By Rachel Stinson – Guest Writer
Survivalist are people who are prepared for any circumstance in times of war and peace. A survivalist does not only prepare for himself but also for his fellowmen. Traditionally survivalist would plan for war and keep the essential items needed to survival in war. The survivalist might make a list for himself or might even be responsible for making the list for others. If you are wondering what are the must have items on a survivalist check list then please read below for 10 most important things on every survivalist’s checklist:
- Food and Water
Starting from the basics food and water supplies are necessities on every survivalist checklist. A survivalist would not just pack to go with but will also contemplate the unforeseen circumstances that could cause shortage of food and water and pack accordingly.
- Flash Light
A flash light is a must have on a survivalist checklist. When talking about a survivalist we are talking about someone who will have the items to survive in unfavorable conditions and flashlight is an extremely important tool to have.
- Match sticks and Fire Starter
Weather anticipation is also very important along with cooking food. Both for cooking food and for keeping yourself warm during cold weather you may need to start a fire so a survivalist checklist would definitely have match sticks and fire starter.
Although a new invention but camera has become an essential item on survivalist checklist. With new inventions such as video glasses and wifi nanny cams it has become easy to use cameras for security and recording and one of these items are a must have on survivalist checklist.
- Survival Knife
Although some people debate this but a survival knife is important. Even if there is no danger a survival knife can be used for hunting and cooking.
- First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a must have on a survivalist checklist because you can face medical emergencies anywhere and you must be prepared.
Weather is unpredictable sometimes and a survivalist blanket can help him survive through cold weather.
- Water Filtration System
Although difficult to carry but survivalists responsible for survival of multiple people specifically in war could benefit greatly from a water filtration system. As it could filter the water readily available and help during shortage of water.
- Outdoor Cook Stove
Survivalists would mostly be responsible for cooking their own food and sometimes in very unfavorable conditions. Although, this might not necessarily be on all lists but an outdoor cook stove could be very advantageous.
- Duct Tape
Although when we mention duct tape the question of its important is risen. But duct tape could have a lot of benefits. It could help in fixing things that you might have broken but you need and is not very heavy to carry.
A survivalist checklist could have above items and more on the basis of the survivalists’ mission. A survivalist in war might have a different checklist than a survivalist who is looking to survive alone through one trip.
This article originally published at The Survival Place Blog: 10 Most Important Things On Every Survivalist’s Checklist
About the author:
Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and electronics stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.