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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Build A Simple DIY Compact Survival Fishing Kit

No matter what the survival situation is, certain things will rank at the top of the priority list.  Food will inevitably be one of these high ranking items.  Because of this everyone should build a simple DIY compact fishing kit for their daily carry get-home-bag as well as their bug out bags.  The fishing kit build shown here can be made from everyday items you already have around your house.

Things you will need:
  • Sharp knife or razor blade
  • Two Empty Powerade or Gatorade bottles
  • One expired credit/debit card or something similar
  • Super glue or your favorite type of glue
  • Scissors
  • fishing hooks
  • fishing line
  • splitshot sinkers
The following video displays the steps to build an emergency fishing kit:

To begin this project, cut the tops off of your two bottles just below the point where it flares out under the cap.

Next take one of the bottle tops and trace a circle onto the plastic card and cut it out.

Now it is time to glue the caps onto the plastic circle.  Glue one of the tops to one side of the circle.

Next cut the plastic ring that sits below the cap from the second bottle top.

Now glue the second top to the opposite side of the plastic circle.

Allow the glue to completely dry before adding splitshot or your preferred weights to one side.

Place several fishing hooks in the other side.

Now it's time to add your fishing line.  Wrap your line around the side of the fishing kit that no longer has a plastic ring.  Be sure to add a sufficient amount line to your fishing kit.  Be sure to wrap the line around the bottle neck in the same direction that the cap screws on.

Remove the cap from the side of your DIY survival fishing kit, attach a split shot sinker onto the end of the fishing line and sit it inside the sinker side.  This will ensure that the line doesn't unravel in your pack before you are ready to use it.

Make several of these compact fishing kits and keep a few in each of your bags so that you never have to worry about being without one.  This kit can be made from 2 liter or 20 oz soda bottles as well; however, I prefer to use bottles with bigger openings because this allows for more fishing line, hooks and sinkers to be stored with each kit.

- A prep a day may keep ill fate away