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When you’re heading out for a hike or a backpacking trip, you should always carry survival gear. Here’s what I recommend you have.
When selecting survival gear, look for items that have several items in one like this bracelet that has 19 items. The more you can take with you, the better you’ll be if you’re in a survival situation.
A solar & hand cranking light. If you’re looking for true survival gear, something with batteries is not recommended.
Light Sticks. Not only do these provide light, they can also be hung high for searchers to see, or tied to a rope or shoelace and swung above your head like a helicopter.
Swiss Army Knife. It’s always great to have tools in a survival situation.
An emergency sleeping bag. If you get lost, orange will be easier to see by rescuers than most colors.
A fire starter multi-tool. Not only will a fire keep you warm and provide smoke to alert rescuers, the whistle is also a great way to make noise. If you want a separate whistle, this whistle is highly rated.
Paracord. Whether you have it in bracelet form, grenade form, or just a few feet in your bag, this is one item I always make sure I have. It can be strung between trees to help with a shelter, hang up my reflective blanket to provide shade, hang my backpack from a tree to keep predators from it, and even taken apart to use as a fishing line.
A first aid kit. Even if it’s just a few items from the kit, you should be carrying something.
Rescue mirror. A mirror can signal your location from miles away.
Duct Tape. Perfect if a shoe breaks, or a quick repair of a coat or sleeping bag.
Survival bars, or any nutritious food.
If you have the money, a personal locator beacon is a must have!
I’m hoping this gave you a great start on building your survival kit. I believe everyone shod have one whenever they are in nature.
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