are good, cliff, jerkey, cheese etc.
So this is my new pocket kit, and yes I carry this ina pocket, everyday, all day. If I leave my place this is in a pocket on my person. Not is a bag, not in the car, on me. That way it is there when I need it.
I also carry a slew of other gear in my pockets, Sebenza, 35" silk bandana, flashlights, SAKs, lighters, firesteels, pens.
So here it is:
-2 triple antibiotic ointment packs
-LMF mini steel with saw blade striker(this wirks SOOOOO much better than the thing they come with)
-duct tape from the S.O.L.
-suunto clipper with the "clipper" part filed off to make it slimmer
-rescue howler from S.O.L.-after reading a review on equipped.org I'm considering replacing this with one from ACR, or TOPS
-tinder quick-I need to replenish these-if you coat the outside with just a little petro they last a LOT longer
-SAK- I have no idea what model this is, I can't find it anywhere, saw it in a local knife shop and picked it up-2 blades, scissors, file, orange peeler(ferro scraper) toothpick and tweezers
-trojan non lube condom-water
-mirror from S.O.L. smaller than the one in the Ritter PSP, easy to use
the case is from Plano-it's for fly fishing lures(?)
-oops, forgot the Photon freedom yellow beam, got the yellow because it will cut through fog or smoke better than any other color, and it lasts about 120 hours!!! kit container
I'm considering putting this into a Witz see it safe, adding some aircore cord, and maybe a mini bic, but that might make it too big.We'll see, I had alot fun putting this together, at times it was frustrating, like when I had to snap off the lanyard loop on the whistle to make it fit, but it was a good time. I got my wife interested too, and actually built her a kit as well. Hers is actually a bit better than mine <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />, I'll put if up too if you guys want, she keeps it in her purse though <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> at least she keeps it close.
heres another shot of that SAK next to my regular sized Bantum, notice how the one from kit is about 3/4 size? Bigger than a classic, smaller than the others???