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Backpacking is an adventurous sport and with it comes additional risk. This is where a backpacking survival kit makes sense. Some of the items in a survival kit may be duplicated in your regular backpacking set up, but the saying goes “two is one and one is none” in a survival situation.
When you make a backpacking survival kit, you need to be careful about the weight of the tools you include. Lugging a few extra pounds unnecessarily can slow you down and tire you out more quickly. This is why carefully selecting what you include in a backpacking survival kit is so important. If your survival kit is too bulky and unmanageable, you may find yourself leaving it behind. We can help you with this balance in the article below, where we go over the must-haves and how to get the lightest weight tools possible.