8 Essential Camping Survival Kit

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If you love the great outdoors, camping is one of the best ways to enjoy it. Camping allows you to escape from your everyday routine and immerse yourself in nature, but with all the equipment that you need for a comfortable experience, packing for a camping trip can be difficult. If you want to ensure that your campout is a success, take the time to pack an essential camping survival kit.

 This kit will ensure that your trip will be enjoyable, but it will also keep you safe. Not only will you be prepared for the unexpected, but you have everything you need in case of an emergency.

 Here are the contents of an essential camping survival kit:


A tent is a shelter consisting of sheets of fabric or other material draped over, attached to a frame of poles, or attached to other means of support. The most common form of tent used today is the Tarpaulin. These come in all shapes and sizes and are often used to provide temporary shelter for picnics, sports teams, traveling, and festivals.

 You will probably spend most of your time in your tent on your camping trip, so make sure that it is large enough for everyone staying there and sturdy enough to keep out wind and rain. Make sure that the tent has enough ventilation so that condensation will not be a problem.

Water purification tablets or a water filter

Never drink unfiltered water while you are out camping. It could make you very ill or even kill you. Always treat water before drinking it so that it is safe to consume.


A rope is a versatile tool. Whether you’re living the outdoor life or just need to tie something down at home, it’s one of the most useful things you can take. Ropes are an essential component in any camping supply kit. Having a good quality rope will make the process easier.

 The first thing you should look for in a rope is its weight. Obviously, you don’t want to carry around a heavy rope for your entire camping trip. You can find ropes that weigh less than 2 ounces and others that weigh between 1 and 2 pounds like a twisted cotton rope. The difference in weight will affect how long it takes you to set up camp and the ease with which it can be carried around on your person. The length of the rope is also very important. You need to have a big enough length of rope that you can use for several things, but if you have too much rope, it can be difficult to pack and store. The length should depend on what activities you’re planning on doing on your trip.

Canned Goods

Canned food is a staple for camping trips. A camping trip can be a great way to connect with nature, enjoy the fresh air, and get much-needed exercise. But spending the night in the wilderness brings some hazards you’ll want to be prepared for, such as a lack of water and food.

 Fortunately, canned food supplies can help ensure you’re safe and well-fed while camping. You can eat it cold or warm up. There are several choices to choose from, including tuna, chicken, vegetables, beans, and fruit. You can also get fruit packed in juice or water as well as meat packed in juices and sauces.


At night, trying to find your way in the wilderness without a flashlight would be next to impossible. For one thing, you wouldn’t be able to tell where you were going, which is the first step toward getting lost in the woods. In addition, if you’re ever lost or injured out in the woods at night, a flashlight can help you signal for help.

 If it’s daytime and there are people around, it’s a good idea to keep your flashlight turned off to not attract attention. But if you’re alone at night and need help, turn your flashlight on and wave it around until someone sees you. No matter how well prepared someone is for camping, there will come a time when they need their flashlight. That’s why every camper should bring a flashlight with them whenever they go camping. It’s an essential survival tool that could mean the difference between having fun and spending the night in the woods.

Lighter or Matches

If you are planning to go camping, you will need a lighter or matches. A campfire is a must for campers. It serves the purpose of cooking food and acts as a source of light and warmth.


What good is a survival kit if you can’t survive the night? A blanket can help keep you warm and protect you from the elements. It will also provide comfort when you are resting between adventures and during emergencies. The best thing about a blanket is that it rolls up compactly, making it easy to carry with you at all times.

Pocket Knife

A pocket knife is an essential tool for any camper or hiker. It’s used for various tasks, from opening cans to cutting branches for shelter. A pocket knife should have a sturdy metal blade and handle and be small enough to comfortably fit in your hand. The blade should lock into place when open, so you don’t accidentally cut yourself while using it. The handle should not slip easily in your grasp, but be comfortable.


River stream A river stream is going through woods

The items you need for your camping trip will depend on the kind of camping trip you are taking. Suppose you are planning a camping trip into the mountains. In that case, you’ll certainly need different items than if you’re just going to a campground with facilities close by. Your camping survival kit depends on what kind of experience you want. Still, there are some critical items that every camper should have in their own kit, and one of the key things to pack while going camping is a first aid kit.


Author Sean Brownlee

Master Gunnery Sergeant Sean Brownlee is a Special Operations Marine with over 22 years of continuous service. He is still active in the Marine Corps to this day and supports national readiness through the DOD and non-profits. With a desire to serve his country outside of the military he formed Ravenox to create jobs, bring manufacturing back to America, and help American companies grow and stay relevant in the 21st century. It all started with rope – something very familiar. With years of experience rappelling, fast-roping from helicopters, SPIE rigging, parachuting, and understanding how important it is to have only the best ropes and cords, Ravenox started on its’ way as a manufacturer, direct-to-consumer retailer of custom ropes and cords



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