10 Essentials items for wilderness emergency survival kit

Having the ten essentials when venturing out into the wilderness along with the skills to use them will greatly increase your odds of returning home safely; or at least make you comfortable while awaiting rescue.

Gear for an unexpected night out while day hiking.

The original and updated ten essentials list:

Updated Ten Essential “Systems” list

1. Navigation (map and compass, GPS unit)
2. Sun protection (sunglasses, hat and sunscreen)
3. Insulation (extra clothing and rain gear)
4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
5. First-aid supplies (And insect repellent)
6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter ferro rod)
7. Repair kit and tools (Multi-tool, knives)
8. Nutrition (extra food)
9. Hydration (extra water and means to purify it)
10. Emergency shelter (Tarp, bivy sack)

Classic traditional Ten Essentials

1. Map
2. Compass
3. Sunglasses and sunscreen
4. Extra clothing
5. Headlamp/flashlight
6. First-aid supplies
7. Firestarter
8. Matches
9. Knife
10. Extra food

Categories: Survival Gear


  1. trinity rock and pop bass guitar
    trinity rock and pop bass guitar 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    I always like to have my personal helicopter on stand by in case I get lost in the wilderness.that's just one item/´╗┐

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  2. Samantha Mastanduono
    Samantha Mastanduono 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    AWESOME Video! I Subscribed and Liked. Hope you could check out my Channel and Sub to ­čÖé Stay Safe and look after yourself and your Family :)´╗┐

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  3. TheThruster24
    TheThruster24 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    Bring a hatchet/machete and a small knife, both good at their intended purpose. Large knives and weird willy wonka items are bad at both intended purposes and will just annoy you and end up unintentionally cutting you.´╗┐

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  4. oldigger
    oldigger 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    Good video.┬á A well thought out kit.┬á Perhaps a large plastic bag could be added┬áfor ground cover?´╗┐

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  5. Peter Griffin
    Peter Griffin 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    whoa awesome sound quality, must have a cool microphone.´╗┐

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  6. Michael Miller
    Michael Miller 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    Cool video man. I like your list. it is very good for the common man or woman. Good job! Check out my video on my 5 favorite bushcraft items and I make a sling and attempt to use it. lol

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  7. tubeularvids
    tubeularvids 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    this is one of my fav gear videos for some reason. make some more vids man!´╗┐

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  8. fuhrer l
    fuhrer l 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    steripen?you got to be joking,right?´╗┐

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  9. fuhrer l
    fuhrer l 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    what is the model of fleshlight?´╗┐

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  10. TEST S
    TEST S 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    Yea i have so many ideas but not so much money lol nice video´╗┐

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  11. Turtle Bushcraft
    Turtle Bushcraft 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    Great video thanks for sharing atb John (subbed you)´╗┐

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  12. WontB Quiet
    WontB Quiet 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    those Mountain House foods don't have a long expiration date.. just a heads up´╗┐

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  13. Raul Solis
    Raul Solis 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    it's a great kit, sorry did not mean it's bad much respect for you´╗┐

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  14. Raul Solis
    Raul Solis 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    all the tools look brand new no use at all´╗┐

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  15. Brent Weir
    Brent Weir 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    great info… thanks´╗┐

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  16. Waw Hiker
    Waw Hiker 27 June, 2016, 06:43

    Very nice kit – especially the Ham radio – great idea!´╗┐

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