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Survival Kit Preparation

If you love adventure and constantly go on outdoor trips for hiking, camping, fishing or hunting, then it is a must to be adequately prepared for the same.

The rule also applies to all those who have a profession that requires time spent out in the wild like photography or research.

There are so many unknown dangers that lurk in the wilderness and hence it is best to always carry a survival kit to face any emergency or dangerous situation.

A good survival guide is the best way to learn what needs to go into your kit.

There are commercial survival kits available these days but it is best to prepare one personally depending on the area you are visiting and the kind of activities that you want to indulge in.

It is also important to be aware of how to use the different things in a survival kit.

Apart from this, you can also create your own kits for home and car use for an emergency situation.

The first thing that you will learn from a survival guide is to get a good pouch to make your kit; get a good branded pouch with different pockets to hold different things.

There are scores of these available in the market, so choose one that can carry all your stuff and is durable in the wild terrain.

One of the most important items that must go into your kit is the survival guide and a map; it is best to get ones that are printed on water-proof paper.

A pencil, pen and a few sheets of waterproof paper is also essential and can come handy especially if you get lost.

Indulge in a high end Swiss army knife; this one instrument is enough for most of the chores that need to be done in the wild.

A para cord is another useful thing that you can put in your kit which can be put to good use outdoors.

A whistle is a good item that can go into your kit though most people will not deem it to be important.

A firestarter and LED flashlight is also a necessary part of your kit; spare batteries are another item that a survival guide will mention to be kept in your pouch.

A mirror, compass or any other navigation device is also recommended; the former can be of great use when you are lost and need to signal for help.

Water purification tablets are also important to ensure that your health does not suffer when you are on your own.

Make sure that your kit also carries emergency medical supplies like bandages, sutures, cotton, gauze and also medications for insect bites, diarrhea and other common ailments.

Get a sturdy cooking vessel or saucepan which can be used to prepare your meals or for other purposes too. And also remember to stock some freezer bags in case you need to store or bring back anything.

Money is not something that you will need out in the wild; but any good survival guide will tell you that it is best to carry a few dollars hidden in your pouch for an emergency.

There are many more items that you can pack into your survival kit depending on your personal tastes and also depending on the kind of life you intend to lead in the wilderness.

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