Finding potable water comes before eating; you can survive three weeks without food, but only three days without drinking.
That’s not to say that eating isn’t important; you need to keep your energy up if you’re going to build a shelter and get rescued. It will get cold at night, and the best way to conserve body heat is with a survival blanket.
If you don’t want to splurge on a special signal mirror, grab one from a makeup kit or pick one up at a pharmacy for a dollar. One other thing to consider with your wilderness survival kit is that you want to be able to find your gear. Leave a comment below to let me know what you would add or remove in your wilderness survival kit. If you pack your bivy sack, your Grandpa’s 3-pound wool sweater, and 3 days of MRE’s your kit will likely stay on the shelf.
For some reason the links to the compass and the first aid kit you recommended don’t seem to be showing up for me though.


I am glad to see some items I have bought being included in your list-, fixed blade knife (seal pup), Gorilla duct tape, shemag, iodine pills (I am going to check the Aquamira ones too), first aid kit (I will improve it with a few basic medicines). I am going on a troop wilderness survival campout where I am staying the first night in Adirondacks. For your kit, the surest and most lightweight method is to have some purification tablets in your pack. If you buy a first-aid kit make sure you are familiar with where all the components live and how to use them. Combined these only weigh a couple ounces and they will add a ton more functionality to your kit. If this is your first time doing a survival trip, I would look at it as more of an ultralight backpacking trip. I’m guessing that if you survived a plane crash, there would be lots of material to use for survival. The second day I will be working on the wilderness survival merit badge, and then at night we will be staying in the wilderness survival shelter we are making.


We’ll get to the actual contents of your kit soon, but there are a couple of things I want to go over before that.
If you are in some serious wilderness, a larger map (1:100,000) can really be helpful to identify where you are should you get lost. I was wondering what I can bring to make myself warm (I cannot bring things like a blanket because our troop is going full blown wilderness survival).
The most important thing is to DO something physical – and reading about survival does not count.



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