Survival Kit Essentials
Sportsmen who embark on wilderness hunting, hiking, canoeing or snowmobiling should be well prepared. This involves the provision of food, shelter and first aid equipment. The survival kit is a constant companion of outdoorsmen of any experience level, and should be carried by hunters on day-trips.
You may wish to add other things to your survival kit, but the following are standard items.
- Waterproof carrying case
Metal containers are durable and can be used for melting snow, boiling water or cooking food.
- Wire or twine
To snare small game or lash a lean-to frame together
- Fishing line and hooks
For catching fish.
- A small mirror
To signal aircraft, if needed.
- Waterproof matches
A simple way to prepare wooden matches is to dip them in melted wax. Waterproof carrying cases may also be used.
- One-sided razor blade
Useful in cleaning fish or small game, preparing kindling or in building a shelter is necessary.
- First aid supplies
Including bandages, painkillers, safety pins, disinfectant, needle and thread.
- High energy, high protein foods
Chocolate, jerky, or chicken soup cubes.
- Candle or waxed string
Requires only one match and can be used to start fires when the tinder and kindling are wet.
Can be heard for long distances and will save your voice.
- Halazone tablets
For water purification.