Survival kits are great for anyone who is an outdoor enthusiast because you never know when something will go wrong. But, a survival kit improves the chances of things not going wrong. You should avoid purchasing a pre-assembled kit, but here, we’ll give you some important aspects that you should consider.
First and foremost, you should always make sure you have tools. A multi-tool, sometimes a pocket knife as well, is a good place to start. Pliers are also good too. A flashlight, emergency candles, and some extra batteries are important.
You should have some means to purify water. Usually, water purification tablets work great.
If you need it, get some duct tape, 200 feet of paracord, and also 100 years of fishing line. This can be good for transporting or moving items.
Fire starting is also very important too. Flint or a fire starter made of magnesium is a good way to begin. Some matches and emergency tinder is good too. Lighters really aren’t your best bet, but if you can somehow procure extra fluid, they may be able to help. You can even start a fire with a magnifying glass if you’re really pressed for it.
Then there are some items that you have especially if you’re going to be hiking. Metal mugs and pots for food and water is important. A space blanket, emergency poncho, some poles for trekking are essential. Safety pins are good too. In terms of food, you should have some emergency non-[erishable food rations to help. There is also a large tarp that you can get, which is great for shelter, especially if you’re potentially going to be trapped in a rainy climate.
First aid kits and medical kits are very important. Band-aids of different sizes, gauze, bandages, NSAIDs, aspirin, antihistamines, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, and antibiotic ointment are great for treating conditions that happen out in the woods. You can never be too unprepared for this.
Rescue signals are also important. This is integral if you’re going hiking and need to survive. Signal mirrors, flares, and also a whistle that you can use will definitely help.
Finally, make sure that you have a rain jacket too, because who knows what type of climate you’ll be in. you may want to add more, may want to take a couple of things out, but you should typically try to get all of these as you can.
Finally, you should consider a cheat sheet. This is good for geographical features, figuring out what is safe to eat and what isn’t, how to perform first aid features, and the like. You can get this laminated on a card, and from there, you’ll be able to easily create the situation that you need to, and the information that will be valuable for surviving in the wild, so that you can have a safer, more successful situation, and also be able to navigate through even the worst of the terrain to safety too.