The Sirius Survival 550 paracord survival kit holds 25 survival tools in its compact design. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, easy to carry on you or store it in a vehicle or backpack. The blaze orange color of the paracord is great for emergency signaling and if the kit is dropped in the woods the color is a great contrast on a natural environment making it easily found.
Below is a list of the items included and an example of how you can use each item in a survival situation:
1.) 1x fire starter rod
With this ferrocerium fire starter rod you will always have a quick and easy way to start a fire in any survival situation. Sparks shower at 5,500º F (3,000º C) to ignite a fire in any weather, at any altitude.
2.) 1x knife blade
The blade included can be used to strike the fire starter to create sparks. The blade also allows you to cut the paracord included if needed.
3.) 1x Needle
Can be used for sewing and stitching fabric or canvas material. You can also use the inner strands of paracord as thread.
4.) 1x Cotton ball
A cotton ball if kept dry is one of the best materials for starting a fire. This cotton ball can be used in combination with the fire starter that is also included. It will easily catch a spark created from striking the fire starter.
5.) 1x Aluminum foil
Can be used to reflect light for making an emergency signal. The aluminum foil can also be used to make attractive fishing lures for the fishing equipment that is also included.
6.)2x Alcohol pads
Alcohol pads are great additions to survival kits. They can be used to clean out a wound or cut and can also be used to sterilize items.
7.) 2x Band-aids
Band aids can be used to cover up and keep a small cut, wound, or blister clean.
8.) 2x Fishing hooks
The fishing hooks in this kit offer an easy way to catch fish and other animals making your hunt for food that much easier.
9.) 2x Weights
The weights are used in combination with the fishing line and hooks. Attach the weight to the fishing line and this allows your fishing line, hooks, and bait to stay below the water.
10.) 1x mini flashlight
Before using the flashlight twist it open and take out the plastic divider between the battery and the contact plate. The plastic piece does not allow the light to turn on that ensures the battery will be fresh and ready to use during a survival situation. This can be used as an emergency signaling light in a survival situation.
11.) 2x stainless steel swivels
Swivels are used for fishing. You take a small section of the fishing line about 6 to 8 inches and tie one end of the line to the swivel and one end to a fishing hook. Then take the rest of your line and tie it to the other end of the swivel. Swivels allow the fishing line to twist and move more freely. The use of a swivel while fishing helps to prevent tangles.
12.) 2x floats
Floats can be attached to the fishing line and keep the bait floating below the water at a specific desired level. If you watch the floats you will see then dip underwater when a fish takes the bait and is on the hook.
13.) 1x fishing line (15 feet)
Fishing line has many survival uses besides fishing. It can be used in combination with the needle that is included for sewing repairs. It can also be used for tying down tarps to create a shelter.
14.) 1x Emergency Safety Whistle
A survival whistle is a must have in any survival kit. The whistle included can be heard from a long distance away and can be great for signaling help. The common whistle signal used for signaling help is three short consecutive bursts blown through the whistle.
15.) 11 – in – 1 Multi Tool Survival Card “survival credit card”
Can opener: Open tin or canned foods easily and safely
Sharp edge: sharp enough to cut through rope or whatever you may need
Screwdriver Tip: Corner of the card easily used in any type of screw head
Ruler: Easy quick measurements with cm and mm measurements
4 position wrench: 4 different sizes allows for easy use on various nut heads
Butterfly wrench: great for working in small spaces
Sawblade: Easily and safely cut rope or wood
Direction ancillary indication: Used in combination with a compass to find orientation and direction
2 position wrench: Works well for different sized bolts and screws
Lanyard hole: Easily attach paracord or rope to make a carrying or neck lanyard. Works great for every day carry accessibility
Straight Edge: The flat edge next to the lanyard hole can be used as a straight edge to draw direction lines on a map for course navigation
16.) 1x Wire saw
The wire make cutting and collecting wood much easier. They offer a great design for easy cutting. Making cutting poles for a shelter or cutting fire wood go much easier.
17.) 2x safety pins
Can be used for securing gear to packs. Easily converted into and additional fishing hook if needed.
18.) 2x Paper clips
Can be used to replace a broken zipper pull tab. A key chain. Could be used as a splint to stabilize a finger or toe injury.
19.) 1x Detachable compass
Used for navigation compasses can easily get you orientated and headed in the right direction.
20.) 1x D-shaped carabiner
This carabiner is not rated for climbing. This allows you to clip the survival kit on to a backpack or belt loop easily. Hook onto one end of a rope and you can raise your food up into the air to keep animals from getting into it.
21.) 30 feet of paracord
Easily the most useful item of this entire kit. Paracord can be used for shelter building, shoe laces, the interior strands can be used as floss, thread or fishing line. You can wrap it around the handle of tools for better grip.