Outdoor Safety Equipment
Choose the Right Outdoor Safety Equipment
Safety is key when enjoying the outdoors. Out in the back-country, it can be hours, days or weeks before help can arrive, so accidents and emergencies may very well need to be dealt with in the field. Knowing your environment, and avoiding unnecessary risk can prevent troubles from happening in the first place, but being prepared and having the right gear should problems arise is the best way to ensure everyone makes it back home in one piece.
A medical kit, flashlight and the means of making fire should be standard issue for all outdoor activities. An emergency GPS unit can alert others when troubles arise, and mess tins provide a means of purifying water, and can store extra rations or supplies if caught out unexpectedly. Trips usually go off without a hitch, but being well prepared for the unexpected will ensure every trip has a happy ending.