Important Survival Gear You Should Have
By Space Coast Daily // April 9, 2020
People often think of using survival gear when they have plans of hiking, camping, or going through the wilderness. However, you may also need some survival gear when you are out in an unfamiliar city.
Regardless of whether you intend to survive in the wilderness or the jungle in the city, below are some of the gear that you need to have in order to make it through.
Almost all people now have smartphones and these prove to be one of the most essential survival gear you can have. Aside from being able to contact your friends and family, as well as the authorities about your current situation, you can also use various apps in your smartphone to find your way around an unfamiliar territory.
Thereby, as much as possible, bring with you a power bank to ensure that your smartphone won’t die out on you when you need it the most.
Aside from being able to tell the time, your watch can help you navigate your way around if it has an integrated compass. A handy survival watch also has an altimeter and a temperature gauge, as well as a backlight that can help you make your way around even when it gets dark.
More often than not, survival watches are also often waterproof and durable, which means that they can definitely withstand a beating.
• Personal Locator Beacons
Apart from smartphones and survival watches, personal locator beacons, or PLBs, are also great to have.
These gadgets are able to send notifications and pre-programmed messages to your friends and family once you list them as part of your first-responder network. Some even have a mini keyboard that allows for two-way messaging.
Other Survival Gears
• Whistle and Flashlight
It is a good thing to carry around a small whistle and flashlight with you at all times because in case of any emergency, these can save your life.
For instance, a flashlight will help you see through the dark and make your way through the wilderness even during the night.
On the other hand, a whistle can be an effective tool in leading rescuers to find you, should you be stuck under the debris during the aftermath of an earthquake.
• First Aid Kit
Keep in mind to always carry with you a first aid kit that is composed of a bandage and disinfectant at the very least. It will even be better if you add some of the most common medications you take in your first aid kit.
In conclusion, a survival watch, personal locator beacons, as well as your smartphone may prove to be some of the technological gear you need to have to survive the wilderness or the city.
On the other hand, a compass, a first aid kit, a flashlight and a whistle, as well as waterproof matches may just save your life.
Make sure that you pack these survival gears the next time you decide to wander in the wilderness or explore a new city to ensure that you are prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.
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