Essential Survival Gear

Essential Survival Gear

 

Safety is always the most crucial thing, know the potential hazards is the first step to protecting yourself. 

 

Potential Dangers

Avalanche

It can destroy large tracts of forest, houses, traffic lines, communication facilities and vehicles, and even intercept rivers, causing terrible natural phenomena such as landslides, landslides and mudslides.   

It can destroy large tracts of forest, houses, traffic lines, communication facilities and vehicles, and even intercept rivers, causing terrible natural phenomena such as landslides, landslides and mudslides. 

 

Ice collapse

Similar to the snowslide, ice fall occurs in the high temperature season and the highest temperature of the day time.   

Similar to the snowslide, ice fall occurs in the high temperature season and the highest temperature of the day time. 

 

Rolling stone

Rolling stone are the weathered broken stone, rolling down the mountain by the gravity, wind and other effects.   

Rolling stone are the weathered broken stone, rolling down the mountain by the gravity, wind and other effects. 

 

You must know the weather and terrain well, avoiding dangers as far as possible. 

 

Equipment

A mountaineering will not need each item for every outdoor activity, but essential gear can be a a life-saving straw in an emergency situation. 

 

Navigation equipment

◆ Keep it in protective cases, and master the art of topography. ◆ Non-professional climbers should use a GPS receiver and altimeter, e.g. long standby smartphone, smartwatch, or GPS tracker. ◆ Use a detailed topographic map with a compass. ◆ Never pitch a tent in a ditch due to risk of flood from rain. ◆ If you carry a phone, install Apps with tracking and recording functions. ◆ A whistle can be a lifesaver if separated from your party.  

◆ Keep it in protective cases, and master the art of topography.

◆ Non-professional climbers should use a GPS receiver and altimeter, e.g. long standby smartphone, smartwatch, or GPS tracker.

◆ Use a detailed topographic map with a compass.

◆ Never pitch a tent in a ditch due to risk of flood from rain.

◆ If you carry a phone, install Apps with tracking and recording functions.

◆ A whistle can be a lifesaver if separated from your party.

 

Sun protection

◆ Sunglasses ◆ Sunscreen  

◆ Sunglasses

◆ Sunscreen

 

Insulation

◆ Footwear ◆ Body wear ◆ For hands ◆ For head  

◆ Footwear

◆ Body wear

◆ For hands

◆ For head

 

Illumination

◆ We recommend LEDs lights which are lightweight, bright, efficient, and durable. ◆ Spare batteries and bulbs: nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries work well in cold conditions. ◆ Make sure all batteries and bulbs are compatible.  

◆ We recommend LEDs lights which are lightweight, bright, efficient, and durable.

◆ Spare batteries and bulbs: nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries work well in cold conditions.

◆ Make sure all batteries and bulbs are compatible.

 

First-aid supplies

◆ Get first aid training and understand how to use the kit. ◆ Kit should be compact and sturdy, wrap contents in waterproof packaging. ◆ Kit essentials: different size gauze pads, roller gauze, small adhesive bandages, butterfly bandages, triangular bandages, battle dressing, adhesive tape, scissors, cleansers or soap, latex gloves, paper and pencil.  

◆ Get first aid training and understand how to use the kit.

◆ Kit should be compact and sturdy, wrap contents in waterproof packaging.

◆ Kit essentials: different size gauze pads, roller gauze, small adhesive bandages, butterfly bandages, triangular bandages, battle dressing, adhesive tape, scissors, cleansers or soap, latex gloves, paper and pencil.

 

Fire

◆ Carry matches, candles, lighters, chemical heat tabs, and canned heat in a waterproof container. ◆ Carry a stove for an additional emergency heat and water source.  

◆ Carry matches, candles, lighters, chemical heat tabs, and canned heat in a waterproof container.

◆ Carry a stove for an additional emergency heat and water source.

 

Repair kit and tools

◆ Knife (knife in Outdoors & Sports): for climbing, first-aid, food prep, and repair. ◆ Rope: climbing, and tying items together. ◆ Others: screwdrivers, scissors, pliers, etc.  

◆ Knife (knife in Outdoors & Sports): for climbing, first-aid, food prep, and repair.

◆ Rope: climbing, and tying items together.

◆ Others: screwdrivers, scissors, pliers, etc.

 

Nutrition

◆ Prioritize food that doesn't need to be cooked, is high energy, can be stored long term, and easy to digest, e.g. nuts and dried fruit. ◆ With stoves, cocoa, dried soup, and tea are excellent.  

◆ Prioritize food that doesn't need to be cooked, is high energy, can be stored long term, and easy to digest, e.g. nuts and dried fruit.

◆ With stoves, cocoa, dried soup, and tea are excellent.

 

Hydration

◆ Carry sufficient bottle water or in collapsible water sacks. ◆ Consider extra water due to heat, cold, altitude, exertion, or emergency. ◆ For natural water sources, a water purifier is useful.  

◆ Carry sufficient bottle water or in collapsible water sacks.

◆ Consider extra water due to heat, cold, altitude, exertion, or emergency.

◆ For natural water sources, a water purifier is useful.

 

Emergency shelter

◆ A tent, sleeping bag, raincoat or other rainproof gear is ideal. ◆ An insulated sleeping mat reduces heat loss when sitting or lying on cold surfaces.  

◆ A tent, sleeping bag, raincoat or other rainproof gear is ideal.

◆ An insulated sleeping mat reduces heat loss when sitting or lying on cold surfaces.

 

Other items to consider include a life jacket and helmet, a lightweight camping seat, and wet wipes. Enjoy!

Source: Gearbest essential survival gears for climbing & hiking

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