How to Prepare a Survival Kit

A smartly planned and packed survival kit could result in keeping your simple day trip from becoming a nightmare. Photo: Kevin Lee McIver
A smartly planned and packed survival kit could result in keeping your simple day trip from becoming a nightmare. Photo: Kevin Lee McIver

You likely have heard about the need for a survival kit, but exactly what items should you have in your kit for an emergency?

Your kit should be small enough to carry, it should be made of tough materials, and it should be waterproof, or at least water repellent.

Contents depend on where you are located or traveling, but fall into six categories; first aid, water purification, knife, food, shelter, and fire starting.

What does this look like in your kit? Here are some recommendations:

In my next article, I’ll explain how some of these items can be used in a survival situation and importantly, how they may help save your life.

Stay groovy!

Kevin Lee McIver

Kevin Lee McIver

Soldier, Army Ranger, Writer, & Adventurer