One of the great many joys of RVing is the ability to go out into the wilderness and walk and hike around. Although it can be as simple is just getting out there, we recommend taking a few precautions before you embark upon your endeavor. And one of those preparations includes taking a survival kit.
If you don’t have a survival kit you can purchase a fully stocked one loaded with great things or create one yourself. The basic kit usually includes essentials such as bandages, gauze, tape, antiseptic ointment, etc. I also recommend adding in Tylenol, any personal medications and sunscreen too as these appear to be useful. Then all you need to do is pop that survival kit into the backpack your taking too that contains water and a few snacks.
When considering a survival kit we recommend the following items to be included. Again, this does not include everything, but these are some important things I like to take with me when I am in the woods.
- Topographic map of the area, if you are unfamiliar with the terrain
- Pocket Knife
- Compass – This is a standard essential
- Whistle – you’d be surprised how helpful this can be
- Emergency poncho – you can stay warm and dry in the elements
- Waterproof matches, fire starter or a lighter – start a fire before it gets dark. It can warm you up and keep pests and animals away as well
- Ace Bandages
- Small flashlight – I also recommend an extra set of batteries
- Mirror – Use this to make very noticeable reflections for vehicles or helicopters
Of course all of these items are for just in case as we hope you never find yourself in a precarious situation. But should you do, you will be thankful that you have these items as they can be a life saver. Come check out all RV accessories at any ExploreUSA RV Supercenter today!