FIRST AID & SURVIVAL KIT DIFFERENCES
A first aid kit is essential if you run into an accident or emergency on the trail, while survival kits will help you if you become stranded or lost while camping, hiking or climbing in remote areas.
First aid kits include things like bandages, dressings, tweezers and saline solution. It’s advisable to choose a kit that has a guidebook, in case you face a situation you’re unsure how to deal with.
A survival kit will help with survival priorities – staying warm, escaping the elements and signalling rescuers. Things you might find in a survival kit include duct tape, a compass, fire starters, a survival blanket, a fishing kit and signalling devices such as a whistle or mirror.