Avoid Surprises! Test And Understand Your Survival Gear's Capabilities
New backpack? Be sure to wear it a few miles to test it out before you hit the trail of find yourself in a survival situation. In the beginning, you won't want to load it to maximum weight but a few pounds less. And not directly on a 20 mile a day march, but just 5 miles to get a feel for how it rides. And a few days later, you can up the milage to a 10 mile trek.
The same applies for new hiking boots and socks. These should be worn extensively and tested through their paces, because the footwear is the basis and is extremely important for hikes!
He who is prone to bubbles, should absolutely use blister packs and/or blister ointment. THEORY IS GOOD, PRACTICE IS BETTER It's all very well to incorporate, for example, books on survival or the like, but the only thing that really helps is training!
Life in nature can quickly become a survival situation and put you at risk. Those that do not know exactly how to use their equipment and are not familiar with the mode of application, can get into trouble fast.
He who has not studied under optimum conditions, how to ignite the fire with a fire steel, when presented with an emergency situation will not get a high probability of success!
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