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Military survival bag: top 10 equipment not to forget!

Military survival bag: top 10 equipment not to forget!

Before setting off on an excursion or hike, a good soldier needs to pack a complete military survival bag to be ready for any situation. This is step number 1 in ensuring a risk-free survival mission in hostile terrain!

Rain, storm, flood or injury... Forgotten equipment, guaranteed disaster! Medical kit, survival blanket or fishing tackle: here are the top 10 items not to forget in your military survival bag.

Discover our military survival kits in our military surplus store.

A complete military medical kit

military survival kit

Living conditions in the wild are not always optimal. A minor or serious injury can happen quickly, and you need to be prepared. With such preparation, you can be sure of prompt treatment and avoid complications. In the event of a serious injury, a comprehensive military first-aid kit could save your life while you wait for the emergency services to arrive.

Prepare a complete military first-aid kit with at least :

  • Care accessories: wipes, cotton pads, scissors...
  • A good medical-grade alcohol disinfectant
  • The equipment needed to make a tourniquet
  • A splint and elastic straps
  • A triangular scarf
  • Bandages and an Israeli bandage
  • Tweezers
  • Pins
  • An insufflator mask

Rope and string

military survival rope

You may not have thought about it, but having a rope comes in handy in many situations. Mountaineering, climbing, zip-lining... Depending on the location of your mission, a rope can be used in many different ways. It can also be used to tow and move heavy objects. The rope is a really useful piece of equipment for any soldier going on an excursion!

Choose a multi-purpose rope, suitable for all situations: semi-static rope is an excellent choice. You can also choose a corded survival bracelet. This type of jewelry allows you to carry around 3 to 4 meters of rope on your wrist: it's very useful. It's the essential accessory for adventurers in hostile terrain!

Fishing tackle

military fishing gear

When food becomes scarce in the field, fishing gear can quickly save the day. Before setting out on a mission, practice with your equipment so you know how to use it when you need it. Fishing is not a very difficult task and you should be an expert very quickly.

For your military fishing gear, bring :

  • A fishing line
  • Several hooks
  • Swivels
  • Pellets
  • And a lure with hook

A survival blanket

In your military survival bag, remember to pack a survival blanket. This blanket thermoregulates the human body's temperature to cool or warm it in all circumstances. The survival blanket lives up to its name and saves lives in the event of hypothermia or hyperthermia in a soldier. It's sure to become your ally in the field!

For your choice of survival blanket, we advise you to opt for a reusable survival blanket in your military survival bag.

A flashlight

military flashlight

In a cave or in the dark of night, a flashlight is indispensable during a mission. With a flashlight, you can not only light your way, you can light your way too.

If you know Morse code, the flashlight can also be used to send a message from a distance in the event of danger or difficulty.

Interested in military communication codes? Read our article on themilitary alphabet!

A fire starter kit

military fire starter kit

The fire starter kit is a piece of equipment not to be forgotten in your military survival bag. Multifunctional, it can be used to warm up around a fire in sub-zero temperatures, but also to heat up a meal or cook animal flesh.

A military fire starter kit generally consists of a firesteel, burlap and a magnesium block. Make sure you know the proper techniques for using a fire starter kit, however, to avoid causing a fire during your mission.

A multifunction compass

military multifunction compass

Here's themust-have accessory for your military survival bag: the compass. This scientific gadget will ensure that you always know where you stand, whatever the conditions of your mission. Opt for a multifunction compass to ensure your adventure in hostile terrain goes smoothly!

We sell several military compasses on our military surplus store: pocket compass, watch compass, digital compass... Choose the one that suits you best for your military survival bag!

A waterproof poncho

military survival clothing

It's hard to predict the weather in advance. Depending on your mission location, rain and humidity can quickly become your worst enemies. To counter this, pack a waterproof poncho in your military survival bag. With its minimalist size, the waterproof poncho takes up very little space, so there's no need to go without it!

And don't forget to wear comfortable, waterproof clothing for your mission. Wear good waterproof footwear to avoid wet feet. Discover our military clothing collection in our military surplus store!

A portable sabre card

portable sabre card

The portable saber card, also known as the survival card, takes the place of a credit card. But it's far more useful for a soldier! The portable saber card can be used to slice, decap, cut, file... and much more. It's a truly multi-functional Swiss Army knife gadget you won't want to do without.

If you're having difficulty finding your way around, the portable sabre map can be used to file tree bark to create marks to help you find your way back. In short, it's a real survival tool that you absolutely must have in your military survival bag.

A multifunction defense pen

A simple pen can become your best friend in the field! The multifunction defense pen most often has an aluminum body. It can be used for writing, but also as a glass breaker or defensive weapon.

Carrying a multifunction defense pen in your military survival bag is a must if you want to be prepared for any difficulties you may encounter in the field.

Our all-inclusive military survival bags: the extra equipment you need!

To prepare your military survival bag, you have two choices: design it yourself, or buy one that's already complete. In our military surplus store, we've put together several military survival kits to suit your needs.

Discover our complete 38-in-1 military survival kit including both a survival bag and a complete military first-aid kit. If you already have a military medical kit, opt for our 12 in 1 military survival kit.

On the other hand, if you already have a military survival bag, don't forget to bring along a military first-aid kit so you can be prepared for every possible complication!

Here's some additional military survival equipment you can plan to take with you on your mission:

Now you're prepared for every eventuality in your military survival adventure! All that's left is to wish you a successful mission, soldier!

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