Photographer's Emergency Kit

First I'll start out by saying that this emergency kit was not my idea, but I loved it so much, I made one for myself.  It first took shape in an Altoids can because I didn't have a filter box. It then made it's way into a small canvas first aide kit that I picked up at Staples.  It had velcro straps that I used to attach it to the strap of my camera bag.  It was a bit too bulky for my liking.  I finally found a filter case that was just like the one in the original post and that is what you will see in my video.  Take note that this was the first video I created, so it's a little rough.

Now, to give credit where credit is due, I got this idea from a post on Derrick Story's website.  Seems he inspired a few folks to do this as I found another video on YouTube by Stefan Rusche and he made his own version of the kit as well.  

If you have a photography emergency/survival kit you would like to share, please post it in the comments.  I'd love to see what you've come up with.


What's in my kit:

  • pain reliever packet
  • moist hand wipe
  • cleansing wipe (antiseptic)
  • 2 bandaides
  • 3 rubber bands (different sizes)
  • twist ties
  • 8GB SD card
  • small binder clip
  • 3 safety pins
  • Victorinox Swiss Army Tomo Knife
  • Kobalt multi-tool