Wilderness survival kits

Prepare your wilderness survival kits with care. In an emergency situation, a few crucial items in your survival kits can make all the difference in your chance for survival.

Everyone embarking on a wilderness trip should carry a survival kit. While it is entirely possible to assemble your own kit, there are a number of commercially produced kits. Be sure that your survival kit meets your specific needs and the wilderness environment that you are venturing into.

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Your wilderness survival kits

Select items you can use for more than one purpose. If you have two items that will serve the same function, pick the one you can use for another function. Do not duplicate items, as this increases the size and weight of your kit. Know how to use every single item in your kit.

A survival kit doesn't replace knowledge, but can be an important tool in a difficult situation.

Split your kit in two parts. One part should consist of a few key survival items you always carry on your body, your personal pocket kit. The other part, your pouch style survival kit, use for more bulky items that you need to have with you, and want to keep close-by for emergencies.

First aid kit

Remember you need a wilderness first aid kit that match your wilderness trip plans.

Survival knife

As a wilderness adventurer you should always carry a survival knife. It can make all the difference in the fight for survival. Your knife is your most important survival tool.

Winter car survival kit

Even you are not a wilderness camper or hiker, you have to worry about knowing how to survive outdoors. Are you driving in remote areas during winter weather conditions? Read on . . . .

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survival training
A wilderness survival course will provide you with the practical experience necessary to handle many kinds of problems that could arise in the wilderness.

first aid
It's essential that you have some basic principles of wilderness first aid and know how to apply them, even under stress.

survival shelter
Building a survival shelter is an absolute priority if you face a survival situation in harsh or unpredictable weather.

Selecting appropriate gear is important to have a safe wilderness trip.

A "pocket survival kit" should be small enough to easily fit into a shirt or a coat pocket.

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