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About a year ago, I started realizing that my time away from work pretty much revolved around sitting in front of the television. I wanted to do something to get outside and start enjoying my time, so I began focusing on recreational activities and sports. I began going through and really spending time getting to the gym, and the difference was astounding. Within a few short months I really started feeling a lot better, and I knew that I owed it all to having fun, burning some calories, and making some muscle. This blog is here to help other people to enjoy time with their families and check out all of the great things you can do for fun.



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Learn How To Use A Survival Kit From An Expert

by Herbert Richards

Purchasing an emergency and first aid survival kit may deliver peace of mind to those worried about a disaster situation. Seasoned hikers and outdoors enthusiasts who spend time traveling into remote areas understand the risks inherent with their hobbies. Newbies to outdoor adventures should educate themselves about common hazards and dangers. Newbies also benefit from a willingness to invest in safety measures. Acquiring an emergency first aid survival kit reflects a wise step; so would investing in scenario training with an outdoors safety expert.

Using the Survival Kit the Right Way 

Purchasing a survival kit is like buying car repair tools. Owning the tools isn't enough. You must know how to use them and correctly perform repairs. Similarly, signing up for basic first aid and CPR classes contributes to better understanding of how to use a survival kit. Those with knowledge further their chances of surviving a dangerous outdoors situation. Hiring a survival expert to teach how to use a survival kit under challenging conditions certainly increases knowledge. Examples of what the expert can teach about specific scenarios include:

  1. Situating a Tent with Safety in Mind: Survival kits containing elements-proof tents deliver protection in inclement weather. Where do you set up a tent when the weather becomes harsh? A skilled outdoors expert may point out what locations provide better safety and security than others.
  2. Signaling Tools and Predator Avoidance: Depending on the wooded area, dangerous animals ranging from bears to mountain lions to vicious raccoons roam free. Using distress signaling devices -- or even fire for warmth or food for sustenance -- could attract dangerous animals. If ways to reduce the attraction of wild animals exists, a wilderness survival expert may know.
  3. First Aid Administration without Panic: Stressful situations cause people to lose their composure and panic. When a fellow traveler requires potentially life-saving first aid, panicking won't help him/her. Running through roleplaying drills and scenario-based training might lead to reacting better in an emergency.

The moral here: look for a qualified trainer capable of teaching you how to use the survival kit the right way. And don't forget to acquire the highest-quality kit.

A Valuable Kit

Procuring the right kit, one designed for wilderness survival, must coincide with choosing a name brand known for quality. The word "survival" infers the situation presents a danger to one's very life. Once you realize the gravity of what you prepare for, you also realize quality counts.