Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

SLEDsmart! USA Knowledge Base

Module 07 - Emergency Prep & Outdoor Survival


Anything can happen out there. At the very least, you should always carry a basic First Aid Kit and a survival pack on your sled.

Your survival pack should have the following essential items in it:

  • Waterproof matches
  • Waterproof lighters (at least 2)
  • Fire starter pucks
  • A small pocketknife
  • A flashlight (with spare batteries)
  • Safety pins (4-6 in different sizes)
  • A needle and thread
  • A handful of nails
  • Copper wire (for making snares and doing repairs)
  • Food and drink (high calorie/protein bars and water)
  • Duct tape
  • Candles that burn for 6-8 hours
  • A spoon
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil (this can be used for cooking over a fire, as a reflective signal or it can be folded into cups and bowls)
  • An emergency blanket
  • A whistle
  • 2-3 garbage bags
  • A compass
  • A GPS (with extra batteries)
  • Water purification tablets
  • A collapsible hand saw
  • A tool kit or multi-tool device


First Aid Kits usually come pre-packed with medical emergency items. Read the package label to make sure it has everything you’ll need if you have an emergency on your hands, and you’re far from medical help. A Snowmobiler's First Aid Kit should have the following items in it:

  • Gauze pads (in a variety of sizes)
  • Cloth for making slings or bandages
  • Butterfly dressings (in a variety of sizes)
  • Adhesive dressings and bandages (in a variety of sizes)
  • A few rolls of adhesive tape
  • Latex gloves
  • Cotton swabs
  • Instant cold packs/hot packs
  • Thermometer
  • Eyedropper/sterile eyewash
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Scissors/single-edged razor blades/tweezers/safety pins
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Aspirin
  • Antibiotic ointment(s)
  • Antacid




Go boldly, tell your story. Campfire is building a collective of ambassadors who share a passion for the wild. If you’re an influencer, publisher or sport expert drop us a line. Let’s hook up and inspire others.



Stay in the loop. Sign up for our newsletter
to get the latest stories from around the fire.