Basic Survival Tips for The Outdoor Adventure

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Essentials for your survival kit:

Sometimes it's easy to lose your way in unfamiliar territory. Carrying a compass and map of the general area you are in can help if you get lost. Carrying an ACLIM8 COMBAR adventurer 5-in-1 tool will help you survive in many situations because it includes a hammer, saw, knife, axe, and spade all in one handy, compact tool that can be carried in a backpack or on your belt. Add a flashlight with extra batteries in case you get caught out after dark. Matches in a waterproof case are essential.

 it’s a good idea to take some granola, candy bars, or dried fruit with you, particularly if you are not skilled at finding food in the wild. Never eat any plants or berries unless you are familiar with the poisonous varieties. If you are unsure of the safety of a plant or its fruit, don't eat it. Risking an illness while stranded in the wild is worse than an empty stomach. A bottle or two of drinking water is necessary also. Humans can survive for weeks without food but only three days without water. Don’t drink any water found on the land without boiling it for several minutes first in order to kill off any bacteria or parasites.

 

Consider carrying a needle and thread in your survival kit. Both will help you repair torn clothing.

 

Six to eight-foot lengths of rope are very useful in the woods. You can use a rope for first aid purposes, help build a shelter, or secure equipment during your hike. You can even string up a makeshift clothesline to dry wet clothing should you fall into standing or stagnant water. Be sure to keep your rope with you and not in the truck.

 

It is also a good idea to wear a belt when out hunting. A belt can be used as a tourniquet in an emergency as well as helping to apply a splint to a limb if necessary. A belt is one first aid item that you don't have to cart around either. You can easily strap the ACLIM8 COMBAR in its holster onto your belt or backpack.

 

Fire safety when stranded:

 

It's important to follow standard camp safety guidelines when starting a fire under any conditions in the wild. Always triple check to ensure a fire is entirely out before leaving the area to prevent flare-ups and a potential forest fire. Choose a place away from trees and shrubs, and line your pit with small boulders or stones to help contain the embers.

 

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