How To Choose Survival Clothing

In the vast majority of survival scenarios, clothing is crucial. Consider your clothing as a form of protection or a vital shelter that you always have on you. Let’s dwell into more detail on how to choose clothing for survival in this article.

Wearing the right clothes might become a matter of life and death, but understanding that high functionality comes first can also change how you view and value your daily existence. 

People frequently feel more self-assured and more motivated to be active in their lives when they are aware that they are wearing durable apparel. Fortunately, the market has developed to the point where certain solutions even for office workers look appropriate but are far more durable than the standard ones.

General recommendations

When choosing special-purpose apparel, you should be concentrating on the presence of integrity damage, and the feel of the garments you try on. Survival clothing should fit freely and not restrain movements. Such things should be chosen according to the size and should not allow the use of clothes of inappropriate size. If a person feels that the shoes squeeze the foot already in the store, then on the ascent of the mountain, he simply will not be able to go, as the damaged leg will be unbearably sore.

Clothing for extreme conditions should have the basic qualities:

– Durability and wear resistance (materials used in the clothing).

– Thermal protection – things should have either heat-saving properties – for winter things, or protect a person from overheating by having breathable fabric and protecting the skin from direct sunlight.

– Light in weight.

– The presence of phosphorescent elements.

– Protection from adverse weather conditions – the presence of windproofing in the form of a high collar and constricting sleeves at the wrists, and pants at the ankles. Such solutions will protect from the bites of many dangerous insects. To protect against moisture, things are made with modern, waterproof, and moisture-repellent materials and technologies.

Put greater emphasis on quality rather than labels. Most clothing deteriorates along the borders and seams. In places and areas where the fabric tends to tear, look for additional seams, thicker material, etc.

The greatest solutions are simple to maintain and fix even with little money. This is wonderful for long-term emergencies, but you’ll also save money and use less of your resources overall.

Look at the following areas for high-quality survival clothing: urban cycling apparel, tactical clothing, technical apparel, and conventional brand stores.

Urban wear

There are many articles on the Internet about what should be the equipment and of a person who is preparing for a trip in the wild. But for some reason, everyone forgets that the urban environment in which each of us lives can be no less dangerous than mountains or jungles. And if you belong to the category of people who prefer to always be ready for emergencies, then you should take care of the right urban equipment that will not let you down in difficult times.

We will consider the criteria by which you can easily choose your option.

  1. Convenience is perhaps the main criterion. No matter what footwear or clothing is durable, functional, and high-tech, it will not cost a penny if, in an extreme situation, you cannot run or fight in it.
  2. Functionality is the second most important criterion. The more opportunities your clothes give you, the more opportunities you will have to survive in difficult times. A regular jacket is fine, but a jacket with a membrane will protect you from wind and rain. It will also allow you to forego such an accessory as an umbrella that blocks the view and takes up your hands. A hidden pocket with extra money will allow you to get home by taxi, even if your wallet and phone are taken away by robbers. And there are many more examples.
  3. Durability and reliability have a third place because in the city most emergencies are rather fleeting – no matter what happens, an ambulance, firefighters, and rescuers will arrive in 10-15 minutes. And unlike in the wild, in the city, your clothes and shoes do not experience such high loads. But this does not mean at all that this criterion can be neglected and low-quality clothes can be bought. 
  4. Inconspicuousness.

Survival footwear

The most important attribute of gear is footwear. Whether in the mountains or the forests, in the desert, or on the edge of a precipice, a person needs reliable boots that protect the foot from physical damage. Such shoes can be found in the line of tactical or hiking boots, as well as boots that have a high shank, protecting the ankle from fracture when landing with a parachute. On a hike, such shoes will protect against punctures, hitting rocks, and snake bites.

EDC – set

EDC stands for Every Day Carry. This is a set of things that you carry every day – keys, phone, wallet, knife, or flashlight. Survivors usually supplement this set with items that can come in handy in an emergency, such as a gas spray.

Equipment, and in particular clothing plays an important role in survival. Let’s hope there will be no critical occurrences, but being prepared is much better than being shocked. Stay safe!

Survivior - How to survive a catastrophe