Got Lost? 3 Survival Items to Never Go Exploring Without

July 19, 2018

Got Lost? 3 Survival Items to Never Go Exploring Without

Being an adventure or thrill seeker often means taking risks or exploring places that are on the path less traveled. Whether you are trying to find a secret waterfall or catch a once in a lifetime view from a hard to climb mountain, you may look around one day and notice that you are lost. Fatigue, hunger, and just poor memory can make it difficult to find your starting ground and make it back to safety. First of all, don’t panic! Or panic a little, then get yourself together. We’ve put together a list of survival items that can help you get out of any puzzling situation.

Light

Hopefully, you didn’t just realize that you were lost in the middle of the night or after the sun has set. Lack of light makes it more difficult to find your bounds and retrace your steps. If you are running low on sun, then always remember that the sun sets in the west and rises in the east. For the most part, this holds true for all times of the year. The direction that the sun is moving in can help you figure out where you first started your trek. If you really have no clue, then keep reading. 

Shelter

If you planned a trip away from home where you’ll be gone for the entire day, then the logical thing to do would be to bring a tent. If you get lost at night, then you should stop and call it a night. It does not make much sense to keep wandering deeper into the woods, mountains or whatever location you’ve stumbled on. Just set up shop and get a few hours of sleep until the sun rises.

Partner

Bringing a travel partner does not mean that you’re all of a sudden immune from getting lost. The two of you together may make things worse even though this is highly unlikely. However, traveling with someone by your side during a trip gives you someone to bounce ideas off of. Thinking about slipping into that cave that you have no idea about? Hopefully, your travel buddy will stop you or who knows they may be right next to you.

 

Stay safe, have fun, and take the time to let the panic pass if you get lost!



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Size Chart

Kids (Ages 7+)

Please note, Selk'bag Kids models are intended for children ages 7 years and older.

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer and for ensuring the safety of your child.  A bag that is too large for your child can represent a tripping risk when your child attempts to walk in the bag. 

Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for children of average weight as sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a child of below average weight with a taller frame, similar to a child of average weight and a shorter frame. Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


Kids Medium:
Minimum Height: 4'0"  / 122 cm
Maximum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm

Kids Large: *
Minimum Height: 4'6"    / 137 cm
Maximum Height: 4'11" / 150 cm

* Please note, Kids size Large is significantly less wide than the Adult size Small.  An adult that measures between 4'6" and 4'11" should use the Adult Small over Kids Large.

 

Adult

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer.  Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for people of average weight and sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a person of below average weight with a taller frame that exceeds the guidelines.  Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


In-between sizes?  Please first consider the weight recommendations in the previous paragraph.  Second, please understand that a looser fit is better for more comfortable sleeping, while a tighter fit is better for mobility - but may restrict sleeping comfort if booties are left on.

We always recommend to size up if you are not completely sure. It's better to have a little bit more room while using your Selk'bag!

 

Size Small
Fits up to 4’11’’ / 150 cm Tall
It can fit up to 5'4'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Medium
Fits up to 5’5’’ / 165 cm Tall
If you are between 4'11'' and 5'5'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'9'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Large
Fits up to 5’11’’ / 180 cm Tall

If you are between 5'5'' and 5'11'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'1'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large
Fits up to 6’4’’ / 193 cm Tall
If you are between 5'11'' and 6'4'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'5'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large Wide
Same as X-Large, but for heavier body types (approx +2'' in girth throughout the torso vs X-Large)

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