Organizing a survival camp is tantamount to engaging yourself in a life-threatening endeavor. This isn’t a sort of imitation, but the authentic experience of wild immersion because the wild environment is always wild. But living in a wild is no easy task, you will be facing a real cruel world out there. In order to keep yourself alive, you need your survival skills coupled with some essential things. The following are the essentials you must bring in a survival camp:

Cutting Tools
Living in a wild is a very demanding task and it will be harder if you don’t have any cutting tool. These tools are basically survival tools, our ancestors invented it to survive in the primitive era. Always remember, this is wild and the process of surviving involves demanding tasks. The two essential cutting tools include the following:

• Fixed blade knife for fruit slicing and wood cutting
• Scissor for cutting cordage and shelter-building

First Aid Kit
This is a collective set of medical things essential on a survival camp. In a wild, no one knows what will happen to you. Hence, you must prepare for worst-case situations. The items in your first aid kit should include medical tools and tablets. Below are some of the recommended items:

• Duck tape or butterfly closures for closing wounds
• Gauze, antibiotic creams, or antiseptic wipes for preventing infection
• Dial thermometer for measuring body temperature
• Antihistamine tablets for allergies
• Other items depending on your medical needs

Combustion Tools
Not everyone going to survival camp is trained to make a fire, but there’s no problem on that since lighter and matches were invented to start a fire. In some places, the use of fire is prohibited with growing incidents of wildfires caused by irresponsible humans. So it’s very important to check local laws also. By nature of survival camp, you need a fire to perform combustion for the following purposes:

• Cooking food
• Boiling and sterilizing water
• Averting wild animals
• Providing heat
• Signaling for a rescue

If your purpose is to generate light at night and not necessarily needing the heat, a portable solar light will do to minimize your carbon footprint. Though the most authentic experience of a survival camp doesn’t include artificial light and some wild animals with previous human contact can be attracted to it.

Water Container
If you want to complete the camp with your body system fully functional and healthy, always make sure that you’re hydrated. Don’t just drink water found in the wild because they can be contaminated. Identify the areas where you can have access to clean water and sterilize them. Having a water container is an efficient mean of ensuring your access to safe water wherever you go. The three essential types of water containers for long-term survival include the following:

• Buckets for carrying water from a reliable source
• Improvised barrel as long-term storage of water
• Tumbler as a portable water container

Food
In survival camp, the wild provides you the necessary resources to live, but at times it can be harsh especially during severe weather conditions that may run for a long period of time. It is important to have access to food sources that keeps your health and energy in check. Below are the recommended type of food sources:

• Canned tuna and meats
• Canned vegetables and fruits
• Protein or calorie-dense bars

Survival camp is not about going in the wild for good. It needs planning and understanding of the wild or else, it can be a suicidal endeavor. The actual set of things you must bring in a survival camp entirely depends on how you plan to live in the wild and the kind of the environment. But above is the most essential you shouldn’t forget because they help increase your chance of survival. It’s also important that you contact some local organizations or authorities familiar with the wild before taking a launch and discuss emergency plans for worst-case scenarios.