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How and what you need to survive when you're lost in the wilderness

Updated on March 16, 2014

Wilderness survival

If you are going to be in a place that you could get lost or stranded, you need to be prepared for the worst. You need to have emergency survival kits with you at all times for each person in your group. Being in the wilderness is very peaceful and beautiful, and spending time in wild places is something that everyone should experience. The danger in being in wild places is, sometimes something can go wrong and you get lost, or stranded. When that happens, having emergency survival kits for each person is critical, it may be several days before you are found, or find your way out. In a survival situation, the right emergency survival kits can mean the difference between surviving and not surviving. Any time you are putting yourself in a situation where something could go wrong, having emergency survival kits for each person could save your life. Use the survival supply list in the article below.

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Importance of the emergecy kits

These are emergency survival kits that you should carry in your car if you are going to be driving into an area that you could get stranded. If you are back packing you should have all these things in your emergency kits and enough to last 3 days longer than your planned trip. Three days is an important length of time. Most people who are lost are found within the 3 day window. If you are prepared, you will be fine. If not prepared, you could die. These emergency survival kits are for 2 people. These are the minimum things you would need to survive If you can carry more food, it would be better.

Emergency Kits List

  • GPS unit
  • Backpack to keep it in.
  • 6 of the 3600 calorie survival food bars.
  • 45 water pouches
  • 6 light sticks
  • Radio with batteries
  • 2 flashlights
  • 2 disposable lighters
  • 2 survival candles
  • 1 3man tube tent
  • 1 12 x 12 tarp
  • 2 ponchos
  • 2 emergency blankets
  • 6 chemical hand warmers
  • A compass
  • a multi tool or Swiss army knife
  • first aid kit
  • a survival book

  • 2 rolls of T.P
  • 2 toothbrushes
  • small tube toothpaste
  • soap
  • roll of duct tape
  • 50 feet of nylon rope
  • leather gloves
  • 2 garbage bags
  • 2 ziplock bags
  • camp saw
  • sewing kit
  • folding shovel
  • emergency sleeping bags
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • survival knife
  • hat
  • $20 cash
  • deck of cards
  • spare set of clothes


Some of these things are not necessary to survive. You can survive without T.P, toothbrush, sunscreen, bug spray, deck of cards, and spare clothes, and even some of the other items, but if you are trying to survive, it is very nice to have a few things that are for comfort also. The 3 day emergency kits listed above gives you the survival supply list of what you will need to live in the wilderness for 3 days if you get lost. Be prepared and be safe.

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    • spease profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Minneapolis Mn

      It's a kit for 2.

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      6 years ago

      WHY!!! do you need 2 survival blankets?!

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      7 years ago

      Great post! Good timing. Everything looks great for your survival guide. Food and water are the primary Emergency Survival Products. After this do not forgot to keep communication devices with your self. It may be beneficial to inform someone during emergency.


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