Do you have escape routes of high level mountains in the event of an emergency? Do you know what to do in an emergency. Are your first aid skills up to the task if someone (including yourself) goes down whilst out in the mountains?
Even when you think that you have thought of everything, you might want to talk with others to see just what they have included in their wilderness survival information kits. This way, you will be able to easily and quickly compare the survival kits to see just what it is that you might be missing. The more prepared you are, the better.
Typically, it is major trips and expeditions that are well planned with emphasis on survival. This is natural in some sense, as you are already planning to be outdoors for an extended period of time. It is the weekend warrior going for a Sunday afternoon hike, that can end up in the most trouble as in these situations, no thought is given to survival information. After all, it is just a little afternoon hike, right? Wrong!
Kentucky survival training skills can also be an exceptional benefit to pass on to friends and children. One cannot always make the time to camp or hike with friends. Their children, should they have them, will grow up and experience the outdoors someday. These skills that would benefit us all could be passed on by teaching them to those who have adventures with us. Johnson (2007) says that we should make sure our children and every member of our group are familiarized with the action plans of what to do if we discover we are lost in the wilderness.
While we are sitting in the comforts of our home with a cup of coffee in our hands and cold winds blowing outside, we don't realize the importance of fire making. It's a skill that everyone should know. Hence, every bug out bag must contain waterproof matches so that they don't get wasted in rainy weather or if there is a water leak in your bag.
There are, of course, other emergency roadside kits that supply much more supplies than the small commuter kit. However, for introducing someone to the 'joys of prepping', the commuter kit is perfect. It is inexpensive, durable, and contains the basic necessities.