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Important Types of Survival Gear

The great outdoors are a wonderful place to be in, for fun and also for exercise. You will have so many chances to have fun. There is also a lot that could go wrong out there. Taking steps to go prepared is the sensible thing to do. Being so far from civilization needs you to have the right survival gear for the kind of place you are in. As long as you are out there, there are some items you cannot miss in your survival gear package.

You cannot miss a means to communicate your whereabouts, such as a mobile phone or radio. It needs to be fully charged, and within the phone coverage area. You also need to have a GPS unit. Its advantage is that you can use it at any location of the world to tell your bearings.

You also need to carry a knife. They are more convenient to carry and still function well when you need to cook or build something.

You will also need a first aid kit in case you get injured. With it, you shall survive until you get proper medical attention.

It is important to carry some water. People tend to focus on packing other things that they forget how important it is to have water while you are out there.
It is water that shall help you avoid dehydration and heat stroke. You will also need to have some food that is not so easily perishable. You need it well packaged so that it remains edible for the duration of your journey.

You also need some material you can use to build a shelter. A knife will only get you so far. This is how you shall remain safe as you are covered when it rains, or when it gets dark.

You need to also dress in layers of clothes. The thin layers are ideal when you are moving in a hot area or time of day. The thick layers work best when it gets cold, or at night. You also need clothing that can repel the rain, like caps and hats. IT is easier to stay comfortable in whatever weather when you have layered clothing.

You need to think of the type of footwear you shall have on while out there. If you are covering great distances, you need to be sure your feet are comfortable along the way. You will especially need comfortable shoes if you happen to get lost and thus spend longer out there than you anticipated.

You also need a flashlight. It has been known to save people’s lives. There is every chance it will get dark while out there. You need to see properly, no matter where you are.

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