- Extra large, black, trash bags
Not just for trash... can be repurposed as a poncho with a couple of cuts. You can also put your sleeping bag inside them for an extra layer of warm insulation & waterproofing.
- 100+ feet of Paracord
Hundreds of uses... repairing tent guy lines, constructing lean-to's, hanging lanterns, triplines, snares, alarm systems (with some empty cans), and many more.
- Extra tarp
Used as an extra rain barrierr when your tent leaks (The rain fly waterproofing usually is not that good), or to build a lean-to, rain cover for picnic table.
- Extra backpack or duffel bag
Bear bag... Use to store food high above ground level to keep bears and other animals out.
- Road flares
Auxilliary fire starters (Will dry out and ignite even wet wood), also for signalling if you run into trouble.
- Solar powered / crank powered weather radio / gadget charger
- Flint & Steel
What happens when you fall & crack the case on your Bic lighter or lose your Zippo?
- 9V battery & fine steel wool
Touching the battery to the steel wool causes it to become hot enough to ignite your fire tinder. (A cell phone battery & steel wool may be used in an emergency)
Oft-forgotten Camping Supplies
Here are a few camping supplies you might not think to include in your regular camping kit, bit they can prove to be incredibly useful...
Survival Fire Building
Following up on today's earlier Tweet , how would you start a fire in a survival situation were you to be given only a log, a pocketknife, a flint & steel, and a sharp rock?
Here's a page on Boy Scout fire building, that shows many different fire types.
MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!!! Pack some of the items below in your Bug Out Bag, and in each of your vehicles..
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