Mountain Wilderness Adventure in Alaska

Essential Survival Items You Should Have When Visiting Alaska When visiting Alaska, there are several essential survival items you should always have with you. This is especially true if you plan to spend time out in the wilderness, away from civilization. While it's a beautiful and relatively safe place to visit, Alaska can still be a dangerous place if you're not properly prepared. The first item on the list of essential survival items should be clothing that is suitable for the cold weather in Alaska. You'll want to pack plenty of layers, such as long johns, sweaters, jackets, and hats. It's also important to have waterproof outerwear in case of rain or snow. Lightweight hiking boots are also essential for traversing the rugged terrain of Alaska's backcountry trails. The next item on the list is a good first aid kit. This should include bandages, antiseptic wipes and ointment, pain relievers, and any other medications you might need while traveling in this remote region. Make sure your first aid kit is easily accessible at all times while outdoors so that it can be used quickly in an emergency situation. A high-quality camping stove should also be included on your packing list for an Alaskan adventure. Bring enough fuel for your stove along with pots and pans for cooking meals outdoors if needed during your stay in the wilds of Alaska. Also make sure to bring along some water purification tablets or filter systems so that you can drink from rivers or streams without getting sick from bacteria or parasites found in untreated water sources. Another must-have item when visiting Alaska is a knife or multi-tool with a variety of blades suitable for cutting rope, slicing food and carving wood into useful items like firewood or shelters if needed during your stay in this remote region. A compass and map are also essential so that you don't get lost while exploring this vast landscape full of hidden surprises around every corner! Lastly, it’s always wise to pack some form of communication device such as a satellite phone to call for help if an emergency arises while out in the wilderness away from civilization — just make sure it’s fully charged before leaving! Overall, these are just some of the many essential survival items one should consider when visiting Alaska - take care when packing so that you’re well-prepared before setting off on your adventure! Standing on top of the mountain the vast largely unaltered landscape of southeast Alaska features a gorgeous panoramic view of rugged mountain peaks, thick pine forests and pristine lakes. In the summer months snow still covers the highest mountain peaks while in the lower elevations berry bushes burst with over a dozen different species of delicious wild edible berries. In this video I document a two-day adventure hiking one of many mountains in Baranof Island, Alaska and minimalist camping by an alpine lake near the top at 2700 feet (823 meters) elevation. It was actually a three-day adventure but due to the amount of time it took to hike the rugged terrain and shoot the video I show just one day and overnight experience. My good friend Ben Dever joined me on this adventure (look him up on YouTube). We brought camping gear in anticipation of cold weather but the days and nights were unusually warm on this excursion. I had intended to build a shelter out of pine branches but due to time constraints I did not build one. I always get so involved in shooting video that I fall behind schedule. At this elevation no large trees grow and I would have had to hike at least 500 feet (150 meters) lower in elevation to find tall pines. However, the night was not too cold (low temperature was probably about 50˚F (10˚C)) and keeping a fire burning all night provided enough heat to lie on the ground and rest next to the fire. Watch as I show how I make a simple buckskin poncho to keep warm, identify several wild edible berries, jump into the cold lake (about 48˚F (9˚C)), show what I take with me for a protein source, use the knife Ben let me borrow to cut firewood, start a fire using flint, and capture some breathtaking imagery of the pristine landscape. Follow me on Follow me on Follow me on Instagram @zuberchad Camera: Nikon D7200 and GoPro HERO7 Black Sound: Zoom H4N Editing: Final Cut Pro X on MacBook Air Location: Baranof Island, Alaska, USA Music credits: Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist: