A Few Survival Skills

Today, few people can make it through in the wilderness for even a couple of days without modern conveniences such as electrical energy and electronic devices. However, learning a couple of survival skills can really make the difference between life and death in the event you get lost or get injured while hiking or camping outdoors. With that in mind, here are a few ideas on the best ways to endure in the wild:

Navigation

To make it in the wild, you should be able to move from one point to another with or without a compass. To put it simply, you should be able to use the navigation tools readily available in the wild. To start with, the sun constantly increases in the east and sets in the west, suggesting you can use it as a navigation reference point if you do not have a compass or map. You can likewise use the moon to navigate in the evening. For example, the illuminated side of the moon will roughly face towards the West if it rises before the sun sets. Another convenient night navigation trick is to locate the North Star if you are in the northern hemisphere. This star is generally sandwiched between the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia. If you remain in the southern hemisphere, the Southern Cross is a trusted night navigation help. This constellation consists of 5 stars set up in two almost perpendicular lines. The top line has 2 stars while the bottom line has 2 brighter stars at both ends and a dimmer star in the middle. Draw an imaginary line linking the rightmost star on the top line of stars with the leftmost one on the bottom line of stars. The bottom part of this line will approximately point to the south. Navigation are an important part of learning any survival skills.

Video: Thanks to Les Stroud and Youtube channel afterearthfilm

Shelter

Having really good shelter is important since it helps to safeguard you from wild animals in addition to various weather conditions. When picking a location to build your shelter, select a dry area that is not near waterways or water accumulation points since wild animals have the tendency to go to those locations to drink water. If in a forest, find two little trees about 2 to 3 feet apart. Cut a tree branch and secure it at about hip-height in between the trunks of the two trees you have picked. If you have a water resistant tarp, secure two ends to the tree branch you have tied in between the tree trunks. Stretch the other end of the tarpaulin toward the ground and secure it there to form a sloping roofing system. Cover the sides with branches and logs until you have a safe place to sleep or hide from animals or the weather.

Watch this video it is just like the explanation above…

Video: Thanks to Youtube and Survival Lilly

Food and Water

To endure in the wilderness, you must have the ability to locate sufficient food and clean water. More significantly, you need to be able to process various foods for intake. For instance, you will need to be able to trap/kill, then prepare (skin the animal) to roast such as a bird, rodent, snake or any other edible creature. Furthermore, you should have the ability to recognize edible plants and insects. These are important skills for any outside survivalist because you are unlikely to last long in the wild without food and water.

Additionally

You must try to not panic, try to stay calm. Utilize your best weapon, which is your brain. With proper training in survival skills you will be well on your way to experiencing save adventures.