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SURVIVAL KIT CONTENTS

What do you think you should have in a survival kit? Experts urge you to carry a kit of basic supplies on your person AT ALL TIMES.

A survival kit should float, be visible, easily accessible, and comfortable to carry.

The contents of your kit may vary from the list below depending on the time of year, location, length of trip, and your activities. Pick and choose the items relevant to your situation. However, keep all your priorities foremost in mind: shelter, fire, water, signalling, food, and first aid.

NAVIGATION
compass (at least 2) maps
SHELTER

garbage bags, orange, jumbo, heavy duty

8x12 plastic sheet or tarp

space blankets (disposable type)

solar blanket

DUCT TAPE !! (high quality)

rope and/or twine

folding or collapsible saw

large knife and pocket knife

FIRE

flint stick

fuel cubes (or cotton balls in petroleum jelly)

steel wool, extra fine

batteries

strike-anywhere matches, dipped in wax

road flares

lighter

pouch of tinder (dryer lint, pine tar, spruce gum)

WATER

purification tablets or drops

tin can (1-litre size)

zip-lock bags (large)

bandanna

water filtering device

FOOD

granola bars, trail mix

electrolyte powder (e..g., Gatorade)

power or energy bars

non-refined sugars (e..g., honey)

soup mix

beef jerky

pemmican balls

SIGNALLING EQUIPMENT

Fox-40 type whistle

hand-held signal flares

surveying ribbon

flashing or strobe light

cell phone

orange garbage bags, shiny space blankets

FIRST AID

moleskin

bug lotions, sunscreen, lip balm

bandages, triangular and pressure

first aid tape, steri-strips, gauze

pain killer

sanitary pads

eye drops

MISCELLANEOUS

snare wire, fish hooks and line

survival and first-aid booklets

folding stove and fuel

bug repellent, bug head nets or outfits

sunglasses

wool hat, wool socks, and wool sweater

CAMPING GEAR SUGGESTIONS

4-season tent

4-season sleeping bag with liner

underpad, closed cell or ThermaRest type

backpack

lightweight cook stove and mess kit

water bottle, canteen, and filter

extra rope

throw bag

garbage bags for waterproofing supplies

 

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