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How to Make a Survival Kit for the Wilderness

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When you're heading into the wilderness, there are certain survival items you'll want to pack. These are vital items to have if you're stuck somewhere, like a mountain. A tent or tarp can be used to hold two people. You also need a strong rope or parachute cord. A first aid kit can help you survive if something happens to your body, such as a cut or insect bite. Although it may seem simple to get ill or become dehydrated easily, one small wound can result in blood loss and infection.


A good survival kit should have a variety of tools. A hatchet, ax and a shovel are excellent tools for gathering firewood. A folding saw and shovel can be used to dig a firepit or prepare flat ground for cooking. A push pop container is another useful tool that can be used to store survival items like water purification tablets, bandages and small matches.

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A survival kit should include a range of tools you can use in the wild. A hatchet is great for gathering firewood and a folding saw/ax for making tent poles. Sunscreen, small amounts of water and a waterproof container will be required. A push pop container with small survival items can be added, including matches, water purification tablet, and bandages.

Redundancy in gear

Redundancy is an important principle in preparing a survival pack. In some cases, redundancy may mean purchasing two of the same item, but in others, it means having more than one of the same type of gear. It might be a good idea to take a pair of rain boots with you on long hiking trips, as well as a raincoat and snow pants in colder weather.


A rifle is one of the most essential elements in a survival kit. A survival rifle should be small and light. It should also have a popular caliber. It should be capable of taking out small game without destroying the meat.

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An emergency blanket

You might consider packing a wool emergency blanket for a trip to the wild. This versatile and lightweight item can be used in many different ways. You can use it to collect rainwater, or even as a sleeping bag. It is ideal for preventing campfire embers burns and can be used in dry areas as a ground pad. It can be used to wrap objects or create a pack.


What is the most important thing to do in a survival scenario?

The first thing you should do when faced with an emergency is to assess the situation. You need to know what is happening around you, where you are and how you got there.

Knowing what to expect from your environment is important. For example, if you're in the middle of nowhere, you may not be able to use any form of communication.

You should learn as much as possible if you don't already know something.

If you are in immediate danger, it's best to try and get help immediately. However, if you are safe, then you might want to take some time to gather information and figure out what happened.

What are some basic survival skills in the wild environment?

It is essential to be able to make a fire, especially if you are living off the ground. It's more than lighting a match. You must also learn how to make a fire with friction and flint. You also need to know how to avoid getting burned by the flames.

You'll need to know how to build shelter from natural materials, such as trees, grasses, leaves, etc. To keep warm at night, you'll need to be able to use these materials in the best way. Finally, you will need to know how many gallons of water you require to survive.

Other Survival Skills

Even though they will help you to stay alive, they are not as crucial as learning how lighting a fire. While you may be able to eat many different species of animals and plants, you won’t be able cook them if it isn’t possible to light a flame.

You will also need to know where and how to find food, including edible animals. If you don't know this, you may starve or become sick.

How to Navigate Without a Compass, or with it?

A compass is not able to tell you where your destination is, but it can help guide you back home if necessary.

Three different ways you can navigate are available:

  1. By landmarks
  2. Magnetic North (using a compasse)
  3. By stars

These are objects you recognize immediately when you come across them. These include trees, buildings and rivers. Landmarks can be useful because they are a visual indicator of where you're at.

Magnetic North simply means the direction where the Earth’s magnetic field points. You'll see that the sun appears as if it is moving across the sky when you look up. However, the earth's magnetic field actually causes the sun to move around the earth. While it may appear that the sun moves across the sky, in fact, the sun actually moves around its horizon. At noon, the sun is directly overhead. At midnight, the sun is directly below you. The magnetic field on the earth changes daily, so the direction of the North pole's magnetic North pole can change every day. This could mean you can be off-course by quite a bit in one day.

Another method of navigating is using stars. Stars appear as if they rise and fall over the horizon. These are fixed points in time that you can use for determining your location relative others.

What is the main difference between a knife with a fixed blade and a knife that folds?

Folding knives are compactly designed to fit into a pocket or backpack. When not in usage, the blade folds down.

Fixed-blade knives are made to be used in normal usage. They often have longer blades then folding knives.

Fixed-blade knives have a greater durability, but are also more portable.


  • We know you're not always going to be 100% prepared for the situations that befall you, but you can still try and do your best to mitigate the worst circumstances by preparing for a number of contingencies. (hiconsumption.com)
  • Without one, your head and neck can radiate up to 40 percent of your body heat. (dec.ny.gov)
  • In November of 1755, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 and a maximum intensity of VIII occurred about 50 miles northeast of Boston, Massachusetts. (usgs.gov)
  • The downside to this type of shelter is that it does not generally offer 360 degrees of protection and unless you are diligent in your build or have some kind of tarp or trash bags, it will likely not be very resistant to water. (hiconsumption.com)

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How To

How to build a fish trap for survival

A fishtrap is a device to catch fish. It consists of two parallel bars (the "trays") that form a funnel shape. The water flows to one trap end. It then collects at bottom of the first tray. This causes the water level to rise. The water level rises, and it eventually falls through the second barrier, allowing the fish to escape.

Fish traps have existed since antiquity and were used originally to catch salmon. They are still in use today. However they are also used to catch many freshwater catfish such as carp and bass.

If you have a large enough fish pond, you can make your own trap. You'll want to use some kind of material to line the inside of the trap. A commercial fish trap kit can be purchased online if space is limited. These kits often include everything you will need to make the trap.

Here are some points to remember when you make your fish trap.

  • To prevent water from leaking through the trap's sides, ensure they are strong.
  • Make sure you choose a location that is well-lit so the sun can warm the water.
  • Smooth surfaces like stone or concrete are best for trap bottoms. Sand and gravel particles will gravitate to uneven surfaces.
  • Keep the area around the trap free of debris so that there won't be any obstacles for the fish to get caught in.

Once you have built the fish trap, place it near the edge. If the fish escape, don't panic. The trap should be left alone for a few more days to allow them to return in. There's no need to clean the trap because it should stay wet. If you see any dead fish floating around the pond, you can remove them later.


How to Make a Survival Kit for the Wilderness