If you are just starting out as a camper, hiker, fisherman, hunter or survivalist, what to buy in terms of “survival gear” and what skills to learn can be a daunting prospect.
First, there are so many different options.
Then, there is the cost of most brand name survival stuff.
On top of that, you get advice.
Oh. So. Much. Advice.
While it is true that most of us venture into the wild without sufficient survival equipment or skills, if you listened to everyone who had an opinion on the subject, you likely could not get far because of all the gear you would have to haul and classes you would have to take to learn how to make it in the wild.
Fortunately, there are some guidelines that everyone should follow at a minimum – whether you are a seasoned wilderness pro or a novice.
On the next page, we cover some of the fundamentals.