The Z.A.P.S. Survival Grenade is the creation of a former Marine Scout Sniper, he created the survival kit for his own use but due to demand from friends he began producing them professionally. Each kit has a carabiner so you can secure it to your belt or the outside of you backpack, they can also be stored in car trunks, glove compartments and motorcycle panniers in case of remote breakdowns.
Each Z.A.P.S. Survival Grenade is made from 45 feet of woven 550lbs paracord and contains:
1 x Steal shackle
1 x Carabiner (maximum load 350lbs) to attach Survival Grenade to your gear/clothes or to use when rappelling.
1 x Compass
1 x Wire saw
3 x Ready-made wire snares with anti-escape swivels for catching small game.
1 x Ferro cerium fire-starter with striker
3 x Pieces of tinder
30’ Braided stealth fishing line (50lb – strong enough for big fish, trip wires, or additional snares)
3 x Fish hooks
6 x Sinkers
3 x Barrel swivels
1 x Knife blade
1 x Sheet of aluminium foil
2 x Safety pins
1 x 1 Gallon Ziploc bag for carrying water
3 x Windproof/waterproof matches (15 second burn time) and match striker
1 x Large needle for small repairs and wound suturing
20’ Black thread
6 x Water purification tablets with usage instructions
1 x Whistle
Several feet of duct tape
1 x Z.A.P.S. Gear Survival Grenade User’s Guide (laminated for waterproofing).
This collection of gear should be enough for anyone to last more than a few days in a variety of survival situations and a hardcore survivalist could probably begin the process of rebuilding western civilisation using just the paracord and aluminium foil. Each of these kits cost $75 USD and are available in a dozen colour variations so you can even match it to your gear. If you’re that kind of guy.
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