If you were forced to survive in the wilderness using only what you had in your pockets, do you think you’d make it?
How do you start prepping? What do you buy to prep? What do you need in your prepper kit? Today we are going to get you thinking about your families safety, and go over exactly what you need to get started!
Even on what would seem to be a “safe” and easy camping trip serious injury or disaster could be around the next bend great outdoors. That’s why it is so important to be ready. Some of our favorite books are based on true wilderness survival stories; there is a lot to be learned from these stories if you are paying attention.
It is very easy for “turned around” to shift into being “totally, all-out lost.” These kinds of situations are almost inevitable, but with the right tools at your disposal you can quickly become un-lost.
Here is a list of our personal favorite survival books, guides and how-to’s that will break down and explain the skills you need to “make it” in the wilderness, or at least give you a fighting change. Some of these are true classics and their instructions have stood the test of time!
In this article, we’re going to run down some fundamentals of backcountry-navigation 101—just a casual survey, really, but enough to either get you started for further learning or refresh your memory—and then dig into the subject of getting lost, and getting back on track.
A common question for new backpackers is whether they should bring a knife when they go backpacking. The answer is absolutely yes! A knife should definitely be on your list of items to pack when hiking and backpacking.
Nothing ever goes according to plan. That’s where the skills of a woodsman could save your life or the life of someone in your group, so here are 101 tips that might save your life in the wilderness.
There is no end to the terrible situations humans can find their way into, nor a limit to what people are willing to do to get out. With a little bit of skill, a load of determination, and a whole bunch of luck, humans have been able to survive some unbelievable and terrifying challenges.