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Survive Anything

Danger doesn't discriminate. Bad things can happen to any of us at any time, yet outdoorsmen don't always carry the gear they need to survive. Like the situations themselves, survival kits come in all shapes and sizes. We've assembled four here to help you through your next cataclysmic event, no matter when or where it might take place.

 

Flick on the TV these days and there’s a good chance you’ll see some “expert” who has been dropped into some unenviable scenario with nothing but the shirt on his back and maybe a pocketknife, forced to live off the land and improvise his way back to safety. In the real world, though, survival situations aren’t preceded by production meetings and script revisions. They happen when you least expect them, and sometimes where you least expect them, so it’s important to always be prepared. No matter what type of outing you’re planning—from a morning at the local fishing hole to a backcountry hunting excursion—a survival kit is a necessity. 

But commercial kits are often overpriced and under-geared, so we’ve assembled the best kits for a range of different emergency scenarios. Whether the situation is a tumble from your treestand or the end of the world as we know it, we’ll show you what you need, what to pack it in, and how to use it.

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from rmesic wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

Interesting that an Outdoor Life article back around 1975 give or take a year got me started with "survival kits" - now I volunteer as a Strike Team Leader for an emergency hospital surge tent project, involved in RACES, became a CERT instructor, work with the State Guard on pandemic response - even gotten the Senior Military Emergency Management Specialist decoration. Sometimes a simple article can have far-reaching impact.

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from Survivor Man wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Google and read about snake bites and how to treat them. The extractor pump kit is NOT a good idea for snake bites but maybe so for bee stings. Tick bites are a problem after 24 hours of ticks being in skin. Try to get ticks out before then. Watch for the red rings around the bite within 2-3 weeks, if it shows go to doctor and get antibiotics, I know because my 5 year old daughter got lyme disease but you can catch it in time, watch for the red rings.

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from Survivor Man wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Google and read about snake bites and how to treat them. The extractor pump kit is NOT a good idea for snake bites but maybe so for bee stings. Tick bites are a problem after 24 hours of ticks being in skin. Try to get ticks out before then. Watch for the red rings around the bite within 2-3 weeks, if it shows go to doctor and get antibiotics, I know because my 5 year old daughter got lyme disease but you can catch it in time, watch for the red rings.

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from rmesic wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

Interesting that an Outdoor Life article back around 1975 give or take a year got me started with "survival kits" - now I volunteer as a Strike Team Leader for an emergency hospital surge tent project, involved in RACES, became a CERT instructor, work with the State Guard on pandemic response - even gotten the Senior Military Emergency Management Specialist decoration. Sometimes a simple article can have far-reaching impact.

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