Planning a trip? - A few useful tools
you can put in your survival kit
When on a trip having
a survival kit is vitally important.
The survival kit
can add some weight to your pack, but in emergency situation it can
improve the odds in your favor.
Here are listed a few gadgets and tools
that can greatly
improve your chances of surviving in emergency situations when
traveling, hiking, trekking, backpacking, camping, climbing, fishing,
hunting, boating or other outdoor activity.
Among the most important survival
equipment and tools are: Compass, GPS Receiver, Flashlight, Knife,
Cell Phone. If possible use equipment that
is waterproof, impact resistant, dust resistant, lightweight, reliable
and compact. The products listed here have such characteristics. Thanks
to highly developed technologies many products combine several useful
1. Compass. A very useful tool
helping you to define the four cardinal points and your position on the
map. Below listed product is much more than a compass:
Solar-powered Casio Pathfinder
men's digital watch (model PAG80-1V) includes a built-in digital
compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and is water resistant.
2. GPS Receiver. This tool can make
the life of the outdoor enthusiast much easier. It helps you to mark
your starting point, see your current position, and follow an electronic
trail back to your starting point.
Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver
is a high-sensitivity, watch-like GPS receiver that provides exceptional
signal reception, gives real-time information about speed, distance,
pace, and is easy to use and compact.
3. Flashlight. A reliable light
source is extremely important in search and rescue activities or if you
are forced to spend the unexpected night outdoors, especially in the
winter when the day is short.
Bright flashlight Nitecore TM15
the most powerful and compact rechargeable flashlight in
the world. NITECORE TM15 torch is waterproof, impact resistant and is
created for long-term, continuous hard work under most severe
conditions. Under the power-saving mode (95lm), this torchlight will
work for up to 52 hours. You can use it to illuminate your camp with
luminous power of 2,450lm.
Knife. A multipurpose knife is
an useful survival tool for outdoor use.
Victorinox Swiss Army Rescue Tool Includes large
locking blade, disc saw, screwdriver/crate opener, wire stripper,
luminescent grip shells and many other. Developed in close collaboration
with rescue and safety services.
Lighter. A windproof lighter
is a survival tool for extreme whether conditions when you need to light
Windmill's Delta Stormproof lighter
has a small, compact size and
incredible impact resistance. It is windproof to 80 mph, with rubberized
outside case and oversized fuel window. It is refillable with butane
Medical Kit. It is a true survival tool for first aid.
Adventure Medical Kits- Ultra Light Water
This kit has enough supplies to treat minor to moderate injuries during
a day hike or short overnight, all packed in a DryFlex waterproof bag.
Cell phone. A cell phone with charged battery can save your life in
an emergency situation.
Samsung Xplorer B2100 Solid Extreme Quad-Band Phone. The Xplorer is
shock, water, and dust resistant.
additional precaution on your next trip you can take solar cell phone
charger like: Solmate Universal Portable Solar Cell Phone Charger
which will charge all your electronic mobile devices from sunlight.
Your survival kit can
include a few more things like: rescue whistle,
filter, heat-reflective polyethylene blanket, and ofcourse don't
forget to take out a travel insurance.