How To Build A 3 Layered Survival Kit

If you are an outdoor man, you must have some kind of survival packs for every time you go for a long air rifle hunting out in the wild. What if you lose your main pack by all chances such as dropping it while crossing a waterfall, or the pack is stolen by some sneaky animals? If you have arranged a layered construction to your survival kit, everything will not as bad as it can be. The 3 layered survival system below should always leave you with some gears no matter what happens.


Never put all eggs in one basket. Setup your survival gears in 3 layers for emergency cases.

Layer 1: The Main Pack


The main survival backpack consists of all important gears to guarantee you a comfortable experience.

The first layer of gear is your main survival or hunting pack. This pack should content gear that will allow you to be self-reliant while being out on the wild. Take all the supplies you would use for a 3 days backpacking trip and you are well prepared. You can add in some items for self-defense against animals such as pepper spray, bear spray and some communication device just in case something bad happens. The Spec Ops T.H.E. Ultimate Assault Pack is a great choice. This battle tested is super tough with great design for outdoor activities including shooting involved sport. When placing flat on the ground, the front pouches create an ideal pad for your gun to rest in (which is an original idea of the designer).

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Layer 2: The Kit Bag

This second layer contains some essential items, that you can call it some kind of bug out bag (or BOB). Normally these items are just for backup but in case of necessary, they can be your life saver. You can use any sort of small pack as soon as they are comfortable and convenient to wear. You can use a modular medical pack, leg pouches, military-style belt pack or even chest rig.

Ideally, you can choose a kit bag or medium molle pouch which is rugged and reasonable sized for your survival items.

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The kit bag is a backup setup, which provide you emergency items if the main pack is lost.

The kit bag is a backup setup, which provide you emergency items if the main pack is lost.

What will you want to put in this kit bag? In short, you should pack items that have similar functions like those of your main pack but with a space-saving scale. For example, you will get a survival blanket instead of a sleeping bag, an inflatable water bladder with some disinfection tablets instead of water-filters and canteen. Some utility items such as Bic lighters or fire starter rods, compasses, backup folding knives, cordage, first aid kit, thread and needle, fish hook, rubber band and a small metal cup for boiling are recommended, too. If possible, add some high-calorie snacks or candy, or MERE for your kit bag. This kit will be attached to your body, be it on the belt or on your thigh, or on your chest, which will be independent of your main pack.

Layer 3: Your EDC Set



Your last ditch: your EDC!

The last survival layer is your everyday carry set. This set should have a pocket EDC knife, mini flashlight, multi-tool, lighter, and some other personal things that you can put in your pockets. These great EDC items will your boosting hope or even life saver in case you lost all other gears. In the worst scenario, you can survive with just a knife and a lighter with basic outdoor skills. Yes, you may be not a rampaging Bear Grylls, but at least you can make a shelter and a fire and hopefully, manage to gather some food to wait for rescue.

If you are into outdoor hunting (or a kind of prepper), get your best air rifle and pack your BOB in good arrangements before you go. You can read this article about choosing a good airgun. As the old saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”, be a little more cautious and everything will go smoothly in every situation. Always be prepared!

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