Emergency Kit Pouch
Note: This pouch ships empty and does not come with any of the survival/emergency items shown in one of the product photos. Your order is for the pouch itself only.
I hike, climb, kayak, and fish a lot. Over the years, I’ve put together a little emergency kit—half survival kit, half first aid kit—full of things like a space blanket, poncho, lighter, sunscreen, signal mirror, signal whistle, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. These are the items I’m most likely to need in the event of an emergency. I wanted a durable and very lightweight pouch to carry my kit in, and the Kamchatka Gear Emergency Kit Pouch is the result. It weighs less than an ounce. Now whenever I go out on an adventure, I toss my Emergency Kit Pouch into my backpack and am prepared for a broad spectrum of minor incidents and accidents.
The Emergency Kit Pouch is constructed from extremely high-quality materials. The pouch itself is made from a fabric called X-Pac. It is a lightweight, stiff, durable, waterproof, and multilayered sailcloth material. It’s what high-end ultralight hiking backpacks and sails on racing ships are made of. The only downside to the fabric is that it has a slightly wrinkled appearance that becomes a bit more weathered-looking and wrinkled with use. But as far as pure functionality and quality are concerned, this is as good as it gets.
Two belt loops on the back of the pouch can accommodate straps or belts up to 2.25 inches in width. Hiking/adventure/tactical belts are generally 1.5 inches wide, and more traditional belts are even narrower, so the Emergency Kit Pouch will fit on all of these styles of belts.
The two large zipper pulls make it easy to access the pouch’s contents, but I found that they flopped around and made a mildly annoying tapping sound when carrying the pouch on a belt or backpack hip belt. To solve this, the zipper pulls can be tucked away into the loop of elastic webbing on either side of the pouch.
While the fabric of the pouch is waterproof and the zipper is highly water resistant, the pouch’s seams are not sealed. As such, the pouch is not completely waterproof. A quart-sized Ziploc freezer bag, when partially folded over, makes for a great waterproof liner bag. Place your Emergency Kit Pouch contents into the Ziploc bag, folder over the top, and place the bag with its contents inside the pouch. One of these bags is included with each Emergency Kit Pouch.
Again, for sale here is the zippered pouch only and not any emergency/survival items.
- Handmade in the USA
- Weight: 0.9 oz (26 g)
- Dimensions of pouch when full: 6.25 x 4.75 x 1.75 in (15.9 x 12.1 x 4.4 cm)
- Materials: X-Pac fabric, YKK water-resistant zipper