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Camping is fun and exciting but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy! Depending on where you camp and the time of year the conditions can be harsh and even unbearable. Fortunately, camping in the wilderness can be simplified and made enjoyable more often than not if you have a few tools that make life in the wild doable. Check out our list of 5 essential Wilderness Survival tools that you will need while camping!
This is one of those tools you may ignore at home, but it is an essential tool in the wild. You will need to light a fire for cooking and keeping yourself warm during the night just before you go to sleep. Unless you are skilled in making fires from nothing or have a few reliable matches, a fire starter is handy. It is more practical and convenient as it will work best, especially if the wood is stubborn. With a good fire starter, you are assured that you will light a fire without too much pressure.
Survival Knife or a Multi-Tool
There is so much a survival knife can help you achieve out there in the wild. You may need it to prepare your meal, cut away vegetation, or even as a defense tool that can protect you if there is a need to.
Whether you choose to have a single survival knife or go for a combination of tools that make a multi tool is more of a personal choice. Fortunately, there are several manufacturers with different multi-tool combinations. You can have one with a set of knives, tweezers, files, scissors, screwdrivers, and bottle openers.
Map of the Topography
While using maps and location apps in smart devices is more convenient, nothing gives a camper the authentic camping experience than using an actual paper topographical map. What’s more, not everything may be included in the app, so there is a possibility that campers may get lost if they do not have an actual map. It would help if you also had a compass to help you read the map and find exact directions. These are some of the essential tools that every camping enthusiast should own.
First Aid Kit
Anything can happen in the wild, and accidents frequently occur, especially for inexperienced campers. It is possible to fall and hurt yourself or even sprain your leg from missing a step in unfamiliar terrain. When such a thing happens, you want to be sure that a quick remedy is within reach. Find your first aid kit and perform quick first-aid practices on the affected areas for faster healing.
Flashlights are essential in the wilderness. You may not need it before late into the night, but will find it especially handy when you are inside your tent and its pitch black. Having a flashlight can help you find things you would otherwise not know where to locate. Flashlights also help campers manage the dark when needing to do such things as spot out wild animals or using the restroom.
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