Exploring the wilderness is an exciting experience, but what would you do if you suddenly found yourself lost? Most explorers donâ??t think it can happen to them, but in the blink of an eye it can, even if you are experienced or have been in the area before.
Survival kits are recommended for everyone heading into the wilderness, regardless of where you are going, or how experienced you are with exploration. First, consider the area you are planning to explore and how you will carry the survival kit. If you are able to carry it in a vehicle, then you can have more items than if you are going to have to carry everything on you. Prepare for the conditions of the area. For example you will pack a different survival kit for a swampy area that for a dry desert area.
Being prepared will make all the difference in the outcome for you and those traveling with you. Planning ahead will help ensure the safety of everyone. Do not venture out into the wilderness if you are not physically fit enough to do so. You donâ??t want the risk of potential major medical issues to deal with in this type of situation. Make sure everyone has up to date immunizations as well.
Try to select items for your kit that can be used for more than one purpose. This will cut down on the number of items you need as well as the weight of the kit. For example, a multi purpose knife can be used in place of packing individual items.
Essential items to carry every time you head in the wilderness include first aid items, water purification tablets, items to start a fire, signaling items such as flares, food, items to prepare food, and shelter, or items to prepare a shelter. It is a good idea to also pack sunscreen, bug repellent,Â and Chap Stick to help you feel better throughout the day.