On a recent trip my 17 year old took her family as well as another family camping in the mountains of Mexico! 🏜
They did it just the same way she did it when she was in Arizona, no matches, no tents, no mattresses, no toilet paper, & no flashlights 🔥. She was determined to let her siblings know what ‘real’ camping looked like.
You might wonder exactly what someone packs if they want to go primitive. I’ll outline a week of supplies for 1 person. Next time you decide to go primitive, you’ll know exactly what to bring!
3 Cups Flour
3 Cups Rice
3 Cups Oatmeal
3 Cups Cornmeal
3 Cups of lentils
1 cup of beef buillion
100 drops of chlorine to purify the water you will be collecting OR enough water for you to drink/cook 10 cups of water a day
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup powdered Tang
2 cups Powdered Milk
1 Cup Powdered Cheese
1 Cup of raw macaroni
1 Cup powdered Butter
1 Cup dried fruits (raisins, figs, prunes)
5 TBS baking soda
5 TBS salt
1 Cup of dried nuts & Seeds
2 Tarps. 1 to hang over for your shelter & 1 to put underneath you
1 sleeping bag warm enough for the conditions
1 sharp knife, for carving, catching and cutting
1 Pair of extra warm dry clothes & underwear
3 pairs of underwear
1 extra pair of socks that are not wool
2 Bandanas (use for wounds, to keep the sun off, and to clean things)
1 Backpack or enough paracord to wrap your sleeping bag and tarps into their own backpack
2 canteens for water
Something to make fire with (if you are very talented you can make fire with nothing but a fire set, but I prefer a lighter)
A compass, GPS or tool for direction
A way to communicate. If there is service bring your cell phone, if not bring a 2 way radio. Being alone in the wilderness is not always safe and you will need a way to communicate in case things to bad.
EMERGENCY ITEMS: Flares, bandaids, pain killers, blister & burn supplies, allergy medicine etc..
My 2nd oldest daughter spent 2 months living in the wilderness of Arizona with only these supplies. She came back strong and healthy, with lots of adventures to tell!
They had a few mishaps 🤣 but nobody got bit by rattlesnakes 🐉and they all came home safe & sound.