What are some essential survival tips and items?

I've got the basics down like weapons, fire starter, tarps, etc. I want to know specific things no one thinks about that really come in handy.

Also tips on how to live outside, not just in survival situations.

Anything and everything is welcome! Thank you in advance!

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  • 5 months ago

    Select suitable kayak model here.

  • 8 months ago

    I was a survival instructor.  Water will always be a challenge.  Boiling it is a pain - best to think ahead and get a reverse osmosis device.  They come in disposable personal emergency use and slightly larger ones that can service 6 people for three weeks before changing filters.

    Read and learn about snares.  Look up bird snares.  Snares work for you even while you are asleep.  For every rabbit or grouse you shoot - I can snare 10, make no noise, and waste no time using a snare.  Unflavored dental floss or low test fishing line works great.

    Big black lawn trash bags make great emergency rain gear and have practically no weight.  In a pinch - if you do not have a sleeping bag, you can put one on, then step into a second one and fill it full of leaves or dried grass to make a nice insulated thing to sleep in.

    Internet is full of survival sites.    

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    A cat would be ideal.

  • 8 months ago

    A dog                  .

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Bottled water or a nifty device made of ceramic in which you can suck up water from clear rivers and lakes and have it come out being COMPLETELY filtered.  (They also work in turgid water, but don't last nearly as long.)

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