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ITS Tactical – Mini Survival Kit (MSK)


ITS Tactical’s Mini Survival Kit or MSK is a small pocket-sized survival kit that strikes a balance between being minimal and cost efficient while being functional in virtually any survival scenario. The majority of items in the MSK are individually poly-bagged for added water resistance.

The contents are as follows:

1x Ferrocerium (Ferro) Rod
5x Tinder-Quik Fire Tabs
6x Lifeboat Matches w/ Striker
1x Fresnel Lens
1x Mini Signal Mirror
1x Glow-in-the-Dark Button Compass – Grade AA
6x Feet of Brass Snare Wire
6x Feet of 188 lb. Test Kevlar Cordage
10x Water Purification Tabs
1x Emergency Water Bag (5” wide x 14” tall)
1x FRS (Folding Razor Saw)
1x Steri-Strip R1541 (1/4? x 3? – 3 strips)
1x Triple Antibiotic Packet
1x ITS Laser Engraved Logo on Silver Hinged Tin (3 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ x 7/8″)
1x Dri-Card Desiccant
6x Inch Strip of Duct Tape
2x Rigger’s Rubber Bands



7 Responses to “ITS Tactical – Mini Survival Kit (MSK)”

  1. SSD says:

    I’m a big fan of small, simple survival kits. But they only work if you know how to use them. Practice your basic skills, especially with the tools you will have with you.

  2. Scubasteve says:

    Pretty good, I would throw a condom in there though.

    • ICT17D says:

      That-and I’ve always had an old hotel key card that’s wrapped in duct tape. Usually can get about 10′ before it gets too bulky. this kit looks like something like that could fit quite well.

  3. mark says:

    I think it’s a nice kit with good functionality, but would really like to see the addition of a Photon micro LED light. Even if it bumped up the price slightly, it would be worth it.

    Having a light source is one of the most important tools you can have in survival situation for:
    -Gathering wood at night for making a fire
    -Shelter building
    -Treating injuries
    -Finding lost gear
    -And, most importantly, figuring what’s inside the kit when it’s dark

    • netrunner says:

      good point but they do actually have the photon micro on their site so people could add it if they want to

    • Terry says:

      While I somewhat agree, in a true survival situation, you’d just go to ground at night and do most of your “survival” tasks during daylight.

      It’d be great if a kit like this had a fully equipped Land Rover in it, but then it wouldn’t fit in your pocket very well 🙂

      Most people (at least those that would carry a survival kit, anyway) would also EDC a knife and torch at the very least. For its size, weight and, most importantly, price, it is a well thought out and built kit that with a little augmentation will get you through a few rough nights.


      • mark says:

        Hi Terry,

        That’s just the thing though, it’s not a fully stocked land rover. It’s a $10 flashlight that weighs 7 grams and is roughly the size of 4 quarters stacked on top of each other. It’s neither outlandishly priced or bulky, and represents a game changing capability should the initial survival situation be initiated at night, which there is at least a 50-50 chance of happening.

        The cost difference between a $29.99 kit and a $39.99 kit is negligible, while the down range impact such a capable light source would be huge, especially if the kit is being used by a friend or family member who may not have a full rounded out EDC.

        Take care,