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Saturday, September 29, 2012

DIY Survival Kit Mods - Adding a Lanyard

Original Article

In DIY Survival Gear - Building a Survival Kit - Part One, a reader made a comment on how to add a lanyard to your survival kit when using the small waterproof containers. The picture above shows a survival kit container, as used in my series on building a survival kit, with a lanyard attached.

Here is his comment:

Ed said...
"There are sort of finlike protrusions near the hinges on the back; I made holes in those with a soldering iron, so I can put a loop of paracord on it and cow-hitch it to the thwart on my canoe, a belt loop, whatever. Could do the same with a drill but my guess is melting the hole would stress the plastic less than drilling a hole the same size.

Of course, you could drill a much smaller hole and use thinner cord, wire, whatever. "
To make it easier for those wishing to make this gear mod to their survival kit, here is a pictorial of Ed's suggestion for adding a lanyard.

The  picture above shows the fin-like protrusion on the case where you can drill a hole to attach a lanyard.
The picture above shows the fin-like protrusion after the lanyard hole has been drilled.
The picture above shows a lanyard secured to the survival kit container with a simple overhand knot.

This gear mod does not affect the structural integrity of the case and is a simple modification that most anyone can make. Just exercise a little caution and don't make the hole too large.

Thanks go out to Ed for a great gear mod that was very simple to accomplish.

Got DIY Survival Kit Mod?

Staying above the water line!