Of course, before planning for outdoor survival, you have to anticipate that there are many possible disaster strikes you can face such as branches blocking the way, etc.
For this reason, having a full tang knife or a knife with a sharp edge with you as one of your survival tools is so important that you can also be surprised you might use a knife for sharpening woods during hunting!
When choosing a knife, make sure that the knife you are about to bring is lightweight and has a sharp edge (and it can stay sharp forever).
A knife with a carbon steel blade or one with a navy seal is most recommended but not essential.
You can consider those foldable multifunctional (multi-tool or pocket knife) ones that come with screw kits and a bottle opener.
Based on personal preferences, I will go over the multi-tool compared to a regular sharp knife because a multi-tool is way handier for me especially because I have small hands.
Lastly, there are also some multi-tools bags where you can contain all the tools including a survival hatchet.
No matter what kind of outdoor survival it is, a first aid kit must always be with you as it is the only way for you to survive cuts and bleeds.
Splints and other accidents may happen in whatever camping trip you plan so, you can put some bandaids and anti-bac ointment on your kit and if possible, you can also pack some gauze and triage bandages.
Aside from these, you can add supplemental survival tools such as pressure dressings.
Also, take note that a medical kit is not just needed during a camping trip. Instead, it is critical to be placed inside your cars and homes.
Some multi-tools contain a seat-belt cutter as well. You can make this a supplemental survival tool.
During an earthquake drill way back in high school, one of my teachers told me that I should always have some candies in my pocket.
I never understood that until I went camping.
Having some snacks is great but having some candies is better especially in an emergency situation.
At least, you have something to eat that makes you feel full even for short periods without having to cook food until you find your way back to the streets again.
Indeed, survival kits are important during a wilderness trip.
They might look like small tools but they can actually save your life during emergencies.
However, take note that knowledge about camping in the wilderness and having a fit mind and body is just as important as these tools.
When planning to go on a wilderness trip, always think of the possible dangers.
There are many survival kits in the market but always go for the survival kits that are convenient for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the most important survival tool on a wilderness trip?
According to some survival experts and Bear Grylls’ survival kit, a survival pocket knife with a sharp point and edge is the most important and essential survival tool during a wilderness trip. But, take note that a first aid kit, some snacks, and emergency shelter are also necessary aside from a knife tool.
Is a glove a survival gear?
Gloves are considered one of the survival gears or tools and they must be worn depending on the weather conditions. Usually, these gears are used at night to insulate the hands during a negative temperature in the wilderness.
What should a first aid kit contain?
The basic tools in a first aid kit include bandaids, anti-bac ointments, gauze, and bandages. There are times when adventurers can also include iodine to prevent infections from some wilderness cuts.
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