What do we mean by survival?"Survival" is described as:"The capabilities that a person must have in adverse situations or conditions."It is the art of surviving in seemingly dead-end situations with the help of a survival kit. We invite you to opt for a survival kit with EPDM rubber bands. These Extra-wide rubber bands are not just ordinary bands. EPDM rubber bands offer optimum thermal and acoustic insulation properties, sealing water, dust, and vibration leaks.It has low tensile stresses.
The use of EPDM rubber bands can be divided into different survival groups:
- Survival in military units
- Survival in defense and civil protection
- Survival of religious groups
- Survival of individuals
As you can see, the concept of EPDM rubber bands is comprehensive. While some have the necessary kit for a disaster at home, others see EPDM rubber bands as a must-have.
Let’s focus on the art of surviving in the wild.
Here is a description of the most essential techniques to survive in adverse situations, and finally, we show you a list of survival equipment.
The main thing to survive in the wild are the resources to get water, food, make a fire and, of course, know how to orient oneself.
Obtaining water in nature
Depending on where you are, finding water is relatively simple. Streams, rivers, or lakes can provide you with enough water, so all you have to do is pay attention to the water quality. For this, it is recommended to carry sterilizing filters or tablets with you. In drier areas, the search becomes somewhat more complex. Specific knowledge is required to locate hidden plants or deposits that contain water. Hanging leaves are undoubtedly a good option, as they tend to collect water in their cavities during dew.
It is not easy to orient yourself in nature without prior knowledge, but it can be learned quickly. Of course, the simplest thing is to have a compass or a GPS (but don't forget that the latter requires a battery!) There are also many other ways to orient yourself, such as with the sun or looking at the characteristics that nature presents, for example, by observing moss on trees.
Tips for good equipment
It is not easy to make a list of what is the most advisable for survival in the wild. The list must always be individually tailored. Some of the following tips may be helpful to you:
- The survival kit is designed to save time and money: It is more advisable, in certain circumstances, to have a few meters of strong rope than to know how to make one with vegetable fibers.
- EPDM rubber bands are multipurpose and a must-have. Keep in mind that the EPDM rubber bands in your survival kit have to work, in principle, under extreme conditions. Stress, cold, wind, and humidity can significantly impair your motor skills.
- Mark your Extra-wide rubber bands with bright colors.
- Take only what you have tried before. Test everything before adding it to the equipment.
Survival Equipment List:
- EPDM rubber bands
- Magnesium / match lighter
- Map / Compass / GPS
- Flashlight and batteries
- Razor / saw / razor blade
- Nylon rope (10m) / strong wire / thread
- Mirror (for fire or as a signal)
- Filters or tablets for water disinfection
- Toilet paper (also suitable for covering wounds and making fires)
- Candles (wrapped in foil)
- Pen pencil
- Plastic cover
- safety pin
- Bottle or light container
- Fishing team
- First aid kit
- Sterile gauze and cotton
- Band-Aids / Tape
- Neosporin (to treat eye and skin infections)
- Medicine for diarrhea
- Sewing kit
- Clothing and food
In any case, we recommend the following as well:
- Waterproof poncho for the rain (best in a bright color)
- Some instant soup sachets
- Broth tablet (take as a last reserve after having made a great effort)
- Potassium permanganate
- Light bar / torch / smoke flare
- Condoms (ideal for transporting water)
- A small piece of hose
- Magnet (for magnetizing compass needles and finding magnetic metals)
A little tip: Take a photo of a loved one with you, remember the reasons for surviving.