Essential Survival Tools

The appropriate survival tools are essential if you are ever in a situation where you need to rely on them, either one that is beyond your control, or one that you contrived yourself to test yourself. In order to increase your chances of surviving, you should make a list of the things that you need to have and that way you know you will be prepared.

Essential Survival Tools

It is all too easy to get lost outdoors, so a good tracking and signaling device is an important part of any survival kit, and technology has made the survival process much easier. A good compass is useful, or if you find that too difficult to use, a good GPS system. Also useful to have with you are a whistle, flares and a satellite phone, all of which can be used to attract attention.

Blankets and tents are useful to have, as regardless of where you are, the weather can be changeable and unpredictable. You can at least protect yourself against being too wet or cold and you should have a waterproof tent, blankets or tarps to help keep you dry and warm. A blanket is also a good thing to have if you need to apply first aid.

Fire starters are essential, and these can be flint, steel or blast matches and you should have something that enables you to start a fire whenever you need to. A fire can allow you to cook food, it can keep you warm and it can also be used to signal for help.

A good utility knife is another indispensable survival tool and many people carry one of the ever popular Swiss Army knives. These have several useful tools and gadgets on them and are useful in many ways if you are lost in the wilderness.

You should also have a basic first aid kit with you, although of course, you hope that you will never have to use it. A basic kit should contain bandages of different sizes, as well as medication and it can help to keep you healthy and safe should you ever need it.

The above are just some of the basic, but important survival tools that any hiker or camper should have with them. If you are planning a trip into the great outdoors, make sure that you have the above items with you; that way, your odds of surviving are much greater if you get lost or encounter another problem.