3 individual packs of peanut butter, that contain about 190 calories in each pack. Peanut butter also makes a great bait for trapping squirrels.
We also have:
2 - 18 by 18 inch pieces of heavy duty foil for cooking
And 2 ounces (or 60 ml) of oil for cooking
With all of this stuff inside, place the cooker lid on top and snap the handle in place to hold the lid tight. Next, we have a small scrubbing pad to put in the GSI cup.
This cooker nests perfectly in our GSI cup...
and our cup and cooker combination all fits right in our Condor pouch! Voila!
To further complete this kit, I found an affordable and compact burner that easily attaches to our stove gas canister and has fired up every time without a hitch. It comes with a protective nylon pouch and is sized to fit snugly inside the pouch, on top of the Stanley cooker pot.
Then add a few tea bags and some coffee beans wrapped in small zip lock bags... the coffee beans can be chewed for a quick caffeine boost... but you might like to add chocolate or something like that.
You can add whatever nutritious and packable food you like. Now let’s take a look at the Hunting, Fishing Trapping and Survival Items that go into the front pocket of the pouch.
First, we have a stainless steel, 3-in-1, knife, fork and spoon kit - similar to the one I used in Boy Scouts. It’s durable and fit this kit better than any of the other spork type utensil sets that I own.
Next we have a lighter which I taped up so it doesn’t accidentally discharge all the gas.
And for a fire-starting back-up, I’m including the Exotac Ferrocerium FireROD with a waterproof tinder compartment and a cottonball that I’ve loaded in there.
Now We Need a Knife:
I chose my Old Timer 44OT pocket knife because it’s small, has 4 blades and is great for food preparation, processing game and small bushcraft chores. I can also use one of the extra blades to strike the ferro rod to start a fire.
A Light is Always a Handy Tool:
For a fishing kit... I decided to use the Uncle Flint’s Survival Fishing Kit II which includes a nice variety of gear for catching just about any freshwater fish. They even include a list of all the components in this kit so you can replenish the kit after use AND it’s all packed into a durable tin that fits just right in the front pouch of our food kit.
Also from Uncle Flint’s Survival Gear, I picked up 2 Small and 1 Large Cable Snare, with salt for bait and a useful instruction sheet. Then I added enough 20-gauge wire for 2 or 3 squirrel pole snare sets.
And last, but not least, I wanted a sling shot for hunting small game to be in this kit. So I came up with a Good, Better and Best sling shot solution for you to choose from.
First... for a Good Solution...
You can grab a ready-to-go, tubular sling shot band with pouch (for a few bucks) and improvise a sling shot in the back country.
For a Better Solution...
And for the BEST solution...
I picked up the Pocket Predator SERE takedown sling bow / sling shot. Mine is made of Black G10. The SERE assembles quickly, using a pin, and is easy to shoot. Converting the SERE to a sling bow is a snap. Simply insert the arrow rest pin (that stores in the handle butt) into the top hole.
Now I can accurately shoot the three piece takedown arrows (with expanding broad heads) that I’m taking along. The SERE all packs up small in a freezer bag (with an extra band) and fits nicely in this kit.
Bonus Tip: If you want to pack more slingshot ammo, and feel more confident with your slingshot shooting than your trapping skills, you could eliminate the snare kit and substitute 150 rounds of .38 caliber steel or lead shot. Regardless of what sling shot option you choose... all the survival, snare, fishing and hunting gear fits into the front pocket of this pouch.
NOW... If you choose to take arrows along... one, 3-piece takedown arrow should fit nicely through the MOLLE webbing... on either side of the pouch, leaving some extra room for paracord.
We’ve just taken a look at a modular, add-on, hunting, fishing, trapping, survival food kit that you can build for bug out bags, vehicles and home emergency kits that can help you keep calories flowing into your body when you need them most.