A survival kit is just a group of critical survival gear and supplies put into some sort of container (bag, pack, tin, etc.) and there’s a lot to be said for owning a quality survival kit.
Even if you’re a survival expert and can make fishhooks out of pop-tops, fashion hunting bows from plywood, and turn a shoe into a water filtration system – you never want to have to rely on those last resort measures. At least not in a real critical emergency situation.
Having well-stocked survival kits, and essential bushcraft gear at your disposal is practical. And in the long run, it can be just as important to your surviving as all those fancy tricks you’ve learned.
I am not saying that a survivalist is only as good as his equipment. Being creative and adaptive in survival is still essential. But having a good survival kit always increases your survival odds. [Read more…]