Your survival gear should not be an impulse purchase. You should do the research very carefully as if your life depended on it.
You should never go for the lowest priced items that you find. You want top quality equipment that you can rely on if you ever have to use it. That doesn’t always mean the most expensive either.
Since survival equipment is meant to keep you alive in times of trouble, you should always make sure that you get the very best. As you research, you need to figure out what and how much you will need and be able to pack all of your survival supplies in a bag so you can grab them quickly, in case there is any type of disaster.
When trying to figure out your survival supplies, there are some priorities and must haves. You will need to make fire, have food to eat and water to drink. There are some tools that you will need in case you have to build shelter for yourself and your family. You need a sharp, heavy duty knife, rope, fishing gear and similar items that can help you survive in the wilderness.
When putting together your survival gear list, remember that our ancestors survived and thrived without expensive sporting goods and equipment that we have today.
Although there are many things available that can make life easier in the wild, in case of a disaster that you need to grab a bag and quickly go, you need the most basic survival gear. Pack only the items that you really need when you get your gear ready.
One of the most important things on your gear list should be the ability to start a fire. You may have to endure the rain and the cold and you will need to be able to cook. You should always have waterproof matches in your bag. You can also carry some cotton balls dipped in wax that can help you to start a fire but you will need to gather kindling.
If you can manage it, a butane torch is an alternative and can get a fire started very quickly. However, the butane will run out eventually so have a good stock of waterproof matches.
Of course, you should carry some water with you but it could run out eventually. A water filter that purifies any water should be in your survival bag. Without water, you cannot survive so you must be able to find drinking water. You can make most water safe when using a water filter or purifier.
You can pack some canned or freeze-dried foods but you may have to hunt and fish as well. Be sure that you have one multipurpose knife, fishing hooks and fishing line.
If you can handle a hunting bow, that would prove to be a useful addition and won’t weigh down your bag. You could carry a gun but beware if you are trying to stay hidden, it will be too loud.
When putting together your survival bag, start with these basics. You can add on to them if you have the room in your bag and you are able to carry it. Pack wisely so you can be ready for almost any situation you find yourself in.