Wilderness Survival Trip Packing Essentials

Wilderness Survival Trip Packing Essentials

16/03/2016 0 By Gayle Dickson

Don’t Go On A Wilderness Survival Trip Without Packing These Essentials!

You can’t deny that many people watch extreme survival programs on TV. What you may not realize is many people want to try living in the wild for a few days! There’s no denying that we live in a world reliant on other people for our needs.

More of us want to learn essential skills to help us survive in a world where we have to fend for ourselves. One such way to develop those skills is by going on a wilderness survival trip.

Of course, we don’t have to go too extreme and walk around naked and have no tools at our disposal! We can still be fully clothed and use things to help us survive on our own. Before you go on your first (or next) trip, be sure to take these essentials with you:

Pocket Knife

Perhaps the first thing you need to pack in your wilderness survival kit is a knife! It pays to take the best pocket knife available with you. After all: you’re going to rely on it for various tasks. For instance, you will use it to help you prepare camp fires. And you can use a decent pocket knife for preparing your wilderness meals too.


There will be all kinds of occasions where you need to use some rope on your travels. If you’ve got some tarp with you, rope will come in handy to create a tent or shelter. You can also use rope to dry your wet clothes and lashing poles.

Rope is also useful if you injure yourself and need to make a splint for broken bones. There’s no denying the versatility that such a simple object offers. Make sure you pack some rope in your toolkit!

Beanie Hat

You might think that you don’t need a hat in the middle of a heatwave. But, when it gets cold at night you’ll thank me for the suggestion! Beanie hats are brilliant at keeping your head warm. Especially when you’re walking through torrential rain.

They are cheap to buy, and you can get them in all kinds of styles and colors. Make sure you take a spare one with you in case you need to wash the one you’re wearing.

Wilderness Survival Trip Packing EssentialsWater Bottle, Small Cup and Small Saucepan

We all know how essential water is to our survival. Even in the confines of our homes, we need to drink a lot of water each day. When you’re going on a wilderness survival trip, it’s crucial you take a bottle of water with you.

What if you run out of water?

You might be wondering what happens when you run out of water. One thing you could do is create fresh drinking water from even the dirtiest of water sources. The best bit is you don’t need a desalination plant to do it!

OK, so you might already know this but let me tell you anyway. First of all, you need to place an empty cup in the middle of a saucepan. Fill the pan around the cup with the grimy water. Nxt, cover the pan with a glass lid or even some plastic sheet.

Boil the saucepan over your campfire. The condensation will drop down into your cup. That’s as long as your cover or sheet is of a domed shape and points towards your cup.

Once you’ve got enough water in the cup, let it cool down and transfer the contents to your water bottle!

Afterwards, you can clean out the saucepan using some of your clean water and use it for heating food.


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