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Fishing Kit, Emergency, Small

Fishing Kit Components

Designed and packaged by Survival Resources for fresh water fishing, this Small Emergency Fishing Kit is a quality item made with name-brand components. It is housed in a Nalgene snap-cap vial measuring only 3-3/8" long by 1" in diameter, so it will fit in most small survival kits.

Many kits out there are provided with monofilament line which has terrible memory when you try to unwind it from a tight bobbin. This leaves you with a mess when you try to use it.

Therefore, we started our kit with 50' of Power-Pro® 20 lb. braided line, which can be wound on a bobbin without retaining memory.

Next, instead of adding a razor blade, we include an actual folding razor knife which can be closed for safety when not in use. We also include a 6" Berkley® Wire Wound Leader and 2 Eagle Claw Size 10 snelled hooks with leaders. A complete list of components is provided below:

(Note: Individual components can be substituted for equal or superior quality items)

Assembled in America

17007 - Fishing Kit, Emergency, Small - $10.95


CompactSurvival Fishing Kit

Compact Kit Laid Out

The Compact Survival Fishing Kit is a well stocked, basic, durable, quality and inexpensive survival fishing kit. Packaged in a heavy duty 6 mil zip lock bag, it is flatter so that it can be added to a thin survival kit. This kit comes in a heavy duty 6 mil zip lock bag measuring 3" x 5" (inside dimension 3" x 4").

(Note: Individual components can be substituted for equal or superior quality items)

Assembled in America

17010 - Compact Survival Fishing Kit- $9.25




The Standard Survival Fishing Kit is a popular survival fishing kit. It includes more of the most used items than the Compact Survival Fishing Kit. The Standard Survival Fishing Kit comes in a durable tin container which is sealed with water resistant tape. Due to the quantity and quality of items in this kit, it has been adopted by some as "the standard" in compact survival fishing kits.


17012 - Standard Survival Fishing Kit- $22.95  


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Although the Emergency Fishing Kit was originally designed as a liferaft fishing kit it can easily be fitted with smaller tackle. The Hand Winder is great for reeling in fish and although it is supplied with 118 feet (30 meters) of monofilament line, it can easily be replaced with a braided line if you wish to do so. The Hand Winder fits nicely in our 21009 Large Survival Kit Tin (available separately), which could be the basis for a great fresh water fishing kit. The kit includes 2 large weights, 2 large hooks, 2 lures, and 2 snap swivels. It is all packaged in a heavy zip-closure bag. The kit also provides an instruction sheet on how to attach a hook to your line as well as helpful tips for fishing. The bag for the kit measures measures 5-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 1/2" and weighs 2.4 oz.

17014 - Emergency Fishing Kit - $5.95


Thompson Snares


These famous Thompson Survival snares have been used in US Military survival kits since WWII, and are the best quality. With practice, these self-locking steel snares will trap small birds, squirrels, rabbits, woodchucks, mink, weasels, and similarly sized animals. Two sizes included with tie line, complete instructions, and illustrations. Wt. 2 oz.

Product Made in America

17002 - Thompson Survival Snares - $11.95


Frog Gig

Frog Gig HandleFrog Gig Tines

We really like this 4 Tine Frog Gig - Spear because it is smaller than a lot we have seen, which means it is easier to carry in your food gathering kit. It measures 6-1.4" long x 1-1/2" wide. The handle is tapered from 7/8" in diameter down to 1/2" diameter. It has a hole through both sides to assist with attaching to a pole, which you can cut and shape in the field (you even get a screw with nut to use to attach to the pole). The outside 2 tines are 2-1/8" long and the inside two are 1-7/8" long. It weighs 1.2 oz. This is really a handy little item to help you collect food in a survival situation!

17004 - Frog Gig - Spear - $2.50


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A basic component of most survival kits is 24 Gauge Brass Snare Wire. 24 Gauge is strong, easily molded, and a good diameter for survival snaring. Packaged in a handy dispenser, this 100 feet of 24 Gauge Brass Snare Wire provides you with enough wire for a couple of kits with the recommended 50' for each survival kit. A portion can be rewound on a sewing bobbin for mini kits. A multi-purpose item, this brass wire can be used, not only for snares, but also to secure a gill net, lashing and repairing items, etc.

Product Made in America

17005 - 24 Ga. Brass Snare Wire - $5.75


Speedhook Unset

Speedhook Unset

Speedhook Set

Speedhook Set

The Speedhook™ is specifically designed for survival applications and is so effective, it is outlawed for non-survival use in some areas. This small device is used for fishing and trapping when no food is readily available. The Speedhook™ works like a spring loaded trap and when a fish, or other small animal, "takes the bait", it automatically springs open setting the hook. This is the U. S. Military Version of the Speedhook™ and is currently included in the Cold Weather Survival Kits of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserves and others. This version comes with fishing line, one hook, several pieces of dehydrated bait and complete instructions. This is a perfect supplement to the emergency fishing kit required by Alaskan and Canadian Aviation Regulations. No fishing pole is required.

Product Made in America

17060 - Military Speedhook™ -$10.95


The Regular Speedhook is specifically designed for survival applications and is so effective, it is outlawed for non-survival use in some areas. This small device is used for fishing and trapping when no food is readily available. The Speedhook™ works like a spring loaded trap and when a fish, or other small animal, "takes the bait", it automatically springs open setting the hook. This is a pack of 2 of the great Speedhook™ devices like the one included in the military fishing and trapping kit. It comes without the line or bait, and can be used to augment the military kit or to supplement any small emergency fishing kit.

Product Made in America

17062 - Regular Speedhook™ - 2 Pack - $6.95


Also Known as a Survival Yo-Yo

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These Automatic Fishing Reels are great for survival. Just add a hook and some bait, and these reels will set the hook , reel in the fish, and hold it until you get there. The reels are automatically set when the trigger is released by the fish taking the bait. They can be attached to a limb overhanging water, or by any means that suspends them over water. Great for unattended fishing while your checking your snares (note: some states don't allow unattended fishing - check your local laws). Available in galvanized steel, they feature stainless steel springs and 60 lb. test line. Reel measures 2-1/2" diameter, Wt. 1.8 oz.

Product Made in America

17070 - Automatic Fishing Reel - Galvanized - $2.85

17071 - Automatic Fishing Reel - Galvanized (3-pack) - $8.00


Rat Trap

A Rat Trap is a handy item for "Survival Trapping" to obtain small critters (Squirrels love peanut butter) and birds in the field, and are more effective than some hand made traps . You can carry a couple in your food gathering kit. As a suggestion: Drill a hole in one of the back corners (opposite end from the bait pedal) and wire the trap to a stake or sapling, so it is not dragged away! Made by "Victor" in the USA. Measures 7" x 3-1/4" x 1" (board actually only 9/16") and weighs 4.9 oz.

Product Made in America

17018 - Rat Trap - $2.95  

Tarred Nylon Twine

Bank Line


Tarred Nylon Twine is often called "Bank Line" because it is used for making both bank and trot lines. However, because of its strength, it is great as a cordage for all types of survival situations, and because of its size, you can carry a lot in a kit. It can be used to build shelters, traps and snares, and a host of other chores. Being tarred, it doesn't rot, is excellent at holding knots, will not unravel, and is lightweight (which makes it easy to carry). We offer it in two (2) sizes and strengths. The #18 is a great size to include in kits and I have re-wound it on various items for carrying in a kit. The #36 is twice the diameter but twice the strength for those requiring a stronger cordage.

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Bank Line - #18 - 250' - 160 Lb.

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Bank Line - #36 - 122' - 320 Lb.

#18 Bank Line comes on a roll of 250 feet with an approx. tensile strength of 160 pounds.

18016 - Bank Line - #18 - 250' - 160 Lb. - $4.95
#36 Bank Line comes on a roll of 122 feet with an approx. tensile strength of 320 pounds.

18018 - Bank Line - #36 - 122' - 320 Lb. - $4.95  


Survival Fishing Gill Net

The Survival Fishing Gill Net is an excellent, and in some areas, required form of aviation survival food gathering. This 12' x 4' emergency gill net is used by stretching it across a stream or pond. Its 1.5" mesh meets current FAA regulations, but is perfect for all wilderness survival applications. Our Fishing Gill Net is constructed to be effective and versatile! The leaded foot (bottom) rope of the gill net acts as the weight to sink the net and the top rope is made of polypropylene that floats. The netting is clear enough to work in both water and land situations, yet visible enough for the user to see it and avoid getting tangled, wasting time, energy, and potential damage to the survival gill net itself! This gill net stretches to meet your needs. Don't stretch it to its 12 foot length, and get more width. This gill net is also a perfect small seine net! Fish that attempt to swim through are caught in the net and can be used for food or bait. It improves on the old style Emergency Gill Net by incorporating a monofilament line as opposed to the weaker string used previously. Because of this, it is a little larger than the traditional survival gill net when packaged. Our gill net even comes in its own mesh storage bag. The is the best survival gill net available on the market today!

17080 - Survival Fishing Gill Net - $29.95


Slingshot Rubber W/Leather Pouch

A slingshot is a great device to use for food gathering in a survival situation. However, instead of carrying the whole thing, just carry the rubber with leather pouch, and make your own in the field. Throw one in each kit and pack, as they can store in a much smaller area than a complete slingshot.

17079 - Slingshot Rubber w/Leather Pouch - $3.75