What Survival Gear is Necessary?
Think about essential survival gear like a First Aid kit. It’s designed to get you out of tough spots and respond quickly to emergency situations until you can safely get to a hospital. Similarly, essential survival gear should include items like a map of the area, a compass, fire starting supplies like a flint and steel, blankets to keep you warm, a bush knife, an emergency sleeping bag, paracord, and a folding saw, and some kind of a headlamp for a reliable lightsource you can use hands-free.
You also want to have tarp handy for shelter and a water purifier that will make short work of making nearby water sources drinkable in a pinch. Remember that no matter how sophisticated your provisions, they should support your basic needs for food, water, and shelter, and protect you from exposure.
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