What you need to survive

Survival kit materials

Carry these things in your backpack

  • a small mirror to reflect light to start a fire or get the attention of a hellicopter
  • fishing line and hooks to fish or use the line to help build shelter
  • dry socks because trench foot is a great possibility
  • brightly colored poncho to shield rain and attract attention
  • waterproof matches in a plastic bag if it rains
  • small knife to cut animals for food or rope to make a shelter
  • a loud whistle to signal for help
  • a metal container/coffee can to hold water or keep things dry inside
  • emergency blanket to keep you warm at night
  • a compass and map of where youre going
  • a crank flashlight to have light when its dark
  • water purification tablets incase you can't boil the water to sanitize it
  • a sewing kit to possibly sew up a wound
  • tea bags, granola bars, instant soup and other simple foods to eat
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Always have a first aid kit

This kit should include:

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cotton swabs and balls
  • Gauze pads
  • Adhesive tape
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors and tweezers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Saline solution
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Bandages