I’ve already I I There There are several obvious things you should carry with you, such as a weapon, matches, flint and steel, Mylar blanket, metal container and cup, sewing kit, etc., but there are a few more invaluable items to keep in your pack.
I never go into the woods without a knife, and I often carry two or three. You never know when a blade might break, or a knife will be lost. Also, different knives do different jobs, so it’s useful to have several for multiple uses.
Carry a small saw. A short handheld saw can cut branches, which will come in handy when building shelter or simply getting something out of your way.
Next on my list is rope, which is arguably one of the most important items to have in the backwoods. There are so many uses for rope that it’s downright unintelligent to head afield without one.
The next two essential items are a map and compass. Navigation can be almost impossible without them.
Carry an emergency whistle. If you get hurt and become immobilized, you must be able to signal for help. Also, know how to create an SOS by starting a large fire and dumping green vegetation on it to make it smoke.