Here is the second part of the backpacking survival kit essentials you must have before you set out on your outdoor adventure. There is no way to fully predict what will happen during your trip. A number of things could happen and it is ultimately better to be safe than sorry.
You need fire for a number of things like cooking your food, a source of warmth, and having a source of light. Make sure to include lighters or a couple of waterproof matches in your kit. You can also add a fire steel and a small knife. Make sure to have back up at the instance your matches get soaked through or if your lighter no longer has fuel inside of it.
Source Of Light
Light is very important to enable you to see what is happening and to clearly see the trail before you. Add a small headlamp into your kit. It is light and it can be used without your hands. There are many options in the market, some are solar-powered while others run on batteries. Make sure to pack some extra batteries in case the current ones run out of power. You could harm yourself by stumbling around in the dark.
First Aid Kit
This is very important in case of medical emergencies. You kit highly depends on the number of people in your camping party as well as the medical training you have. Get a bottle of aspirin and ibuprofen as well as some medical tape. Add some sterile medical gauze as well as adhesive bandages. You can also add antibiotic ointment packets and antimicrobial wipes. These things are sufficient to respond to wounds, lacerations, and ankle sprains.
A swiss knife is definitely a must-have because it is a space-saving tool with numerous purposes. A blade is perfect for fixing broken camping gear, responding to medical emergencies, or even for lighting up a fire when coupled with a flint. Go for multitools because they are compact and they have endless purposes that you can use.
This is highly essential in backpacking situations. It has countless benefits. Some people use it for holding up a makeshift tent. Others can use it for properly securing a bandage. You can also use it to rescue someone who has accidentally fallen into a pit or crevice. About ten feet should suffice.