Making a winter(warfare) survival kit
No I'm not talking about gloves a blanket and some candles in the back of a car kind of survival kit.
I'm instructing on a winter warfare course. One thing I intend to do is make the soldiers put together an individual (winter warefare) survival kit.
'Light infantry role & you get separated and need to survive for 4 or 5 days (a week whatever) on your own until help comes'.
I'm going to have them come up with a list on their own and then compare it to my list (and I'm hoping to get some ideas from you gentlemen).
Size and weight are important BUT it doesn't just have to fit in a tiny pouch-this is the need to survive stuff.
Also if anyone is interested throw out some ideas of basic key winter warfare gear they wouldn't leave home without to drag around in a sled/snowmobile for a 10-12 man team. (I'm never caught without an MSR pocket stove, SOG tomahawk or snow goggles)
The challenge is space vs comfort vs packing light.