No one can predict when an emergency will happen. It can be anything from as simple as having your vehicle break down, to a natural disaster that effects the entire area you are living in. One thing that is good to keep in a vehicle just for an emergency is a small kit filled with basic fishing supplies. For this kit I use a small metal altoid can. But any container that is small enough to fit in a glove box will work. The nice thing about these little metal boxes is that they can be used for several purposes once you have removed the fishing supplies. This also makes a great 5 minute craft to put together with children
Possible list of what you can put into your box:
- Container to hold all of the gear (for me the trusty altoid tin)
- Minimum of 50 feet of fishing line
- Package of hooks. Size depends on what kind of fish are in your area
- package of weights. If you don’t have enough room anything heavy that you can tie to the line can be used
- small jigs or lures
- Duct tape or Gorilla tape
This list is for a very basic kit and can easily be customized to whatever works for you. As you can see from the pictures there is still lots of space inside the tin to add some other things to the kit. One additional thing that would be good to have in this kit is a compact knife. I always carry a belt knife so it is not needed for my kit. this would be very useful for gutting any fish and cutting a pole to use as a fishing rod.
If making your own mini kit is not something you would like to put together then there are several pre-built kits available on Amazon that can be purchased.
This is a good list of books that are fairly compact and can be carried in the glove box or in an emergency bag.
All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms by David Arora (smaller pocket guide that is excellent to use)
The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
Pacific Northwest Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Alaska Blueberries to Wild Hazelnuts (Regional Foraging Series)
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere This is the go to guide for most people looking into survival
There are also several E-books that can be found on Kindle unlimited
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