Thanks Paul for a straight forward article. The problem with YouTube is many of the contributors have hugely different motivations for their videos and what they want to get out of being outdoors differs hugely. One thing I don’t feel many of these videos mention is how important getting to know your gear is. Just because a piece of equipment suits a clique on YouTube doesn’t mean it will suit your purposes or even be worth the space/weight in your pack. Maybe it’s better to start off with not so expensive, get to know the item and it either does the job or not, then go more expensive if it’s necessary. I still use many of my cheaper items I started with, they’re tried and trusted items and highly valued.
TREE SACKS ARE LIGHT WEIGHT, EASILY PACKED, AND PROVIDE COMFORT WHEREVER YOU ARE! The Tree Sack is just 15.75 oz. with lots of room for a single at 9ft long by 4½ ft wide. The Tree Sack Double is just 25 oz. and has all the space you need being 10ft long by 6½ ft wide. The Tree Sack holding bag allows you to stuff the entire hammock, straps, and carabiner into one small unit. This makes carrying or packing the Tree Sack in your backpack a breeze!

window.Urls = {"appResources":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Resources-Load","pageInclude":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Page-Include","continueUrl":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/search","staticPath":"/on/demandware.static/Sites-RedCross-Site/-/default/v1557625949745/","addGiftCert":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/GiftCert-Purchase","minicartGC":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/GiftCert-ShowMiniCart","addProduct":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddProduct","addCertificate":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddCertificateProduct","minicart":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-MiniAddProduct","minicarthtml":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-MiniCart","cartShow":"/take-a-class/cart","giftRegAdd":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Address-GetAddressDetails?addressID=","paymentsList":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/PaymentInstruments-List","addressesList":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/my-account/addresses","wishlistAddress":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Wishlist-SetShippingAddress","deleteAddress":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Address-Delete","getProductUrl":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-Show","getBonusProducts":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-GetBonusProducts","addBonusProduct":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddBonusProduct","getSetItem":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-GetSetItem","productDetail":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-Detail","getAvailability":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-GetAvailability","removeImg":"/on/demandware.static/Sites-RedCross-Site/-/default/dwc8e53f09/images/icon_remove.gif","searchsuggest":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Search-GetSuggestions","classSignUp":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Search-ShowClassSignUp","classCheckOut":"/take-a-class/cart/checkout","productNav":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-Productnav","summaryRefreshURL":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-UpdateSummary","billingSelectCC":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-SelectCreditCard","updateAddressDetails":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-UpdateAddressDetails","updateAddressDetailsBilling":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-UpdateAddressDetails","shippingMethodsJSON":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-GetApplicableShippingMethodsJSON","shippingMethodsList":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-UpdateShippingMethodList","selectShippingMethodsList":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-SelectShippingMethod","resetPaymentForms":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-ResetPaymentForms","compareShow":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Compare-Show","compareAdd":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Compare-AddProduct","compareRemove":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Compare-RemoveProduct","compareEmptyImage":"/on/demandware.static/Sites-RedCross-Site/-/default/dw4f8f8347/images/comparewidgetempty.png","giftCardCheckBalance":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-GetGiftCertificateBalance","redeemGiftCert":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-RedeemGiftCertificateJson","addCoupon":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddCouponJson","removeCouponCheckout":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-RemoveCouponJson","storesInventory":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-Inventory","setPreferredStore":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-SetPreferredStore","getPreferredStore":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-GetPreferredStore","setStorePickup":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-SetStore","setZipCode":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-SetZipCode","getZipCode":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-GetZipCode","billing":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-Start","setSessionCurrency":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Currency-SetSessionCurrency","addEditAddress":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShippingMultiple-AddEditAddressJSON","cookieHint":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Page-Show?cid=cookie_hint","rateLimiterReset":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/RateLimiter-HideCaptcha","csrffailed":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/CSRF-Failed","geoLocationUrl":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/GeoLocation-Capture","geoLocationSession":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/GeoLocation-CheckSession","subCatRedirect":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/search","removeMinicart":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-RemoveItem","removeCoupon":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-RemoveCoupon","continueHomePage":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/home","removeClassOrderSummary":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-RemoveClass","sabaValidateCreateOrder":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Saba-ValidateCheckOrder","sabaCreateUpdateUser":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Saba-CreateUpdateUser","showCertificates":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Certificates-SearchCerts","viewanddownloadUrl":"/take-a-class/qrcode","downloadPdf":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Certificates-DownloadPDF","digitalDownload":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-DigitalDownload","strikeIronValidate":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StrikeIron-Validate","findSimilarProduct":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/search","EditCertificate":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Certificates-EditCerts","UpdateCertificateLineItem":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-CertificateEdit","writeReviewClass":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-Show","getYourCertificate":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Certificates-ShowSearchTemplate","cancelEditProfile":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/my-account","accountSetting":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Account-Settings","couponRefreshURL":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-UpdateCoupon","shippingCouponRefreshURL":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-UpdateShippingMethodList","customerService":"/take-a-class/customer-service","poComplete":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/PurchaseOrder-Complete","poError":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/PurchaseOrder-Error","agentAdditionalRefund":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Saba-AgentAdditionalRefund","saveUserAddressInSession":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-SaveUserAddressInSession","displayDiscountItem":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-DisplayDiscountItem","addDiscountItem":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddDiscountItem"};
Another man recalls the Snowmageddon of 2014, when the normally balmy Atlanta, Georgia suffered the brunt of a major storm. The response from government leaders worsened the result—by dismissing schools and closing businesses at the same time, tens of thousands of people were caught in a freezing gridlock for hours with no food, water, or means to stay warm.
"description": "Priorities in a survival situation: escape the elements, stay warm, and signal search-and-rescue teams so you're easy to find. The S.O.L. (Survive Outdoors Longer) Scout Survival Kit has you covered on all fronts. With a heat-reflective 2-person survival blanket for warmth and shelter from wind, rain, and snow, a one-hand operated Fire Lite™ striker and waterproof tinder for multiple campfires, plus a 100dB Slim Rescue Howler™ rescue whistle and Rescue Flash™ signal mirror with retro-reflective aiming aid, and a compass, duct-tape and fishing/sewing kit. Best of all, it weighs just 5.4 oz. and comes packaged in professional-grade RF-welded waterproof bag – so it's easy to take with you on all of your outdoor, wilderness, and hiking adventures.
Eat and drink to survive, with different foods having different nutritional values (including human meat!). All actions drain food and water, and long-distance travel is draining. Inventory weight slows you down, and the day/night cycle and weather alter the environment. Craft clothing, build shelter, and use fire to protect yourself against damage & the elements. Bushcraft Camp: Full Super Shelter Build from Start to Finish.
You’ll face different potential emergencies in different conditions and during different activities. For example, you aren’t likely to suffer a sprained ankle while kayaking across a bay, but you may suffer from a jellyfish sting. Accordingly, a pain-relieving gel would be more helpful than an ace bandage in your first aid kit. Additionally, you may need a tick-removal kit if your travels take you through a forest, but you’ll find that a sunburn cream is more helpful while traveling through a desert.

“We have finished the early stage development of Wasteland Survival. This game still needs a lot of works to do. Everyday we are trying our best to polish game, optimize the game play and add new features. Your voices, feedbacks, criticism and suggestions will help us a lot. It is so important for our team! It’s why we want to choose Early Access.  Let’s grow up together and doing better by creating amazing game experience and fun during this period. ”

Surviving in a post apocalypse? Lost in the backwoods? Survivalists, poor families, native tribes, and mountain men from past decades experienced the ease of bagging critters that you can sometimes catch right in your own backyard and have over a fire in no time. Here are 10 tasty critters in no particular order ... E-Tool: 10 Surprising Things You Can Do With An Army Shovel to Survive


This bushcraft knife was designed for the Swedish armed forces with survival in mind so it should be no surprise to anyone that it excels in this arena. It’s comfortable to hold, can really take a pounding, might struggle a bit with larger branches due to its light weight but will otherwise rise to every occasion in spectacular fashion. That means you don’t have to shy away from the heavier tasks because the VG10 steel in the blade can take it and then some. Finally, the thermorun handle is surprisingly comfortable and provides a nice firm grip whether you’re bare-handed or wearing gloves. Bushcraft trip - natural shelter, drying meat, no sleeping bag, all night fire, homemade axe etc.
These are knives with sturdy blades that withstand splitting wood and are adapted to use with a fire starter. Certain models have both a fire starter and diamond sharpener integrated in the sheath so that you really have everything you need in one place. The handles are made of an easy-grip polymer so that the knife always feels steady and safe in your hands when it’s time to work.
Radio transceiver, standard VHF marine when operating near inland shore, 121.5 MHz AM VHF guard channel capable aircraft band transceiver to contact rescuers and high overflying commercial and military aircraft visible by contrails, an optional amateur radio if a licensed radio amateur, (see Ham Radio) or an AM/FM/Weather/Shortwave radio receiver to receive precise time for celestial navigation as well as weather information

window.Urls = {"appResources":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Resources-Load","pageInclude":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Page-Include","continueUrl":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/search","staticPath":"/on/demandware.static/Sites-RedCross-Site/-/default/v1557625949745/","addGiftCert":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/GiftCert-Purchase","minicartGC":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/GiftCert-ShowMiniCart","addProduct":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddProduct","addCertificate":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddCertificateProduct","minicart":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-MiniAddProduct","minicarthtml":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-MiniCart","cartShow":"/take-a-class/cart","giftRegAdd":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Address-GetAddressDetails?addressID=","paymentsList":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/PaymentInstruments-List","addressesList":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/my-account/addresses","wishlistAddress":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Wishlist-SetShippingAddress","deleteAddress":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Address-Delete","getProductUrl":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-Show","getBonusProducts":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-GetBonusProducts","addBonusProduct":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddBonusProduct","getSetItem":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-GetSetItem","productDetail":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-Detail","getAvailability":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-GetAvailability","removeImg":"/on/demandware.static/Sites-RedCross-Site/-/default/dwc8e53f09/images/icon_remove.gif","searchsuggest":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Search-GetSuggestions","classSignUp":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Search-ShowClassSignUp","classCheckOut":"/take-a-class/cart/checkout","productNav":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-Productnav","summaryRefreshURL":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-UpdateSummary","billingSelectCC":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-SelectCreditCard","updateAddressDetails":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-UpdateAddressDetails","updateAddressDetailsBilling":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-UpdateAddressDetails","shippingMethodsJSON":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-GetApplicableShippingMethodsJSON","shippingMethodsList":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-UpdateShippingMethodList","selectShippingMethodsList":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-SelectShippingMethod","resetPaymentForms":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-ResetPaymentForms","compareShow":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Compare-Show","compareAdd":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Compare-AddProduct","compareRemove":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Compare-RemoveProduct","compareEmptyImage":"/on/demandware.static/Sites-RedCross-Site/-/default/dw4f8f8347/images/comparewidgetempty.png","giftCardCheckBalance":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-GetGiftCertificateBalance","redeemGiftCert":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-RedeemGiftCertificateJson","addCoupon":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddCouponJson","removeCouponCheckout":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-RemoveCouponJson","storesInventory":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-Inventory","setPreferredStore":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-SetPreferredStore","getPreferredStore":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-GetPreferredStore","setStorePickup":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-SetStore","setZipCode":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-SetZipCode","getZipCode":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StoreInventory-GetZipCode","billing":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-Start","setSessionCurrency":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Currency-SetSessionCurrency","addEditAddress":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShippingMultiple-AddEditAddressJSON","cookieHint":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Page-Show?cid=cookie_hint","rateLimiterReset":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/RateLimiter-HideCaptcha","csrffailed":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/CSRF-Failed","geoLocationUrl":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/GeoLocation-Capture","geoLocationSession":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/GeoLocation-CheckSession","subCatRedirect":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/search","removeMinicart":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-RemoveItem","removeCoupon":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-RemoveCoupon","continueHomePage":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/home","removeClassOrderSummary":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-RemoveClass","sabaValidateCreateOrder":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Saba-ValidateCheckOrder","sabaCreateUpdateUser":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Saba-CreateUpdateUser","showCertificates":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Certificates-SearchCerts","viewanddownloadUrl":"/take-a-class/qrcode","downloadPdf":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Certificates-DownloadPDF","digitalDownload":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-DigitalDownload","strikeIronValidate":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/StrikeIron-Validate","findSimilarProduct":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/search","EditCertificate":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Certificates-EditCerts","UpdateCertificateLineItem":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-CertificateEdit","writeReviewClass":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-Show","getYourCertificate":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Certificates-ShowSearchTemplate","cancelEditProfile":"https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/my-account","accountSetting":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Account-Settings","couponRefreshURL":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COBilling-UpdateCoupon","shippingCouponRefreshURL":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-UpdateShippingMethodList","customerService":"/take-a-class/customer-service","poComplete":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/PurchaseOrder-Complete","poError":"https://www.redcross.org/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/PurchaseOrder-Error","agentAdditionalRefund":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Saba-AgentAdditionalRefund","saveUserAddressInSession":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/COShipping-SaveUserAddressInSession","displayDiscountItem":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Product-DisplayDiscountItem","addDiscountItem":"/on/demandware.store/Sites-RedCross-Site/default/Cart-AddDiscountItem"};
In addition, the kits may contain typical individual "survival kit" items, such as nylon tarps, extra clothes and coats, blankets, sleeping bags, matches or other fire starting equipment, a compass and maps, flashlights, toilet paper, soap, a pocket knife and bowie knife, a fishing kit, a portable camping stove, a power inverter, backpack, paper and pencil, a signaling mirror, whistle, cable saw, bleach, insect repellent, magnifying glass, rope and nylon cord, pulleys, and a pistol and ammunition.

Talk about good timing! I was just going to watch an episode of Ask Paul Kirtley as I have been wondering lately just about how much kit/gear/bells & whistles is absolutely necessary to start off with, and whether I’d gone overboard with my purchases. I was pleasantly surprised to see many items I’ve acquired to help me camp out mentioned in the article (Mora Companion, Bahco Laplander,DC4 stone, Firesteel, BCB mug).


Thanks for yet another handy, informative sharing of experience and knowledge. I would be torn between, a map and compass combination, something to do after dark (in the winter) or a friend to share the experience with. I always enjoyed practicing with friends, I appreciate that some people might rather acquire the skills alone if self conscious. However i think that for a total novice knowing that they are not alone could be a good thing in the dark of a wood or forest at night. this is just my thoughts, based on the fact that my son is 12 years old. please guys always tell someone responsible your plans. Where you will be going and when they should expect you back by.


If you are sleeping on the ground you’ll need an insulating sleeping mat to minimise heat loss to the ground as well as increase your physical comfort. Another thing that you’ll need is a bivvy bag. This is basically a windproof and waterproof bag for your sleeping bag. This serves several purposes. The first, as my description would suggest, is that it protects your sleeping bag from moisture both in terms of rain but also just in terms of dew. A bivvy bag makes your sleeping bag more windproof as it allows air warmed by your body to remain within the sleeping bag without being displaced by cold drafts. In addition a bivvy bag traps an additional layer of warm air around your sleeping bag, thus increasing the warmth of your sleeping system. Finally a bivvy bag protects your sleeping bag from dirt, which over time would degrade its performance.

central joe, smithj01, SwampYankee64, Daniel82, Pickle, DEPUTY47, Swamp Pirate, WildMedGuru, RavenLoon, Brad Arnett, JAY, Gecco304, Wil, jstert, Scotchmon, Enzo, to Ha, Drake creek, Jmac603, bam7765, rcwells, hicountry, MrFixIt, Drift, backlasher, Chriiis.Glover, Winterhorse, deckard313, Ethan_Goss, Andy in NH, IW17, AlexD, Seacapt., Pinnah, Luchtaine, Turtle Creek, CoolBreeze135, Eric Westbrook, hdbeav, Bush Billy, phillyjudge, ugashooter, Quinlan, mtnoutdoors, colrbh, misterb, Wordsmith, Northbaumann, byksm, WillyC
In arctic or alpine areas, survival kits may have additional cold weather clothing (winter hats and gloves), sleeping bags, chemical "hand warmer" packets, sun glasses/snow goggles, snowshoes, a collapsible shovel, a snare wire for small animals, a frying pan, a camp stove, camp stove fuel, a space blanket, matches, a whistle, a compass, tinder, medical equipment, a flint strike, a wire saw, extra socks and a tent designed for arctic use.

Benchmade knives have been long revered as top-of-the-line cutting tools, and their new EDC knife is no exception. This premium tactical folder features a reverse tanto blade made from high quality stainless steel. The Mini Loco has G10 handle scales for a worry-free grip, and a deep carry pocket clip to prevent loss. Proudly made in the USA, this rugged manual-opening folder is perfect for pocket carry around town or as a survival tool in the field.
Harvest trees, ore, and more to become a master crafter. Use your hands, a Smithy, or a Fabricator to craft increasingly complex and powerful gear. Build a massive base using modular pieces--ranging from Thatch, to Wood, to Stone, to Metal. Customize your base by painting it and placing signs that you can actually draw on. Weapons, clothing, & armor gear can also be painted to express your own visual style.
One thing I would add to a basic set of items is a notebook or journal for sketching and recording events, objects and findings in. It doesn’t need to be anything Hi-Tec or all singing and dancing hi speed tactical, Just a simple A5 sketch pad or note book with a standard HB pencil, “one with the eraser on the end if you want to be posh”, and keep it all in a ziplock bag for weather protection.
Survival kits, in a variety of sizes, contain supplies and tools to provide a survivor with basic shelter against the elements, help him or her to keep warm, meet basic health and first aid needs, provide food and water, signal to rescuers, and assist in finding the way back to help. Supplies in a survival kit normally contain a knife (often a Swiss army knife or a multi-tool), matches, tinder, first aid kit, bandana, fish hooks, sewing kit, and a flashlight.
Even if you don’t intend to be out in the woods beyond the end of the day, I’d recommend you take a head torch just in case you’re out longer than anticipated. If you are benighted, then having a head torch with you could make the difference between being forced to spend the night in the woods or making a call for help and arriving safely back at your intended destination, albeit late.

The Lapabots now repair your base better than ever before but you are always looking for more automatic machines that can do the job for you, and more efficiently. HAL is the one you missed. While Lapabot is repairing, HAL doesn't like to feel attacked. But if HAL is not strong enough for you, the TESLA bot will probably do the trick, with your new laser sniper!


If you find yourself in trouble and forced to walk to a local town or service station, you’ll want to be sure you have a small amount of money to help solve problems and allow you to get back home. You needn’t bring along thousands of dollars, enough to pay for a hotel room and some food is probably adequate. Be sure you convert your funds to local currency if you are traveling abroad. Always keep paper money in sealed plastic bags to protect it. You may even consider using a pre-paid debit card or a credit card in your survival kit, instead of cash. BUSHCRAFT TRIP - SNOW FALL, MAKING CARVING BENCH, REINDEER SKIN, FINNISH AXE, YAKUT KNIFE
×
For the Soon to Be Ready for Anything Prepper
The Ultimate List of the 8 Most Important Surviving Skills that will Make the Difference between Life and Death during a Crisis
Enter your name and email below to get it now