Most campers make sure to pack all of their basic equipment when they head into the backcountry, such as a tent, stove and proper clothing. But don’t forget your survival kit. It might be the single most important thing you carry on any expedition.
When faced with the concept of surviving in the wilderness, it is very tempting to want to carry the “ultimate” survival kit. However, knowing what to take with you is tricky, given the variables involved in outdoor adventure. I’ve ventured into the world’s most remote areas with tiny kits tucked into a fanny pack, as well as bulky bags so heavy I would have rather not carried them (but did anyway).
So what do you grab? Well, it all depends. Ask yourself: Where am I going? What will I be doing? What time of year is it?