Ammo Box Survival Kit: Quick & Easy

Using an ammo box to build a survival kit is easy and fun. Below is a list of the items in my kit and where to on where to buy them. Prices are what I paid and may very for you.

Plano Ammo Can: wal-mart $7
Poncho: wal-mart $1
Thermal Blanket: wal-mart $1
Bic Lighter: wal-mart $1
Waterproof Matches: wal-mart $1
Wet Wipes: wal-mart $1
Food: wal-mart $2
Fenix E21: Amazon: $32
EZE-Lap Diamond Sharpener: $22
Leatherman Rebar: $36
SOL Med Kit: $12
Lifestraw: $20
Sawyer Water Filter: $30
Bahco Laplander Saw: $23
Gerber/Bear Grylls Fire Steel: $12
Paracord: $4
Mora HD Companion: $14
Mora Bushcraft Black: $35
Survive! Knives SK-4: $170

Categories: Survival Gear


  1. Ted May
    Ted May 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    gonna make this but gonna stuff a can of spam in

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  2. James Lee
    James Lee 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    May I add that if you're in an urban environment, adding an N95 respirator mask would be extremely beneficial. It doesn't need upkeep or change of filters like bigger bulkier respirators, and it's small and light enough that you can just put one in the kit without added weight or space.

    In an urban disaster, dust and particulate air pollution is a big health hazard, if you're going to go and dig your family out, or help neighbors, it would be beneficial.

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  3. Brandon Wills
    Brandon Wills 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    Good ideas, but if its only for 1 day, 2 emergency blankets & 5 different fire starters seems like overkill.

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  4. Prepared Suburbanite
    Prepared Suburbanite 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    Great idea. Thanks for the video.

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  5. shagwaa chino
    shagwaa chino 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    Really like this idea

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  6. YouSonOfABagel
    YouSonOfABagel 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    What about food like small packets of liquid soup

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  7. YouSonOfABagel
    YouSonOfABagel 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I could buy a car instead of all this

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  8. Bluelew777
    Bluelew777 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    outstanding kit, needs skeeter repellant

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  9. tr3nta
    tr3nta 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    5:00 who else tought that was a butterfly knife ?

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  10. saliston
    saliston 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    You need to mow.:-D
    All kidding aside this is a great video. I like how you are practical with it and don't over do any one things. Most of these bugout type videos are impractical.

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  11. ubique505
    ubique505 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    nice bit of kit…thanks for posting your video

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  12. Darkavatar
    Darkavatar 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    Really they named a Survival Company SOL? lol SOL usually means Shit out of luck..

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  13. Anybody But Hillary 2016
    Anybody But Hillary 2016 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I get those PLANO ammo boxes at Rural King for $3.99, … i have several, great for many uses.

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  14. Monkey Mike Outdoors
    Monkey Mike Outdoors 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    Im actually going to do one of these for my father in law and mother in law for there truck. so Im checking different options out. but i am using an ammo can.

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  15. Tim Lipinski
    Tim Lipinski 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    For your Fire Kit add a Pencil Sharpener for making tinder.  Over due to go through my recycled Military Metal Ammo can.  For my urban EDC Go Bag/Get Home Bag I have the Maxpedition Textudo Laptop Backpack bag that fits a 17" or smaller laptop.  The large inside pocket fits AR500 soft Backpack Level IIIA Armor.  On the outside of the bag I have hanging a rape whistle (per "Nutnfancy") connected to an I.D. retractable tether.  Thank you for the video !  tjl

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  16. Headwind 1967
    Headwind 1967 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    Great survival kit. I carry a similar list of items in a small school backpack in my car. I need the extra kit space because I've set it up to be a three person/three day kit, as I often go day hiking with my two children. I just grab it out of the trunk whenever we get to a trail. It's also a nice comfort knowing it's there for the 'Just In Case' scenario.

    I've just come across your videos recently and I am quite impressed with your knowledge, and talent for sharing it so concisely. You have a new sub.

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  17. Lauren Welle
    Lauren Welle 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I like what you put in there. I just got a metal ammo can for my car in case of emergency. I like the metal can because even though its heavy I can use it to (hopefully) boil water in if I need to.

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  18. prosjeffrey
    prosjeffrey 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    cool video. I have this same ammo box, but I use mine in more of an edc capacity. I drive a delivery van for a living, and it goes with me everyday. I keep wallet phone, medication, first aid kit, cell phone charger, some ink pens, baby wipes, bandanna, flashlight, knife, multi tool. pretty much anything you might need during any typical day. Also a small hand size bible. Its just about the perfect size to carry. anyways, cool to see this version. great video…..

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  19. Zander Gladman-Mitchell
    Zander Gladman-Mitchell 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    The rebar is a ripper of a tool

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  20. Zander Gladman-Mitchell
    Zander Gladman-Mitchell 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I've got an actual ex military steel ammo box. It's pretty heavy but it will last forever

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  21. Viral Gamers
    Viral Gamers 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    The best

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  22. Mikhael Handte
    Mikhael Handte 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    im going to make a couple of these, one for the house, one for the car, and one for the hunting truck thanks for the ideas

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  23. George Mccormick
    George Mccormick 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I am making one for my son and daughter-in-law. This will be one of their Christmas presents. I have less bushcraft items but I have a pair of brown jersey gloves, stocking cap, wool socks and a decent home made ziplock medical bag in my kit.

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  24. EveryDayPepper
    EveryDayPepper 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I already learned the hard way the Cliff bar will turn rock solid in the matter of a month or so. Try the emergency rations like May Day. With that said water pouches would be a good idea as well. Finally a full size Bic lighter. i do not know why but the small ones seem to fail more often when they are exposed to conditions like in your vehicle.

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  25. Gary Huelsman
    Gary Huelsman 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    Gideon: again you have a Lifestraw in your maxpedition survival kit, where did you buy the Lifestraw in paper packaging??

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  26. Ben
    Ben 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    Hi, thanks for the nice video. As for the Mora Companion not being able to throw sparks, if you really have to do that (why not use your  leatherman?) then there's a quite simple mod you can make on the spine of your blade: file it or dremel it! By the way, get a freaking large bic lighter, it will make your life so much easier!!!

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  27. backyardcraftsman
    backyardcraftsman 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I made mine a couple years ago and when i did i went to the Dollar Tree and bought one of those little 3 led adhesive push activated lights and stuck it on one of the smallest side so when you're carrying the ammo can you can use it as a spot light at the same time

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  28. Sidney Anderson
    Sidney Anderson 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I use primarily metal cans for my kits. With metal you do scrifice weight, it is a thing. But you gain the ability to boil large amounts of water for cleaning or drinking. Or in a pinch making stew as seen on "band of brothers" 

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  29. Stefan Klages
    Stefan Klages 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    I loved this video and all the helpful comments. I just subscribed to your channel and look forewarned to what I'll run across on it. 

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  30. crusader68
    crusader68 11 June, 2016, 11:43

    This was a great idea, and seems the ideal size to fit behind in my storage area of my truck. 

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