Surviving the Outdoors Using Outdoor Survival Equipment
Various hazards can present themselves in an outdoor environment. Individuals engaging in outdoor adventures and activities should bring with them the necessary outdoor survival equipment to enjoy their experience and to be able to stay safe. Outdoor survival equipment can also be used to help survivalists and soldiers in surviving the various dangers that could be experienced in the wild. Recreational campers can also make use of outdoor survival equipment.
Outdoor Survival Equipment:
- Blankets, paracord, rope, bedding, cots, tents and tarps are things that can be carried for outdoor activities and camping. This equipment can be used for shelter, comfort, and safety.
- Materials to make fire are very important. Waterproof matches, magnesium flint, lighters and tinderbox can help bring warmth particularly when spending nights in the wilderness or when staying outdoors.
- Food utensils and portable burners are only two of the survival equipment items that should be brought with you when camping. Moreover, you should have a portable water purification system with your survival kit. To survive outdoors, staying warm, dry, sheltered from the elements, fed and hydrated should be your top priorities to enjoy your excursion and stay safe. With the help of outdoor survival equipment you can enjoy the outdoors with the security of knowing you’ll be OK should something happen.
- Multipurpose tools are important outdoor equipment that can be used in survival training and camping. They can be used as weapons and as tools for cutting or grinding food, cutting ropes and for other purposes. A small axe will help with cutting boughs or branches and firewood.
- Communication and navigational devices should be something you consider bringing with you as well. Communication devices such as walkie talkies and public alert radios can help keep you informed of upcoming inclement weather systems and enable you to stay in touch with others on your excursion with, or even rangers, should you happen to get into trouble. Navigational devices such as compasses, GPS and maps can help campers and hikers figure out their destinations and current locations.
- Signaling devices are also good tools to have on hand, and even the most ‘normal’ things that you own can be used while camping or for any outdoor activities…
Having multiple effective ways to signal for help can make all the difference in a survival situation where outside help is warranted. Distress signals can take many forms, from high-tech modern electronics to the primitive techniques and materials that our ancestors would have used. Signaling is one of the most under-practiced and under-emphasized skill sets in our survival arsenal, and it’s about time we took it more seriously. Follow my lead and learn how to assist in your own rescue with our roundup of signaling methods and essential gear.
11 Ways to Signal for Help By Tim MacWelch September 25, 2014