Russian Cosmonaut survival kit 1

The NAZ-3 Russian cosmonaut survival kit designed in 1968 for the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft. The survival kits for space included fishing equipment.    Image © Esther Dyson/Flickr

The Russian Cosmonaut survival kit includes woollen gloves, a gun that was still in use until the 1990s with a detachable machete, included to ‘scare off wolves and tigers’.

Russian Cosmonaut survival kit 2

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The survival kit features:

Makarov pistol and ammunition
Wrist compass
18 waterproof matches with striker
Machete; fishing kit
Strobe light with spare battery
Eight fire starters
Folding knife
Three-pairs of wool gloves
Signal mirror
NAZ-7M type medical kit
R-855-YM or R-855-A1 radio
Two radio batteries
Three wool balaclava hoods

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