Wilderness survival kit
tips and advice

Share your survival kit tips with other wilderness travelers. Maybe you have created your own homemade kit? I’m sure you have some good points to share.


Here are a few general guidelines that can be of help to you:

Include items needed to address emergencies that may occur on your wilderness trip. Pick items that will help you to survive!

There’s no way to prepare for every conceivable emergency, so you need to make wise choices for your limited space. Do whatever you can to cut down on the size and weight, or you'll find yourself with an emergency kit that weighs as much as your pack and that would just defeat the purpose. Choose items that have more than one purpose whenever possible.

Actually, the simple act of thinking about and putting together survival gear before a trip can mentally prepare you to deal with a wilderness survival situation.


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What Other Visitors Have Said

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Extreme Preppers and their logic 
Seems everywhere we look these days everyone is becoming more and more into Survival, either from a Catastrophe or for fear of Government break down, I …

Survival fire in a can 
Growing up in the ever soggy forests of Washington fire tender could be not difficult, but near impossible to find. So hers a little prep you can do from …

Quality of gear versus quantity 
Hey gang, I got a ton of new Wilderness gear for Christmas and was going through some of the old stuff I had and sorting it all out. I see now that all …

Keeping Survival Kits TOO small.... 
As an avid Wilderness Guy, I am always seeking out new things and better ways to make my back country hikes more enjoyable. I am always reading about new …

If you need to survive for a while 
I decided a while back that there would be a good chance that I would like to disappear in the wilderness for a while if need be. So I created a survival …

SAW Gunner Pouch 
SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) Gunner Pouches are, of course, ammunition carriers for the M249 Light Machine Gun and hold 200 rounds of linked ammo. They …

Aid First 
Sometimes we forget about first aid kits and just how important they can be when facing a wilderness adventure - and I include a case where the fertilizer …

From Top To Bottom 
One of the things that we tend to overlook in our personal survival kits is in the personal hygiene department. This post is one that maybe you will …

Survival kit worn on belt 
In a pouch that is about 3" x 4.5" x 3/4" with two loops on the back so that it can be worn on the belt: (1) Fallkniven DC-4 sharpening stone inside …

ADVICE NEEDED on Desert Survival Kit 
My wife and I are looking to do a hike up to Moab,Utahin the next few months. We live in Denver, Co so the drive is not too far. However I am seeking advice …

Messenger bag survival kit 
A messenger bag is practical and can easily accommodate all your belongings. Here is my recommended survival kit in a messenger bag: Knife (Fallkniven …

Importance of Crank Radios 
Good article and information. After living through 4 hurricanes in one year with my wife and kids, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a …

Thrift Store Survival Kits 
I am sure everyone has some type of Second hand Store or Thrift store in their area or even the local "Flea" market type place. My wife and fellow Back …

Not a Pocket Survival Kit but a Personal Survival Kit 
I think that having a personal survival kit is better than a pocket kit since it could fall out of your pocket quite easily. You can lose it or leave it …

Survival vest 
One thing about survival kits that always bothered me was the possibility of losing them if you take a good fall. So, I bought a fly-fishing vest, which …

Has-Lots-to-Learn 
In case I was somehow separated from my pack and everything in it and I was left with only the clothes on my back and what is on my belt...Along with my …

Survival kit ideas 
When you make a survival kit you should try to make it as small and compact as possible so it is easy to carry with you. Here are a some things you should …

Homemade survival kit  
I have made a survival kit that fits in two large plastic bags (ziplock). These can be used for many things. - One bag has two heavy (I mean super heavy …

Simple survival kit 
Many survival kits contain as much as can be stuffed in them. I try to keep mine simple by including just what I'm likely to use. On the other hand I don't …

Back pocket survival kit 
I carry an altiod candy can regular size, items include: - mini multi-tool ( it has pliers, knife, file,screw drivers) - extra bright mini led light …

My "Backup Kit" 
This is what I consider my universally "essential" backup kit. It sits in my daypack under my desk at work; in my vehicle during commute/travel; inside …

The Handy dandy survival hiking stick #2 
Well back in November last year I wrote a tip about adding survival items to a hiking stick (to see the tip, click here ). The response was great and …

The handy dandy survival hiking stick 
When I was little my granddad made a walking stick for me, and I was hooked. This is what I have made for several years now, and even though I do sell …

Lifesaver for your first aid kit 
I am a fanatic deer hunter spending every minute possible in the field. I have come across a lifesaving product that every outdoorsman should have. It …

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Make your own survival kit 
* energy supply (a bag of jelly-beans, it gives you some energy) * a magnifying glass-for starting …

Emergency survival kit 
I keep a bug out bag handy at all times. Here are the contents: ONTARIO KNIFE CO SP 10 sheath knife gerber slideing bone saw gerber slideing wood …

Water, shelter and fire 
If you plan on going into the wilderness and staying there for a long period of time like I have, you need curtain things. - a metal bowl - flint …

Five day survival kit 
I love the woods and occasionally get alittle Lost. It's important to be prepared for your basic needs for survival. Below are some examples of how to …

Pocket Survival Kit You Probably Haven't Thought About 
It is advised here to assemble a small pocket survival kit in a small container. I know a lot of people will immediately consider a film container or some …

REAL SURVIVAL KITS 
Ok I have been coming to this site for some time now, and I amazed at how the BIG thing is making these tiny little survival kits. If you need to add things …

Glasses for your survival kit 
Now that I am approaching 50 y/o I find it necessary to use reading glasses from time to time. This has prompted me to add a pair of Dollar Tree readers …

Survival kit idea 
I’m a preparedness junkie. I like to keep the following items with me all the time in a watertight container that fits in a jacket pocket. 1 pc - Tealight …

Wilderness emergency kit 
Press'n Seal Freezer wrap- Not only can you cut it to fit any size item or type of surface (metal, wood, paper, etc) for a vacuum tight seal. It also burns …

How It All Began.... Not rated yet
Nearly 20 years ago I moved to Colorado and fell in love with these beautiful mountains that are all around me. I was not skilled in the way of nature …

Water filter in your hiking stick Not rated yet
Hello again, I just got back from Uwharrie National Forest located here in North Carolina where I took the water filter hiking stick I wrote about a while …

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