6 in 1 Nested Kit

SoarnEagle’s 6 in 1 Nested Kit


I have made and remade my personal E-Kit over the past 15 years in order to find what worked “perfectly” for me. I have finally come up with something that I am not only very satisfied with, but it also is very organized. This makes it simple to find items quickly and easily. In addition, because this kit is made up of separate components, I can take what I need without carrying the entire kit all the time.


The main component of this kit… and what everything else centers around is my “Maxi Kit”. It is one piece that I never go anywhere without! The Maxi kit is approximately the size of a woman’s purse and only weighs about 3 pounds. It contains everything that I need to survive in comfort until help arrives. With it I can make a shelter, start a fire, gather water, and make camp tools. It also has a small First Aid Kit (FAK), Survival cards giving ideas of how to do things, and many other goodies to make life more pleasant in a Bushcraft Situation.


The rest of the complete kit includes a comprehensive First Aid Kit, a Shelter Kit, a Cook Kit, a Personal Kit, and a Complete Fire Kit (including 6 different ways to make a fire in any situation and a way to make more
char cloth if I were to need it). The whole kit is definitely not a mini, maxi, or day kit. It is capable of sustaining one almost indefinitely in a Bug Out situation. It is designed for redundancy, so you will see things 2 or 3 times in different kits. The purpose for this is that each of 4 kits (not the 1st Aid or Food) can operate independently if necessary from the rest of the pack. Please note that some of the items in the Maxi Kit are found in other kits. I have made note as to which items are found in the Maxi Kit so as not to cause confusion, but I have included them in the proper “Nested Kit” for a complete overview of what I carry.


Best of all the kit is compact. It all packs in a day kit (without clothing) and weighs in at only 15 lbs for the main kit, and about 7.5 lbs for the Shelter Kit. I will separate each component for you with pictures and a brief breakdown of what is included in each kit. At the end I will show you all of the nested kits and how they fit into the whole pack. So let’s take a look at SoranEagle’s Nested Kit!


(OB – Worn on Body)

(MK – In Maxi Kit)


Here is the Maxi Kit that I carry as a BOB


  • Lensatic Compass

  • 100′ 550 Para-cord (50′,25′,25′)

  • Snare Wire

  • Dental Floss

  • Duct Tape

  • Fire Kit (cotton Balls, Ferro Striker, Matches in Waterproof Case, Doan’s Mag Match, Sm Pocketknife for Striker)

  • 2 EZ Awl Needles

  • Washcloth

  • Pocket Chainsaw (Not Shown)

  • Diamond Rod Sharpener

  • Schrade Old Timer Sheath Knife

  • D- Lock Carabineer (Not Shown)

  • Gerber Multi Tool

  • Gerber Infinity Ultra (Not Shown) (MK)

  • LED Mini Light (Not Shown)

  • 8 Hour Candle (With Cap)

  • Magnifying Lens in Case

  • 10 Penny Nail

  • Pencil/Pen

  • Compass/Mag Glass/Thermometer/Whistle

  • Survival Cards

  • 3X3 Aluminum Foil with Tylenol

  • Hot Hands

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • 55 Gal Heavy Duty Garbage Bags




  • Tom Brown Tracker (OB)

  • Gerber Multi Tool (MK)

  • SAK Hunter (OB)

  • Gerber Skeleton Neck Knife (OB)

  • 2 Ceramic Rods (Large & Small) & Diamond Stone (Flat and Stick) (MK)

  • 2 EZ Awl Needles (MK)

  • 20′ Snare Wire (MK)

  • Pocket Chainsaw (MK)

  • Small Shovel/Trowel

  • 100′ #550 Para-cord (MK)

  • D- Lock Carabineer (MK)

  • Headlamp (Extra Batteries)

  • Gerber Infinity Ultra (Extra Battery) (MK)

  • LED Mini Light (MK)

  • Binoculars

  • Compass (MK)

  • Leather Gloves


Water Kit


  • 1 lb Coffee Can with Bail

  • Steel Drinking Cup (In Cook Kit)

  • Iodine Crystals in Glass Bottle

  • 10′ Plastic Tubing (In Cook Kit)

  • 2 Opaque Trash Bags (In Cook Kit)

  • 3 8 oz. Gerber Milk Bags (In Cook Kit)

  • 1 Large Ziplock (Holds all Bags – In Cook Kit)


Fire Kit


  • Mag Match

  • Wind/Waterproof Matches in Signaling Kit

  • Strike Force

  • Blast Match

  • 10 2X2 Cotton Squares

  • 10 Char Cloth in Can to Make More

  • Lighter

  • Magnifying Lens

  • Film Canister Cotton Balls (Lint) & Vaseline

  • Film Canister Jute Twine

  • 1 Biscuit #0000 Steel Wool

  • 1 Piece Fat Wood

  • 20′ #550 Para-cord

  • Small Candle

  • Small File/Striker

  • Antler Handhold/Flaker

  • Small Pack Dental Floss


Versa Shelter Kit


  • Space Blanket

  • 10X10 Tarp

  • Tube Tent

  • Wool Blanket

  • Sleeping Pad?

  • 2 50 Gal Garbage Bags

  • 75′ #550 Para-cord (Hank of 50′ and 25′)

  • Wool Cap (OB if cold)


Cook Kit


  • Peterson’s Guide to Wild Edibles (in Waterproof Shell)

  • 100 mg. Time Release Vitamins

  • 5 Vegetarian Bullion Cubes

  • Cayenne Pepper & Spice Kit

  • Small Mess Kit

  • Small Sponge

  • Fork & Spoon (In Personal Kit)

  • 3X3 Aluminum Foil

  • Hard Candies

  • Pack of Gum


First Aid Kit (FAK)


  • 10 Band-Aids

  • 10 Butterfly Closures

  • Triple Antibiotic Crème

  • Dental Floss

  • Sterile Gauze

  • Alcohol Wipes

  • Tylenol

  • Ant fungal/yeast – Tinactin, Nystatin

  • Cortizone Crème

  • Lip Balm – Bag Balm

  • 7 Days Antibiotics

  • Antihistamine – such as Benadryl and Sudafed. 25 mg of Diphenhydramine each tablet.

  • Snakebite Kit (Can be used as Eyewash also)

  • Ace Wrap

  • Scalpel (Single Edged Razor Blades)

  • Adhesive Tape

  • Tweezers

  • Toenail Clippers


Personal Kit


  • Mirror

  • Hairbrush

  • Toothbrush

  • 2 head & 1 Butt Rag (1 OB)

  • Small Washrag

  • Small Bottle Dr Bronner’s Soap

  • 2 Bandanas (2X2 & 3X3)

  • Mosquito Head net

  • 10 Penny Nail (MK)

  • Small Magnet (MK)

  • Emergency Space Blanket

  • Hand Warmers (MK)

  • Pen/Pencil & Notepad (MK)

  • 2 Pair Knee Highs

  • 2 EZ Awl Needles (MK)

  • Dental Floss (MK)

  • 8 Hour Candle W/Cap (MK)

  • 10′ Duct Tape (MK)


Waterproof Mini Kit


  • 2 Safety Pins

  • Single Edge Razor Blade

  • Small Ferro Rod

  • 2″ Hacksaw/Striker

  • Fish Hooks, 25′ Line

  • Duct Tape

  • Small Clear Plastic Bag

  • Large Garbage Bag

  • Aluminum Foil

  • 12′ #550 Para-cord


Miscellaneous I Also Carry (Not Shown or Seen Elsewhere)


  • Small Scripture With Fresnel Lens (In Waterproof Shell)

  • SAS Survival Manual (In Waterproof Shell)

  • 20′ Artificial Sinew

  • 4 Standard Ranger Bands

  • 2 Large Range Bands

  • Extra Pair Socks

  • Survival Whistle Bracelet (OB)

  • Sunglasses (OB)

  • Poncho

  • Watch (OB)

  • $20 – $10, $5, (3)$1, 8 Quarters (OB)

Well there you have it… The complete kit that will take care of all of my Bushcrafting needs.
This has been a long time in coming and I am very pleased with how it all turned out! Feel free to use this as a model for the kit that you want to build. Add.. Subtract.. Do whatever pleases you and fits your needs. Here is a final picture of how it all fits together for carry in the Bush… Hope you Enjoyed!




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  4. thank you. I will make a study of this and put together some kits. some of the things i do not know where to get them from.

    i came to your website because i am doing a study of acorns and would like any information
    i can get. i want to make bread with acorn flower and not use wheat.

    i am not one to leave notes and do not know why i am now

  5. I would like to leave a note here about your kits. your kits are put together very well and i will use some of your methods. I have seen a lot of, go kits, and some are good and some not.
    No one puts soap in their kit, or a sink made from a water jug like the two gallon ones. no one puts rags to use for any thing. no one puts light in their kit, walmart and dollartree have outdoor lights that recharge in sun light and can charge your battery light if you use aaa battery. also a phone book to use for t paper would be good.

  6. “6 in 1 Nested Kit | Bushcraft On Fire” ended up being a good post.
    If perhaps it possessed much more photographs it would be even much better.
    Cya ,Damaris

  7. It alpso has 480 x 800 pixels high fish kebabs screen resolution.
    Be sure to make the most of any back end daytime hatches, especially with a project deadline looming large on the horizon.
    Glenn: A lot of heavy action because you’re using like 20
    pound test line or better and you’re pulling those fish out of the water and await the next customer.

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