01/03/2018 No Comments » Blog, Expert Advice Charles

We want you to imagine, yes put down any other work you have in hand and “just imagine”- you are out on a search; a hiker has gone missing in the forest. You are all set to face the adrenaline rush and make the finest and the most thrilling memories of your life. The outdoor is warm and welcoming, all ready to give you what you wish to exploit out of them. As you go deeper into the forest; searching the surrounding, everything becomes more challenging than ever. You set your hat straight, wipe off the sweat beads and take out your compass to check the next set of directions.

There you are again; walking through the rough soil looking for an estranged group of teenage boys went out for trekking. It’s been two-hours you begin the search and yet, there is no sign of the lads. You take out your water bottle, sip down the cool liquid and feel refreshed to start again.

This time things are different, it was an earthquake that has rocked forth the land. There are casualties, thrashed homes and people on the road looking for help. You are a survivalist and they expect you to help. You quickly help them in getting to safe surroundings and guide them to do makeshift arrangements. There is a girl trapped in wires, it is you who has a handy knife to rescue her out. You are a hero who saved a little girl.

What is common in all these scenes is that the survivalist had his set of gears (compass, water bottle, and knife) handy and knew exactly when to use it. What makes a survivalist the best is preparedness and when you say preparedness you must talk about survival gears.

Anyone who is ready to fight a disaster, helping himself and the others is a “Survivalist”. If you belong to this category of brave hearts, you surely must have these things for your next survival instinct:


No matter what the situation is (you are in the wild, out on an expedition, searching for someone lost or dealing with a natural disaster) you need a sharp edge knife handy. If you are in a situation of survival, the chances that you come out safe are higher when you are prepared with a knife in your possession. Choose a fixed blade knife as it is highly functional. You can use them for cutting ropes, branches, making weapons, arranging stuff for a makeshift camping stay and much to explore.


Well, survival operations are all about arranging things in dreadful situations. You must have cordage with you to stay prepared for camping, disaster management and more. You can choose any cord that is sturdy and lightweight. Weaving a paracord bracelet is a great way to have handy cord arrangements.  They are trendy and also a sign that says, “You are a survivalist on duty.”

Beanie or face mask:

You are a survivalist; you know how it is always the cold that makes the situation worse. A survivalist needs to be prepared; prepared to keep him warm. It is always cold during nights, and without some warm & cozy arrangement, you may lose the fight with the situations. When you are warm above the neck, your brain works and give you amazing survival hints and notions.

Water Arrangement:

Just like the chill, dehydration attacks you to the core. You can become weak and vulnerable when you are thirsty and without any aid. There is no survival without water. Get a bottle, big enough to hold you enough water and a carabiner hook to latch the bottle with your belt or backpack.

Signaling apparatus:

A cold night with dark surroundings and you are stuck amid a forest with no gas and dying cell phone batteries. Luckily you listen to some voices nearby but they are fading, how you will call out to them. They can’t hear you in the wild. How about you have a signaling device with you?  Say anything, a whistle, a flash fire, a torch or any other signaling apparatus. These devices are sharp and have high intensity. The whistle sound can be heard from miles and similarly, a flashlight can be seen from miles apart.

You may also keep lighter or matches; they come handy in making fire and with fire; comes smoke which is really a great attention seeker. You can even use these devices to raise an alert of any danger.


Like we said before, you need directions to stay safe or to keep others safe. Having a map along with the compass is even greater. You can easily get back to roads in the right direction. However, having a compass alone is not enough; you must know how to use it as well ;). We recommend buying an uncomplicated model.

First aid kit:

Survivals often bring bruises, cuts, and wounds. Having a first aid kit means you will have a handy approach for dealing with injuries. Try to keep some essentials in your kits like gauge, antiseptic lotions, cotton, scissors, blades, some meds, cleaning wipes and gloves. With a well-stocked first aid kit, you can treat dangling skins, cuts, infections, bleeding and more before you get proper medical help.

Back Pack:

Where are you going to stock all these items? If you planning to put these things in your pocket pants, drop off the idea. You will die walking with discomfort. You must necessarily get a handy and spacious backpack. You can also stock a change of clothes and some camp building material in your backpack to make your survival preparation complete.

Wrapping up, a survival with all his gears is like a Knight with all his armors. You are ready to fight and dedicated to winning. The true survival spirits say ‘it takes sweat, wit & gears to become a survivalist” and with this list (as you already have hardworking spirit & an intelligent mind) you are all set for your next survival adventure. Pack them right away and here you go to the outdoors.


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