Why You Should Consider Survival Kits When Camping (Part 1) 🔦
In this blog post, we will share the best survival kits to have when camping and what you can pack in a survival kit so that you can be confident and prepared for anything.
But first, let’s look at why you need a survival kit in the first place.
Is a Survival Kit The Same as a First Aid Kit?
Now let’s be clear, a survival kit is not the same as a first aid kit.
Both are important to have, but they are not the same. A first aid kit is necessary when someone needs medical attention. Make sure your first aid kit includes supplies for:
- Cuts and scratches
- Insect bites and stings
- Snakebite treatment
On the other hand, a survival kit provides you with the tools you need to survive outdoors.
For instance, if you’re going on a camping trip with children, it’s important to pack extra supplies for them, such as diapers, wipes, formula or food if they are still breastfeeding, and snacks. It’s also a good idea to bring along some games or books to keep them entertained.
It may also contain tools to help you through bad weather or when you come across wild animals.
Why Do You Need a Survival Kit?
It Keeps Things Organized
Having a survival kit is an excellent way to stay organized and ensure that you have what’s necessary in case of emergencies. You’ll always know where your first aid supplies are, whether they’re on hand or stored away safely from camp.
Buying a Survival Kit is Convenient
One of the most significant advantages of buying a pre-packaged survival kit is that you don’t need to think about what items are necessary or difficult. With numerous kits available on Amazon and other retailers, you can find all sorts for every need, including those who may require special attention, like women with small kids.
A commercial product will be more streamlined than trying DIY kits which means less time spent worrying about how supplies will be necessary for a family camping trip.
Keeps You Prepared
Although it might seem to be overkill, buying a survival kit gives you peace of mind. It’s one less thing to worry about when planning your camping trip – you know that if something happens, you have the supplies on hand to take care of the situation.
It also ensures that you’re not caught without necessary items in an emergency.
A well-rounded survival kit should include:
– A knife or multi-tool 🔪
– Firestarter (flint and steel, matches, lighter) 🔥
– Shelter (tent, tarp, poncho) ⛺
– Warmth (blanket, sleeping bag, stove) 🛏️
– First Aid Supplies 🤒
– Navigation (compass, map)
Factors to Consider When Buying a Survival Kit
Type of Supplies You May Require
Buying a survival kit can be daunting – there are so many options! But before you buy, consider what kind of emergency situation your new equipment will help with.
For instance, if there’s a chance you’ll get lost in the woods, you may want food and water plus some extra protection against bears or other hazards in case you encounter wild animals.
Size and Weight of the Kit
When you’re camping, the last thing you want is a heavy backpack. So be sure to pick a survival kit that’s not too bulky and will fit easily into your luggage or camping gear.
Of course, price is always a consideration when making any purchase. But don’t let it stop you from buying the best quality equipment possible – after all, your life may depend on it!
Another thing to consider when purchasing a survival kit is whether it’s weatherproof. If you’re camping in wet or cold conditions, you’ll want gear that can stand up to the elements.
A water-resistant kit would be great if your campground experiences frequent rainfall.
Number of Persons
If you are buying a survival kit, it is important to consider how many people will be using the supplies. Is there anyone who requires more food, water, or band-aids? You also have to take into account any animals that may become part of your crew – do you want pets? Do they need food/water etc.?
When looking for a survival kit, it is important to consider your specific needs. For example, if you are an avid camper and hiker, you will need different supplies than someone who only camps once or twice a year.
Some of the things you should take into account include:
- The climate/terrain where you will be camping
- The type of activities you plan on doing while camping
A good basic survival kit should contain food, water, first aid supplies, shelter, and fire starters. Depending on your location and planned activities, other useful items might include a map and compass.
Your Experience Level
According to survival experts, the more you know, the less you need. If you are an avid camper, you probably have greater survival skills and will know how to improvise what you have at hand in case of an emergency. In this case, you don’t need a fully stocked survival kit.
I hope you found this helpful! Look out for part 2 coming in a few days where we have more information and recommendations on how to stay safe while camping and what you need for survival! Until then… happy camping!