Typically when people find themselves in the great outdoors, most never think that anything could possibly go wrong. I mean most places we go are on well traveled trails right?
Let me paint a scenario for you. Say you are an avid outdoors photographer traveling to a state park to shoot pictures of wildlife in its natural environment. These state parks can encompass tens of thousands of acres and are usually crisscrossed with hundreds of trails. You pick your trail and set off in search for that perfect picture. Now anyone can take photos on the trail of random animals that they see, but you want to get into those animals environment and get some really good shots, so you decide to stray off the trail. In your search you become so engulfed in your surroundings that you forget exactly how far off the trail you have become, or even what direction the trail is in. You suddenly come to the realization that you are lost with nothing on you but maybe a bottle of water and your camera equipment. Now what are you going to do?
This type of situation happens all the time in the outdoors all over the country and unfortunately many of these scenarios do not end pretty for the lost person because they are ill prepared to handle a survival situation. For this sole reason, no matter where I go in the outdoors or what I am doing while I am there, you will not find me without some sort of survival gear.
Nowadays survival packs can pack into units small enough to fit in various sizes of gear bags right down to being able to be stowed away in your pocket. Key essentials such as storm proof matches, emergency bivys or shelters, fire tinder, first aid and other goodies are neatly packed into individual air tight parcels to keep moisture out of them and give you the best chance of surviving with viable gear. Some of these units even come in waterproof containers all together!
Just as important as portable packs for the wilderness are those that provide emergency preparedness in any situation. These kits for your car or home will help you endure through multiple weeks of a disaster situation with things like matches, food rations, compact sleeping bags, water filtration and much more. We also carry items like Emergency Water, Food Rations, standalone fuel InstaFire and plenty of other disaster preparedness items that would make great supplements to any camping, emergency or survival kit.
Do yourself a favor and always plan for the unexpected. Something a simple as an afternoon trail walking trip could turn ugly before you even know what happened. Visit our website to view a full assortment of survival equipment to help get you better prepared to make it out alive and well.