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In a world of drop shipped survival bracelets that you can buy for the pennies in your car and the high-quality gear being put out on the other side of the spectrum it’s hard to know what’s best.
Where do you spend your money?
When you spend time out in the conditions you learn quickly what happens if you don’t have what you need. Being wet and being cold is not fun. Enjoy these other essentials, as well. You might be surprised at what you see in this list.
While this doesn’t have to be your only cutting tool, a good survival knife is essential
You need some water on hand and a way to boil water, as well.
Carry a couple of lighters to make fire. You can carry other things, too!
Cordage has a number of uses. The biggest being making shelter
Most people forget about sunscreen until they are sunburnt.
This one speaks for itself. Good luck sleeping by water without some bug spray.
Cover is always a good thing. You should never be without some form of cover.
There are so many uses for this guy it just makes good sense to carry one.
A survival knife can do a lot but a folding saw can cut wood across the grain.
A means of signaling or communication with the outside world is going to be critical in your survival kit.
All of this gear is good but you need to know how to use this stuff. You see, being able to use this gear is critical otherwise its just stuff in a backpack.
There are other essentials to consider but this is just our list and the things that we would like each survivalist carry.