Survival Gear is about making it through difficult times.
This section will examine the issue of survival, how people survive and what tools people use to help them survive.
With everything from Mayan prophecy to global warming and economic collapse being sensationalized in the media these days, disaster preparation has become an ever-increasing concern for people in America and beyond. Whether or not you think the world is going to end or you just want to be prepared to handle a catastrophic weather event makes no difference, being prepared to survive without the modern civil society is important. A crucial step to this is choosing the right survival gear
Survival can be defined as the process of surviving in extreme environments. This is usually done through the use of various tools, food sources, and other methods in order to stay alive. Some survival techniques may also help avoid detection by predators, like animals or humans. Survival skills are often learned from parents or other close family members which can last for generations if not forgotten accidentally.
Survival gear refers to the essential tools and supplies that can be used to enhance the probability of survival in adverse conditions. These may include a knife, matches, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, fire starters, and a water purification system.
Survival gear can also refer to equipment for use in military operations. This includes weapons, ammunition and other military hardware.
If you are in the backcountry, it is imperative that you have survival gear with you. This includes items such as a knife, compass, water purification system, first aid kit, food, and shelter.
Some survival gear is not necessary if you are in an urban setting. This would include items like a knife or compass. However, in an urban setting, there are other items that should be included in your survival gear such as a cell phone or car keys.
Survival is not just about food or shelter. A touch of hygiene and cleanliness can go a long way. Bringing the right survival gear could be the difference between life and death.
What are some survival tools you should keep with you?
-Rope: useful for building shelters, pulling yourself up a cliff, or tying yourself to something
-Knife: used to cut through rope, build shelters, create fires, and more
-Multi-tool: includes screwdrivers, knives, pliers…
-Binoculars: these allow you to survey your surroundings more easily from a distance
Survival gear is to serve as a backup in case the worst happens.
1. Select items that you will need, not items that you would like to have. Here you will need to exercise a little judgment and a little self-control. Do you really need an 8-person tent for just you and your wife?
2. Don’t select an item that you already have unless the item you have doesn’t work well or is broken and needs to be replaced. Another exception to this tip would be if the survival gear item has a feature that you need. Maybe you already have a multi-tool but your multi-tool doesn’t have an awl that you know you will need and by purchasing a different multi-tool that includes an awl, you can fill that need.
3. Obtain at least 3 survival gear checklists, go through the lists, and do two things. First, identify those items that are mentioned on all of the gear lists. This will help identify the survival gear items that you really need. Second, bearing in mind you and your family’s own personal needs, go through the lists and identify items that will help meet you and your family’s personal needs. Again, not “wants” but “needs”.
4. As a double check, participate in one or more of the survival blog websites for a while and see what others are recommending in terms of survival gear, the pluses, and the shortcomings.
5. Once you have identified and made a list of the survival gear that you need, take the time to read through customer reviews (e.g., I have found Amazon.com to be an excellent source for customer product reviews) to see what someone other than the manufacturer has to say about that particular product. How a product performs in practice may be entirely different from how it reads in print!
6. Quality is more important than price in selecting survival supplies! In the middle of a disaster or crisis, you won’t be able to run to the store to find a replacement for an item that breaks or doesn’t work.
7. If you consider a particular piece absolutely “critical” to you and your family’s survival, it would be wise to purchase at least two of them.
Survival gear can be defined as the necessary items that will help you stay alive in the wilderness. Survival gear is essential for any outdoor excursions, whether it’s a day hike, an overnight camping trip, or an extended stay at a remote location.
Today’s wilderness has many risks, including exposure to extreme temperatures and weather conditions, becoming lost or injured, and encountering wild animals. All this makes it difficult to survive on one’s own. A survival kit can help you prepare for these challenges by providing the tools and knowledge needed to make it out alive.
This section includes survival equipment such as first aid kits, emergency shelter equipment like tarps and tents, food supply like fishing nets and hunting knives.