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Basic Survival Skills

Why A Survival Kit?

Survival kits can make the difference between hardship and adventure.  More people are taking to the outdoors to find entertaining ways to get and stay physically fit.  As advanced as civilization is, people still get lost, stranded, or become involved in some kind of accident and can suddenly find themselves dependent on their own resources for survival.

Check, inspect, or examine all of your current survival gear at least twice a year for any damage caused by mice, bugs, the mildew monster or excessive wear.

Water, food, shelter and warmth are issues you will need to address, so your kits should give you the means to get them. The more you know, the less you need is true. The more you have the easier it is, is also true limited only by what you can carry.

Personal survival kits can range in size from large backpacks to something as small as an Altoid tin. Assemble several and keep them in numerous places such as your home and any recreational vehicle you own, including your bicycle. (If you do a lot of traveling, throw one in your suitcase too.)
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Put your kits together before you need them. If you wait until you need them, it's too late.
Choose as many items that have multiple uses as you can. This will help keep the weight down.
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Don't forget to include any medications you might need.
Include a good reference manual or a deck of  Survival Playing Cards.
A complete set of extra clothing should be included
Remember, your brain is your best survival kit. (Educate yourself)
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The following recipes contain ingredients found in the wilderness
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