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Wilderness Survival Kits-What to Have

Updated on August 8, 2012

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Learning to survive in the wilderness or the woods or any outside area can be difficult. But with a wilderness survival kit it will make your life easier and survival more successful. Here's some questions to ask yourself. Can you start a fire with out a match? Do you know what to eat in the woods? What is safe to eat? How to build shelter if it's raining, snowing, extremely hot?

These are just some of the questions to ask your self when you need to survive. But what I love is the are survival kits you can buy that come with items and things you need to survive.

Light Survival Kits

Their are many types of survival kits out there that you can choose from. You can choose the light survival kits that include the basic contents that will allow you to survive or get your kit going will you accumulate items.

These lightweight survival kits usually include miniature multi-tool with needle nose pliers, wire cutters, fine edge knife, serrated knife, Phillips screwdriver, small flat driver, medium flat driver, lanyard ring, bottle opener, and tweezers. It comes in a water proof bag with miniature lights, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball, fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit, and sewing kit.

Complete Wilderness Survival Kits

These kits usually are a grab and go kit that includes everything you need to survive in the woods or off the land. I like these kits, they cost a little bit more but when you individually price everything you will see that the cost will almost double what you are paying for the kit. I like to use my own camo bug out bag.

These kits usually include things to start fire, set up shelter, tools to make the shelter, tools to harvest food, first aid supplies, rations, hygiene and much more. The tools are usually what jumps up the price of the gear.

Always look for this!

When it comes to a survival kit always look for something that includes:

  • Fire equipment
  • shelter, ponchos, tent
  • Tools- shovel, utility tool, knife
  • Water, or water filter
  • Food or rations
  • First Aid
  • flashlights, Glow sticks
  • Fishing kit
  • Food Storage
  • Crank radio


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      Neha 3 years ago

      Good hub and tips you have..

      Survival kits are a must have for all and everyone should have such kits at home, in the office and wherever they go. Emergency preparedness is very important to save our life from the perils of death. You can easily acquire survival kits online. It is very important to buy survival gear that meets your all the needs when you are in some serious situations. It is best way to ask your supplier the purpose of your kit. During disasters and emergencies, your home will not have electricity or running water. Such extreme instances, emergency food storage is very important in your home.