The most important thing to remember is that your survival kit is NO GOOD unless it is with you. When I venture more than 200 feet from the truck, trailhead or camp I always make sure I have my survival kit.
A survival kit can be small and lightweight and it should contain the tools necessary to start a fire, provide shelter, produce a signal for help and aid in keeping you hydrated. The following essential items make a great starting point for a survival kit:
- FIRE – metal match and Vaseline-soaked cotton balls
- SHELTER – 4mm-thick bag, 8×10 tarp
- SIGNAL – whistle, mirror, orange flagging tape
- HYDRATION – chlorine tablets
In this video, we take a closer look at the essential items for your survival kit.
Outdoor Survival Series
Peter Kummerfeldt has been teaching outdoor survival nearly his entire life. His approach is practical and proven. Colorado Parks and Wildlife partnered with Peter in the production of a video outdoor survival series. As an avid outdoors person and survival enthusiast, I was fortunate to produce the project. And I learned a number of skills and knowledge that have helped me immensely. For more outdoor survival tips, please see the following: