Survival Kit (Outdoor Survival Series Chapter 3)

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.

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Photo by Nick Clement/CPW.

This small kit includes those things that will enable you to survive an unforeseen situation. Your kit should contain the tools necessary to build a fire, provide shelter, signal for help and stay hydrated:

  1. FIRE – metal match and Vaseline-soaked cotton balls
  2. SHELTER – 4mm-thick bag, 8×10 tarp
  3. SIGNAL – whistle, mirror, orange flagging tape
  4. HYDRATION – chlorine tablets

In this third chapter and video, we will take a closer look at the essential items to stock in your survival kit. Click HERE to go to the previous chapter in this series. Click HERE to go to Chapter 4 .

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