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Winter Survival Kit

Do you have a survival kit? Does it have everything you need for winter? Think about the different, unique challenges that winter poses and add some new items to make your survival kit winter ready!

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  • What supplies will you need for this adventure?
  • If you do not already have a survival kit, will you make one?
  • What are some challenges that we face in winter that are less common in other seasons?


  • Think about some of the challenges you may encounter in winter that you may not encounter in other seasons, like the cold, lack of access to water, frostbite, etc.
  • Add things to your winter survival kit – here are some ideas to get you started, but feel free to add other items!
    • Hand/foot warmers
    • Extra mitts and socks
    • Reflective emergency blanket
    • Tin foil or other lightweight way to hold water
    • Fire starters
    • Candles (and matches if you do not already have them)


  • What adventures will you take your survival kit on?
  • Why is it important to carry a stocked survival kit?
  • Is there anything else you would like to add to your survival kit?

Keep it Simple

  • Start by figuring out all the items you will need for a winter adventure – in your survival kit or not! Think about what you need for a winter adventure and from there figure out what else might be good to have extras of in case of an emergency.

Take it Further

  • Learn some winter survival skills – learn how to make a safe winter shelter, light a reflector fire or gather water.