Survival Tips: Preparing for Adventure

Planning a trip outside, even for a short daytime hike, should always include some essential planning and prepping steps to ensure your well-being and safety. Print off this handy checklist for yourself, a friend, or that teenager in your life to ensure that the next adventure does not go awry. It’s always better to be overly prepared for a little journey than to be underprepared for an unexpected, big adventure.

Make a Plan: It’s best to travel in pairs, or more. Buddy up and then tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to be back. Check in with them once you are home to let them know you made it safely.

Make a List:

  • Hiking shoes or trail shoes to get you there and back
  • Backpack to hold all the essentials
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat to protect yourself from the sun, even on cloudy days
  • First Aid Kit for any scrapes or injuries
  • Knife or multi-purpose tool
  • Waterproof matches, flashlight, and whistle in case of emergency
  • Food and water, including a portable purifier or purifying tablets if you run out of water
  • Rain gear and some spare dry clothing
  • Map and compass, because cell phone reception and GPS may not always be available
  • Camping gear for overnight trips, including shelter and sleeping bag

Make No Mess: Leave no trace as you trek your way through the woods. In fact, try to leave Mother Nature more beautiful than how you found her. What you pack in, you should also pack out.

To cover some of your day trip essentials, check out the Everyday Carry Mini Survival Kits from Southern Belle Products. It covers many of the essentials above, so that you are ready for anything Mother Nature brings your way. Great for all day hikes or quick trips into the backcountry. For extended trips, the “Oh, Sh*t!” Watertight Survival Boxes will cover your ass(ets) so that you are ready for almost anything in the great outdoors.


“Oh Sh*t!” Kits for All of Life’s Emergencies

Survival Kits from Wilderness Adventures to Car Ventures

Have you ever ventured out and found yourself stuck without that one essential you could really use right about now? I have and it’s not where I want to find myself again. I am not just talking about being stuck in the woods without bandages and a Mylar blanket (true story), but also about car trips when I could really use some anti-itch cream (another true story), or behind my desk at work when my upset stomach starts rumbling (yep, it’s happened). Welcome to my “Oh Sh*t!” Kit Collection.

Southern Belle Products takes pride in prepping and preparing you for whatever comes your way. Our kits are designed for workday to weekend day life – whether you head into the forest, down the river, across town, or into the office. With three kit options geared towards big ventures and small daily adventures, having help at hand is essential to surviving. Even if it is just a paper cut, we’ve got you covered.

Our Watertight Boxes are fully equipped with survival essentials in case of emergency. Designed to withstand submersion in water and ready to strap down, these kits are excellent for venturing into the wilderness, stashing at home just in case, or keeping in the trunk of your car. No matter where you are, you can access a surplus of supplies. With more than 35 items enclosed, we offer both a small and large size of the Watertight Box. Items cover everything from first-aid essentials and medicine, to wilderness tools and emergency gear.

The Mini Everyday Carry Kits are a smaller size survival kit with several options: First Aid, Medicine, and Sewing Kit. Perfect for purses, vacations, at your work desk, or in your overnight backpack. Mighty but powerful, these kits pack a punch when you need a little extra help. Easy to care and ready when you need them most.

Women’s Daily Survival Bags from Southern Belle Products are great for ladies of all ages. An excellent travel, school, or work companion, these kits come filled with just about everything you could need on a regular basis. From hair to nails, sewing to small scrapes, personal care to pearly whites, our female-oriented kits make a great gift for yourself or a friend.

It’s always better to be prepared than to say “Oh, Sh*t!” when life’s little and big emergencies come your way. Stop by our store to view our entire Survival Kit collection.