Camping Survival Kit

There are many types of survival kits depending on the situation for which one is preparing. A personal kit, which includes the following necessities, should be carried during activities such as camping and hiking.

Mobile Phone. 000 can be called from any cell phone, even without an existing service plan, as long as there is enough battery power to turn on the phone.

Emergency Kits. These should include a variety of sizes of bandages and gauze, adhesive tape, scissors, alcohol wipes, hydrogen peroxide, acetaminophen or ibuprofen, insect bite treatment and antibiotic ointment. Prescription medications should also be included.

Map. Good maps can usually be found at local government offices and tourist stops.

Compass. A compass is essential even if carrying a GPS device, which does not always give an accurate location and cannot help one out of a situation such as a thick forest or heavy fog, snow or rain.

Matches. Use Strike -Anywhere matches, stored in a waterproof container. Fire starter should also be kept with your matches, which can help to start a fire in any conditions.

Flashlight with extra batteries and bulb.

Pocket knife or multi tool. It is best to have a good quality multi tool, but a sharp pocket knife is better than nothing at all.

Food. Carry items that will supply some nourishment but do not take up a lot of space, such as instant soups or honey packets.

Clothing. This should also include a brightly colored poncho.

Whistle. A whistle will come in handy if you get lost while walking through the bushes as you will be able to signal where you are located.

Nylon Cord at least 25 feet in length.

Lightweight Space Blanket. This can provide not only warmth, but shelter if needed.

Small Sewing Kit.

The smaller contents of the emergency kit can be stored in a small coffee can, which can also act as a container for collecting or boiling water and a shovel for digging if needed.