Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on September 24, 2013
Building your own survival kit is important if you are going to spend any time in the wild. You never know what could happen that could leave you unexpectedly stranded. This is where your survival kit could come in handy. If you are going to be self-reliant in the wilderness, then you need to have the tools that will allow you do what needs to be done.
SURVIVAL KIT TIPS
Here are some tips that will help you put together a survival kit.
1. Research the Equipment
There are plenty of vendors out there for survival gear. You need to make sure that you have some of the very best gear for your survival kit. Do some research and find out who backs the products, who makes the products, and if the products are high quality. The last thing you want is to buy a product that breaks or malfunctions when you need it most.
2. Test and Familiarize Yourself with the Equipment
Don’t take the time to put together a really great survival kit without learning how to use any of it. Many survival skills take time to master. Your survival gear will make it easier, but you have to know how to use the equipment. If you have a survival knife that you want to add to your kit, then make sure you familiarize yourself with how to use it in different situations. If you decided to include a pocket hunter system from the Pathfinder store, then you need to make sure that you can use it accurately and safely. If you take the time to prepare yourself, you will be able to handle almost any situation when the time comes, knowing your equipment is part of that preparedness.
3. Pick the Right Survival Kit Container
One important part of a good survival kit is having an appropriate way to carry equipment. You need a container that is big enough to carry everything you need comfortably without being unwieldy. Also, you should consider whether there’s a chance of the kit getting wet. If that is a possibility, then look for something waterproof.
Whatever you end up putting in your survival kit, you need to make sure that it is going to be a useful addition. To do research, buy products, or take a survival class, visit The Pathfinder Store.