Survival kit doesn’t always have to be big and bulky. Minimise the size of your Every Day Carry by with a keyring survival kit. This may not be a survival kit that you’d want to be camping for days with, but items that are useful to have with you every day. Here are seven mini survival kit items that you can keep on a keyring.
1. Swiss Army Knife
A knife is a must have item for most preppers and bushcrafters. The Victorinox Rambler Swiss Army Knife is only 9cm long, making it a great sized keyring survival kit knife. In addition to the knife blade, it has another 9 functions including flat and phillips screwdrivers, scissors, bottle opener and nail file.
2. Mini Torch
A torch is a really useful item to have easily accessible all the time. This small torch is a great size for a keyring, and actually includes a keyring attachment. It uses 1 AAA battery, and produces a bright light that can be used in several modes.
3. Pry Bar Mini Tool
The Gerber Shard is a small tool with 7 functions including pry bar, screwdrivers, wire stripper and bottle opener. It is legal to carry, even on airlines, and is a very useful little tool to have around.
Paracord is extremely useful for a multitude of tasks. This paracord keyring has 1.2 metres of paracord that can be unwound from the keyring when needed.
An emergency lighter could be used to start a camp fire, or just if you need to light a candle. This tiny lighter is less than 3cm long, and has a keyring attachment. It doesn’t hold as much fuel as a full sized lighter, but plenty for several uses.
6. Stash Capsule
A stash capsule is a small watertight capsule that you can use for storing anything that fits in it. This could be some folded up cash, or maybe some medication.
A whistle is great for attracting attention in an emergency. This emergency whistle keyring even comes with a flint fire starter too.
Customise Your Own Keyring Survival Kit
The seven items above are useful tools to have with you. A keyring survival kit won’t be able to include everything you would need to survive any emergency. It will, however, give you some useful tools that will often come in handy. Consider what you might use when creating your keyring survival kit.