Among the best survival equipment lists have always been detailed military manuals.
Hikers, hunters, and all those who frequently spend time in nature already know how to survive in adverse conditions. However, it is well known that the military has elaborately developed procedures and written instructions for all situations and survival in all circumstances. Although you can find other short instructions on emergency kits on our pages, this is a compilation of various survival kits based on standard military instructions.
Military survival kits usually consist of several parts, which can be used separately or all together. It is clear that under normal circumstances, you cannot carry a backpack with survival equipment with you all day, and it does matter how heavy each part of the kit is, what small items you can always carry with you, and what to keep in your home or car. Therefore, planning is essential.
Parts of military survival kits:
1.Types of bags
The bag should be large enough to fit all parts of the kit, yet not too big and heavy to carry. It should be waterproof and easily accessible in case of a quick exit. Of course, there are also smaller bags that can be worn around the waist, in a business bag, or in a car, depending on the purpose and circumstances.
This topic includes information on possible sources of drinking water, basic equipment for collecting, carrying and purifying water, and a range of products available on the market, about which more information, tests, and recommendations based on military standards will be provided on our website in the future.
For heating, drying clothes, and preparing food, a kit should include a lighter, waterproof matches, a striker, and similar ignition tools, as well as a magnifying glass that can also be used to start a fire on a sunny day. Study what can be used as fuel, how to start a fire in the absence of tools, and what else can help when you need a fire.
The primary shelter is actually the clothes you have, and it is important to know how to choose a place to shelter, types of shelters, as well as natural shelters. In survival gear, an important part is preparing a shelter, such as a tent wing or nylon protection of the same purpose, climbing ropes, raincoats, lightweight blankets, but also auxiliary tools such as a stronger hunting knife, an ax or machete, a lightweight mosquito net, wire saw, and similar equipment.
In addition to the usual part consisting of long lasting cans, energy bars, and similar products, the kit should also include eating utensils (military sets with utensils and a canteen are good), can openers, as well as equipment such as fishing hooks, aluminum foil, plastic bags, and other small items that can be used to prepare and store food in field conditions. Of course, instructions on how to survive without any prepared food and being forced to hunt, fish, and use other food sources that we used long ago, as well as ways of choosing and preparing food to avoid poisoning, are important as well.
In addition to first aid kits whose contents we have described HERE, useful items include tablets for food poisoning or infections, lip balm, safety pins, tablets such as ibuprofen or aspirin, soap, disinfectant wipes, and similar products. However, it is also important to know how to recognize symptoms of health problems, take care of basic hygiene in nature, the importance of physical and psychological rest in stressful situations, as well as know the basics of providing first aid.
This part of the emergency kit includes equipment that can call for help, such as a mirror (for signaling), battery-powered flashlights with strobe lights, a whistle, signaling flares, etc., and of course, all available telecommunications equipment, mobile phones, handheld radio stations, and anything else that can help you to communicate in crisis communication.
Strong adhesive tape (Duct tape), a compass, topographic maps, a notepad and pen, a needle and thread, money, spare glasses, and anything else that can be useful are usually found on lists used by both the military and civil organizations.
However, in all the equipment mentioned, which, of course, you can change and adapt to your needs so that it can also serve you when you are not in danger, it is important to practice survival techniques and learn to use the equipment that is available to you at the time. In addition to wilderness survival and navigation skills, it is good to inform yourself and try techniques for self-defense, navigation, basic Morse code, and to refresh your knowledge of first aid and other skills that are used by the military and rescue teams. Details on the military equipment and recommendations, as well as experiences of soldiers who have been through serious crisis situations, will be brought to you soon.