5 Things to Bring in Case of an Emergency Situation

by Nemek Nowaczyk on November 1, 2017

5 things to bring in case of an emergency situation

5 things to bring in case of an emergency situation


Are you an adventurer or novice camper? No matter what your experience level it always pays to be prepared for that unforeseen emergency. Camping whether under canvas or in a motorhome, is a wonderful way to experience nature, especially if you are traveling off the main road and making your stay in some more remote location. Preparation is the key to anything that can disrupt even the most well planned trip whether a breakdown or medical emergency. Simply think about these 5 things to bring for an emergency and you will be good in any situation.

Let’s start with three essential ‘F’s for survival.

Food & Water

The basics for any type of survival. We can survive for up to 3 weeks without food but just 3 days without water which is the essence of life. It pays to pack enough water to get you through a few days. The size of the container will depend on the number in the group but allow for at least 2 litres or about half a gallon each per day.

It may seem like a big addition to the campervan or your backpack but you won’t regret it if you need it. Plus the water is also handy if you get a radiator leak and need just enough to get you going to reach help.

Water Bricks

Water Bricks


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Fire

Warmth is what we all crave for when the night comes and whilst the camp fire may be the idyllic setting on the actual camping holiday it is another essential to have for survival. Pack a few good fire lights with matches or a fuel pack from any good camping supplier and you will be well set when you have gathered the firewood. For the intrepid adventurer a flint fire starter is the ultimate. Celebrity explorer Bear Grylls from the Man v Wild TV show is an expert in survival. Check out his YouTube video on how to use a Flint fire starter.

The addition of fire light has the added bonus of providing illumination around the camping spot and can be used as a good distress beacon if you are out in the wilderness.

wise fire - fire bucket

wise fire - fire bucket


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First Aid

Medical emergencies are difficult when traveling remote and a long way from any hospital. Whether it’s cuts, bruises, bites or something more severe, a good first aid kit is the first port of call. Adhesive plasters, bandages, an ice pack and an antiseptic spray can be used to provide initial relief for bites and wounds. Bandages and slings can provide a good tourniquet for anything involving blood loss and be the ‘stop-gap’ until help can be reached.

First Aid kit

First Aid Kit


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Light

All campervans will have adequate light but if the battery goes flat a torch is a good idea to pack when it all goes dark. It will provide just enough light to sort out what the problem is or attend to any emergency. For longer periods solar power batteries are a good way to provide light and even power for cooking and mobile phones. There’s a whole range on the market from big to small, so it depends on how big your campervan is and how remote you plan to travel.

Dorcy Torch

Dorcy Torch


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Communications

The globe is digitally connected but there are plenty of black spots and mobile reception is unlikely in-between rural towns and if travelling off-road in the wilderness. A Personal Locating Beacon is your best aid to raising help and being rescued. The Beacons use GPS to help track your location and with long life batteries will be a good resource to let your location known to authorities. They come in all sizes such with compact versions for the hiker or larger beacons to stow away in a campervan. REI Co-Op has a wide range to choose from.

Personal Locating Beacon

Personal Locating Beacon


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www.wisefoodstorage.com has a great range of supplies to cater for any emergency and with good sized containers for water, a fire starter and first aid kits.

Following these 5 tips and preparing before you go camping will help cope in an emergency and until help arrives.

For great tips on enjoying your camping trip go to greatwildoutdoors.com and for a wide choice of campervans from over 20 providers around the world visit www.camperchamp.com.au

This post was written by Nemek Nowaczyk

Nemek Nowaczyk is a regular travel writer and the founder of www.camperchamp.com.au. He enjoys the great outdoors and always looking to discover off beat places to visit.

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