Saturday, January 29, 2011

Riverwalker’s Top Ten Survival Tools

1 1 1. A sharp mind. Your best survival tool is your brain.

2. An even sharper blade. It’s also a good idea to have a back-up blade.

3. A signaling device for communication. This could be as simple as a mirror or whistle or as advanced as a cell phone. Remember that communication is both sight and sound.

4. A first aid kit - Even a very basic first aid kit will be essential and will prevent minor injuries from becoming major problems.

5. A container and a means of water purification and filtration - Water is critical for your survival and you will need a way to purify and filter your water.

6. A fire starting kit - This could include matches, a lighter, or a good firesteel.

7. An accurate map and compass - If you get lost, these items will be a real lifesaver.

8. A form of shelter - A tarp, tent, plastic sheeting, emergency blanket etc.

9. A good rope and cordage - A stout rope capable of handling large loads and cordage for handling light duty tasks.

10. A light source - A flashlight, a candle or a lantern of some type will enable you to conduct any necessary or required activities that may be hampered by darkness.

Staying above the water line!



idahobob said...

Number 1 on my list, is a right relationship with God.

If ya do not have yourself squared away with Jesus Christ, ya ain't gonna make it, period.


riverwalker said...

To: idahobob

No argument here.

I do consider that to be more of a way to live your life ...

Thanks bob.


Tim Ralston said...

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