The worst case scenario has happened. You are lost in a wilderness area, the victim of an accident or caught in a natural disaster. You have read the articles on survival and have an idea of what to do, but do you have the basic, essential tools to help you survive. This is where a survival kit comes into play. A kit should contain basic elements to help you establish shelter, direction, water collection and the ability to catch or snare food. Many survival kits are available from different retailers. However, it is certainly possible to assemble your own kit in a size that is easy to transport.
Tips & Warnings
Assembling a kit of your own allows you to customize the kit to what you actually need or know how to use.
Make sure you are comfortable in the knowledge of how to use what you include. There is nothing wrong with practicing with your kit in a non-emergency setting. Just remember to replace what you use.
A kit is only good if you carry it. This is the benefit of a small kit. They are small, light-weight and easily packed or carried.
Article Written By Keith Dooley
Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.