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Secret Weapons for Outdoor Sports


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Do you love outdoor sports? Do you like to take adventure to some unknown places? You need to make a good preparation before setting out. Here are some useful items that could be helpful in your journey.

Kindling materials

For survival, the most horrible threat we can meet is hunger and coldness. Fires can bring us warmness, cooked food and boiled water. It can be used to shoo wild animals and call for help.

You can can choose Zippo lighters, manual gas lighters, windproof matches and flint, etc. Electronic lighters are not advised. Remember to take a lens size magnifying glass, used to focus sun rays for fire in emergency.


when we have injuries in some remote areas or no man's areas, the only thing we can do is to save ourself. Except self help skills, we need to take some commonly used drugs. Vitamins and nutrition pills can be used to increase strength and prolong life if there is no food. Some anesthesia medicine, not drugs, are used to relive pains in emergency.

Cutting tools

It's necessary to take different knives with you for journey. Put knives into checked baggage on flight to avoid unnecessary trouble. If your knives are not sharp enough, you'd better take a single razor piece.


Hygiene is a big concern for travellers. It's necessary to take private used dining contaiers. Except from cooking, containers can be used to get water, wash clothes and so on. Choose small pans, metal boxes and small stainless steel cups. Avoid plastic boxes.

Carry packing bags of different sizes with you. they can be used to pack different items and get water in emergency.


lighting equipment, like head lights and torches, is necessary in many situations. Meanwhile, they are appropriate contact signals for others. Of course, maritime satellite telephones, mobile phones or interphones can be more helpful if you have.

From my travelling experience, I like to take a marking pen to leave notes on rocks tor trees which help me figure out direction. Some people take laser emitters which are was very striking in at ranges 1000 m above if there is no blocks. You can take a small mirror or that reflection objects that can send sunlight signals. Sound is another way to send signal. A whistle could be better than shouting.

All in all, you'd better have a clear checklist for all kinds outdoor sports for sake of security.


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