How to Pack the 10 most important survival items for any survival situation

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Surviving in the wild — no matter the location or the time of year — depends on human wit and will more than the gear you have in your pack. But all survival experts still recommend assembling an emergency kit of equipment to stay with you at all times in the wilderness.

Indeed, if you’re lost or injured, the right gear can mean the difference between a comfortable night spent outdoors, and a cold one. Items like a whistle or a signal mirror can alter fate to issue rescue instead of abandonment.

If you venture out into the wilderness without at least the 10 important survival items described in this video, you are unprepared for an emergency situation. This is a great video for beginning outdoors people that will teach you about the ten most important survival gear pieces to bring with you on any trip into the wilderness.

Related article: Wilderness Survival: Building a fire in wet conditions

In many cases, the right gear in your pack can literally save your life. But what to bring?


A survival kit is something most hikers, hunters, and explorers will never break open. It will sit in the bottom of a backpack, potentially for years, encased in a waterproof vessel of some sort, lightweight and out of the way.

The leanest survival kits are stored in Altoids tins and the like, and they include just the bare backwoods essentials: matches, firestarters, fishing line, a tiny compass, water purification tablets, a whistle, a small rescue mirror, and so on.

“As far as survival gear goes, it really depends on the space you have available, how much weight you can comfortably carry, and how far you plan to venture,” said Mike Forti, a graduate of the United States Air Force Survival School. “In reality, a backpack full of camping gear is simply a large ‘survival kit’ designed for a comfortable and extended stay in the wilderness. A much smaller version of this might consist of a tobacco tin with relatively few items tightly packed in.”

So, here we have the 10 most important survival items. This is a tow part video, please make sure you watch the second part of a video as well.

Part 1

Also read: 30 Outdoor Travel Hacks To Turn You Into A Backpacking Badass

Part 2





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