Getting closer to nature gives one an overwhelming experience. Camping trip or hiking is one of the activities commonly done outdoor, particularly in the wild.
Before considering to venture into one, there are necessary things you should also understand. This includes the concept of survival, particularly if you’re in an emergency situation. The first thing you need is a proper state of mind. You should have the strong will to survive, otherwise if you lose hope then you’ll do nothing. Likewise, knowing some survival skills can also help. Before going into the wild, you should practice survival skills so that you’ll be prepared to face any adverse situation.
You should also ensure that you have the necessary things that can help you survive in it. Here are 10 things every camper should have when getting closer to the nature.
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- Water filtration system
It is said that the human body is composed of 60% water; that’s why it’s important to replenish your body with liquid in order to survive. In the wild, you can’t find a water bottle, hose or sink. However, you can use a piece of bamboo, a hollow log, piece of cloth or plastic bag that may serve as water collection and filtration devices.
Our body won’t function well if we don’t eat. If you’re planning to go out in the wilderness, you should bring along adequate supply of the so-called superfoods, such as spirulina, wheatgrass and maca powder.
- Dental Hygiene Device
Spending some days in the wild isn’t an excuse not to practice dental hygiene and overall health. You have to make sure to bring dental hygiene kit. If ever you forget it, you can make moist, soft bristles from a small branch of tree. This can be done by chewing its ends.
- Source of Light and Heat
It’s essential to have matches or lighter when going in the wild. They can be used in creating fire, serve as light through the darkness and help you keep warm. If you run out of lighter or match, the most effective way is to rub two sticks together.
- Supplies to Keep Warm
Keeping your body warm essential to survive in the wild. It is then reasonable to bring along supplies that can keep you warm. Bring a heavy jacket and other insulating clothing.
Another important thing that you can bring in the wild for survival is a knife. It can be used for cutting vines and branches, in building shelter, preparing food, finding water sources and making other survival tools.
- Insect Repellent
As you’ll stay in the wild, you should bring insect repellent to avoid parasitic and bacterial diseases. You can use lemon juice as natural insect repellent.
- Materials in Building a Shelter
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Being in the wild means having great possibility that you’ll be exposed to the sun, rain, hail, snow, insects and wild animals. With this, you should build a shelter that will protect you from various environmental factors. You can use natural materials that you can find in the wild.
- Self-Aid Kit
No one can guarantee the safety in the wild. That’s why it’s important to have self-aid kit or that can be used in case you get injured or afflicted with illness or infection.
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This is one of the most important things that can help anyone to survive in the wild. Exploring the wild is fun and exciting, but there’s great possibility that won’t find the way back. To avoid getting completely lost, bring a compass or any directional device to help you find your way.
Through these things cited above you can build a shelter, make a fire, find water and food, signal for help, know the direction and predict the weather. However the best equipment you can bring with you is your state of mind. Make sure that you think, plan and observe to be able to decide the right action to do. Keeping your focus is the main key to survive in the wild.